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3 things to watch for as the Mavericks open the season against the Hawks

3 things to watch for as the Mavericks open the season against the Hawks

Dallas will look to start the new season out with a win against a rebuilding Atlanta team. The wait is finally over. No more Summer League. No more preseason. Tonight, the Dallas Mavericks will play real basketball as they open the 2017-18 season at home against the Atlanta Hawks. Although it seems like an uphill climb for the Mavs to make the playoffs, there has been a buzz surrounding this season that hasn’t been felt in a long time. Yes, this could turn out to be Dirk Nowitzki’s final season (although he’s left the door open to return next year), but the franchise now has a future...
15 hours ago
The Mavericks versus October

The Mavericks versus October

Basketball is back, and the Mavericks don’t have it easy coming out of the gate. Basketball in October. Real basketball in mid-October. I’m still processing the schedule change. I’m honestly not ready. The NBA is stretching out the 82 regular season games over two more weeks, resulting in fewer back to backs and no four games in five night stretches. Instead of one or two games in October, the Mavericks now have eight games. Of those games, five at home with three games on the road. Along those same lines, five of the opponents are from the West with three from the East. There’s...
18 hours ago
Mavericks Reddit Asked Me Anything & Seth Injury Update (Locked On Mavericks 10/17/17)

Mavericks Reddit Asked Me Anything & Seth Injury Update (Locked On Mavericks 10/17/17)

Nick answers some of the questions from his /r/Mavericks AMA and then talks with Physical Therapist Matt Nguyen about Seth Curry’s injury *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode, Nick answers some of the questions from his /r/Mavericks AMA and then talks with Physical Therapist Matt Nguyen about Seth Curry’s injury. Here are just a few of the many questions answered in the AMA (Ask Me Anything): Comment from discussion nujabes02's comment from discussion "Hey, I'm Nick Angstadt of MavsMoneyball and Locked On Mavericks, Ask Me...
Oct 16, 2017
Gian Clavell earns two-way contract with Mavs

Gian Clavell earns two-way contract with Mavs

Hard work in the preseason pays off for the undrafted rookie. This afternoon the Mavericks announced they would convert Gian Clavell’s contract into a two-way contract, meaning Clavell will spend the majority of his time in the G League and up to 45 days in the NBA. When Dallas originally signed him before the preseason, they included the option for the contract to be picked up as a two-way if the Mavericks liked what they saw from Clavell in the preseason. They did. Two-way contracts are a new addition to the NBA this season. Each team is allowed to sign up to two two-way contracts at a...
Oct 16, 2017
The expectations for Dennis Smith Jr.’s rookie season are growing

The expectations for Dennis Smith Jr.’s rookie season are growing

The hype is real, but what is realistic for a rookie point guard in this league? Most Dallas Mavericks fans were ready to start the season back on June 22nd when the Mavs selected Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the draft. Since then we have dissected every bit of summer basketball tape, collectively awed at open gym dunks, and now all this training camp, preseason, waiting around has got us like But we’re here. We made it, just one day from the regular season. It can be difficult to keep the adrenaline and excitement for a new season with a budding star in check,...
Oct 16, 2017
Season Awards & Playoff Predictions (Locked On Mavericks 10/16/17)

Season Awards & Playoff Predictions (Locked On Mavericks 10/16/17)

Nick and Isaac reveal who they have winning MVP, ROY, the Finals, and more https://audioboom.com/posts/6396904-locked-on-mavericks-10-16-17-season-awards-playoff-predictions *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode Nick and Issac make their picks for MVP, ROY (Dennis), predict the NBA Finals, and more. 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 Mavericks news and rumors. From inside...
Oct 14, 2017
It’s a Satnam Shame... (Locked On Mavericks 10/14/17)

It’s a Satnam Shame... (Locked On Mavericks 10/14/17)

The preseason is over, let’s play basketball. *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode Nick and Isaac discuss Jameel Warney signing and Brandon Ashely being let go, Satnam Singh returning to India, Dennis Smith Jr. in preseason, Dirk in preseason, and final thoughts on the loss against the Hornets. Photo by Tom Pennington/ 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...
Oct 13, 2017
Why did Dennis Smith Jr. play tonight?

Why did Dennis Smith Jr. play tonight?

After tweaking his ankle the night before, we learned one of Smith Jr.’s goals when he took the floor against the Hornets Last night, late in the 3rd Quarter, Dennis Smith Jr. rolled his ankle dribbling into the paint. Then he limped around for a few possessions and when play stopped Coach Carlisle pulled him from the game in which he did not return. Preseason is tough across all sports. On one hand, despite the Summer League’s advancements, it’s the closest environment to simulate actual NBA basketball. On the other hand, Preseason exists as another opportunity...
Oct 13, 2017
3 things from the Mavericks 111-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

3 things from the Mavericks 111-96 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

The Mavericks wrapped up their preseason games in Charlotte tonight, and now turn their focus to the season opener next week. The Mavericks have now played their way through the preseason schedule, with a solid record of 4-2 after a 111-96 loss in Charlotte. Harrison Barnes led the team with 24 points (8/9 from the free throw line, hopefully more to come). Dennis Smith Jr. had plenty of friends and family in the crowd, playing near home, and matched up opposite Kemba Walker with a quality 10 points and 9 assists, a night after exiting early with a tweaked ankle. Here at Mavs Moneyball...
Oct 13, 2017
Mavericks ticket sales to go toward Puerto Rico relief on Oct. 25

Mavericks ticket sales to go toward Puerto Rico relief on Oct. 25

Buy a ticket for a good cause. The Dallas Mavericks are dedicated to doing what they can to help the beleaguered U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. And now their doing even more. When the Mavericks host the Memphis Grizzlies on October 25 at the American Airlines Center, the money from single game ticket sales will go to support hurricane relief and recovery efforts underway on the Caribbean island. This is great. All single-game ticket $$ from Mavs/Grizzlies on Oct. 25 will go toward Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.— Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) October 12, 2017 This isn’t...
Oct 13, 2017
Giaverson made me a Kle-iever (Locked On Mavericks 10/13/17)

Giaverson made me a Kle-iever (Locked On Mavericks 10/13/17)

Nick and Isaac discuss Dennis Smith Jr.’s injury, Gian Clavell and Maxi Kleber on the Locked On Mavericks Podcast *Click here to listen to today’s episode of Locked On Mavs On today’s episode Nick and Isaac ask if they want/expect Dennis Smith Jr. to play in the final preseason game after tweaking his ankle. Then they compare Gian Clavell (GIAVERSON!) and P.J. Dozier when they make their predictions on the final roster. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Nick Angstadt (Mavs Moneyball) and Isaac Harris (Smoking Cuban) bring you the Locked On Mavericks Podcast, part...
Oct 13, 2017
3 things to watch for as the Mavericks finish the preseason in Charlotte

3 things to watch for as the Mavericks finish the preseason in Charlotte

In the final game of the preseason, the Mavs are expected to play their main guys with the season opener on the horizon. All things considered, the Dallas Mavericks have been pretty solid in their preseason exhibition games, posting a 4-1 record, with their only loss being to Orlando on the road when their main players, plus Rick Carlisle, didn’t even make the trip. Tonight, the Mavs will look to finish strong as the regular season opener draws closer. After an impressive win by the young guys last night against the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas will finish things up on the road against Kemba...
Oct 12, 2017
3 things we learned from the Mavs 108-94 win in Atlanta

3 things we learned from the Mavs 108-94 win in Atlanta

With the vets sitting out again, the young Mavs got their first look at a Hawks team they’ll play on opening night. Facing their 2nd back-to-back of this preseason, the Dallas Mavericks chose to let their vets take the night off against the Atlanta Hawks in preparation of the final dress rehearsal against the Hornets tomorrow night. It didn’t matter, as the Mavs cruised to a 108-94 win on the road, hitting 19(!) three-pointers. If it makes you sad that you didn’t get to see real thing tonight, don’t worry, because there’s less than a week remaining before the Mavs and Hawks play...
Oct 12, 2017
Uh oh, Dennis Smith Jr sprained his ankle

Uh oh, Dennis Smith Jr sprained his ankle

The Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard rolled up his left ankle during the first half of a preseason game against the Hawks. Nothing good is allowed to happen anymore. Dennis Smith Jr is hurt. The Mavericks rookie point guard and one of the frontrunners for the Rookie of the Year award rolled up his left ankle toward the end of the first half against the Atlanta Hawks in the Mavs second-to-last preseason game on Thursday night. Luckily for Smith and the Mavs, it didn’t appear to be a serious sprain, but a painful one nonetheless. #Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr appears to roll his...
Oct 12, 2017
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks (Preseason)

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks (Preseason)

Dallas looking for their fourth win of the preseason. WHO: Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks WHAT: Almost done with the rigors of preseason WHERE: Atlanta WHEN: 6:30 p.m. CT HOW: FSSW Plus or NBA League Pass THE STORY: Well, for some reason the NBA is doing preseason back-to-backs because they're insane, so the Mavericks begin their second preseason back-to-back tonight in Atlanta. Since it's a back-to-back, almost none of the main rotation players will be on the floor. That means no Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes, Devin Harris, J.J. Barea or Wesley Matthews. So what's the point? Well, more...