The name Antetokounmpo probably sounds familiar. He is the brother of Milwaukee Bucks All Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Mavericks had the chance to the draft the older Antetokounmpo in 2013, but infamously passed on him and traded down to draft Shane Larkin. At least they finally got an Antetokounpo this time around. Mr. Irrelevant Antetkounmpo was Mr. Irrelevant in this year's draft after being the last pick. The last notable No. 60 pick? Former All Star Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics. Antetkounmpo is already asking for advice.
Well, it didn't take long for Yogi Ferrell to find a new deal. According to Yahoo Sports Shams Charania, Ferrell has come to an agreement on a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. Ferrell's deal will be worth a total of $6.2 million, a jump from the Mavericks reported offer of $5.3 million. According to Charania when he first broke the story of Ferrell and the Mavs agreement, the Mavs contract offer wasn't fully guaranteed for the second year, in addition to the annual salary being less than the $2.9 million qualifying offer the Mavericks rescinded before signing DeAndre Jordan. This makes a ton of sense for Ferrell. It always seemed weird the Mavericks would offer Ferrell a worse deal than
The initial rush of NBA deal-making is complete. Like Christmas shopping that comes after Black Friday, more deals will be made. But NBA teams have stocked up. More power has shifted to the west. MVP-caliber players have moved in ways expected and stunning. The Warriors remain the team to beat, with potential to be even better than they have been. With that, and allowing that more significant moves could still come, a look at the way the NBA Western Conference shapes up, working from last season's worst to first. For all the attention understandably paid to how Western Conference playoff teams have been fortified, many of the teams unlikely to become contenders for playoff spots have gotten stronger.
Hey MMB, been a while! Gee whiz, I haven't posted in.. let me check.. welp, iCalendar just says LITERALLY FOREVER in all caps. That's strange. Look, I'm currently drunk af on Mavs Kool-Aid after drafting Luka and finally landing DeAndre so figured now is as good a time as any to reemerge from my cave. With the heavy-lifting portion of the offseason in the rearview I wanted to take us all on a field trip to Rick's laboratory where he is most certainly already scheming and tirelessly calculating all of the lineup possibilities for the 2018-2019 NBA season. Some of the following lineups are purposefully ridiculous, because in Rick's laboratory, there are no rules! Anywho, without further ado...
On today's episode, Nick Angstadt and Isaac Harris breakdown the Kawhi Leonard for DeMar DeRozan trade. Download/Subscribe on iTunes Download/Subscribe on Spotify Download/Subscribe on Stitcher Nick Angstadt (Mavs Moneyball) and Isaac Harris (Mavs.com) bring you the Locked On Mavericks Podcast, part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Five shows a week Nick and Isaac will be discussing the latest Mavericks news and rumors. From inside the locker room, the Locked On Mavs Podcast is an all-access pass to what goes on with your Mavs and the rest of the NBA. Keep up to date with Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Smith Jr., Luka Doncic, Harrison Barnes and the rest of the Mavericks throughout the entire season.
The Dallas Mavericks have added a female assistant to their coaching staff. On Thursday, Mark Cuban's franchise announced that it had hired Jenny Boucek to serve as the assistant to the team's basketball staff and special projects. Boucek, who was formerly the head coach of the WNBA'S Seattle Storm and Sacramento Monarchs, worked with Rick Carlisle's staff during training camp back in 2014. “Jenny is a veteran WNBA head coach and was a player development coach last season for the Sacramento Kings,” Carlisle told Mavs.com. “She will be involved in wide-ranging basketball assignments.” The Nashville, TN product was an assistant with the Storm when they captured the WNBA crown in 2004 and 2010.
Here are 10 things you might not know about the point guard J.J. Barea. 10. His mother isn't fooled by what the NBA says about his height Barea is officially listed at 6 feet tall but in an interview with WFAA, his mom says he is only 5' 10 ¾". 9. His size can lead to some creative attempts It can get tough for a guy that's more than a foot shorter than people he's competing against. This can lead to some interesting tactics, such as the time Barea tried (and almost succeeded) to dribble through the legs of 7'3" Hasheem Thabeet. 8. He admired a fellow short NBA player when growing up In an interview ESPN.com, Barea said he "loved Allen Iverson" growing up and even had an Iverson jersey when he
Unable to prepare for the upcoming season without switching teams since the summer of 2016, Doug McDermott, time and time again, has been the transactional means to a desired, though sometimes questionable, end. Chicago, who had the league's worst 3-point percentage in the age of the Three Alphas, traded their best 3-point shooter along with Taj Gibson to add Cameron Payne's youth to their existing stockpile of non-shooting guards. Seven months later, after being acquired to space the floor for Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City packaged him with Enes Kanter to fetch Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks, despite already having Frank Ntilikina, took a swing at buying-low on Emmanuel Mudiay, and the Mavericks chanced losing the sharpshooter in free agency for the opportunity to open up enough room to land a high-caliber center.
A basketball training app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to record, track and chart shots in real time has closed a $4 million seed round that includes Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, eight-time NBA All-Star Steve Nash, current NBA player Jeremy Lin and former Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie as investors. The aforesaid investors trust that the app's development process will go from being strictly about basketball to applying to other sports and fitness verticals. The iPhone and iPad app developed by NEX Team Inc. is called HomeCourt and is already being used by college programs such as the University of Florida, Stanford University and Duke University. The
Editor's note: This article originally published on July 10. The Mavericks have made some major additions this offseason. DeAndre Jordan and Luka Doncic are now Mavericks, and Dallas hopes to contend for a playoff spot next season. But the Mavs also lost a few contributors as well. Let's take a look at who the Mavs lost this summer, and decide whether you will miss them or dismiss them. You can do the same with the Mavs incoming players. First, Miss 'em or Dismiss 'em with players from last year's squad who are now gone. 2017-18 Mavericks C Nerlens Noel How he left: Signed a two-year, veteran minimum deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder 2017-18 stats: 30 games played | 4.4 points per game
Barea was named a winner as a result of his disaster relief efforts in his home of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. He also recently won the 2017-18 J.Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award by the Pro Basketball Writers Association. From SportsDay's Eddie Sefko: "In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which devastated Barea's home country in September, 2017, he helped organize five trips to the island with the blessing and help of Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, who donated his team plane to make the trips. "Barea sent generators, food, medical supplies, water and many other necessities to Puerto Rico, which remains in recovery mode nine months later. Barea's parents and many other family members