Big Ed’s Mailbag: Diving into the dunks of C-Wood, McGee and Luka

Big Ed’s Mailbag: Diving into the dunks of C-Wood, McGee and Luka

For this week, and perhaps past, we will name this mailbag Large Ed.

Not as a result of I stepped on the size this morning. Or as a result of I’ve a health care provider’s appointment that may require me to eat a little bit more healthy and eat rather a lot much less hop-derived drinks.

Yeah, like it’s will occur.

No, I simply determined that I am snug with my construct.

It is type of just like the Mavericks are snug understanding they rely upon 3-point capturing.

They know they need to assault the paint extra.

However it’s tougher. A bit like following a food plan.

So now that the background, here is this week’s version of Large Ed’s Mailbag.

THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK : Eddie, what is going on on with Wooden and J-Kidd? Wooden appears to have grow to be very shy on the court docket, as if he retains watching to see if Kidd will substitute him. One thing is fallacious and Kidd has to repair it. Thank Joseph S

Large Ed: I am glad I am not the one one who observed a change within the final two video games. However earlier than assuming that issues are going badly, let’s take into consideration some contributing components. Wooden is within the ultimate 12 months of his contract. He is attempting to indicate he is value a monster new contract in free company this summer time. Second, Wooden stated all the precise issues publicly. He hasn’t rocked the boat, although it is apparent he isn’t a fan of the sixth man position he is been requested to play. Third, he was the crew’s second main scorer and rebounder in six video games. And he shoots over 50% from 3 factors. So it is not like he wasn’t productive. Throughout a protracted season, coach-player relationships are sometimes strained. They undergo ups and downs. It is pure. Thus far, I’ve not observed any everlasting harm to both social gathering on this case. That does not imply they will not have issues alongside the best way. And bear in mind, the Mavericks received Wooden for a late first-round choose and deep reserves. Clearly, there weren’t many suitors lined as much as elevate the public sale value. Let’s let that unfold and see the place issues stand in a few month.

Query: Want a solution on this one. Final season, Dorian Finney-Smith and Luka Dončić talked a few guess they’d between them on who would end the season with probably the most dunks. Who received this guess? BrG.

Large Ed: In response to basketball-reference.com, it wasn’t even shut. Luka Dončić had seven dunks within the 2021-22 season. Finney-Smith had a whopping 49. And, by the best way, Finney-Smith has 5 to this point this season in comparison with Luka’s two. For reference, the Mavericks made 357 complete dunks within the 2021-22 season, led by Dwight Powell’s 108. Fascinating truth: the NBA in its 75se the anniversary season final 12 months had 11,111 dunks.

Query: Is JaVale injured? He does nothing. @Realanswers.

Large Ed: At this level, Jason Kidd had no need to play with the beginning lineup, aside from giving JaVale McGee a time off amid three video games in 4 days. Aside from that, McGee had pretty constant, albeit restricted, minutes. So, no, to reply your query, he isn’t sick. The Mavericks are decided to deal with this season just like the Western Convention finalist they have been final season. They don’t seem to be going to place their hearts and souls into the common season on the danger of carrying down anybody for the playoff chase they’re certain awaits. Perhaps they did not anticipate to make three rounds within the playoffs final 12 months. No person else did. However once they received to the West ultimate, they have been whipped. What issues me greater than McGee’s lack of extra necessary minutes is Luka’s overuse. He should remind him. Or, extra precisely, Kidd has to name it again for him. I think we’ll quickly see the moniker “load administration” close to its title.

Query: We heard Jason point out that the crew wants one other participant to step up the rating. Do you assume Christian Wooden is the man who can fill that secondary scoring position? @DMavsfan.

Large Ed: I agree with the idea that none of the present Mavericks can be Luka’s dependable No. 2 this season. It will likely be in committee. And it is good. I might quite have three guys averaging round 15 factors behind Luka than one man pushing 20 and you then’re much less highly effective if/when that individual or Luka has to cope with an damage or state of affairs relaxation. And even when nobody stated so, I’ll. I might be okay with Christian Wooden’s decrease factors, if his rebound goes over (and stays over) the double-digit mark.

Twitter: @ESefko


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