Tag Archives: Dirk Nowitzki

Mavs Fanatic Mailbag: Let The Guessing Games Begin

Mavs Fanatic Mailbag: Let The Guessing Games Begin

      Where is all this great basketball that we are supposed to be seeing this time of year? Yeah, the Mavericks were eliminated just five games in, but there still plenty of big matchups on deck. Instead, we find ourselves with the Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets just one game away from elimination…

The Mystery Question: Too Much Monta?

The Mystery Question: Too Much Monta?

    It has not often been questioned around the league whether a team should bring back their leading scorer. The Mavs, entering the offseason with a plethora of options, and cap space, have to ask themselves this question: Do we resign Monta, and if so, at what price? I take a look at the…

A Blueprint For Success?

A Blueprint For Success?

    In the 1998 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks found a way to snag Dirk Nowitzki in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. They paired up the lengthy German with Steve Nash and Michael Finley.  They went only 19-31 in a strike shortened season, and failed to make the playoffs the following year, going…

Exit Interviews: This Season & Beyond

Exit Interviews: This Season & Beyond

    So, now what? Tonight would have been game 6 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, but we were denied that opportunity when the Houston Rockets finished off our Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night. We are now left with so many questions. How was the season and what is in store for…

R1G5 Recap: Mavericks Fade In Game 5, Season Over

R1G5 Recap: Mavericks Fade In Game 5, Season Over

    It was a problem that plagued the Dallas Mavericks all season long, and in the end, it led to their downfall. Facing elimination to the Houston Rockets, the Mavericks gave up 11 offensive rebounds which led to 21 second-chance points. In the end, it led to a 103-94 victory for the Rockets.  …

R1G5: Mavs Play For Another Day

R1G5: Mavs Play For Another Day

  Game 5 of the dramatic Texas Tussle between budding rivals Dallas and Houston continues tonight. With a phenomenal offensive performance in Game 4, the Mavs travel back to Houston looking to carry that momentum while once again facing elimination. As the old saying goes for these elimination games: It’s WIN OR GO HOME.   The…

German Appreciation: Soaking It All In

German Appreciation: Soaking It All In

    Dirk Nowitzki was an 18-year old from Germany, when the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him in 1998 with the 9th pick, and traded him to the Dallas Mavericks for Robert “Tractor” Traylor. He was young, inexperienced, and extremely raw in terms of talent. Over the course of his 16 years with the Mavericks, Nowitzki is…

R1G4 Recap: Mavericks Take Away Broom, Force Game 5

R1G4 Recap: Mavericks Take Away Broom, Force Game 5

    Dallas, TX— 110 teams have been in the 0-3 hole the Dallas Mavericks found themselves in on Sunday evening. None of them ever came back to win the series. Dallas, however, wasn’t trying to make history this night, but started by holding off a broom like elimination, beating the Houston Rockets 121-109.   Head…

A Season For Reasonable Doubt

A Season For Reasonable Doubt

    It’s a feeling that I wasn’t expecting. I woke up this morning, and didn’t feel that rush of excitement. The one that I’ve become accustomed to the last 15+ years. Today is Game 3 of the best of seven series for our Dallas Mavericks, and I don’t have that feeling anymore. Just two days…

Rajon “Playoff Rondo”: Version 2.0

Rajon “Playoff Rondo”: Version 2.0

    This isn’t what we asked for is it? It was December 18, 2014 when the Dallas Mavericks officially acquired Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round draft pick and a future second-round pick. I remember finding out on Twitter at work. They had a…