Mavs Fast Break Ep. 2 with Chris Stuckey & Darreck Kirby

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With the NBA season underway, Chris Stuckey and Darreck Kirby continue Dallas Mavericks coverage on ProjectShanks.com with another episode of Mavs Fast Break. Topics discussed on the podcast include:

– First impression of Chandler Parsons in Rick Carlisle’s offense
– Parsons vs Ariza through six games
– Mavs stellar first halves vs third quarter woes
– Tyson Chandler’s impact on both ends of the floor
– Re-evaluating the Western conference playoff picture

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Dallas Mavericks Blow Huge Lead, Hold Off Feisty Celtics

By Darreck Kirby
PSDC Dallas Mavericks Beat Writer

Dallas, TX: The AAC was rocking as the Mavs reutrned from their brief road trip to New Orleans looking to push their winning streak to three games against the Boston Celtics. Much like their home opener, the Mavs raced out to a towering lead, only to watch it melt away in yet another third quarter letdown – the primary storyline for the team as a whole through its first four games.

Dallas may have squandered all but one of its 31-point lead but more than anything what stood out to me was the grit that both teams played with. Give credit to the Celtics for coming out of the half firing despite a big deficit. Brad Stevens has done a great job with his young team, rallying the troops time and time again despite Dallas runs that continously pushed the lead back to double digits. In the end, it was simply too much to overcome. Mavs 118, Celtics 113. [Read more…]

Dallas Mavericks Fall In Season Opener

By Darreck Kirby
PSDC Dallas Mavericks Beat Writer

The NBA season opened with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs hosting the new look Dallas Mavericks. And while the game might have gotten off to an ugly start, the champs looked every bit the part and edge the visiting Mavs 101-100.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

For Mavs fans, the good news is that the team really had a chance to win this one. In his Mavs debut, the $46 million man, Chandler Parsons was just 2-of-10 from the floor for five points, had four rebounds and two steals to go along with zero assists in 33 minutes. The team’s chemistry looked out of sorts – which is to be expected – and STILL had the final shot with a chance to steal one. [Read more…]

Mavs Introduce New Players, Jerseys

By Darreck Kirby
PSDC Dallas Mavericks Beat Writer

DALLAS – Tuesday afternoon, Mark Cuban unveiled his newest additions; six of his now eight new players (Charlie Vilanueva’s non-guaranteed contract wasn’t yet official and Richard Jefferson was…?), as well as the newest alternate jerseys designed by Mavs fan Geoff Case. Case’s design was selected out of more than 1,000 entries, and features the Dallas skyline as its backdrop. Since entering the contest, Geoff Case has left the digitial marketing field and opened the design company 1 Man Agency. He received $1,000 and season tickets as his prize.

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The idea behind Case’s design is that players will “pop” their jersey fronts to represent their city. [Read more…]

Tyson Chandler to Mavs a Done Deal

By Darreck Kirby
PSDC Dallas Mavericks Beat Writer

By now you’ve surely heard that the Dallas Mavericks successfully reacquired Tyson Chandler through a six-player trade with the New York Knicks. The price was steep, but one Dallas felt it had to pay in order to win now. In exchange for Chandler, Dallas was forced to give up starters Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert, along with reserve guards Wayne Ellington and Shane Larkin. The buck, however, does not stop there. The Mavs also forked over not one, but both of their second round draft picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft, leaving them as spectators for one of the most exciting nights of the offseason. Oh, and before I get too far, I should also mention Dallas had to take on Raymond Felton’s contract as well, which is essentially a two-year deal thanks to a player option that will pay just shy of $4 million in year two. So now we examine the proverbial question: was it worth it for the Mavs?

Photo Credit: mavs.com

Photo Credit: mavs.com

In a word, yes. The Mavericks, despite a solid year last season, are still faced with a closing window and a slim at best chance to land a mega-star to take Dirk’s throne, although this deal could potentially help with that. [Read more…]

Reports: Knicks Trade Tyson Chandler to Mavericks in Six-Player Deal

By Jake Hyman
PSDC Writer & Host of the New York Sports Minute Podcast

The New York Knicks have  traded Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and two second round picks, according to numerous reports.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

Dallas will send Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington, along with the 34th and 51st picks in tomorrow night’s draft. [Read more…]