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Iztok Franko

Iztok Franko

StrongSide Contributor

Iztok Franko covers the Mavericks for StrongSide. He is an analyst that uncovers stories hidden in NBA data and basketball film, a contributor to Mavs Moneyball, and regularly dissects Mavericks games on Twitter.

Stories by Iztok Franko

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How Luka Doncic Got His Groove Back

The first three months of the season were a struggle. Then, like always, the Slovenian superstar adapted.
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How Do We Feel About the Mavericks? A Holiday Fireside Chat

StrongSide's editor and StrongSide's Mavericks correspondent crack open some eggnog and talk hoops.
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The Mavericks Are a Chore on Offense, and There’s No Easy Solution

Shouldn't a team supposedly built to score points be better than mediocre at it?
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The Dallas Mavericks Are Running in Circles. Defense Is to Blame.

No matter how hard Jason Kidd tries, things aren't getting better when Dallas doesn't have the ball. Is it time to make a move?

Stories by Iztok Franko

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Jalen Brunson Could Be Even Better Than You Think

How would you feel if the Mavericks had Fred VanVleet, or Mike Conley in his heyday? They just might — if they give Brunson enough minutes to find out.
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The Only Things We Think We Understand About The Mavericks So Far

And how seriously we should take them six games into the season.
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The Mavericks’ Preseason Is Almost Over. Here’s What It Showed Us.

KP looks healthy, the starting five looks good, and how does the bench hierarchy shake out?
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Jason Kidd’s First Coaching Challenge: Can He Make the Same Mavericks Parts Fit Better?

At least for now, Kidd is banking on a familiar lineup bringing improved results.
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Meet Anze Macek, Luka Doncic’s Slovenian Trainer

The Mavericks superstar had all of three weeks off this summer. Here's how he navigated the most grueling summer of his career.