Jason Kidd is still playing in our faces so we had to talk about it, again.
The Dallas Mavericks have fallen to .500 at 34-34 with 14 games left. They are tied for the 8 seed in the West and their two stars are dealing with injuries. While some discuss whether or not Mavs Twitter is part of the actual fanbase, those of us who only get to interact with other Mavs fans online deal with the reality of the situation. Something has to change.
Our favorite pain point of the post-All-Star break era reared its head again with Christian Wood managing to only see 15 minutes in a game where Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving were absent. He scored 14 points and went 6/6 from the line during those 15 minutes but was not in to help close as the offense sputtered. However, a new question emerged.
Jaden Hardy, the rookie who recently mentioned asking Josh Green for advice on staying ready while not getting minutes, got the start in this game. Meanwhile, Frank Ntilikina and Theo Pinson, who have played ahead of him recently, did not see the court at all. Does this mean that Hardy should have been in the rotation all along? Does this mean he will be in the rotation going forward? Reese and Bibs get into both major questions concerning Kidd’s rotations.
To begin the episode, Reese and Bibs took a minute to talk about happy things namely the BibsCorner Movie Awards for 2022. There are some spoilers for the awards so if you want to listen to the episode and be surprised by the results you can skip ahead once we start talking about movies.
(If there are ads at the beginning of the episode these times may be off by a minute)
00:16 – 15:38 Intros and Movie Talk
16:15 – 31:15 Grizzlies Game Recap
31:15 – 1:05:03 Dueling Kidd Rants: State of the Mavs
- Reese Rant
- Bibs Rant
- Calmer Conversation
1:07:30 – 1:18:10 Weekly Segments
- Fantasy Roundup
- Unsung Hero of the Week
- Weekly Forecast
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