Nerlens Noel Just Wasted 2017-18

I don’t know who is up for the job, maybe a big man whisperer. Maybe Iyanla Vanzant has a version of Fix My Basketball Life. This much is clear. Nerlens Noel has issues. But they are issues the Dallas Mavs care nothing about because Noel has just been suspended for taking a banned substance (allegedly marijuana)…

Sexual Harrassment in Cuban Country: Did He Enable Sexual Predators?

A bombshell investigation from Sports Illustrated reveals a feral and misogynistic culture of molestation, toxicity, abuse and traumatization of Dallas Mavericks female employess that lasted for years. Absent any intervention by celebrity owner Mark Cuban, the abuse continued in its rawest form. Comments. Inuendoes. Unwanted touching. Harrassment.  It is a devastating portrait of toxic male…

Dirk and Retirement? Not So Fast

The Achilles tendon bothered two of the greatest scorers in NBA history. Kobe Bryant never fully recovered from his torn Achilles and Dirk Nowitzki dealt with Achilles pain early in the season last year.  No matter. Nowitzki will return to the court for his 20th year and possibly, if he feels like it, his 21st.…

Not Imitating Last Year is Bad for the Mavs

The Mavericks went after Harrison Barnes in free agency because they needed to get younger. But the winless Mavericks are still hampered by their identity: their best player is 38 years old. With the exception of 3-point percentage (16th) and points allowed (19th), the Mavs are near the bottom of every category that matters. They…

Harrison Barnes Rep Has Followed Him to Texas

Harrison Barnes had a wretchedly awful preseason.(Other words besides wretched come to mind: painful, ugly, sorrowful, ridiculous). He made 27% of his shots and his three point shooting couldn’t have been worse if his eyes were shut (16%). From the looks of him Barnes is a star, but he was a role player in college…

Will the Real Harrison Barnes Please Stand Up

New Faces: Harrison Barnes, Ketth Hornsby, Jameel Warney, Kyle Collinsworth, Quincy Acy, Jonathon  Gibson, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Dorain Finney-Smith, A.J. Hammons (R), Andrew Bogut 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 42-40 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd: Turnovers. 3rd: Free Throw Percentage. 9th: Defensive Rebounds, 3-Point Percentage (Defense). Leading Scorer: Dirk Nowitzki, 18.3 Leading Rebounder: Zaza Paculia, 9.4 When a 37…