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Mavs trade Gonzaga’s Olynyk to Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks traded away the rights to Gonzaga big man Kelly Olynyk in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night to the Boston Celtics for Brazil’s Lucas Nogueira (traded to Hawks), the No. 16 overall pick, and two future second round picks. 2013 NBA Draft | Picks per Team In a separate move the Celtics also picked up Colorado State Center Colton Iverson, the 53rd overall selection, from the Indiana Pacers for cash considerations. Both acquisitions on the heels of an agreement reached between Boston and Brooklyn that would send future Hall-of-Famers Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets for Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, Kris Joseph, MarShon Brooks, Keith Bogans and three future first round picks. The proposed blockbuster deal that also includes Jason Terry won’t be official until July 10th when … Read entire article »

Filed under: NBA Draft

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

It was right there for the World to see. A 7-foot tall German giant with light feet and an uncanny propensity to hit awkward one-legged fadeaways and duck-under layups armed with a second chance opportunity to step into the historic annals of NBA lore. That shaggy-haired giant was none other than Dallas Mavericks star power forward Dirk Nowitzki. And in a moments time late Sunday evening the once-doggedly questioned basketball import confidently charged his way straight past those … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories, News

LeBron James not playing his game in these Finals

LeBron James not playing his game in these Finals

Let’s be honest.  After eight successful NBA seasons, this is not the LeBron James we have become accustomed to seeing. James is a 6-foot 8-inch, 250-pound rim-attacking phenom. He impacts the game by getting to the free throw line and burying his defenders under the basket figuratively and literally. However, James is not playing his game.  We have not seen that same aggressive attacking player since the Heat 92-84 Game 1 victory from American Airlines Arena in Miami, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant not so politely asks Brendan Haywood to be in his poster

Kevin Durant‘s known as a polite, well-mannered young man around the league.  Arguably a little too nice at times, Durant rebelliously channeled his inner Taj Thursday night by not so politely asking Mavs 7-foot big man Brendan Haywood to be in his poster in the first quarter of the Thunder 106-100 win over the Mavs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. A not-so-nice poster with Durant’s head equal to the rim and Haywood’s feet … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Dunks

Bynum ejected from Game 4 for vicious flagrant foul on J.J. Barea

Bynum ejected from Game 4 for vicious flagrant foul on J.J. Barea

Geez…what on the Earth did little J.J. Barea do to deserve this? For the second time in the last three games Barea was clocked by a Laker big man late in an out-of-reach ball game resulting in a warranted ejection. This time it was Lakers’ young big man Andrew Bynum who dropped Barea on a drive to the basket with 8:21 left in the contest. Bynum was ejected for his vicious flagrant foul deciding to use the moment … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, News

Mavs getting wide-open looks thanks to Dirk

Mavs getting wide-open looks thanks to Dirk

Can you say wide open? Peja Stojakovic, Jason Terry, J.J. Barea and Jason Kidd sure as hell can. In the Mavericks shocking Game 3 98-92 dismantling of the World Champs Friday night, all four of the above mentioned Mavs perimeter players benefited significantly from Dirk Nowitzki’s need for a strong double team from the now floundering Los Angeles Lakers. On the night Nowitzki scored 32 points himself, however the respect he appears to have earned from the Lakers … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Does Ron Artest’s late cheap shot warrant a suspension?

Does Ron Artest’s late cheap shot warrant a suspension?

UPDATE: Ron Artest has been suspended by the league for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals Friday night with the Dallas Mavericks.  Read on to find out why. Ron Artest wasn’t very pleased with the ending result in the Lakers’ 93-81 Game 2 loss to the hands of the opportunistic Dallas Mavericks Wednesday night and he apparently had no problem showing it with just moments remaining in regulation. With the Mavs up big and the game … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, News

Dirk and the Mavericks make quick work of resilient Bobcats

Dirk and the Mavericks make quick work of resilient Bobcats

The Dallas Mavericks took down the Charlotte Bobcats 101-92 Saturday night from Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte, N.C. Dirk led everybody in the building (really) with 25 points.  Tyson Chandler, arguably, the Mavericks MVP to this point in the season, once again put up an impressive performance scoring just 9 points, but adding 15 rebounds and 2 blocks on the night. Jason Terry, as is customary, came off the bench to post 21 big points … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, News