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Mavs Moneyball introduces Championship Week

A letter from the editor regarding our week-long feature starting on Monday. I joined Mavs Moneyball in the fall of 2010. I was an awkward high schooler and I already spent a lot of time talking about basketball on message boards. I thought it'd be a fun way to channel my enthusiasm towards the sport. Little did I know where that season would lead me. Dallas coasted to one of their best starts ever with a record of 24-5. They won 17 of 18 games at one point. They beat the newly formed superteam in Miami once, and then did it again a few weeks later. It was the best basketball I had ever...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 26, 2014

Talking with Pounding the Rock's J.R. Wilco: The Mavericks-Spurs first round series

Remember when the Mavericks took the Spurs to seven games and then San Antonio won the championship? We're going to talk about it. J.R. Wilco of Pounding the Rock approached me with this idea, and I was more than happy to oblige in this back-and-forth. We'll start with that Mavericks-Spurs first round series and see where it takes us. Check back here for updates over the next few days.
Mavs Moneyball Jul 26, 2014

In parting, a rememberance of The Matrix

Shawn Marion's time with the Mavericks appears to be drawing to a close but his contributions to the organization will live on. I don't remember how I felt when Shawn Marion joined the Mavericks. 2009 was a year marked by transitions for me and the multi-team trade that brought Marion to Dallas barely made my head turn. Yet, here was Marion, an outstanding and athletic player joining the Mavericks. That doesn't happen every day. 2009 was also a transition period for the Mavs. Three years removed from a Finals appearance, the team had a sense of desperation about it. Dallas lost in the...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 25, 2014

Chandler Parsons, James Harden comments echo their team mindsets

A brief take on this really silly Chandler Parsons and James Harden beef. In the start of an exchange with Pounding the Rock's J.R. Wilco (look for a post on the site this weekend), I wrote about the ongoing Chandler Parsons vs. James Harden debate. Like many arguments, this one is quickly becoming more and more petty. Neither side is wrong, and yet they both continue to provoke the situation (Harden was even replying to tweets this morning about him and Parsons). J.R., you have the right idea. Parsons expected to be back and was upset Houston didn't view him as a third star. He's a...
Pounding The Rock Jul 25, 2014

Mavericks expert weighs in on Chandler Parsons vs. James Harden and the Rockets

In the latest episode of Fraternizing with the Enemy, Tim Cato of MavsMoneyball and J.R. Wilco take on the topics that impact both Spurs and Mavericks fans. You can rationalize it however you want, but the Dallas Mavericks played the Spurs tougher, and took them further than any other team in last year's playoffs. Sure, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili went off and San Antonio made sure that Game 7 was never in doubt, jumping out to leads of 10-5, 20-10, 30-16, and 40-25 to romp to a 25 point win. But the bottom line is that the Mavs made the Spurs play a seventh and deciding game, something...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 25, 2014
Five Out Offense: Getting to know some of the new Mavericks

Five Out Offense: Getting to know some of the new Mavericks

Chandler Parsons stirs up some controversy, Dirk baseball redux, and more Al-Farouq Aminu than you thought you ever wanted. 1. CHANDLER PARSONS SPEAKS. Parsons talked yesterday with Jay Mohr Sports in what became the interview heard 'round the web, addressing former teammate James Harden's comments and creating a little bit of controversy himself. Parsons on Harden: "It's a pretty ridiculous statement, if he meant that. I'm excited to go to DAL. I'm ready for next step, a bigger role." — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 24, 2014 Listen for the comments about Harden, but stick...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 25, 2014

Ricky Ledo's time will come

The 21-year-old missed out on a year of college, but a hectic schedule of basketball helped make up for it.
Mavs Moneyball Jul 24, 2014

Jameer Nelson's two-year, $6 million deal with Mavericks nearly complete

The deal will be completed today, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. As we all expected, Nelson is finalizing the $2.7 exception the Mavericks had available (tweet says $6 million because the contract increases in year two and then Stein rounded up). Carry on! Mavs & Jameer Nelson finalizing two-year, $6M deal that will include player option in Year 2. ESPN sources say deal will be completed today — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 24, 2014
Mavs Moneyball Jul 24, 2014

Five Out Offense: The 15-man roster is nearly set, looking closer at Aminu

Also, Mark Cuban is a good businessman with a new hip, and is now ready to party with Chandler Parsons. Or something like that. 1. ROSTER TALK: Here's what it looks like at the moment. PG: Jameer Nelson* (Devin Harris, Raymond Felton, Gal Mekel)SG: Monta Ellis (Ricky Ledo)SF: Chandler Parsons (Jae Crowder, Richard Jefferson, Al-Farouq Aminu)PF: Dirk Nowitzki (Brandan Wright)C: Tyson Chandler (Greg Smith) Nelson could officially sign today, leaving one roster spot open. It could go to Eric Griffin, who the Mavericks signed to a three-year deal -- mostly unguaranteed, but with $150k committed...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 24, 2014

Q&A with AllThatAmar: Richard Jefferson's role in Dallas

To figure out Richard Jefferson and his role on the team, we went to the man in charge at SLC Dunk to get an idea of what to expect. Jefferson was discarded from San Antonio and left for dead with Golden State. What caused his career revitalization in Utah last season? Q&A Talking Chandler Parsons Tim Cato We talk with Patrick Harrel of the Dream Shake about Chandler Parsons, how he fit with Dallas and whether Daryl Morey over thought the situation. Q&A Talking Chandler Parsons Amar (@AllThatAmar): Tyrone Corbin. No other coach would have leaned on Jefferson like Ty...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 23, 2014
Al-Farouq Aminu to sign with Dallas for two years at veteran's minimum

Al-Farouq Aminu to sign with Dallas for two years at veteran's minimum

Dallas continues to shore up their bench with defensive talent. The Mavericks keep adding to their depth. Tonight, it's being reported that Dallas will sign former New Orleans forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a two-year deal at the veteran's minimum, with a player option on the second year. Chris Hayes of Comcast Sports Northwest was first on the report: Free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu has reached an agreement with Dallas, league sources inform @CSNNW. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 24, 2014 Followed soon after by a Tim MacMahon confirmation: Mavs will sign F Al-Farouq Aminu,...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 23, 2014

Jameer Nelson likely to sign with Dallas Mavericks during Thursday meeting

The 10-year Orlando veteran appears to be ready to join the Mavericks. Unless something changes, Jameer Nelson will sign with the Mavericks at tomorrow's scheduled meeting in Dallas. Barring an unforseen snag, Mavs on course to land Jameer Nelson to fortify their backcourt on a deal via Dallas' $2.7 million room exception — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 23, 2014 The 32-year-old Nelson has never played for a team other than the Orlando Magic, but looks ready to move on to the final stage of his career -- very possibly as the Mavericks' starting point guard (although we've all...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 23, 2014
Five Out Offense: It was nice while it lasted, Rashard Lewis

Five Out Offense: It was nice while it lasted, Rashard Lewis

Upon finding out about his knee surgery, the Mavericks have voided the contract of back up forward Rashard Lewis 1. (THE CONTRACT OF) RASHARD LEWIS SENT TO THE VOID. Well that was fast. During his physical it was discovered that Lewis needed knee surgery. After some discussions last night and this morning, the two sides have agreed to part ways. Donnie Nelson issued the following statement: "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis's physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued success in his...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 23, 2014

MMB Roundtable: Jose Calderon and next season's Mavericks offense

It started with a friendly back-and-forth on Twitter and turned into an article. Here are some thoughts about how the Mavericks offense will operate next season. Twitter is great for breaking news, sharing live experiences and spoiling Game of Thrones for people who were dumb enough to Tivo it instead of watching live. It's not great quite as great as debating the basic principles of how the Mavericks' offense will operate on a nightly basis, but inevitably, that's what it gets used by for the Mavs Moneyball staff when we're bored and ready for the offseason to be over already. A couple of...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 22, 2014
New Dallas Maverick Rashard Lewis to have knee surgery

New Dallas Maverick Rashard Lewis to have knee surgery

We'll wait and see what impact this has on the Mavericks and Lewis' season. Forward Rashard Lewis will have knee surgery soon, a source told Yahoo. Lewis has previously agreed to sign with Dallas. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 22, 2014 We'll update here with news as it comes out about how complicated or serious the surgery is. For those wondering, Lewis has officially signed with the Mavericks after verbally committing earlier on.
Mavs Moneyball Jul 22, 2014

Three days of chaos: the Chandler Parsons story through Twitter

For three agonizing days, the MMB staff, fellow DFW media and fans all had to sweat out Chandler Parsons restricted free agency. Chandler Parsons has been a Maverick for about a week now. For a majority of the Mavs kingdom, that's a wonderful, wonderful thing. Dallas finally landed a player in free agency they actually wanted, when many (myself included) thought they were going to go down the same disappointing path again. But for the three days in which Houston had time to mull over matching Parsons offer sheet from the Mavericks, it was hell. It was chaos. It was basketball Twitter in all...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 22, 2014
Five Out Offense: A Summer League roundup

Five Out Offense: A Summer League roundup

Summer League ended yesterday, so I'm just going to give you links of everything awesome that was written while we were there. 1. FORMER MAVERICKS: Jake Fischer is a cool person I met in Las Vegas, and his profile of Josh Howard is one you should definitely read. Bryan Gutierrez caught up with Delonte West in a ESPN Dallas story. But then, unfortunately, here's a dash of reality about Howard's chances in the NBA. 2. DOYLE RECAPS VEGAS: Here you go, from the man himself. 3, 4 and 5. OTHER SUMMER LEAGUE STORIES: If you need stuff to read, here you go. There's the James Herbert story on...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 21, 2014

Five Out Offense: where might Shawn Marion land?

Plus getting to know Ricky Ledo, getting to know the D-League and starting to miss Vince Carter. Now that Summer League has mostly come and gone, and free agency has slowed its roll, our daily post is back. Look for it again, as usual, every day around this time, and consider it your forum to discuss anything below, or any Mavs/NBA news in general. 1. WHEREFORE ART THOU, MATRIX?: As free agency has settled down and teams are now in "filling out the roster" mode, a question I've seen thrown out a lot is where Shawn Marion might end up. I think most of us here had assumed he was out the door,...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 18, 2014

Newly-signed Eric Griffin leads Dallas Mavericks in final Summer League game

Led by the scoring of Eric Griffin and the passing of Ricky Ledo, the Mavericks easily handled the Suns. LAS VEGAS -- The Dallas Mavericks shot 49.3 percent from the field in route to a blowout 88-62 victory over the Phoenix Suns in their final Summer League game. Dallas's balanced scoring, paced by Eric Griffin, led the way. Griffin was impressive during his run with the Mavericks' Summer League squad. Friday morning, the Mavs announced that Griffin was given an unguaranteed contract and an invite to training camp this fall. His play in Dallas' final Summer League game against the Phoenix...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 18, 2014

GAME THREAD: Mavericks vs. Suns (Summer League Game 5)

The SummerMavs bid farewell to Summer League with their last matchup. WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns WHAT: The last game of the Mavs' Summer League WHERE: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada WHEN: 3:00 p.m. CDT HOW: Summer League Pass THE STORY: The SummerMavs are playing their last game of Summer League in the losers bracket, without Bernard James (waived) and Gal Mekel (who is doing something with the Israeli team, I believe). Ricky Ledo should be around, I suppose, and if you haven't checked out Tim Cato's story on Yuki Togashi, now's your chance. The Mavericks have also signed...

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