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Dirk is GOOD!

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Call me a masochist, but I finally worked up enough energy to browse the various stat sites to see if there was anything to be taken from the New Orleans game that hasn't already been discussed a...

Is it momentum or the overconfidence of youth?

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When I was in the locker room after the season-ending victory over the Hornets, one of the reporters asked Jerry Stackhouse about playoff experience. He stated that one of the biggest advantages of...

An Organized Free-For-All, My Story Covering A Game

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Getting Credentialed When Mark Cuban announced he would let bloggers into the locker room, I wasted no time in applying for credentials. I posted a sample article on Cuban's blog, and I contacted...

Live videoblogging as "Joe Blogger"

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Hey guys, I'll be live videoblogging my experiences as a blogger with media credentials throughout the day. The player below will be constantly updated with my video, everything from my lunch with...

Another View On Jason Kidd's defense

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Recently I've been talking about how great the defense of the Mavs has been since Kidd joined the team, despite the concern that the Mavs lost one of the best defensive point guards in the league...

Jake "Joe Blogger" Gets Credentials Open Thread

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Following the footsteps of Matt over at Hardwood Paroxysm, I was issued credentials for the New Orleans season finale on Wednesday as "token blogger." Unless the Mavs change up their timeline for...

Heading Into The Post-Season: Defense

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With a playoff spot guaranteed, and the season over in a number of days, now is the time to start assessing the Mavs as a playoff team. This is the first in a series of articles heading into round...

The View From The Preseason

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It is very easy for followers of the NBA--fans, journalists, even players and coaches--to get caught up in the moment and find themselves with a seriously skewed perception on things. This Mavs...

Do The Mavs Play Faster With Kidd?

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Thanks again to the great NBA Stuffer site, I was able to take a look at how the Mavs pace-of-play has changed over the year from game-to-game. Many of us assume that Kidd has increased the Mavs...

The Fazekas Mistake

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While I didn't see Fazekas getting much playing time behind Dirk and Bass, I was very disturbed at his being cut. On the one hand, someone had to go, and it may as well be the person third or...

Unlike Last Year, Dirk Peaking At The Right Time

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As we briefly noted in the previous post, one of the important but lesser publicized aspects of the Jason Kidd trade has been how it has re-energized Dirk Nowitzki. This is a stark contrast to last...

So How Good (Or Bad) Are The Mavs?

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As Jason Kidd said recently, "Winning is a good deodorant." With the win over the Suns, we have a team that has turned around at least some doubting Thomases, especially with the nature of the win:...

I'm A Joe!

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Mark Cuban outlined his new policy of seeing how bloggers can do in the locker room alongside traditional media beat reporters in a blog entry called "Bloggers In The Locker Room. It's the Pros vs...

The NBA's Most Complete Teams

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The following six teams are top ten in the league in both offense and defense, ranked by average rank for both offense and defense:Avg. Team (offense rank/defense rank)4.5  Los Angeles Lakers (3/6) ...

A Statistical Review Of The Kidd Trade

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Earlier this week I mentioned the great new NBA stat site NBAstuffer.com, and site owner Serhat Ugur has done some analysis of the Mavericks performance before and after the Jason Kidd trade. There...

Avery Johnson Sues FireAvery.com for libel

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While details are scant, Mavsmoneyball has learned that Dallas Mavericks head coach Avery Johnson has filed suit against FireAvery.com late yesterday. In an email exchange, principal site author...

My New Favorite NBA Site

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Yeah, I'm a stat geek, so bear with me--do yourself a favor and check out NBAstuffer.com. There are some incredibly cool analysis being done there that looks at teams and players in some...

Some Insight On Cuban's Blogger Ban

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Yesterday, Truehoop blogger and Mavs Moneyball friend Henry Abbott posted a detailed look at Mavs owner Mark Cuban's locker room ban of bloggers. He went into some of the underlying reasons behind...

Two In A Row

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A few days ago I used efficiency figures to illustrate that with the New Jersey Nets game the Mavericks outperformed the opposition on both the offensive and defensive end for the first time with...

Is It Coming Together?

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Beyond all the obvious reasons, last night's game was important because it was the first time that the Mavericks with Jason Kidd have outperformed the opponent's defense and offense at the same...

Avery's Right Call

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You know, I sat there and almost fell out of my chair when Kidd wasn't on the floor at the end of last night's Mavs-Spurs game. I even wrote in the game thread that I thought the decision was...

An Early Look At The Impact Of Shaq & Kidd

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While it is still very early to measure the impact of Jason Kidd on the Mavericks and Shaquille O'Neil on the Suns, it is certainly not too soon to see if there are any early trends to pick up on....

Dirk's Offensive Positioning

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A subtle change to the Mavericks offense this year has been how Dirk has been positioned on offense. One of the keys to his MVP season was how the Mavericks offense ran picks and isolations for...

Shaq/Suns: Is this about 2010?

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The first thing that crossed my mind when I read that the Suns were going to trade Shawn Marion for Shaquille O'Neal was, "What the heck are they thinking?" My second thought was, "This deal is so...

Mavs, Fouls, And Phil Jackson

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A few posts back Wes quoted Phil Jackson last week after the Lakers game. Jackson made this rather provocative claim:"So when you come in here, there's a lot of fouls called. The Mavs play that...

Tuesday Links

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Jason Kidd to Dallas? Here's a roundup of coverage and opinion:ESPN's Ric Bucher broke the story of Kidd's desire for a trade here. He mentions that Dallas reached out this previous week to inquire...

Mavs Halfway: Improved Offense, Less Aggressive Defense

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It's halfway into the 2007-2008 season, and the key question has nothing to do with the regular season at all: Have the Mavericks improved their players and systems for a more successful playoff...

So, Are We Seeing A Team Built For The Playoffs?

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It is no surprise that many fans and the NBA press are looking at the Mavs season more for indications as to how they will have adapted or changed for the post-season than for pure wins or losses....

10+1 Thoughts On The Mavs Loss To Atlanta

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1. Why was our rebounding so poor?It is not because the Mavs have stopped focusing on closing out opposing possessions and are sprinting up the court like the Phoenix Suns do. Nor is it necessarily...

Liveblogging Mavs-Hawks

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I'll be live-blogging the Hawks game right here. Feel free to add your comments below. So I make a fundamental stupid blogger mistake--I start watching the game at 7:30, which is the published tip...

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