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SportsDay Jun 21, 2018

10 things you might not know about Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Luka Doncic

Here are 10 things you need to know about Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Luka Doncic.1. Favorite NBA playerThat'd be LeBron James. "He's my favorite, he can play in a lot of different positions," he said in the video below. "I can too, but to be like LeBron, I have to work much harder."He also joked about facing LeBron in an interview with Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania:"If I dunk on LeBron, I can retire," Doncic told Yahoo Sports by phone, laughing."I'm kidding, but no, no, of course I want to bring my personality to the States."His other favorite NBA players include Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving...
SportsDay Jun 21, 2018
Final Mavericks mock draft roundup: Why this former Longhorn is the favorite at No. 5

Final Mavericks mock draft roundup: Why this former Longhorn is the favorite at No. 5

Editor's note: This post has been updated. Draft day is here. The Mavs will pick No. 5 in tonight's NBA draft and also have two second round picks. Can they get an impact player?Here's a breakdown of whom draft experts think the Mavs will selected with the fifth pick. We've compiled over 20 mock draft and will update this post with more as they become available.[Last update: June 21]Round 1 -- Pick No. 5Mohamed Bamba, C, TexasESPN's Jonathan Givony (June 21): "Michael Porter Jr. is a name to keep an eye on, as sources say he is a favorite of ownership. The Mavs could take Porter -- who has...
The Smoking Cuban Jun 21, 2018

Which path will the Dallas Mavericks take in the draft?

After a trainwreck 2017-2018 season, it’s no secret how valuable this year’s draft is to the Dallas Mavericks. The team’s fanbase is amidst uncharted territory. During last year’s All-Star break, Mavs Owner, Mark Cuban, went on Dr. J’s Podcast and admitted “losing was the best option.” The league fined Cuban $600,000 for publicly revealing what […] Which path will the Dallas Mavericks take in the draft? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Peachtree Hoops Jun 21, 2018
After trade, Hawks select Trae Young at No. 5 overall

After trade, Hawks select Trae Young at No. 5 overall

The pick is in. Travis Schlenk and the Atlanta Hawks will be very busy throughout the 2018 NBA Draft but, with the team’s first selection at No. 5 overall, the Hawks shed the reported script, executed a trade with the Dallas Mavericks, and selected Oklahoma point guard Trae Young. For an extensive breakdown of Young’s work, you can check out our pre-draft scouting report here, but this is certainly a controversial pick. Throughout the pre-draft process, there was certainly buzz that Young could be a player in Atlanta’s sights but, in the lead-up to draft night itself, it was hard to...
Peachtree Hoops Jun 22, 2018
NBA Draft Grades: Atlanta Hawks receive mixed reviews despite general optimism for Trae Young

NBA Draft Grades: Atlanta Hawks receive mixed reviews despite general optimism for Trae Young

Taking the temperature. While a generally silly exercise, the practice of instantly “grading” the NBA Draft occurs each and every year and the 2018 edition was no different. The Atlanta Hawks executed something of a controversial move at the top of the board with a deal that sent the rights to Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for the rights to Trae Young and a future first round pick, with selections of Maryland’s Kevin Huerter and Villanova’s Omari Spellman later in the process. To that end, we’ve gathered a small handful of reactions (knowing full well there are...
Peachtree Hoops Jun 22, 2018
Trae Young listed as top-five candidate in opening NBA Rookie of the Year odds

Trae Young listed as top-five candidate in opening NBA Rookie of the Year odds

It’s early but the handicapping world weighs in. Even with amid mixed opinions surrounding Trae Young’s NBA future, the consensus on the Atlanta Hawks point guard reflects incredible offensive upside. With that in mind, the good folks at Bovada.lv have released opening betting odds for the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year award and Young is treated favorably. The former Oklahoma star begins as the fourth-leading candidate for the award with 7-to-1 odds and Young trailing only Suns center Deandre Ayton, Kings big man Marvin Bagley and Mavericks draftee Luka Doncic in the pecking order....
ClutchPoints Jun 22, 2018
Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League

Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League

The Dallas Mavericks during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night were able to land the promising young talent that their front office had its eyes on in former Real Madrid standout swingman Luka Doncic. This has put in place a potential cornerstone piece to the puzzle that the franchise can build around for the […] The post Mavs’ Luka Doncic unlikely to play in Summer League appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints 23 hours ago
Mavs ready to forget about DeAndre Jordan’s 2015 betrayal to acquire center

Mavs ready to forget about DeAndre Jordan’s 2015 betrayal to acquire center

The Dallas Mavericks appear ready to move on and let bygones be bygones with DeAndre Jordan and the L.A. Clippers, after what was one of the most controversial free agent non-acquisitions three years ago. In an ultimate showing of professionalism, Mavs owner Mark Cuban and company are reportedly open to the possibility of signing Jordan […] The post Mavs ready to forget about DeAndre Jordan’s 2015 betrayal to acquire center appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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