From winning the NBA Championship to barely squeaking into the Western Conference Playoffs and being swept out of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder; it was a drastic drop-off for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. For the first time in quite a while, the Mavs enter the off-season with some cap flexibility and could be due for a roster makeover. … [Read more...] about Dallas Mavericks bound for off-season makeover?
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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule. When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league. The released … [Read more...] about Applying the Allan Houston Rule to the NBA Southwest Division Teams in 2011
The Sports Guy refers to himself as the Picasso of ESPN's NBA Trade Machine. Well if he is Picasso then The Sports Bank's Peter Christian and David Kay are the da Vinci and van Gogh of the trade machine (though neither would cut their own ear off while working on a trade... or at least I don't think.) In this new feature, Peter and David will play the role of NBA general … [Read more...] about NBA Trade Machine Challenge: Blow Up Pistons’ Roster
Stop me if you have heard this before; the Dallas Mavericks finish with a great regular season record only to get ousted from the NBA playoffs in the first round. It has happened in three of the past four years including last season when the Mavs finished with the second best record in the Western Conference. Will that lack of post-season success change this year? By: … [Read more...] about Dallas Mavericks Defined by Playoff Failures
By: David Kay 2008-09 Season Summary: The Mavericks quietly put together a decent season on their way to a ninth straight play-off appearance. They helped themselves reach that mark by developing some solid team chemistry and a defined pecking order. That combination helped Mark Cuban's team win 50 games and advance past the first round of the playoffs since 2006. Jason … [Read more...] about NBA Power Rankings: #6 Dallas Mavericks