Dallas Hoops Fancast – Season 3, Episode 26
Welcome to a new episode of Dallas Hoops Fancast. We covered A LOT of stories in this episode, so strap in for the ride. If you want to skip to a particular topic, use the timestamps in the outline below.
First, we break down the Mavericks’ game against the Brooklyn Nets. They got the win, but we saw more of the physical defense that has been a problem for Luka Doncic and the rest of the team. This has been particularly a problem since Kristaps Porzingis has been out. That means the defense can zero-in on Luka more than ever before. Starting J.J. Barea helped, but there are other adjustments that Luka and the Mavs can make to combat that problem.
Last week, we got the first returns on the NBA All-Star voting. Luka has the most votes so far! If he finishes with the most fan votes, he’s a captain! Are you surprised? I am a little, since I figured LeBron James would continue as the favorite. We talk about the odds of Luka being a captain and some other surprising vote-getters.
We then moved on to some deeper topics.
Vincent Goodwill recently let out that the Mavericks might be interested in trading for Andre Drummond. We’ve talked about our opinion that the Mavericks need to upgrade from Dwight Powell, but is Andre Drummond the answer? We discuss his fit with the Mavs and if the Mavericks even have enough assets to get a guy like Drummond.
We then move on to a hot topic – how often should teams use the post in an NBA game? Shaquille O’Neal has been very vocal about this, as has Rick Carlisle. ESPN recently published an article with thoughts from Shaq and Charles Barkley about why teams should use the post more. We break down that article and their quotes to show why their logic is, well, illogical.
That’s a lot to cover, so check out the outline below to skip around, if you want.
2:10 – Mavericks vs. Nets Game Recap
More physical defense
How Luka and the Mavericks can adjust
13:34 – NBA All-Star voting returns
Will Luka be a captain?
25:18 – New segment: No Point Intended
30:34 – Andre Drummond rumors
Does he fit with the Mavs?
52:09 – Shaq, Charles Barkley and post-ups
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