In the past few seasons it has been painfully obvious that the Dallas Mavericks needed to start thinking about the future. With Dirk reaching the crisp age of 38 this past summer he should not be leading the team in scoring as he always has in the past. But with Dallas’ long and painful relationship with the Draft being well documented, a real youth movement had yet to begin until arguably last season.
In the offseason of 2014 the Mavericks made a huge deal to steal Chandler Parsons from the Rockets and sign him to a 3 year 46 million dollar contract. At the time this seemed like a safe gamble given that Parsons had made huge developments during his first years in Houston and would most likely continue this upward swing.
As free agency begins to loom in the near future, the Dallas Mavericks need a plan for the two guard position. Monta Ellis has been rumored to be opting out of the final year on his contract which means he will be wanting a big pay day, whether it be in Dallas or elsewhere.
With the Mavericks season coming to an abrupt halt in the first round of the playoffs, against that team from the south-east, some roster changes are imminent.
Many things have changed since the beginning of the season. The Mavericks have gained All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo and Amar’e Stoudemire. They’ve shipped out promising big man Brandon Wright, Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, and cut Ricky Ledo. Bernard “Sarge” James also made a homecoming trip back in Dallas. A lot has happened in a short amount of time, but one thing has stayed the same, the hunger for a championship.
Dallas Mavericks currently sit at 5th place in the Western Conference. Many teams are making moves around the NBA, should Dallas make any more roster adjustments that will help them make a deep run in the playoffs?
Every basketball fan in the country has heard of the unstoppable force known as RUN DMC, but there’s more to the Mavericks than just Dirk, Monta, and Chandler Parsons. Jameer Nelson and Tyson Chandler round out the starting five but the Mavericks secret weapon lies outside of the starting line up. He comes off the bench and doesn’t get any of the credit he deserves, his name is Jae Crowder.
With the first month of basketball in the books, and the Mavericks looking at an impressive 12-5 record, it has started to become clear who the Mavericks MVP has been and most likely will be for the rest of the season. Despite the entire team playing some of the best basketball of their individual careers, only one player could be chosen for the first month MVP.
With the 105-96 loss to the hated Miami Heat fresh in the books, it is clear the Mavericks have missed a few beats in the first 7 games of the season. Being that it still is early in the season you shouldn’t be too worried about these miscues but I still think it is important to address them now so they don’t become serious problems in the future.
With week 1 of the NBA season officially in the books, it’s time to assess where the new look Mavericks stand. The Mavs played 3 games this week finishing with a 2-1 record with the only loss coming from the San Antonio Spurs, but what did we learn from these 3 games?
Over the past few days there has been some talk that the Mavericks are exploring trades for Gal Mekel or Bernard James in order to free up a roster spot for possibly Charlie Villanueva. The question is, is it worth it?
Despite the Mavericks taking a loss in their first pre-season game to the Houston Rockets, a few key things were learned about some of the players and the NBA in general. I know it was only 1 pre-season game, but this was definitely a precursor for what to expect come regular season.
With Dallas Mavericks training camp starting up next week and the pre-season being about a week away, it’s time to wonder where players will fall on the final depth chart. With the 3-way fight for the starting point guard spot headlining this years camp, there is sure to be some key battles for multiple positions.
For the last few seasons, MFFL’s have gotten used to Vince Carter coming off the bench and providing some instant offense for the Mavericks. But this year things will be different. Now that Vince has signed with the Memphis Grizzlies, some one else must step up and fill his shoes. In my eyes, and most likely Rick Carlisle’s eyes, there are only 3 real options in this decision.
Over the summer one of the Mavericks fan base’s biggest dreams came true. Tyson Chandler had returned to the city he brought a championship. While he may not be the same player he was a few seasons ago, I believe that he is still elite and so does Tyson.