1. What We Learned About Dallas Mavericks This Season

    In a season that was anything but boring, you could say the Mavericks had a great campaign. The team returned to the playoffs, won 49 games and pushed the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs to a seventh game in the first round of the playoffs...

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  2. 5 Reasons Dallas Mavericks Cause so Many Problems for Opposing Defenses

    It's not exactly a secret that the Dallas Mavericks win games thanks to their efficient offense rather than their mediocre defense. With a starting backcourt of Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis, holding teams to 90 points was never really in the cards...

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  3. What Dallas Mavericks Need from Dirk Nowitzki During 2014 Playoffs

    To borrow a line from Christopher Nolan's famous movie the Dark Knight, Dirk Nowitzki is the star the Dallas Mavericks deserve, just maybe not the one they need right now...

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  4. 3 Dallas Mavericks Weaknesses to Exploit in the NBA Playoffs

    Well, the Dallas Mavericks did it. After a yearlong absence, they made it back to the playoffs. It took a superhuman season from Dirk Nowitzki and what seemed like an eternity ...

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  5. Should Dallas Mavericks Re-Sign Shawn Marion This Offseason?

    The Dallas Mavericks are facing a timeless problem. The team has before them an aging, high-priced veteran who is in the midst of a statistical decline but has proven to be invaluable over the years...

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  6. The One Team Dallas Mavericks Should Not Want to See in NBA Playoffs

    The Dallas Mavericks are a squad that the big guns at the top of the Western Conference don't want to see. The Mavs execute well on offense, they don't beat themselves and they have an all-time great in Dirk Nowitzki playing like he's in his prime..

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  7. Power Ranking Every Key Dallas Mavericks Player Before Season's End

    Everybody knew the 2013-14 Dallas Mavericks would be Dirk Nowitzki 's team, but with nine new faces coming in over the offseason, nobody was quite sure where the rest of the roster would fit...

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  8. Who Is the Most Underrated Player on the Dallas Mavericks This Season?

    Who even notices Jose Calderon when he plays? His "wow" moments are few and far between, his numbers aren't gaudy and he never makes a SportsCenter highlight. He just kind of blends in...

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  9. 5 Players Who Must Step Up for Dallas Mavericks' Remaining Games

    One year ago, this Dallas Mavericks squad looked relatively hopeless. Though they were competing for a playoff spot, the team was in limbo...

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  10. Would Missing NBA Playoffs Again Change Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki's Plans?

    Dirk Nowitzki 's name is synonymous with the Dallas Mavericks franchise. He holds franchise records for points, rebounds, made field goals, made three pointers and one day will have his number hanging from the rafters at the American Airlines Center.

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  11. Grading Every Key Dallas Mavericks Player Heading into NBA All-Star Break

    It is that time of the NBA season again—when the All-Star break provides a chance for the basketball world to catch its collective breath...

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  12. Immediate Hurdles the Dallas Mavericks Will Face This Season

    With the offseason almost done and training camp looming on the horizon, the time a serious look at the Dallas Mavericks is upon us. No more wondering what the team will look like as there aren't any more major moves to make...

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  13. Pre-Training Camp Player Power Rankings for the Dallas Mavericks

    Most sports fans are over the moon that the NFL season has just started, but, to NBA fans, September provides a very different reason to get excited: NBA training camps are just three short weeks away ...

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  14. Why the Dallas Mavericks Signed Jose Calderon

    The Mavericks had a plan heading into this offseason. They were going to use their ample cap room to go after an A-list free agent like Dwight Howard or Chris Paul . As we all know, Plan A didn't work out so well...

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  15. Ranking the Best Seasons of Dirk Nowitzki's Career

    Dirk Nowitzki has had a long, illustrious career in Dallas , but it seems to be winding down. Though he's still playing at a high level, he's not the same player he used to be as he enters his 16th season...

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  16. Monta Ellis Signing: Best and Worst Case Scenarios for Dallas Mavericks

    Going into this offseason, the Dallas Mavericks had enough cap room to go superstar shopping. So they started with Chris Paul , but they missed out. They lost the Dwight Howard sweepstakes...

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  17. 25 College Basketball Players to Watch in the 2013-14 Season

    The 2014 NBA draft class is one of the most drooled over in recent memory. We're coming off an extremely entertaining NCAA title game. And some great players from last year opted to stay...

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  18. Ranking the Best Golden State Warriors Seasons of All Time

    After the Golden State Warriors ' thrilling run to the 2013 Western Conference Semifinals, it looks like the franchise is a real contender once again much to the surprise of NBA fans...

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  19. Why Miguel Cabrera Is the Best Hitter of This Generation

    To be the best in baseball, three things are required: production, consistency and honesty. The player has to produce at an elite level, maintain that production over his career and do so without using any illegal substances...

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  20. Breaking Down Michigan Basketball's Offseason Thus Far

    After a dream season in which the Wolverines made the NCAA championship game, things seemed to be ready to collapse...

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  21. 5 Things to Watch as the San Francisco 49ers Kick Off the Preseason

    It was a successful 2012-13 season for the San Francisco 49ers . They made it all the way to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1994. And though things are going in the right direction, they still have issues to sort out this preseason...

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  22. Jennings, Smith Additions Have Caused Detroit Pistons to Regress This Offseason

    Nobody can fault the Detroit Pistons for their effort this offseason. They had a nice draft, signed a big free agent and traded for another big-name guy. Unfortunately, Detroit's efforts were misguided...

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  23. How the Houston Rockets' Non-Dwight Howard Signings Will Help the Team

    At this point, everyone and their grandmother knows the Houston Rockets won the Dwight Howard sweepstakes and locked up the big man to a four-year, $88 million dollar deal. What they don't know about are the smaller deals...

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  24. Golden State Warriors' 5 Biggest Concerns Heading into the 2013-14 NBA Season

    After a wild ride in the 2013 NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors have had almost as wild of a time in the offseason. Between trades and signings big and small, the Warriors have been newsworthy all summer...

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  25. 5 Biggest Risk/Reward Moves of the NBA Offseason

    Every year there are players on the NBA free-agent market who are scary—scary because they can elevate a team to the next level or cost a general manager their job. Yes, we're talking those high-risk, high-reward players...

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