3:53 AM EDT, Tue July 16, 2019
SportsDay 6 hours ago
Five Thirty Eight Sports says Mavs forward Kristaps Porzingis is the most underrated defender in the NBA

Five Thirty Eight Sports says Mavs forward Kristaps Porzingis is the most underrated defender in the NBA

Editor's note: All statistics in this article were calculated by Five Thirty Eight Sports. Kristaps Porzingis is best-known for his sweet shooting stroke, and athleticism so unique at 7-foot-3, that the nickname "The Unicorn" was bestowed upon him during his time with the New York Knicks. But is there more to Porzingis' game than meets the eye? According to an article by 538 Sports' Nate Silver, Porzingis is the most underrated defender in the league, by a metric he calls "DRAYMOND." DRAYMOND, which stands for Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender, is a...
SportsDay 8 hours ago
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fined $50,000 by NBA office for leaking info on league vote, according to report

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban fined $50,000 by NBA office for leaking info on league vote, according to report

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was fined $50,000 by the NBA office for leaking information from last week’s Board of Governors meetings, according to an ESPN report.Cuban reportedly admitted that he leaked information while the vote to allow coach’s challenges was still in session. It’s against league rules to divulge Board of Governors business to outside sources.ESPN reported Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive raised the initial concern.Cuban didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.“I appreciate the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should, but won’t, get...
The Smoking Cuban 12 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks bring back key bench piece, Dorian Finney-Smith

The Dallas Mavericks re-signed Dorian Finney-Smith officially last week to a three-year, $12 million contract. This move helps strengthen a Mavs bench that should be formidable once again this season. The Dallas Mavericks announced shortly after the free agency period that they had come to a verbal agreement with restricted free agent, Dorian Finney-Smith. Finney-Smith […] Dallas Mavericks bring back key bench piece, Dorian Finney-Smith - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay 13 hours ago
Despite rise of movement in NBA free agency, Mark Cuban continues to sit and watch as super teams grow around Mavs

Despite rise of movement in NBA free agency, Mark Cuban continues to sit and watch as super teams grow around Mavs

Add Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to the list of those who enjoyed watching NBA superstars bounce around the league in free agency this month."Now instead of having one super team that everybody is trying to bear, we've got a bunch of super teams,'' Cuban said on SiriusXM NBA radio.It's just that his team isn't one of them.No one anticipated the Mavericks vaulting right to the top of the Western Conference pecking order, even with $30 million to spend in free agency. Then again, can we really call the return of Seth Curry and the addition of Memphis guard Delon Wright evidence that the Mavs...
The Smoking Cuban 17 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Danny Green and the aftermath of a missed opportunity

The Dallas Mavericks missed out on Danny Green and other potential free agents. However, not all is lost. Dallas Mavericks fans were once again met with free agency disappointment following ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowki’s early-morning tweet, which reported Kawhi Leonard and Paul George‘s move to the Los Angeles Clippers. For as amazing of a trade Sam […] Dallas Mavericks: Danny Green and the aftermath of a missed opportunity - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More