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Explaining the options for Luka Dončić’s “Supermax” contract

Dallas superstar Luka Dončić’s next contract comes sooner than you might think. Here are the variations of what the Mavericks can offer.

Luka Dončić’s overlooked ability to instantly set guys up for success adds one more dimension to his MVP bid

Who else could have set two brand new teammates up for success from the first possession the way Luka Dončić just did?

The Mavericks showed at the trade deadline that they will not go quietly

Dallas continues full steam ahead in its quest to build a winner around Luka Doncic, future be damned

What draft picks can the Dallas Mavericks trade?

Explaining what draft capital the Mavericks can move, if they choose to do so, before the NBA trade deadline

The injury bug has plagued the Dallas Mavericks this season

The Mavericks have struggled to put a healthy lineup on the floor consistently.

The Tim Hardaway Jr. dilemma persists, but it doesn’t help to set him up for failure

The Mavericks can’t live with him and they can’t live without him. But since they have to, at least set him up for success

How the Dallas Mavericks respond to this humiliating loss to the Suns will say a lot about them as a team

It feels like it’s do or die for this team right now. Sink or swim, make it or break it

How the insistence on being taken seriously on defense has taken Luka Dončić to another level

To put it in perspective: Defense is not the only area where Luka Dončić has upped his game this season, but it is the most noticeable and potentially game changing

Don’t underestimate the effect of good role players: Finally the Dallas Mavericks can count on consistent play from non-superstars

The superstars get all the attention, but role players are the foundation of a good basketball team

The viability of the Mavericks trading for Pascal Siakam

The question isn’t if it makes sense for the Mavs to pursue Siakam, but whether they have the assets to make it work.

Can the Dallas Mavericks help your mental health? Basketball as therapy 

They say feeling part of something bigger is good for your mental health. How basketball can help you when you’re struggling

Luka Hits 10,000 Points: How Doncic reached a career Milestone

Dončić reached the milestone in 358 games, the seventh-fewest in NBA history. Among active players, he was the quickest to 10k, reaching it in 10 less games than LeBron James.

Take a lesson from Luka Dončić and Dante Exum: Why players who slow down accomplish more

Dante Exum learned how to do it. Luka Dončić and Nikola Jokić are the masters of it. Josh Green seems to have forgotten how to. How players need to slow down if they want to get somewhere

Luka Doncic is playing like the MVP

The Mavericks star has been otherworldly this season. Why is he not being recognized as a top MVP candidate?

The Dante Exum theory: Why surrounding Luka Dončić with players who have high-level European experience is a winning recipe

If you want to contend, you need high IQ players, who are used to playing under pressure and can move off-ball. Enter Europeans and players with high-level European experience

Darvin Ham’s backboard breaker was an unforgettable moment for a generation of hoops fans

The Mavericks hosting the Lakers is the perfect opportunity to look back at one of the fiercest, most brutal dunks ever televised. Yea, Coach Ham could get UP back in the day.

Muggsy Bogues tells an incredible story about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

You’ve got to hear this uplifting and emotional story as retold on Showtime’s All the Smoke podcast.

The system vs. the individual: Luka Dončić’s Madrid coach gives a great example of how the European coaching style differs from the US

Pablo Laso’s explanation of how he taught Luka Dončić to lead is a great illustration of the differences between European and American basketball culture

Luka Doncic got back into the paint against the Rockets

Doncic’s shot diet has been jumper heavy this season, but he bulldozed his way to the rim against Houston

Tim Hardaway Jr. is the Mavericks third best player, and that might be the problem

It might be time for the front office to finally rip the band aid off.

A Dallas Mavericks Thanksgiving: 10 things to be thankful for this season

There’s a lot to be thankful for in Dallas this season.

The most valuable skill for Mavericks’ role players is defense

Unfortunately, very few Mavericks role players possess that skill, especially Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Mavericks’ defense has reached a breaking point

Nine possessions against the Kings tell the story of Dallas’ defensive ineptitude

The Dallas Mavericks are 9-3: Was chemistry the missing link?

Chemistry and connection are helping the Mavericks soar to new heights

The Mavericks have sacrificed first-quarter efficiency for fourth-quarter dominance

The Mavericks are really good when it matters

Derrick Jones Jr. deserves consideration for Most Improved Player

Jones is putting up some of the best numbers of his career

Derrick Jones Jr. is doing it all for the Dallas Mavericks right now

Derrick Jones Jr. has made an impact on defense from the beginning, but his offensive spark has been a positive surprise

The Dallas Mavericks have become a clutch juggernaut

The Mavericks are playing faster and it is working

Clutch time is a different beast: Trust is the magic word for Luka Dončić and the Dallas Mavericks right now

In clutch, you don’t play your best players, you play the smartest. It’s not for the spontaneous, nervous, or streaky

Luka Doncic’s latest magic trick against the Nets was another masterpiece

Dallas had no business beating Brooklyn, but Doncic had other plans

After captain duty for Slovenia, will we see a new and improved leader in Luka Dončić on the Dallas Mavericks?

A preview of what to expect of Luka Dončić’s leadership this season

The Dallas Mavericks clutch woes disappeared in the win against the Spurs

Plagued by crunch-time issues last season, Dallas delivered in the season opener when it mattered most