The ABC’s of the 2015-16 Dallas Mavericks


ABC, it’s easy as, 1 2 3.

As simple as, do re mi.

ABC, 1 2 3, baby you and me girl…

No, the Mavericks did not hand out a partial guaranteed contract to the late Michael Jackson, but let’s look at the ABC’s of this upcoming 2015-16 Dallas Mavericks season…


The Mavericks have 8 players over the age of 30, will that play a factor?


With the Mavericks having so many questions around health this year, the bench is as important as ever.

Mar 16, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban during the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY SportsWith the injuries and rest, the Mavericks bench this year will be as crucial as ever


How can this letter mean anything else than the best owner in all of sports?


Dirty Dirk is GOAT.


Will the high flyer

Jeremy Evans

take over the

Aminu role this year?

(F)ather Time

Father Time is undefeated, hopefully Dirk holds him off this year.

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The amount of free throws I hope DeAndre has to shoot when he visits Dallas….even though this isn’t a word, you get the point.


Is there a team with more health questions this year than the Mavericks?




of Parsons and Matthews not being cleared for training camp yet, will they be ready for opening night?

Feb 25, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center JaVale McGee (1) reacts to a call during the second quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

(J)aVale McGee

What on earth will the Mavericks get

out of

JaVale McGee


(K)aleb Canales

A young assistant coach from Portland starting his second season under Carlisle. Could he be an eventual replacement?


Leadership is not an issue. This is Chandler and Dirk’s team with Carlisle leading the way. I love our leadership.


With the doubt surrounding this team, motivation is an understatement for the mindset going into the season

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  • (N)elson

    Even though we struck out in free agency with Jordan, Nelson leading the way as our GM has done an above average recovery to the debacle.

    (O)utside Shooting

    If there is one thing that almost everyone can agree on, it’s that this Mavericks team will be

    near the top in outside shooting.


    We here at

    The Smoking Cuban


    Chandler Parsons

    will take a

    Jimmy Butler-like jump

    this year in the NBA.


    One of the main things I am looking forward to is

    Wesley Matthews

    draining a three and pulling out an invisible arrow from his quiver and launching it into the air.

    Feb 11, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle gives instructions to his team during the second quarter of the game against the Utah Jazz at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

    (R)ick Carlisle

    The best coach in the league behind Pop.

    (S)ixth Man

    Devin Harris? Barea? Anderson? Who is our sixth man this year?


    With the plethora of expiring contracts and an aggressive front office, I believe the Mavericks will be very aggressive on the trade market.


    This Mavericks team will be underrated all year-long and I kind of like it like that.

    Mar 22, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Virginia Cavaliers guard Justin Anderson (1) reacts after a basket during the first half against the Michigan State Spartans in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

    (V)illanueva, Charlie

    Serious question, has he ever recorded an assist?  The definition of a true gunner.

    (W)illiams, Deron

    Can he return to his all-star form or will he be the injury prone, “coach conflict” that he has been perceived as the past few years?


    Who will be this year’s x-factor player? Similar to a

    Vince Carter


    Al-Farouq Aminu



    The Mavericks and young players usually never happen, but with

    Justin Anderson


    Dwight Powell

    , the Mavs might have some

    youth get some major minutes.

    (Z)aza Pachulia

    Will he be our starting center this year alongside Dirk?

    With training camp starting next week, the season is right around the corner. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for the latest and breaking Dallas Mavericks news.

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