Rank #1: How can us Mavericks fans enjoy a team that's bad? (Episode 23)
As the Mavericks limp to a 2-11 record, Tim Cato and Austin Ngaruiya talked with Sports Illustrated and Liberty Baller's Jake Fischer about what it's like being a fan and a blogger covering a bad team. We mix in some talk about potential future Maverick Nerlens Noel, who we like in the upcoming draft and how many wins the Mavericks actually could salvage out of this season. Here's Episode 23 of the Mavs Moneyball Podcast.
Rank #2: The Mavericks are almost guaranteed to draft a point guard in 2017 (Episode 22)
Tim and Austin return with Episode 22 of the Mavs Moneyball Podcast, and we're talking first about point guards in the upcoming 2017 draft and following it up with Harrison Barnes talk, both how he fits into the future and what regressions we might see from him in the coming weeks. After that, we talk about the Mavericks' two upcoming games against the Knicks on Monday and the Celtics on Wednesday. You can subscribe to us on all major podcast networks. Please do! See you next Monday.
Rank #3: Harrison Barnes is making us eat so much crow (Episode 21)
The Mavericks have finally won a game! Tim, Austin and Josh start the segment with news that the Mavericks will revoke credentials for two major ESPN writers. After getting that out of the way, we talk about the Mavericks' first win, Dorian Finney-Smith's emergence in the lineup, Harrison Barnes' ridiculous game (and start to the season), and how we feel the team will fair in a roadtrip against Los Angeles. Remember: we'll be podcasting weekly every Monday, and you should be able to download the show on every major podcast network out there, including iTunes, Sticher, and right here on Blog Talk Radio.
Rank #4: Should the Mavericks be panicking right now? (Episode 20)
Welcome back! Tim, Josh and Austin are back with Episode 20 of the Mavs Moneyball Podcasts. We'll be dropping weekly podcasts every Monday, so subscribe and tune in to start your workweek for a big dose of Dallas basketball talk. Today, we discuss concerns about the preseason but also why it's really too early to freak out. We go deep on Harrison Barnes, talk about the three final roster spots, and end it with a few predictions. Hope you enjoy!
Rank #5: Harrison Barnes can't dribble and Andrew Bogut should play hockey (Ep. 19)
In Las Vegas, Tim Cato talks to two bloggers from Golden State of Mind, Nate Parham and Ivan Bettger, about the starters poached from the Warriors this summer. We talk about how Harrison Barnes' ball handling holds his offense back and how his defense could vault Dallas into the top-10 on that end. For Bogut, we talk all about his ability as a smart defender and decent roll man, but also his health. Plus, there's some Kevin Durant talk, because how could we not?
Rank #6: Wait, how good would Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley actually be? (Ep. 18)
Tim Cato and Austin Ngaruiya return for Episode 18 of the Mavs Moneyball podcast, talking about the Mavericks' presumed decision to let Chandler Parsons go, whether Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside is the right decision for the future of this team, and whether Dirk Nowitzki really would consider leaving if the Mavericks once again can't snare those top two free agent targets.
Rank #7: The MMB Podcast, Ep. 16: Mavericks-Thunder playoff preview
Tim and Austin are joined by Kevin Yeung, who blogs many places, including SB Nation's Thunder blog Welcome to Loud City. We discussed the Mavericks-Thunder series, how Dion Waiters always kills the Mavericks, how difficult it is to get Russell Westbrook off his game, and make some predictions for how this series is going to go.
Rank #8: The MMB Podcast, Ep. 15: Why Zaza isn't helping and Parsons can't score late
Josh Bowe joins Tim Cato and Austin Ngaruiya for the fifteenth episode of the Mavs Moneyball podcast, fresh off a four-game losing streak for Dallas. We start the show talking about their struggles and whether the team is actually playing worse, then transition into talk about the team's two most underperforming players: Zaza Pachulia and Wesley Matthews. We touch of Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons' strong play, but also look into why Parsons really struggles to get enough shots in the fourth quarter. Finally, we close it out with some front office talk.
Rank #9: The MMB Podcast, Ep. 14: David Lee is a Maverick & a spirited hamburger debate
Tim and Austin are back and joined by Jason Gallagher. We talk about the buyout market and how much we liked David Lee, which is good, since the Mavericks ended up signing him. We also talk about the future of the team this summer. Interspersed between all that, there's a lot of food talk, because what even is a basketball pod without a spirited hamburger debate?
Rank #10: MMB Podcast, Ep. 12: How Georgia nearly made Zaza Pachulia an All-Star
Austin and Tim are back after a longer-than-intended hiatus, talking about Zaza Pachulia's bizarre All-Star candidancy, Chandler Parsons and Wesley Matthews both coming into their own, which Mavericks should be represented during All-Star weekend and, of course, how great Dirk Nowitzki still is.