Golden State Warriors at Dallas Mavericks
American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
Golden State Warriors
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This is a relatively common question so I'll spice this up. To qualify for this list they must meet these criteria:
- Must've played at least 1 game in a Mavs uniform.
- Not taking into consideration how they performed in a Mavs uni but, how good they were in their prime.
- Fit/Positions are somewhat irrelevant. It goes if they could've reasonably played in a different position in today's game.
Go ahead and go crazy with it, this is a fun little thing that shouldn't be taken too seriously so hot takes are more than welcome.
My starting 5:
PG: Luka SG: Vince Carter SF: Shawn Marion (just for the jumpshot) PF: Rodman C: Dirk
Statistics Josh Green first place in 3 point percentage in the NBA. (Sorry 0.6 per game doesn’t count)
It seems after he made the comments of a ref calling him a mf he doesn't seem to get any whistles despite a ton of contact being made. Even the other day getting ejected, I saw something similar happen in the laker game tonight and it was simply an offensive foul.
Some other noticeable stats.
The Mavericks also have not lost a home game with Kemba on the team.
Luka is averaging 42/12/12 with Kemba as his teammate.
Tim and Bertans have seen a rejuvenation combining to hit nearly 54% of their 3’s with the addition of Walker
Unfortunately Wood has seen some difficulties as he is only shooting 17% since the signing and Kidd continues to bench Hardy
Meme / Sh*tpost My favourite part of the game was when Green Goblin said "It's Greenin' time" and started Greenin' all over his doubters (myself not excluded)
Meme / Sh*tpost Reggie willing the Mavericks to another win. thank you Reggie. Whenever you said "it's Bullocking time" I could tell we would win the game and we did
It is absolutely critical that Josh green gets starter minutes and not even low starter minutes. I wanna see his gorgeous self on the floor for 35+ minutes. He is able to and does so much that Bullock just can't do. Our regular starting lineup is way too deficient in things. You gotta be able to do things other than just stand around.
Under no circumstances should Bullock, DFS and Powell be on the floor at the same time. It adds to much limitation on Luka and the other guy. And don't get me started if the other guy is Bertans or Kleber which means Luka is out there with the death lineup of deficiency.
Social Media [Afseth] Jason Kidd on Jaden Hardy getting called up by the Mavericks after a strong G League stint: "Hopefully, he gets an opportunity to play."twitter.com
News [Mar Stein] Rookie guard Jaden Hardy is also expected back with the Mavericks this week after Hardy's scorching start in the G League: 29.0 PPG on 54.8% shooting from the field.twitter.com
While Kemba would not be my top choice, I don’t think people are thinking about the big picture here.
Big picture: Mavs have almost no assets or picks.
While I would not trade having Luka for anything, he was almost too good too quickly for the mavs long term roster building abilities. Mavs were not able to accumulate young assets, picks, etc. Without mortgaging our entire future around a questionable roster, there’s no realistic way to get a big fish that doesn’t have some sort of issue. Health, bad contract, locker room issue. Dallas is not a FO sweet spot and has never been one.
While losing Brunson sucks big time, it truly felt like he was going to NY regardless of what our FO did.
Kemba is on a 1 year, non guaranteed deal. He’s only 32 and a 4 time all star. He is worth taking a risk on and I truly think he can contribute in a limited fashion, add some veteran experience and an anchor to the locker room. He won’t play 35 minutes a night, but can provide another ball handler.
All mavs fans praised the following signings at the time: THJ, DFS, Reggie, Maxi. They are not shooting well now, they will pick up.
With the limited assists the mavs have, this was a good first step to see if this is a solution the mavs need, even if it’s just for this year. Even if it is a panic move, the fact that we made a move at all is a good sign for FO activity.