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Brian Dameris

Brian Dameris

StrongSide Contributor

Brian Dameris writes about the Mavericks for StrongSide. He is the former Director of Basketball Development for the Dallas Mavericks and is currently a studio analyst for Mavs TV broadcasts on Bally Sports Southwest. For the past seven years he has been co-host of the The Ticket’s Mavs Postgame Show and can also be heard weekly on his Mavs podcast “Take Dat Wit You” with Mark Followill.

Stories by Brian Dameris

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It’s Time for the Mavs to Embrace Their Destiny: Become James Harden’s Rockets

Yes, Luka Doncic touches the ball a lot. No, the Mavs don't have other options. Time to lean into who they are: North Texas' version of one of the most polarizing NBA teams ever.
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The Mavs Have a New Foe: Expectations

They finally won a playoff series. Then they won another. But progress isn't linear in the NBA.
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From Germany With Love: A Dispatch From Dirk’s Second Jersey Retirement

Before he was Dallas', he was Germany's. And that love has never faded.
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Mavs Free Agency Begins Today. Here’s What to Know About How Things Really Go Down

There's no time for backup plans. Oh, and tampering is very, very real. That and more from a former NBA executive.
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Every Team’s First Playoff Run Brings Lessons. What This Year’s Scars—and the 2003 Squad—Can Teach Next Year’s Mavs.

Nineteen years ago, a different Steve Kerr team defeated Dallas in the conference finals. What can Luka's Mavs learn from Dirk's?

Stories by Brian Dameris

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Take It From Someone Who Was There: Luka’s Calf Isn’t Like Dirk’s Knee

Nineteen years ago, the Mavericks had a decision to make about a different superstar with playoff injury. That's where the parallels mostly end.
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How Has Jason Kidd Transformed The Mavericks? Mark Cuban Has Three Answers

The Mavericks owner tells us how the team's first-year head coach has gone from undesirable to undeniable.
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Welcome to Mavericks Trade-Season Hysteria. Here’s Your Survival Kit.

The NBA trade deadline is next week, and rumors are flying everywhere. What should you believe? What's bogus? Let a former NBA executive help you out.
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To My Friend Dirk: Congratulations and Thank You

I was there when he won the MVP. He insisted it wasn't about him then. Tonight, it is ... just as it should be.
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How Keanu Reeves and The Matrix Explain the Dallas Mavericks

Perplexed by what you're seeing this season? That's because the Mavericks are tired of traveling down the same old road.