The Bulls are reportedly very interested in acquiring Maxi Kleber in exchange for Lauri Markkanen in a sign and trade deal. Is this a good idea for the Mavs?
Giannis Antentokounmpo’s new biography just dropped and it shines a bit of harsh light on Jason Kidd as a coach during his time in Milwaukee. Should Mavs fans be concerned?
Luka is staying a Mav. Shocking, I know.
This is a video adaptation of my piece for The Smoking Cuban. Give it a read here if you’d be so kind.
Is this… is this bad?
In a recent interview with a Latvian YouTube channel, Sporta Studija, Kristaps Porzingis offered some enlightening perspective into his mindset following a disappointing playoff run, a long offseason, and plenty of criticism surrounding him.
While researching this list, debating other Mavs fans as to what exactly “best-value” constitutes, it was determined that a best-value contract, at least for this particular list, would be any deal in which a player far exceeded the production of their price tag or directly elevated the team to greater success. We also determined that deals acquired by the Mavericks rather than originally signed by the team should not count, meaning 2010-2011 Tyson Chandler doesn’t count, but 2014 Tyson is in the cards since he was finishing out the sign-and-trade deal Dallas signed him to when dealing him to New York post-title. Got it? Good.
Let’s talk about what went wrong and where we go from here
The Dallas Mavericks came out like a house of fire in Game 3, jumping all over the Los Angeles Clippers on their way to a 32-11 lead mid-way through the first quarter. It was at that point a red-hot Luka Doncic took his usual rest period ahead of the second quarter. The game would invariably turn in LA’s favor from that moment onward.
Not a lot of things went right for the Mavericks Friday night after its electric start 32-11 start in Game 3. Not only did the team lose for the first time all season when leading after the first quarter (29-0 previously), Luka Doncic suffered an injury to his neck in the process, stating he felt pain down his left arm. Initial reports Saturday listed Doncic as questionable for Sunday’s pivotal Game 4 matchup, but according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Doncic is a go.