When the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz squared off in the first round of the 2021-22 NBA Playoffs, the differences between these two teams were highlighted. That’s a polite way of saying that the Jazz never stood a chance. The Mavericks thoroughly outclassed them. The alleged discord between Jazz...
Kyrie Irving Linked To Dallas Mavericks Amid Major Trade Rumors: "With Luka Doncic, Kyrie Doesn’t Have To Be Your Best Player.”
With things devolving between Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, there is a strong sense that his services are up for grabs in the 2022 offseason. Already, the Lakers, Knicks, and Heat have emerged as potential competitors in the Irving sweepstakes. The Dallas Mavericks may also join the race, as reported by Ric Bucher of FOX Sports.
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The Dallas Mavericks just traded away Luka Doncic’s soul brother Boban Marjanovic, but they could be doing something else to make it up to Doncic. Veteran basketball writer Marc Stein reported on Friday that the Mavs will explore the possibility of signing veteran guard Goran Dragic this summer. Dragic is set to be an unrestricted free agent.
After making a surprise run to the Western Conference finals it was abundantly clear that the Dallas Mavericks were simply outmatched against the Golden State Warriors depth, especially in the frontcourt. Kevon Looney punished the Mavericks on the glass, grabbing offensive boards left and right for second-chance buckets. He averaged over 10 rebounds a game, and as a team the Warriors out-rebounded the Mavericks by a margin of 11.4 during the five-game series.
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Despite falling a bit short of the NBA Finals, Luka Dončić put the league on further notice that the next five years will be his (no Pat Bev). An MVP campaign seems to be inevitable for the Slovenian superstar, and the next decade plus will be dedicated to building the right team around him to bring another ‘chip to Dallas.
Tracy McGrady Has Big Praise For Luka Doncic: "Luka Is Not The Fastest, He’s Not The Quickest, He Can’t Jump Over A Dollar But Skill-Wise, His Skill Level Is Off The Charts"
Luka Doncic has been in the NBA for only four years, but he's already made a lot of noise in the association. Playing for the Dallas Mavericks is not easy, as the team has failed to give him a team that can aspire to win a title, yet Luka has thrived, taking them to the playoffs in three straight years.
The Dallas Mavericks acquired Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the 26th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Boban Marjanovic, Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke and Sterling Brown. Wood averaged just under 18 points and above 10 rebounds a game last season, which will add a strong post option down low, especially shooting wise for Luka Dončić. He will also join Spencer Dinwinddie and Jalen Brunson, if he re-signs with the Mavs. Colin Cowherd analyzes the Mavs' lineup and compares it to the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers.
The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The offseason got off to an unofficial start last night with news that the Houston Rockets had agreed to trade Christian Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for Boban Marjanovic, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke and the No. 26 pick in the draft.
Nick Angstadt & Isaac Harris react to the Mavs trade for former Houston Rockets center Christian Wood. Will Wood be the starting center for the Mavs?
The Mavericks have long needed to get more help around Luka Doncic and they made a trade to do just that, landing Christian Wood from the Rockets. Watching the Dallas Mavericks in the 2022 NBA Playoffs, the outcry from fans was clear: Luka Doncic needs more help for this team to truly contend. Sure, the organization somewhat tried previously with guys like Kristaps Porzingis, but the end result was far from what was desired.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith still considers Anthony Davis, when healthy, to be among the top players in the league, though good health has eluded Davis for much of the past two seasons. Smith said on “First Take” that he considers a healthy Davis to be better than both Luka...
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Being able to assemble a roster with multiple star players is something general managers around the league dream of. Despite all the company lines about how much a team loves it’s role players and doesn’t want to risk hindering chemistry, if your team hasn’t won a championship yet, there’s a good chance they’d shake things up to form a superteam if given the opportunity.