Thursday Night the Dallas Mavericks finalized a trade where they will acquire Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics, in a surprising move which seemed to come out of nowhere and built steam throughout the day. While getting the talent of a Rondo will be a benefit to the team, there will also be some loss with having to trade-off Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a first round pick in 2015, second round pick in 2016, and a 12.9 million trade exception. In this case, the positive outweighs the negative for his talent. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
Last week during the NBA draft, Commissioner Adam Silver stopped and did something very classy and solidified his presence as Commissioner. He stopped the draft in between picks number 15 and 16 and had a very nice speech about Baylor Center Isaiah Austin, who recently just had to put the brakes on his basketball career because of a disease called Marfan syndrome.
It is ashamed to see this kid have to give up his dream after he already had to fight a detached retina early on in his life to be able to make it as far as he has come. But with anything else, the most unfair things happen to people who seem to not deserve them.
But for Austin, he was able to go and be part of the NBA draft and Adam Silver went out of his way to give Austin his ceremonial draft pick. While it is unknown what will happen to Austin from here on out, it is a sure thing he will never play in the NBA, but some would hope, maybe a team will take a chance to bring him in as a scout or even as a front office assistant and at least give the kid a chance to be around the NBA.
No matter what happens going forward, you have to tip your cap to the NBA for such a classy move and Adam Silver has done nothing but endear himself to the players and fans. He has more respect going forward now, than he did the day he took over for David Stern. Kudos to you Mr. Silver.Please be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
The San Antonio Spurs just won their fifth title since 1999, and they have won all of these championships “bucking” the trend league wide to pay a lot of money for some of the best players. Instead they have found a core group of players who come from international backgrounds and built into a present day dynasty.Twitter and Facebook
Dirk Nowitzki is a fan favorite in Dallas, but he really doesn’t get a whole lot of respect nationally because he plays a more European style in the NBA. But Tuesday night in Utah, he passed Oscar Robinson on the All-Time scoring list and is now one of the top 10. Will this grab more respect for Dirk? Probably not, it will take a lot more for most NBA fans to really give Dirk his due. Continue readingPlease be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook
Do the Dallas Mavericks have a realistic shot to make the playoffs?
We have made it in the home stretch of the NBA season and with less than 15 games remaining the Dallas Mavericks are in position to sneak into the playoffs when many people within the area thought they wouldn’t even be close. As of right now the Mavs are sitting in the 8th spot just a game and a half over the Phoenix Suns. But the upcoming schedule for the Mavericks is anything but a cake walk.