Mavs Open Preseason with a 106-104 Victory Over Visiting Bucks

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

The Dallas Mavericks opened the preseason with an impressive 106-104 win against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks. The evening was more about distributing minutes evenly and giving the starters the lion’s share of the first quarter. Said the twenty-year veteran Dirk Nowitzki after the game, “I was the only one who couldn’t do it [play the whole first quarter].” Considering Dirk’s irrefutable place in NBA history and that this is just the first preseason game of his twentieth season, the exhaustion can be forgiven.
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Dallas Mavericks 2017-18 Outlook

By Darreck Kirby
Project Shanks Creative Director

Last season the Dallas Mavericks amassed just 33 wins against 49 loses to complete one of their worst seasons in recent memory. To put things bluntly, the roster Dallas walked into the season with provided little hope to fans eager to see the return of playoff basketball in Big D. The starting lineup of Derron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki, and Andrew Bogut was never going to set the league on fire, and it resulted in the Mavs getting off to one of their worst starts since the 90s. ¬†Things were so bad, in fact, Dallas ultimately took out a flier on a kid named Yogi Ferrell and opted to revamp its young core by trading for 23-year-old rim protector, Nerlens Noel. Sure the moves teased the possibility of Rick Carlisle’s squad sneaking into the playoffs, but in the end there just wasn’t enough depth or, frankly, talent, to overcome an abysmal 9-21 start. Dallas would get the number 9 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and land the electric point guard, Dennis Smith Jr.

Original photo credit Mavs.com

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Yogi Ferrell Named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

By Lindsey Jones

Dallas Mavericks point guard Yogi Ferrell was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team last week and is the first Mavs rookie to be awarded that honor since Marquis Daniels and Josh Howard both made it in the 2003-2004 season.

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Podcast Shanks – Mavs Season In Memorium

It was a polarizing season for the Dallas Mavericks. From beginning the year with one of the worst starting lineups in the league to cultivating a surprisingly talented, young roster, the Mavs appear to have a bright future despite posting their first losing season in 16 seasons. In this episode of Podcast Shanks, Darreck Kirby and Brennan Scala take a look at the highs, the lows, and everything in between from this past Mavs season. [Read more…]

Harrison Barnes Leads Mavs Past Wizards

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The road has not been a friendly place for Dallas this season, and the start of this road trip, a 100-78 thumping in Toronot, proved just that. But if Dallas intends to compete for that final playoff spot, they’ll have to find a way to get it done away from the AAC as 7 of their final 12 games will be on the road. Wednesday night, they found a way to beat a good team in the road unis. [Read more…]