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Mavs Moneyball 2 hours ago
3 things we learned as the Mavericks show some life early in a 133-103 loss to the defending champion Warriors

3 things we learned as the Mavericks show some life early in a 133-103 loss to the defending champion Warriors

The outcome was what we expected, but at least the Mavs put up a good fight before falling to 0-4 on the season. This might be just what this Dallas Mavericks team needed going forward. No, they didn’t take down the mighty Golden State Warriors, but what they did do is prove to themselves that they can compete on that kind of level when fully engaged. Despite the 133-103 loss, there’s still a lot to look forward to this season, especially if Dennis Smith Jr. can stay healthy. Here’s 3 things we learned from tonight’s game. Dennis has to knock down his free throws This was the first...
Mavs Moneyball 5 hours ago
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (ft. Patty Smyth)

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors (ft. Patty Smyth)

The first victory of the season is on the horizon! Just maybe not tonight! WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors WHAT: These guys, on the second game of a back to back, as usual. WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, TX WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass The story: The Mavericks have lost every game, but somehow the Warriors have lost two of their three so far. Can Dallas keep them on their heels? Dennis Smith is back! So that's fun. Lets see if the Mavericks can keep pace. WARRIORS COME OUT TO PLAY.Just maybe not tonight!
Mavs Moneyball 18 hours ago
We knew this was coming (Locked On Mavericks Podcast 10/23/17)

We knew this was coming (Locked On Mavericks Podcast 10/23/17)

Nick and Isaac miss Dennis & Seth as a backcourt as much as the Mavs do *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode, Nick and Isaac (try to) stay positive and discuss Dennis Smith Jr. and Seth Curry as a backcourt, Nerlens Noel, and debate some Eric Bledsoe trade ideas. Until tomorrow, enjoy this decision by Dwight Powell. Nick Angstadt (Mavs Moneyball) and Isaac Harris (Smoking Cuban) bring you the Locked On Mavericks Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Five shows a week Nick and Isaac will be discussing the latest...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 23, 2017
3 things to watch as the Mavericks host the Warriors

3 things to watch as the Mavericks host the Warriors

The NBA champs come to town as Dallas is still looking for its first win. After three games, the Dallas Mavericks are winless. Notching that fist victory won’t be easy Monday night as the Golden State Warriors come to town. They’re pretty good, if you haven’t heard. So, here’s what you need to know before the opening tip. Rebounding The Mavs are simply atrocious at grabbing boards. They average only 39.3 rebounds per game. That’s good for 12th in the league which isn’t a terrible mark on the surface. However, opponents are grabbing a total of 53.7 rebounds against them. That’s...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 22, 2017
Social Sunday: The best of Mavericks Twitter this week

Social Sunday: The best of Mavericks Twitter this week

A weekly gathering of the best tweets, as judged by me. Welcome to the first edition of our weekly column rounding up the best, mostly Mavericks-related, social media posts of the week. I will spend time on twitter dot com so you, the reader, don’t have to. The Mavericks started their season this week and played three games. Dennis Smith Jr. dunked, don’t worry what else happened. Okay, fine, the Mavs went TK-3 and DSJ missed two of the first three games and it’s not getting much better. But this is why we have social media, so we can all be sad together! Without further ado, here...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 22, 2017
All 77 of Dirk Nowitzki’s teammates since 2011, ranked

All 77 of Dirk Nowitzki’s teammates since 2011, ranked

This list will show you how little Dirk has had to work with since winning his one championship. This is my third straight year making this list. In the 2015 debut edition, we only had 53 teammates available; in 2016, the list had jumped to 62. Thanks to a bevy of 10-day contracts and a high turnover offseason last summer, the number has jumped all the way to 77. Every year, some people read too quickly and yell at me for forgetting Josh Howard, or something equally ridiculous. Come on, fellas. Here are the basics. Which players count towards this list? This list only includes players who...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 22, 2017
All 78 of Dirk Nowitzki’s teammates since 2011, ranked

All 78 of Dirk Nowitzki’s teammates since 2011, ranked

This list will show you how little Dirk has had to work with since winning his one championship. This is my third straight year making this list. In the 2015 debut edition, we only had 53 teammates available; in 2016, the list had jumped to 62. Thanks to a bevy of 10-day contracts and a high turnover offseason last summer, the number has jumped all the way to 78. Every year, some people read too quickly and yell at me for forgetting Josh Howard, or something equally ridiculous. Come on, fellas. Here are the basics. Which players count towards this list? This list only includes players who...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2017
3 things we learned from the Rockets 107-91 decimation of the Mavericks

3 things we learned from the Rockets 107-91 decimation of the Mavericks

Dallas was hurt, overwhelmed and overmatched against a talented Houston team Before the season started, it was widely assumed that while the Mavericks wouldn’t be a playoff team or a particularly good one, they’d at least be a more fun team from a year ago and more entertaining to watch. About that. Dallas dropped to 0-3 after getting walloped by the Rockets 107-91 on Saturday night in Houston. James Harden did anything he wanted on his way to a game-high 31 points as the Rockets ran wild against an overwhelmed Mavericks team that was missing key rotation guys and don’t have much left...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2017
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets

Hello, old friends.... WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets WHAT: These guys, on the second game of a back to back, as usual. WHERE: Toyota Center, Houston, TX WHEN: 7:00 p.m. CT HOW: Fox Sports Southwest or NBA League Pass THE STORY: Somehow, some way, the NBA schedulers always find a way to schedule the Mavericks to play the Rockets on the second night of a back to back for the Mavericks. It will be interesting to see who is even available to play for the Mavs - don’t expect to see Dennis Smith Jr. (knee effusion), Devin Harris (family leave) or Seth Curry (stress reaction in...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2017
4 things to watch for as the Mavericks visit the Houston Rockets

4 things to watch for as the Mavericks visit the Houston Rockets

The Mavs hit the road to take on the new-look Rockets juggernaut. Everyone ready for the first second-game-of-a-back-to-back of the season, the season’s first road game, and (potentially) the team’s first win? This should be fun. A tale of two (missing) starting point guards The Rockets made perhaps the biggest splash outside of OKC this offseason when they acquired Chris Paul from the LA Clippers. There were some initial questions about whether the Paul-Harden pairing would work in practice, but those questions have been answered in part with a huge win over the Golden State Warriors...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2017
Dennis Smith Jr.’s injury called “not serious,” but still a worrisome sign for the Mavericks

Dennis Smith Jr.’s injury called “not serious,” but still a worrisome sign for the Mavericks

The rookie guard’s knee injury will be watched very closely. The Dallas Mavericks are 0-2 after falling to the Sacramento Kings Friday night. It was the second straight loss at home and against a team expected to be in the lottery. Yet for many (myself included), the real dark cloud over all this was the news that Dallas’ prized rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. would miss time with a knee effusion. I had to look this up, because medical jargon might as well be Klingon to me, but apparently that means Smith has swelling in one of his knees, which is something Mavs fans might expect...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2017
Oh and two more? (Locked On Mavericks Podcast 10/21/17)

Oh and two more? (Locked On Mavericks Podcast 10/21/17)

Nick and Chris Axmann figure out what is wrong with the Mavericks *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode, Nick is joined by Chris Axmann to discuss the Mavs loss to the Kings, trading Nerlens Noel, and whether the Mavs are tanking already or not (Oh boy...). Then he talks to our resident Physical Therapist Matt Nguyen about Dennis Smith Jr.'s knee injury and what it means. Also (GIAVERSON) Nick Angstadt (Mavs Moneyball) and Isaac Harris (Smoking Cuban) bring you the Locked On Mavericks Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Five shows a...
The Dream Shake Oct 21, 2017
Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks game preview

Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks game preview

While the Rockets deal with the Chris Paul situation, the NBA schedule still churns. Up next is their Southwest Division rival Dallas Mavericks. Unfortunately for Houston, Toyota Center is likely to be empty tonight as most of the city of Houston will be glued to their television screens watching the Houston Astros take on the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the ALCS. So for the first time in forever, there’s a good reason for a Rockets game to be empty at tip-off. The Rockets will likely get more of a chance to feature their bigs tonight against a Mavericks squad that doesn’t play Dirk...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
Four things we learned from the Mavericks’ 93-88 loss to the Kings

Four things we learned from the Mavericks’ 93-88 loss to the Kings

Dallas falls to 0-2 to start the season The Dallas Mavericks fell to 0-2 Friday night after losing to the Sacramento Kings 93-88. George Hill led a balanced effort from Sacramento, scoring 21 on 9 of 12 shooting and dishing out 5 assists. Harrison Barnes was the high point man for Dallas, putting up 24 in the loss. With rookie point guard Dennis Smith out for at least two games with knee soreness, the Mavericks opted for a more traditional line up with Nerlens Noel at center, Dirk Nowitzki at power forward, and Harrison Barnes sliding down to small forward. Jose Juan Barea and Wesley...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
Dennis Smith Jr is out for the next two games with a knee injury

Dennis Smith Jr is out for the next two games with a knee injury

The Mavericks rookie point guard had swelling in his left knee this morning. Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least the next two games with a knee injury, the Dallas Mavericks announced before their game against the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Dennis Smith Jr. will miss tonight's game with a left knee effusion.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) October 20, 2017 The Mavs are calling Smith’s injury left knee effusion, which is swelling caused by fluid building up around the joint. It’s the same knee that Smith tore his ACL in during high school. There is no timeline for Smith’s...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings

It’s the battle of the rookie point guards! WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings WHAT: De’Aaron Fox vs. Dennis Smith Jr.! WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX WHEN: 7:30 p.m. CT HOW: FSSW or NBA League Pass THE STORY: The Mavericks lost their first game against the Atlanta Hawks, and that’s okay! Expectations are low and the sky’s the limit for this team this year, and part of the reason why is Dennis Smith Jr. Smith made a show of it in last night’s loss, which is part of the reason it goes down a little smoother, and tonight we’ll get to see him go up against...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
Devin Harris out indefinitely following brother’s death

Devin Harris out indefinitely following brother’s death

There’s no timeline for the Mavericks guard to return. Devin Harris will be away from the team indefinitely following his brother’s death on Thursday. The Dallas Morning News reported yesterday that Bruce Harris passed away Thursday afternoon following a car crash earlier that day. Harris’ car was struck by another vehicle while he and a passenger were inside. Per Earl K. Sneed, the Mavericks won’t be offering a statement and Harris will remain away from the team “until he’s ready to return:” Out of respect for Devin Harris and his family, Mavs will not be making a statement...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
Remembering Bruce Harris, who passed away Thursday

Remembering Bruce Harris, who passed away Thursday

Bruce was Devin Harris’ brother, and he was also a great person. Bruce Harris, brother of Devin Harris, has passed away after an early Thursday morning car accident. It appears that his car broke down on Central Expressway and was struck from behind with Harris and another passenger inside. Harris was 38 and leaves behind a son. I knew Bruce. Not well, and we hadn’t even met in person, but we talked. He worked with Adidas. He would often tweet about Dallas Mavericks games and how well his brother was playing, although they were always vague enough you wouldn’t understand without...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2017
4 things to watch for as the Mavericks host the Kings

4 things to watch for as the Mavericks host the Kings

Dallas looks to move past Wednesday night and notch the first win of the season. The beauty of the NBA is there is not a lot of time to dwell on losses. The league has “graciously” given the Mavericks their first back-to-back, starting tonight against the Sacramento Kings before heading to Houston to face the new-look Rockets. Wednesday night yielded a whole gamut of emotions. Dennis Smith Jr. looks like a star in the making, and Nerlens Noel put on a show in limited minutes. On the flip side, questionable rotations played a role in a disappointing fourth quarter, and the Mavericks’...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 19, 2017
Dennis Smith Jr. lived up to the hype in his Mavs debut

Dennis Smith Jr. lived up to the hype in his Mavs debut

And chances are, he’ll continue to do so thoughout the rest of his rookie season. Expectations for Dennis Smith Jr. have been high ever since the Dallas Mavericks selected him with the No. 9 overall pick back in June. Those high expectations only grew with his impressive performances in the Las Vegas Summer League and the preseason. So when it finally came time for Smith Jr. to make his official NBA debut, it was natural, as a fan, to approach it with caution. After all, he’s only 19 years old, and surely the pressure and nerves of opening night would get to him, right? —...

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