Mavs Signing: Antonius Cleveland Profile

While I had heard Cleveland’s name before I have to admit I hadn’t paid him much mind. Most people seem to be impressed by his athleticism and a highlight package search does bring up a lot of lob catches but that’s not the only aspect of his game that is impressive. I also noticed that he likes to shoot off the dribble and does most of his damage in the mid-range. Currently, only Harrison Barnes really does much work in the mid-range for the Mavs so this would be welcomed on our offense. I also noticed that he has good timing on defense and uses his length and athleticism to get blocks both on and off the ball. Let’s dig deeper.  Continue reading Mavs Signing: Antonius Cleveland Profile

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Dallas Mavericks – Season Preview

Dennis Smith, Jr. The future – After years of failure in the draft (and in the offseason) the Mavericks finally appear to have gotten a future All-Star type player in Smith. He was a revelation in the summer league and continues to make highlights with his layup line dunks. The Mavericks haven’t see a point guard with this type of athleticism and for the first time it feels like there may be a suitable replacement for Dirk as the face of the franchise.  Continue reading Dallas Mavericks – Season Preview

Mavs Signing: Maxi Kleber Profile

When I started watching film on Kleber my first thought was that I expected him to push Dwight Powell. Then as I watched more film on him… I thought he might actually be here to REPLACE Dwight Powell. Then I realized that Dwight Powell was supposed to be auditioning to be Dirk’s heir which means that Maximiliam Kleber would now be auditioning to be Dirk’s heir… Continue reading Mavs Signing: Maxi Kleber Profile