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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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The Mavericks Have Stalled Out at the Quarter Mark. Are Changes Coming?

We know how Dallas wants to play. We also know that it hasn't worked out too well so far this season. Now it's on Jason Kidd to decide whether to stay the course or try something more drastic.
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The Mavericks’ Offense Has a Big Problem: Balance

Two players can only carry a team so far in the modern NBA.
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The Mavericks’ Early Growing Pains Are No Reason to Panic

The defense isn't where it should be. Neither is the offensive balance. None of that is beyond fixing, but it won't happen overnight, either.
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The Mavericks Can Play More Ways Than They Could a Year Ago. But How Should They?

"Adaptability" and "flexibility" might be Dallas' two new buzz words this season.
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Slovenia Didn’t Win EuroBasket. I Still Enjoyed (Almost) Every Second of It.

EuroBasket didn't end the way us Slovenians hoped it would. But my journey following Luka and the gang will stay with me forever.

Stories by Iztok Franko

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I’m Spending a Week Following Luka at EuroBasket. It’s a Slovenian Thing.

Where our teams go, we follow. That's especially true when one of them features our first global superstar.
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A Scientific Inquiry: How Great Can Luka Doncic Get?

As good as he's been, he might be only part of the way toward his actual ceiling.
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The Mavericks’ Offseason Has Hit a Lull. How Does Their Roster Compare to the Rest of the NBA?

The Mavericks have upgraded their frontcourt this offseason. That doesn't mean they upgraded their overall talent.
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Christian Wood Won’t Solve the Mavericks’ Biggest Issue. But He Might Fix Several Others.

The roster is still unbalanced. But the soon-to-be ex-Rocket will add several dimension to Dallas offensively.
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The Question Isn’t Whether the Mavs Can Add a Second Star Player. It’s Whether They Should.

The best teams in the NBA excel by having well-rounded players throughout the floor. So why is the conversation in Dallas more about getting the biggest name possible?