The Dallas Mavericks are turning to a familiar face in veteran big man Sam Dalembert as they seek to dig their way out of the hole created by DeAndre Jordan’s unexpected decision to renege on his verbal commitment. [Read more…]
We have already looked at the Eastern Conference and told you who has won and lost the offseason. Now it is time to look at the Western Conference, which seems to get stronger and stronger every year. How much did DeAndre Jordan’s indecision really impact the conference? Has anyone closed the gap on the defending champion Golden State Warriors? Our staff takes a look in the Three-Man Weave. 1. Which Western Conference team has had the best offseason thus far? [Read more…]
By now, we all know what happened between DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks. Long story short: Jordan agreed to sign with them at the beginning of free agency, changed his mind a week later after getting lured back in by Doc Rivers and company, signed with the Los Angeles Clippers for four years earlier in the week and devastating Mark Cuban and the Mavericks in the process. [Read more…]
When the owner of an NBA team receives a verbal commitment from a player during the free agency period, it’s usually assumed a deal is all but done, and rightfully so. From one grown business man to another, they face each other, come to terms and shake hands. If not, they go their separate ways. [Read more…]
In the four years since their unlikely 2010-11 championship season, the Mavericks have made the playoffs three times, missed them once, but have not advanced past the first round. In those three playoff series, they have a 4-12 record. That record has made them the poster children for second-guessers because after winning the title, owner Mark Cuban and general manager Donnie Nelson decided to gamble on greatness rather than being deluded by a perfect storm. The criticism of the Mavericks – particularly
By now, you’ve probably heard what happened to Chris Copeland, Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic. If you haven’t, here’s the back story. Nothing good at all has come of this situation, and the updates have gotten worse since Wednesday, starting with the status of Sefolosha, who suffered an injury significant enough to force him to miss the remainder of the season, from NBA.com:Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha suffered injuries during yesterday’s early morning incident. An examination of Sefolosha’s right leg, including an X-ray
Shawn Marion’s career as an NBA player is starting to wind down as he begins to approach his twilight years. The once dominant and one of the truly unique forwards in the history of the game is quickly approaching 37 years of age. For the first time in his career, Marion is playing less than 20 minutes per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers (after averaging almost 32 minutes with the Dallas Mavericks last year) while averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds.
Why is the trade deadline different from all other nights of the year? It’s not. The West just got tougher. In the East, where there’s no life-or-death importance attached to getting better, the top teams sat this one out while the bad teams—your Knicks and 76ers—dumped, shut down or otherwise disposed of their best players in order to tank more definitively. [Read more…]