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Positional Strength: Where do the Mavericks point guards fall in the West?

Where do the Maverick point guards fall among the 15 Western Conference teams? Editor's note: check back every Tuesday for the our five-part Western Conference Positional Strength series, where we look at the five positions for the Mavericks relative to the other 15 teams in the West. Meet Devin Nelson: He's the combination of Devin Harris and Jameer Nelson, and one of the more feared point guards in the league. At 6-foot-3, he's quick enough to attack the rim out of the pick and roll, but just as capable of sitting back and hitting a cutting teammate with expert precision. He's a volume...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 19, 2014

Five Out Offense: All Chandler Parsons Everything

Plus, Devin Harris takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and more! 1. FINAL CUTS COMING: After their exhibition over the weekend and another coming tomorrow, rumor has it that Team USA will announce its final FIBA roster on Thursday. Chandler Parsons, as we've discussed extensively, is by no means assured a spot. Marc Stein breaks down the math of six players fighting for 10 spots and who may or may not survive. 2. MORE TEAM USA: Speaking of Parsons, apparently he won the USBMNT Knockout game. They surely can't cut him now, can they?? 3. SLIDE INTO YOUR DMs LIKE...: Apparently getting hit...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 18, 2014

Five Out Offense: Shawn Marion signs with Cleveland, Dirk's return to form

Shawn Marion has agreed to join the Cleveland Cavaliers and other news from the world of basketball. Bare with us as we move further into the late heat of the summer and the news slows down and decides to sit on the porch and sip iced tea. Actually, that sounds like a pretty good plan of action for any day. If iced tea isn't your thing, substitute it with any cold beverage of your liking...just not milk. Milk will be a bad choice. On to the Five Out: 1. Who's house?: The Chinese are infatuated with Kobe Bryant. He is the biggest NBA celebrity over there. Not even Yao Ming is as popular....
Mavs Moneyball Aug 16, 2014

2014 FIBA World Cup open thread: Discuss Team USA and Chandler Parsons

AMERICA. Here's how, when and where to watch. And here's my stupid Chandler Parsons photoshop because it seems appropriate. Let's do this.
Mavs Moneyball Aug 16, 2014

How to watch Chandler Parsons and Team USA basketball

A handy guide for how to watch the United States Men's National Basketball team My earliest experience with international basketball came all the way back in 1992. My brother came home one day with what was a prized possession: a Larry Bird Dream Team jersey. Being all of eight years old, I quickly became obsessed with that jersey and what it represented. I can't remember actually watching the Dream Team play, but it's always been a strong memory. Years later, when Team USA reached a low point from 2002-04, when we finished sixth in the World Championships and won the bronze medal in the...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 15, 2014
Five Out: Chandler Parsons back to work at Team USA practice

Five Out: Chandler Parsons back to work at Team USA practice

Also: Brandan Wright is good at them alley oop dunks. 1. TEAM USA ROLLS ON: The American squad practiced again yesterday, this time in Chicago, in preparation for a Saturday exhibition game. Ricky O'Donnell was there and wrote about being at the practice. I asked him if there was anything he noticed about Chandler Parsons: He was playing the four. He really wasn't on the court much though because they cut the scrimmage pretty short with the second team, possibly because of Boogie's injury. I stand by my original prediction that Parsons will make the team, mainly for his ability to be a...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 14, 2014

Five Out Offense: Ray Felton, Tyson Chandler and their impact on the Mavericks

It's the summer. People are making predictions because what else are we going to do? 1. WHAT WILL FELTON'S IMPACT BE?: ESPN is looking at players who will have the "most disappointing impact" and they've definitely got Raymond Felton on that list. What say you, Moneyballers? 2. WHAT WILL TYSON'S IMPACT BE?: The always insightful Rob Mahoney takes an in-depth look at Tyson Chandler and what he brings to these sort of new-look Mavericks. 3. LOOKING AT CUBAN'S COMMENTS: On Tuesday we linked you Mark Cuban's comments about the Mavs' "Basketball IQ." Eric Freeman over at Yahoo! has a few more...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 13, 2014

Breaking down the Mavericks 2014-15 schedule, ranking the top 10 home games

Everything you need to know about back-to-backs, LeBron's new Big Three, homestands and Parsons' Houston homecoming. Also, ranking the top 10 home games. The NBA schedule is out, and as suspected, it opens up against the San Antonio Spurs on the road for their ring ceremony. You can find the full Dallas schedule right here. As a whole, the Mavericks start easy and finish tough. In particular, April stands out as a month that could swing the Mavericks up or down in the playoff picture. They'll play eight games that month, all against Western Conference teams and six of them against...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 13, 2014

NBA Schedule: Dallas Mavericks open season in San Antonio for Spurs ring ceremony

They'll have a chance to spoil the banner-raising for the team they took to seven games in the first round of the playoffs. The Mavericks will open the season on Oct. 28 against the San Antonio Spurs in the first game of a TNT doubleheader. The Spurs will raise their 2014 championship banner and receive their rings, giving the Mavericks to chance to play spoiler after taking San Antonio to a Game 7 last May. The Mavericks do not play any road trips longer than four games, but 12 of 16 games in January are on the road. Their longest homestand is five games, spanning from March 10 to 22. All...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 13, 2014

Five Out Offense: Fifth in the West?

Here's what's going on in Mavsland. 1. ESPN HIVEMIND PREDICTS MAVERICKS FINISH 5TH IN WEST, 50-32. For the last several years, ESPN has used the summer months to do predictions and rankings based off a large selection of predictions from "experts". That I am on the panel sort of negates this thought, but hey, shameless self promotion for the win! The general thought is "knowing what we know now, what do people think will happen in this situation?" Nearly 200 people gave record predictions and these are the results. My thought is that the record might be a little low, but that the place in...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 13, 2014

Where will the Dallas Mavericks be in 12 months?

In today's #NBAThemeDay, we take a look to what the future holds for Dallas. (Ed. note: Welcome to the first SB Nation NBA #ThemeDay of the offseason. All around the network, our blogs are tackling this question: where will your team be in 12 months?) "The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different," said Peter Drucker, according to the Internet. He probably didn't frame his words in the context of the Dallas Mavericks, nor did he intend them to show up on "BrainyQuote.com." Oh well. With another offseason gone and past, the Mavericks have decidedly reaped the riches...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 12, 2014

Five Out Offense: International play continues

It's the dregs of August and there's not a lot of Mavs news, but here are some fun things you may have missed. 1. WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO...: Chandler Parsons isn't the only one vying for the chance to represent his country in international play. Gal Mekel is competing with the Israeli national team, and posting a few updates via his Instagram: Is being super handsome a requirement for international team play? I wonder. At any rate, Tim has been keeping us updated on Chandler Parsons' chances of making Team USA, as well. 2. CHANDLER ON CHELSEA: Speaking of which, in case you missed...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 11, 2014

Team USA predictions: Does no Kevin Durant mean Chandler Parsons is a lock?

Looking at Chandler Parsons on Team USA and trying to predict the KD-less roster. Kevin Durant allowed my Team USA predictions an hour of relevancy before announcing last Thursday he was withdrawing from the FIBA World Cup this year. How nice of him. After Paul George's injury in the Team USA scrimmage, you could argue that the U.S. squad lost its two best and most important players. Durant was the soul and George the willing and capable sidekick. KD provided transcendent scoring; PG added desperately needed grit, especially on the defensive end. Both are gone now, and it's time to piece...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 8, 2014
Five Out Offense: Wright's numbers, missing Vince and Durant's bow out

Five Out Offense: Wright's numbers, missing Vince and Durant's bow out

The withdraw of Kevin Durant from Team USA left everyone surprised. How will the roster pan out and what does it mean for Chandler Parsons? 1. Brandan Wright is good. We've been telling you that Brandan Wright is good for some time. Our own Hal Brown simply gushes about him at the drop of a hat. It seems like others are finally starting to get wise to what we already knew. numberFire has this look at Wrights astounding numbers. 2. Tim spills the beans. Grizzly Bear Blues, the Memphis Grizzlies blog, recently asked our own Tim Cato about the Mavs' offseason additions and Vince Carter. WE...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 7, 2014

Kevin Durant withdraws from Team USA, Chandler Parsons likely to make squad

The de facto leader for the American squad leaves the squad with massive shoes to fill. Citing "physical and mental fatigue," Kevin Durant will withdraw from Team USA weeks before the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain. So yeah, you can go ahead and ignore my Team USA predictions from an hour ago. Although nothing else is official, Chandler Parsons is all but a lock to make the roster. Like Durant, he can play stretch four, something Coach K has relied on throughout the years. Exhibition games in the States will be played on Aug. 16, 20 and 22 before the team heads to Spain on Aug. 23.
Mavs Moneyball Aug 7, 2014

Chandler Parsons with Team USA stream: Will he make the squad?

Parsons is part of the 16-man roster, with four cuts still to be made. There are exhibition games on Aug. 16, 20 and 22 before the final roster has to be announced. It's been almost a week and Paul George's leg snapping at the Team USA scrimmage is still just as brutal as the moment it happened. It's a crushing blow for the Pacers, an enormous loss for the NBA. The injury isn't good for anyone, but it does come with implications. One of them involves Chandler Parsons: suddenly, what was perhaps a questionable shot to make Team USA's final 12-man roster now is increasingly likely. Here is...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 7, 2014

Team USA predictions: Will Chandler Parsons make the squad?

The new Mavericks forward could be in the starting five-man unit -- or he might not even make the roster. Here's a breakdown. It's been almost a week and Paul George's leg snapping at the Team USA scrimmage is still just as brutal as the moment it happened. It's a crushing blow for the Pacers, an enormous loss for the NBA. The injury isn't good for anyone, but it does come with implications. One of them involves Chandler Parsons: suddenly, what was perhaps a questionable shot to make Team USA's final 12-man roster now is increasingly likely. Here is the roster as it currently stands. ...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 7, 2014

New Dallas Maverick Raymond Felton suspended four games by NBA

The new Mavs point guard will have to sit out the first four games of the season thanks to his guilty plea to gun charges earlier in the year. When the Mavs traded for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton earlier this summer, the smaller subplot of the deal was the status of Felton. Felton pleaded guilty to gun charges in January as a member of the Knicks. It appears we have our answer. Dallas' Raymond Felton suspended four games for guilty pleas to gun charges, NBA says. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 7, 2014 Mavs PR sent over some official statements from Mark Cuban and...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 7, 2014

Five Out: Does a Kevin Love trade effect the Mavericks, and more Shawn Marion rumors

Also: you do you, Ron Artest. 1. GIVE YOUR LOVE TO CLEVELAND: Apparently, the Cleveland-Minnesota trade is agreed upon, and the two teams will swap Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. Does this have any Dallas Mavericks implications? For the playoff race, not really. Minnesota wasn't making it with or without Kevin Love. For playing the Timberwolves, yes. The two teams actually played four times and Minnesota had Dallas figured out. They beat them three times, and the fourth time was the controversial no-call on Kevin Love in the corner. "NO ED MALLOY." For Dirk making the...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 6, 2014

Five Out Offense: Nick Van Exel, Shawn Marion and all of the Benjamins

Mark Cuban continues to speak out against FIBA and the IOC. Jerry Colangelo snipes back that it's all about the money. He ain't wrong. 1. NICK THE QUICK: Rami, who also types words about ballsports at The Smoking Cuban, takes a look at Nick Van Exel's tenure with the Mavericks. Nick the Quick was awesome in Dallas. If Dirk doesn't get hurt in the Western Conference Finals against those dastardly Spurs, maybe the Mavs and Van Exel hoist Larry at the end of the season. 2. WHERE WILL THE MATRIX LAND?: Shawn Marion continues to float around in free agency limbo. Where he lands is anyone's...

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