The Best To Never Make It

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It’s All-Star Weekend, a time when we celebrate the best of the best in the NBA. Only a select few players are selected to share the court and forever carry with them the title of NBA All-Star.

There’s always a lot of talk about which players are snubbed from the All-Star Game each year. There are always more deserving players than All-Star roster spots available so someone is bound to get snubbed every year. Most of the time when people feel like a player was snubbed, they are able to make the roster another year.

Then there are those who are deserving but that other chance never comes. This article is dedicated to them, the best to never make it.

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Wright Where He Belongs

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The Mavs are 16-6, 2nd in the Western Conference, 1st in the Southwestern Division, and have 4th best record in the NBA. Luka Doncic has been MVP caliber good, but I still think there is a lot of credit to go around for one of the hottest teams in the NBA. While Delon Wright has lost his starting job and is 8th on the team in minutes per game, his impact on both ends of the floor is a big reason why the Mavs are off to such a strong start to the 2019-2020 Season. Continue reading “Wright Where He Belongs”

Who Did it Better: MVP Dirk or 2nd Year Luka

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Luka Doncic is off to a historic start to the 2019-2020 Season. You constantly hear his name brought up with legends of the game such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. While those guys are all great, I like to talk about Dirk Nowitzki. To get a historical context for Luka Doncic’s MVP caliber play, let’s compare his performance this year to the only MVP in Dallas Mavericks franchise history, Dirk Nowitzki.

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Last Night Sucked: A Clippers vs. Mavericks Recap

“Bounce back” is the tweet Luka Doncic sent out after the media was informed he wouldn’t be joining them in the Mavs locker room for post-game interviews. That is exactly what this team will have to do after a pretty dismal performance against the Clippers last night. It was a perfect storm of poor shooting and great physical defense that led to the Mavericks 114-99 loss, their first loss in 5 games. 

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Is Dwight Powell Good or Bad for the Mavericks?

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As the Mavericks have been on a hot streak the last few games everyone has become enamored with the recent play of Tim Hardaway, Jr., and rightfully so. THJ is scorching hot from the field and he has helped an already good offense take another leap. Now all of the Mavs criticism has shifted to Dwight Powell and his slow start to the 2019-2020 Season. To get a better idea if this well earned criticism or just misplaced negativity, let’s do a deep dive into Dwight Powell and his role on the Dallas Mavericks. Continue reading “Is Dwight Powell Good or Bad for the Mavericks?”

Luka and Porzingis All-Star Tracker

Dallas is crazy about their Mavericks this year, and for good reason. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are two fundamental building blocks that can take the franchise to unforeseen heights. These two guys elevate this team and this city on a nightly basis and it would be an honor to have them represent Dallas in the 2020 All-Star game in Chicago on February 16th. Continue reading “Luka and Porzingis All-Star Tracker”

About Last Night: Doncic Makes History vs. Depleted Warriors

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It’s starting to get redundant to say that Luka Doncic had a historic night but guess what? Luka Doncic had a historic night last night. Luka Doncic destroyed a depleted Golden State roster throwing down yet another triple double, his seventh in 14 games, with 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in only 25 minutes en route to a 142-94 win. Continue reading “About Last Night: Doncic Makes History vs. Depleted Warriors”