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DALLAS Struggles - Analysis

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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#21 » by bartlettbear » Sun Feb 7, 2021 1:21 am

arkuo wrote:You know what, I blame the green jerseys man. Somehow they'll win as much games as the last team that wore it in 1985 or 1986.


I will take 44 wins and would really take 86-87 mavs who won 55
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#22 » by Mr B » Sun Feb 7, 2021 8:30 am

bartlettbear wrote:
arkuo wrote:You know what, I blame the green jerseys man. Somehow they'll win as much games as the last team that wore it in 1985 or 1986.


I will take 44 wins and would really take 86-87 mavs who won 55

The 1987-88 Mavs team wore green and took the Showtime Lakers to 7 games in the Western Conference Finals.

I might blame the white/gold city jerseys though.


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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#23 » by 8David24 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:02 am

1 Kristaps Porzingis Needs To Step Up
2 Lack Of Supporting Cast Scoring Punch
3 Luka need to start nba season in better shape (stop eating fast food)
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#24 » by reamily » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:39 am

Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why Mavs was last season best offensive team..sure Luka can create his own offense but it open the flood gates for other guys and for luka to have that insane numbers
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#25 » by Bob8 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:49 pm

reamily wrote:Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why Mavs was last season best offensive team..sure Luka can create his own offense but it open the flood gates for other guys and for luka to have that insane numbers


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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#26 » by HMFFL » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:03 pm

BlueSan, thank you for the lengthy post. I enjoyed reading it during one of my recent flights.

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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#27 » by arkuo » Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:08 pm

reamily wrote:Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why Mavs was last season best offensive team..sure Luka can create his own offense but it open the flood gates for other guys and for luka to have that insane numbers



One thing that seems to be missing this season is Luka's lobs or alley oop passes (usually to Powell) off a screen and a quick cut to the basket. This rim runner would require the defense to hang back in the paint a bit in case someone cuts. This in turn leaves guys from the 3 point line wide open or with a second or two of daylight. The eye test tells me that once you have a missing component like that, defenses can lock you down instead. Man to man. And with their 3 point shot not falling as it should, this leads to difficulty pulling away or winning games. This team was best in offensive rating in league history last year. Something changed the dynamic.

It doesnt help now that Powell has a two inch vertical leap post achilles tear. This rim running component had them wanting Derrick Jones Jr included in that Kelly Olynyk botched trade with Miami last time. Derrick Jones Jr. can play way above the rim and Luka can just toss it in the vicinity of the hoop and he would be able to catch it. Luka used to make opposing big men look like fools back pedalling thinking who to guard. That's missing this year.
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#28 » by matt6715 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:15 pm

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reamily wrote:Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why Mavs was last season best offensive team..sure Luka can create his own offense but it open the flood gates for other guys and for luka to have that insane numbers


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Seth's gravity (even as a role player) on offense was HUGE for this team last year
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#29 » by wolfram » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:30 pm

reamily wrote:Kristaps Porzingis is the reason why Mavs was last season best offensive team..sure Luka can create his own offense but it open the flood gates for other guys and for luka to have that insane numbers


It's a team sport obviously, but if you take Luka from that team no way in hell they are the best offense ever. Team was built around Luka who is elite at playmaking and passing combined with elite driving and touch around the rim. Team is not build around KP.

KP is extremly important on defense (not good this season) and spacing on offense. His overall impact on winning is really big.
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#30 » by reamily » Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:27 pm

Good job on luka on making sure that thj stays hot and put ball on hit guy in brunson and did the best impact in the court by securing rebounds when lineup become small..
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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#31 » by BlueSan » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:21 pm

HMFFL wrote:BlueSan, thank you for the lengthy post. I enjoyed reading it during one of my recent flights.

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Re: DALLAS Struggles - Analysis 

Post#32 » by BlueSan » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:35 am

Have to update this. Things are better lately, but I am not convinced the main problems are gone.
If yes I will be the first one saying I was wrong.

Like wise if not, I will probably write something

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