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Dallas Hoops Fancast - A Podcast for Dallas Mavericks Fans
55 minutes | 4 days ago
Can Luka Win MVP?; Kristaps' Struggles; Mavs vs. January; Evan Zaucha on Why Luka Doncic Has Such High Basketball IQ and What That Is
We talk about the Mavericks' improved defense, Luka Doncic's case for MVP, the Mavs' tough schedule in January, Kristaps Porzingis' struggles since returning from injury, and our game predictions for this week. I also interview Evan Zaucha from Premium Hoops on why Luka Doncic has such a high basketball IQ. (2:49) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly The Good - The Mavericks’ defense and resilience, Luka’s defense, Luka breakin’ records (9:28) The Bad & The Ugly - Players out, Tough schedule, Kristaps' struggles (22:53) Can Luka win MVP this year? (27:50) Interview with Evan Zaucha on why Luka Doncic has such a high basketball IQ (50:22) Weekly Game Predictions Read exclusive Mavs content: www.dallashoopscast.com Follow Sydney on Twitter: @_sydneymyers Follow the show on Twitter: @dallashoopscast Follow Evan on Twitter: @EZ_hoops
34 minutes | 9 days ago
What Makes Luka Doncic Such a Good Scorer? In-Depth Breakdown with Noah from TheNBAUnderground.com
Sydney had on Noah from thenbaunderground.com to do a deep dive into how Luka scores so efficiently. This one is pretty in-depth, so get your thinking caps on. We talked about - Two techniques Luka Doncic uses to score - How he uses his weight and his ankles (yeah, we talked about his ankles) - How Luka can improve his 3PT% - Why duos are better than trios (you probably didn’t think of this reason) Read Noah's article on Luka Doncic's scoring: https://thenbaunderground.com/player-breakdowns/lukas-scoring Follow Noah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theNBAundrgrnd Follow Sydney on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_sydneymyers Read more exclusive Mavs content: https://www.dallashoopscast.com
51 minutes | 11 days ago
Why the Mavs' New Starting Lineup Works so Well, Luka Returns to MVP Form, Willie Cauley-Stein is...Good?, COVID Problems, Responding to Listener Comments
We talk about the Mavericks' new starting lineup and why it works so well. We go through the entire week and discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. Luka has returned to MVP form and the Mavs' defense is now 5th in the league! It's not all great though. COVID has hit the Mavericks pretty hard these last couple of days, and it's about to get ugly. Can they win without all these players? We then read and respond to some listener comments, play a game of Tired or Wired, and share our predictions for the coming week of games. Timestamps below! Topics (3:05) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly The Good New Starting Lineup Willie Cauley-Stein Has Been...Good? Better Defense Luka's Return to MVP Form The Bad Struggles to Hit Open Shots Officiating Luka’s Complaining The Ugly COVID Positive Players (23:44) Responding Listener Comments (35:39) Tired or Wired (39:42) Player A vs. Player B (46:10) Weekly Game Predictions Follow Sydney on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/_sydneymyers Follow the show on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/dallashoopscast Read exclusive Mavs content: https://www.dallashoopscast.com
61 minutes | 18 days ago
Buy or Sell Early Season Trends; Real or Fake League Leaders; The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
We discuss the Mavericks' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. Sure, the Mavs were without Kristaps and Luka, but there are some trends that developing that are worth talking about. We then talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly from a week of games against the Hornets, Heat, and Bulls. We also talk about some early season trends and decide if we should buy into them or sell them. Share your thoughts in the comments section of the YouTube video or on Twitter! Topics (2:07) Bulls Game Recap (14:39) The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (28:27) Buy or Sell: Early Trends (38:01) Real or Fake: League Leaders (51:55) Game Predictions www.dallashoopscast.com Twitter: @_sydneymyers @dallashoopscast
43 minutes | 23 days ago
50-Point Clippers Blowout? How?? + The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly of a Weird Week
How in the world did the Mavericks beat the Clippers by 50 points? And is there anything in this game they can replicate? We discuss the Mavs win, plus other positives from this game. We also talk about what being without Kristaps has revealed about this team and what they can do to fix those problems. Topics The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1:06) The Good: The Clippers Game. Just all of it. (13:19) What from the game can they replicate? (15:14) The Bad: Struggles Versus Size (23:20) The Ugly: The Mavs’ Lack of Effort and Focus (29:34) What Has Being Without Kristaps Revealed About this Team? (38:04) Blurred Lines Follow us on Twitter: @_sydneymyers and @dallashoopscast www.dallashoopscast.com
49 minutes | a month ago
Something, Nothing, or Everything: Preseason Edition + Who Should Start with Kristaps Porzingis?
We play a game of Something, Nothing, or Everything and determine if trends we saw in the Preseason will continue in the regular season. We then spend some time talking about what *kind* of player should start next to Kristaps, which current Maverick fits that description, and which NBA player best fits next to KP. We finish up by talking about Josh Richardson's contract extension and our predictions for the Mavs' first three games. Topics: (2:32) Something, Nothing, or Everything Josh Richardson' shooting percentage Dorian Finney-Smith' shooting percentage Mavs struggled against size Maxi led the Mavs in +/- Mavs were 21st in defensive rating Luka’s FT, 3PT, and complaining (18:19) Who should start next to Kristaps? (40:11) Josh Richardson does not sign contract extension (43:19) Predictions for first 3 games More exclusive Mavs content: www.dallashoopscast.com
55 minutes | 2 months ago
Most Important Media Day Quotes, Season Predictions (MVP, Record, Trades, etc.)
We recap five of the most important quotes from the Dallas Mavericks' Media Day interviews. Rick Carlisle had some interesting things to say about the team's defense, Kristaps Porzingis, and Josh Richardson. We then share our season predictions and what we think would have to happen for the Mavs to be a top 4 seed in the West. Timestamps below! <3 (00:57) LeBron says he wanted Luka Doncic on "Team LeBron" (6:37) 5 Most Important Quotes from Mavs Media Day (25:40) 5 Things That Must Happen for the Mavs to be a Top 4 Seed (37:16) Other Season Predictions Get more Mavs stuff at dallashoopscast.com Follow Sydney @_sydneymyers (Martin is lame and doesn't use Twitter)
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Sixers Reporter Jason Blevins on How Josh Richardson Helps the Mavs + Our Thoughts on Free Agency....(I'll be honest, it's a rant)
Sydney talks to Sixers reporter Jason Blevins from thepaintedlines.com about Josh Richardson. How will he help the Mavericks on offense and defense? What are his strengths and weaknesses and what is his ideal role? Jason shares some insight on what exactly we can expect from Richardson. We then share our thoughts on what the Mavs will get out of new additions Josh Richardson and James Johnson. Eventually it all crumbles in to a rant, as it usually does. Enjoy! Timestamps below. (1:24) Interview with Jason Blevins on Josh Richardson (18:18) How Josh Richardson will help the Mavs’ offense and defense (26:46) How do we feel about the offseason? (37:45) Projected starting lineup Read Exclusive Mavs Coverage at dallashoopscast.com Follow Jason on Twitter @JBlevinsNBA
47 minutes | 2 months ago
OF COURSE THE MAVS SHOULD WANT ZACH LAVINE - Trade Predictions (Jrue Holiday, Victor Oladipo, Zach Lavine, Spencer Dinwiddie) + Guess the Mav by His Scouting Report
Stop the Zach Lavine slander, folks! We talk about why Zach Lavine would be great for the Mavs and why he's not a perfect player. Who do we prefer between Lavine, Jrue Holiday, Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, and Spencer Dinwiddie? Listen to find out. We also get into draft talk, look back at some really bad draft decisions by the Mavericks, and play a game of Guess the Mavs By His Scouting Report. (1:29) Trade Predictions (2:15) Which player do you want the most? (2:22) Jrue Holiday (5:25) Zach Lavine (8:38) STOP THE ZACH LAVINE SLANDER (13:14) Who do you think the Mavs will actually get? (17:00) Will the Mavs be more aggressive this off-season? (19:18) Stop worry about how old a player is (20:32) Spencer Dinwiddie (22:00) Paul Millsap Jersey Leak? (23:00) Should the Mavs want Danillo Gallinari? (26:58) Looking back at Mavericks bad draft decisions (29:24) Guess the Player by his Draft Scouting Report (42:15) Why the Draft Is So Hard Listen to new episodes at dallashoopscast.com. A sub and review is always appreciated!
53 minutes | 4 months ago
Massive Free Agency Episode (Cap Space, THJ, and Targets) + Clearing Up the Dirk Slander
We looked at all 320 free agents and picked the top targets the Dallas Mavericks should go after. We also address the slander Dirk Nowitzki has been getting on Twitter lately. Check the timestamps for topics and player segments. Topics (1:10) Clearing up the Dirk slander (13:50) How much cap space do the Mavs have? (14:24) Will Tim Hardaway Jr. opt in? If he does, should the Mavs trade him? (19:30) DeMar DeRozan (25:12) Montrezl Harrell (27:56) Fred VanVleet (30:58) Gordon Hayward (34:17) Serge Ibaka (37:23) Davis Bertans (37:46) Bogdan Bogdanovic (39:32) Joe Harris (46:13) Jerami Grant (48:08) Paul Millsap (48:22) Jae Crowder (50:57) Avery Bradley (51:06) Derrick Jones Jr.
44 minutes | 4 months ago
Playoff Fallout: Players on the Move? Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, Montrezl Harrell, Gordon Hayward, Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka
We talk about Doc Rivers getting fired and what led to it. We also talk about what players might be available now that their teams have been eliminated from the Playoffs. Are teams looking to shake things up? We talk about whether or not we want Montrezl Harrell, Chris Paul, Victor Oladipo, Myles Turner, and others. Episode Topics (1:22) Doc Rivers fired (7:00) Could a healthy Mavericks team have beat the Clippers? (11:30) Players On the Move (11:30) Montrezl Harrell (14:02) Gordon Hayward (15:11) Chris Paul (17:25) Victor Olapido (27:59) Myles Turner (34:16) Serge Ibaka (25:30) Why Kristaps should play PF not C (34:54) When will Luka win MVP? (37:27) Mavericks Walk of Fame Game Listen to new episodes and read exclusive Mavs content at dallashoopscast.com.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Season Predictions We Were Wrong About & Some We Were Right About; Would You Rather?; Is Giannis Coming to Dallas?
Before the season started, we predicted 5 things that had to happen for the Dallas Mavericks to make the Playoffs. The Mavs made the Playoffs. Did our list of 5 things happen? (1:55) We also talked about predictions we made about Luka, Kristaps, and Rick Carlisle. (18:25) We also play a game of Would You Rather? (23:13) and talk about the odds of Giannis Antetokounmpo coming to Dallas (24:40). www.dallashoopscast.com
41 minutes | 5 months ago
WHAT IS GOING ON?? Mavericks-Clippers Game 4 Recap - Luka's Game-Winning Buzzer Beater
- Luka's game winner (duh) - Paul George took shots at the Mavs? - Shaq's comments about Luka - Are the Mavs winning or are the Clippers losing? - Playoff P ... lol - Thoughts on Maxi, Dorian, and Trey Burke - Mavs' toughness
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Wait, can the Mavericks actually win this series??? (Mavericks-Clippers Game 2 Reaction)
Are we crazy for thinking that this is sustainable? Or are the Clippers just not even trying? We talk about the Mavs' defense, their incredible offense, and what they would need to do to win this series. www.dallashoopscast.com
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Two Turning Points in Mavericks-Clippers Game 1: This Is What Decided the Game
This was a heartbreaking loss, simply because of how it happened. Kristaps Porzingis got ejected on a bogus call and the Mavs just couldn’t close out the game. Tim Hardaway Jr and Seth Curry made terrible decisions down the stretch of the game. We talk about the two turning points, Luka’s historic night, and whether or not the Mavericks can sustain this level of play throughout this series. www.dallashoopscast.com
59 minutes | 5 months ago
LUKA 4 EVER!!! Mavericks-Bucks Reactions, Luka’s Bubble MVP Performances, Dorian’s Defense, Kristaps Porzingis, all of the Mavs things
AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! BEST NIGHT EVERRRR!!!
34 minutes | 5 months ago
How Close are the Mavericks to Being a Dynasty? | Interview with Jarrod Castillo from Sportsnaut.com
Like the current Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors were once a young team with two stars. They played terrible defense and couldn’t close out games. Eventually, they grew into champions and an NBA dynasty. I interview Jarrod Castillo, who covers the Warriors, to see what kind of growth Mavs fans can expect as this team grows into a contender. Follow Jarrod on Twitter @CastleofJays and read his work at sportsnaut.com. Read exclusive Mavs content and listen to new episodes at dallashoopscast.com 4:05 How did you know Steph was a special player? 6:35 How did Steph grow into an MVP? 11:25 How did Steph and Klay grow as a duo? 13:27 Dealing with front office decisions...that eventually worked out 17:38 How the Warriors become the best defensive team in the league 21:30 How the Warriors became a clutch team 26:21 What changed in Steph's MVP season? 29:25 The biggest difference between the young Warriors and the Championship Warriors
33 minutes | 6 months ago
LOL, OK - Mavericks vs Suns Thoughts 'Cause We Don't Need a Recap
They can't hurt me anymore.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
MAVS ARE BACK!
Mavs are back. We're back. I feel better about this week already. We talk about how the Dallas Mavericks look in their first two scrimmage games. Have things changed? Are they the same? Which team would we rather face in the Playoffs? What does the Mavericks' future look like with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis? And then some ramblings about Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Steve Kerr, for some reason. Check out dallashoopscast.com for more Mavs coverage!
15 minutes | 9 months ago
10 (mostly good) reasons why the NBA should never come back
Yeah, I know.
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