After beefing up last summer, Porzingis inching closer to his optimal playing shape

When you walk into an NBA media day, you walk into a frenzy. Reporters, photographers, and news anchors flood the facility for a chance to share the latest news surrounding the organization. And every year, there are storylines going into it that fans are anxiously waiting to read. There was no doubt about it: The […]



From 21 months to 9 years, Maverick ‘girl dads’ embrace every stage of fatherhood

My wife is 39 weeks pregnant, one week from the due date of our second child. My wife holds a lot of titles in her life. She is an entrepreneur and a Brazilian. She is a daughter, wife and a mother to our one-year old son. She is the strongest person I know and is […]



Work ethic, not just fun, is defining Boban Marjanovic’s impact on young Mavs

Players watch film on the team plane quite often. Whether it’s on their own or with a member of the coaching staff, players spend time looking over tape from their previous game or of their upcoming opponent. Earlier this season, Maxi Kleber was on the plane studying tape from the previous game when all of […]



Even on the other side, Harrison Barnes loves seeing young Mavs develop

There are under two minutes to go inside American Airlines Center and the crowd is on its feet. Fans are screaming and both benches are standing, watching anxiously for what is about to happen. Harrison Barnes has the ball at the top of the key with a defender in his face. The clock is ticking […]



Dorian Finney-Smith is the ‘pit bull’ the Mavericks needed alongside Doncic and Porzingis

Three years ago, on the night of the 2016 NBA Draft, Dorian Finney-Smith was angry and disappointed. He had just finished his third year at the University of Florida and was awaiting his name to be called and his dream to be fulfilled. But it never happened. Finney-Smith went undrafted. Then Rick Carlisle came calling. […]



Top Ten Tuesday: Luka switches shoes, Barea is back and Carlisle wins a challenge

The Mavs went 2-2 over the past week with wins and losses both at home and on the road. Dallas took care of business vs. Orlando at home while losing to the Knicks on Friday night. They bounced back on the road in Memphis, but would lose their first road game of the season in […]



Top-Five Tuesdays: Luka, KP, and the (still unnamed) bench are firing on all cylinders

Last week in Mavs basketball… The Mavericks played three games over the past week, going 2-1 and improving their record to 4-2 on the season. The bench unit led the way in a big win in Denver while the Lakers pulled away in an emotional loss in overtime on Friday. The week was capped off […]



The Mavericks are building a family and it started weeks before training camp

For the first time in 21 seasons, Dirk Nowitzki wasn’t the face of media day to start off a new season for the Dallas Mavericks. He wasn’t the last to speak at the podium in interview room 1 nor was he making jokes in the depths of the AAC with a new batch of teammates. […]



Defense is his forte, but don’t overlook Delon Wright’s offense

For the Dallas Mavericks, one of the first calls in free agency was to restricted free agent Delon Wright. The 26-year-old Wright had just been traded to Memphis in February as the key piece in a deal sending Marc Gasol to Toronto. After a stellar end to the season, Wright hit restricted free agency with […]



How good was Kristaps Porzingis the last time he took the court? Good. Very Good

It was Feb. 6, 2018, and the New York Knicks were hosting the Milwaukee Bucks in Madison Square Garden. It was the second quarter with just under nine minutes to go when the Knicks drew up a play to hit the star big man, Kristaps Porzingis, near the top of the key. The off-ball screen […]