The 2019-2020 NBA schedule being released means we are one step closer to the return of Mavs basketball! We are just 72 days away from opening day in which we will get our first glimpse of the new looks Mavs highlighted by the Slovenian Sensation Luka Doncic and The Pegasus Kristaps Porzingis. As a season ticket holder, once the season schedule is released I am scouring the list looking for several key home games to mark my calendar. There is a good reason to get excited about every single Mavs home game this year due to the the dynamic star power on the Dallas roster but there are some games that stand out beyond the rest. Here are my top 10 Dallas Mavericks homes games for the upcoming 2019-2020 season:
It is only July but I am already fired up for the Dallas Mavericks next season. We have a roster full of players who are poised to have their best season of their careers in 2019-2020. We have top level young talent in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis and a roster filled out with players who have a defined role in which they can excel at what they do best. In order to highlight what those roles and skills will look like I have uncovered one key statistic for every player on the Mavs roster.
According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, unrestricted free agent Cheick Diallo could be a target for for the Dallas Mavericks this summer.
This is the time of year where free agent rumors run rampant. There is a ton of speculation and it can be very difficult to sort through what is nonsense and what is actual news. To try to get the most accurate info Mavs fans, such as myself, focus on several key sources for Mavericks news such as Marc Stein, Mike Fisher, Brad Townsend, and Tim MacMahon.
Maxi Kleber is a restricted free agent for the Dallas Mavericks this summer. Due to his relentless rim protection and ability to stretch the floor on offense Kleber is a fan favorite who has a ton of MFFL support to return to the team. But you never know in restricted free agency, with the diverse skill set that Maxi has shown in his two years in the NBA there may be teams willing to throw more cash at him than the Mavericks can muster, depending where their priorities lay. To brace Mavs fans for a potential departure and to show that there are other free agents like Maxi available this summer, I want to compare Kleber to fellow free agent big man, Daniel Theis.
The NBA has become 3 crazy and the Dallas Mavericks are no exception. They are already near the top of the league in three point attempts and now have stars in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis that will make elite shooters even more effective. A primary focus of the Mavericks free agency this summer should be to surround these two with top level shooters so this offense can reach its potential. This is a summary of why the Mavs need shooters, what makes a good shooter, and who the best shooters are that are potentially available this summer.
As free agency heats up it is easy to be caught up in all the players that the Dallas Mavericks can bring in and forget about the players that we already have. A prime example of this is the 24 year old, two year veteran Small Forward, Justin Jackson. It may not be as exciting as adding an All-Star in free agency but let us look at the past, present, and future of Justin Jackson to see why he can be a key contributor the the Mavs for the next few years.
Luka Doncic is by far the odds on favorite to win 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year. He is such a big favorite and NBA fans have discussed it all season to the point where I am not going to focus on whether or not Luka will be the ROY. As far as I am concerned it is a lock and I am not going to waste any more time on it. No offense to some of the great Rookies this year, I think this will go down as a great NBA draft class, but Luka was far and away the best Rookie this season.
OK, the 37th pick isn’t exactly what Mavs Fans wanted to have tonight but the future is still bright and not everyone can draft Zion. Here are 3 players the who could end up in blue next season.
It has recently been reported that Al Horford will opt-out of his $30 million player option for the Boston Celtics and and become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. It has also been rumored that the Dallas Mavericks are on the short list of teams that may sign Horford to a big money 4 year deal. For Horford to opt-out of $30M many think that the potential 4 year deal will be in excess of $80M, top level money for a free agent Center.
To see if such a deal would be worth it I want to compare Al Horford to another unrestricted free agent big man that will get a big contract this summer, Nikola Vucevic.
The Dallas Mavericks are locked and loaded with cap space this summer to try to build a Championship caliber team around their two young superstars, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. Rumors are flying around every big name free agent and Mavs fans are salivating at the chance to add a third star to the squad.
Despite their amazing facilities, cap space, and great young talent it is hard to see a top level free agent coming to Dallas because it is something we have not witnessed in recent history. More commonplace has been the Mavericks doing all they can to clear the roster and woo superstars just to be left holding a bag of money to spend on mediocre talent.