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Mavs Moneyball 9 hours ago

Dirk milestone watch: Nowitzki projected to finish year seventh all time in scoring

The Big German sits no. 10 in scoring all time, ever, in the history of the sport. And he ain't done yet. By Andrew Kreighbaum With a team that wasn't anywhere near title contention the past two seasons, Dirk Nowitzki's ascension of the NBA career scoring list -- eventually reaching tenth all time last season -- was a significant storyline. Mavs fans can look forward to watching a much improved roster this year but that won't stop us from talking about the milestones Dirk is likely to reach in his seventeenth season. Heading into the new season with 26,786 points, he sits 160 points behind...
Straight Outta Vancouver 12 hours ago

In Vince Carter’s first return to Dallas, the Memphis Grizzlies fall to the Dallas Mavericks.

Memphis 103 - Dallas 108 In the first quarter, the Grizzlies came out cold, allowing Dallas to go on a 7-0 run.  However, Marc Gasol helped steady the ship by scoring 13 pts and the Grizz and Mavericks were all squared up at 27. In the second, the Grizzlies went on a 4 minute vacation and allowed the Mavericks to build a lead of 9pts. For most of the game, this was the cushion that helped the Mavs keep things from getting close. Despite coming out hot in the start of the 3rd, the Grizz could barely chip away at the Mavericks' lead early and eventually fell down by 19 pts. Down 16 entering...
Mavs Moneyball 16 hours ago

Quoteboard: Dallas starting five can score with the best, needs to improve defense

Putting quotes to the main storylines from the Dallas 108-103 win against Memphis in the final preseason home game. Jameer Nelson yelled something across the room, interrupting Tyson Chandler while he was talking to the media -- and then Nelson did it again, just to make sure Chandler knew it was on purpose. "You gonna come over here and grab a mic?" he answered back. Minutes later, Dirk was singing in the shower and you could hear it from the locker room. When he finally came out, he laughed about getting blocked on a 3-pointer then a dunk on the same play. The Mavericks locker room was in...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 21, 2014

Memphis head coach says Dallas is a top three team in Western Conference

Dave Joerger had very complimentary things to say about the Grizzlies' division rival. Memphis coach Dave Joerger had high praise for division rival Dallas after the Mavericks beat his team 108-103 in preseason. Memphis' Dave Joerger: "[Dallas] is a top three team in the West, that's the facts, they have more talent, they are hard as heck to guard." — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 21, 2014 The full quote, per the Mavs PR: "I thought [the Mavs] came out and jumped on us early, and that's been their M.O. for us. They are a top three team in the West, that's the facts. They have more...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Mavs vs. Grizzlies final score: Dallas wins 108-103

The Mavs finished out their pre-season home schedule with an impressive win over a Western Conference rival. In their last home game before the start of the regular season, the Mavs showed why so many people are optimistic about this team, pulling away from the Grizzlies in fairly convincing fashion. The final score was a little misleading, as Dallas had a 15-20 point lead at the end of the third quarter before their third stringers and D-League players gave a lot of it away in an almost unwatchable display of garbage time basketball. One person who came away really impressed was Memphis...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Vince Carter back Dallas, shoots same corner three game winner

He still got it. Vince, that's the wrong shade of blue... pic.twitter.com/RQRpo75Tv7 — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 20, 2014 Maybe he just put on the wrong jersey before the game? Anyway... Vince missed four or five straight 20 footers from the baseline, so I told him to step behind the line. "I know! I already made that shot." — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 20, 2014 Hey, that looks familiar... https://t.co/DANq2NNZsu — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 20, 2014 YEAH, IT DOES.
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Average cost of Dallas Mavericks home game experience ranked no. 16 by study

Only ranked no. 16? *throws stones* *general outrage* oh wait that's actually good! Personal finance site NerdWallet did a cool study about how much it costs, on average, for a family of four to attend an NBA game for each of the 30 teams. The Mavericks came in no. 16 at $536, which includes tickets, parking, food and drinks. If that seems high, considering the league average is $654, and that the average cost for a Cleveland Cavaliers home game this season is $1,504. King James demands his tariffs, you serfs. Considering the Mavericks haven't had a losing season this millennium and exist...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

The Mavs Moneyball Podcast, Ep. 0: Talkin' most important Mavericks, new TV deal

Mavs Moneyball has a podcast? SWERVE. It's been in the plans for a long time, but the Mavs Moneyball Podcast has finally come to fruition. We're calling this one Episode Zero because, well, I had no clue what I was doing. Hopefully, Episode One (coming sooner than you might think, well, okay, probably next week) will be much more polished across the board. The episode features Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com and Mavs Outsider Report. We rank the Mavericks in order of important to the team, talk about who will get cut, discuss some new D-League rules, look at how the NBA's new TV deal will affect...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Preseason Gameday: Dallas Mavericks vs. Memphis Grizzlies

The Mavs return home for another pre-season matchup, this time against an old friend in Vince Carter. The division rival Grizzlies head to Dallas for yet another pre-season match up. The game starts at 7:30 CT and should be on Fox Sports Southwest Why should we watch another pre-season game? Well... uhhh... basketball! Dirk! Monta! The Mavs dancers! The best reason I have is the return of the fantastic Mark Followill to the booth. He's been on other assignments for the first part of pre-season and Chuck Cooperstein has done a heck of a job holding the fort. But I miss Mark; he's one of the...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Preseason Preview: The Grizzlies visit Dallas

Another pre-season game! Feel the excitement. The division rival Grizzlies head to Dallas for yet another pre-season match up. The game starts at 7:30 CT and should be on Fox Sports Southwest Why should we watch another pre-season game? Well... uhhh... basketball! Dirk! Monta! The Mavs dancers! The best reason I have is the return of the fantastic Mark Followill to the booth. He's been on other assignments for the first part of pre-season and Chuck Cooperstein has done a heck of a job holding the fort. But I miss Mark; he's one of the best play-by-play guys in all of sports. At some point...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 20, 2014

Bernard James preview: How much longer will Sarge be around?

In his third season, Sarge may have hit his NBA ceiling as an emergency big. Is his time in Dallas up? Even before the Mavs signed Charlie Villenueva, Bernard James was (at best) the Mavs' fourth center, behind Tyson Chandler, Brandan Wright, and Greg Smith. And there are probably some who would rather have Ivan Johnson than Sarge. Personally, I don't get that. Sarge is perfect for what he is. A cheap, popular emergency big, who hopefully never has to play, but gives you energy and grit when he does. Unfortunately, because the Mavs seem dead set on getting a stretch 4 on the roster (signing...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 19, 2014

Roundtable: Thoughts on Yuki Togashi, Shawn Marion and more

This week, we're discussing all things Mavs-related that have been in the news. The preseason is winding down for the Dallas Mavericks. Rejoice, all. The season opener will be here before you know it. More on that next week, though. As for this week's roundtable, there have been a few headlines regarding the Mavs, and it called for some discussion. The only thing we didn't talk about was Chandler Parsons being fat, even though that's probably the most useless news-worthy thing going in Mavs camp right now. For this week's roundtable, I'm joined with Kirk Henderson and Kate Crawford to talk...
Indy Cornrows Oct 18, 2014

Pacers final score: Pacers rally against Mavericks for 98-93 win, David West sprains ankle

Chris Copeland's six threes helped key a 13-point fourth quarter comeback for Indiana's second preseason win, but David West suffered a sprained ankle in the third quarter. The end result for the Indiana Pacers in their preseason win over the Dallas Mavericks proved the highlight in an otherwise concerning night for the blue and gold. Indiana posted a double digit rally in the fourth quarter to come away with their second preseason victory behind big play from Donald Sloan and Chris Copeland, including a timely bucket from Damjan Rudez to cap a 98-93 victory. Considering it came to a fourth...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 18, 2014

Mavericks stumble late against Pacers, lose 93-98

The Mavs lose a late lead against the Pacers Playing on the second night of a back-to-back and resting six players, the Dallas Mavericks were in mid season form, giving up a big lead late to the Indiana Pacers before losing XX-XX. Richard Jefferson led the Mavericks with 19 points, while Gal Mekel put up XX points and handed out XX assists. After watching the starters handle the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle opted to rest Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Jameer Nelson, Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons, and Devin Harris. The bench players and training camp invitees...
Fear The Sword Oct 18, 2014

Final Score: Kyrie Irving scores 23 in his return; Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Dallas Mavericks 108-102

Kyrie Irving returned, Kevin Love sat, the Cavs looked pre-seasony So I guess they CAN lose. Kyrie Irving made his return to the court tonight, scored 23 points, and generally looked pretty good. The Mavs looked pretty good too, the Cavs looked good in spurts. The Cavs offense was a little disjointed, with LeBron James taking a pretty large back seat to Kyrie Irving for most of the game. Saying LeBron played most of the game at half speed feels about right, but he had 12 points on 6 shots, 4 assists, and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes. The team struggled most of the night with the Mavericks 2-3...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 17, 2014

Final score: Mavericks defeat Cavaliers 108-102; go to 2-2 on the preseason

tl; dr: The starting five look good Well, this is probably not much the Cavs team the league will see during the season, with Kevin Love and our old friend Shawn Marion out of the game for rest/maintenance, but the real headline tonight for us Mavericks fans is, of course, the Mavs' starting five playing together for the first time. (I'd also like to apologize for this being a little light on details, but I may have been clinically dead while watching this game because my day job kicked my rear today. I trust y'all to fill in or correct what I may have missed accordingly.) Early returns on...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 17, 2014
Preseason Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers

Preseason Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Cleveland Cavaliers

The Mavericks meet LeBron, Matrix and the Cavaliers in Cleveland for their fourth preseason matchup. The Dallas Mavericks travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers, a team many anticipate winning it all this year, tonight at 8:30PM Central on NBA TV. What did the Cavaliers do over the summer? The Cavaliers had the biggest summer in the NBA. They persuaded free agent LeBron James to give them another try and sent the 2013 and 2014 number one draft picks to Minnesota in order to bring Kevin Love to town. As most Mavericks fans know, they signed veteran Shawn Marion to back up James, giving...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 17, 2014

Preseason Preview: Mavs take on the Cavaliers in Cleveland

The Mavericks meet the Cavaliers in Cleveland tonight at 8:30PM Central. The Dallas Mavericks travel to Cleveland to take on the Cavaliers, a team many anticipate winning it all this year, tonight at 8:30PM Central on NBA TV. What did the Cavaliers do over the summer? The Cavaliers had the biggest summer in the NBA. They persuaded free agent LeBron James to give them another try and sent the 2013 and 2014 number one draft picks to Minnesota in order to bring Kevin Love to town. As most Mavericks fans know, they signed veteran Shawn Marion to back up James, giving him the veteran's minimum...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 17, 2014
Dallas Mavericks reportedly looking to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James

Dallas Mavericks reportedly looking to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James

The Mavs are looking for roster flexibility and that could cost Mekel and James their jobs. The Mavericks are looking to free up one or two roster spots and are shopping Gal Mekel and Bernard James, Yahoo's Marc J. Spears reports. Mekel and James are two of the 15 players with guaranteed contracts with the Mavericks. Freeing up a roster spot would likely open room for Charlie Villanueva, who signed an unguaranteed contract before training camp and has played well in the preseason. Before Villanueva, the team signed Rashard Lewis before waiving his contract to do an undisclosed injury, so...

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