The eyes of the NBA world were trained Game Seven of the Dallas Mavericks’ first round matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Mavericks came up short, and are now facing a long offseason. But before moving on to what the front office will do this summer, and what needs to be better next year, there’s plenty to break down what went right and what went wrong in this shortened season.
Espn’s Tim MacMahon wrote about the Mavericks’ looming Kristaps Porzingis problem. It’s something that will certainly be discussed frequently in the coming months.
The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks talked about how Luka Doncic’s dominance might not be the best thing for the Mavericks. Tjarks is a great writer, and this piece makes a nuanced case for Doncic’s usage.
Kevin Sherrington of the Dallas Morning News has a spicy take on the Mavericks current situation. It’s either Porzingis or coach Rick Carlisle. One has to go.
Doyle Rader of Forbes (and Mavs Moneyball!) has a piece on Doncic indicating he’ll sign his rookie extension. It’s expected news, but comforting nonetheless.
Tim Cowlishaw wrote about the Mavericks’ 3-point shooting, or lack thereof. Cowlishaw suggests that the Mavericks are continuing the poor roster building that defined the end of Dirk Nowitzki’s career.
Tim Cato of The Athletic talked about how Doncic did his part. Now it’s up to the Mavericks to surround him with the help he needs.
Bill Simmons and Ryen Russillo discussed the Mavericks and the Clippers on the Bill Simmons podcast. The first 30 minutes is almost exclusively Mavericks related, and Simmons points out how talent deficient the Dallas roster really is.