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Mike Piellucci

Mike Piellucci

Sports Editor, D Magazine

Mike Piellucci is D Magazine's sports editor. He is a former staffer at The Athletic and VICE, and his freelance work has been featured in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Los Angeles Magazine and The Ringer. A Dallas native, he is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas and the University of Southern California. He’s a big fan of Star Wars and Johnny Cash.

Stories by Mike Piellucci

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Basketball

Let’s Talk About Tim Hardaway Jr. (Plus Other, More Positive Mavs Things)

StrongSide editor Mike Piellucci, The Athletic's Tim Cato, and StrongSide contributor Austin Ngaruiya discuss the sixth man's extended slump and what Dallas could do to address it.
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Baseball

Nathaniel Lowe Is Shooting His Shot

On the field, the Rangers' first baseman is known for his eye in the batters' box. Off the field, he puts it to use behind a camera.
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Golf

Surprise! Anthony Kim Really Is Playing Golf Again

The Dallas resident was golf's next big thing until he suddenly disappeared. Now he's resurfaced just as abruptly on the LIV Tour.
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Podcasts

What Questions Must the Mavericks Answer in the Second Half? Let’s Talk About Them!

StrongSide contributor Austin Ngaruiya and The Athletic's Tim Cato discuss the five topics that might define how far this Mavs team goes.
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Stories by Mike Piellucci

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Podcasts

Let’s Talk Some More About the Mavs Trade Deadline (Almost Featuring Kyle Kuzma!)

StrongSide editor Mike Piellucci, The Athletic's Tim Cato, and StrongSide contributor Austin Ngaruiya team up to chat about Dallas' big moves, their impact on the rotation, and the one that got away.
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Tennis

The Dallas Open’s Future Is a Step Forward For Tennis and a Step Back for Dallas

After three years at SMU, the tennis tournament moves to Frisco for 2025. That moving was so obviously a good idea is part of the problem.
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Basketball

The Mavericks Refused to Let a Perfect Trade Deadline Stand in the Way of a Good One

Thursday's moves come with risk, both in the short- and long-term. But they also take Dallas closer to its goal than it was before.
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Basketball

We’re Finally Having the Right Luka Doncic Conversation

Jason Kidd’s comparison between Doncic and a certain large German former teammate of theirs is bold only because no one has wanted to address what’s been obvious for a while.
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