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Welcome to the Mavs Step Back Podcast, where we discuss anything and everything related to the Dallas Mavericks: game coverage, breaking news, rumors, you name it! Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are your hosts, and you can follow along with their Mavs conversations on Twitter: @dalton_trigg, @matt_galatzan. This podcast is featured on DallasBasketball.com, which is a Fan Nation site powered by Sports Illustrated. Thanks for listening! Previous guests include: Mavs' owner Mark Cuban, former M ...
 
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On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE on the Fireside app, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) is joined by his friend Ruben, more widely known as @RedditMavericks on Twitter, to discuss a number of Dallas Mavericks related topics. After being linked to him many times before the 2017 NBA Draft, the Mavs and Frank Ntilikina finally joined forces this week…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@matt_galatzan) discuss a handful of topics, including all of the questions that were submitted to our Mavs Step Back Mailbag by listeners this week. Given the latest developments on Tuesday, is the Goran Dragic to Dallas dream dead? Like last year, Luka Doncic is yet again the odds o…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg), Matt Galatzan (@matt_galatzan) and Grant Afseth (@GrantAfseth) are joined by a handful of listeners in their live recording on Twitter Spaces to talk about the Dallas Mavericks' current situation with Goran Dragic, Trade Player Exception (TPE) options, including Sacramento's Marvin Bagley, and what spe…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) is joined by Dallas Mavericks' new two-way contract signee Eugene Omoruyi in an exclusive 1-on-1 interview. Omoruyi dishes on what was going through his mind when he found out that the Mavs were offering him a contract, what he learned from his first NBA Summer League experience, his belief that this cu…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg, Matt Galatzan and Grant Afseth breakdown the Dallas Mavericks' 2021-2022 NBA schedule that was released on Friday afternoon. After going through and discussing some of the most important stretches the Mavs will face next season, the guys then try to pinpoint when Dirk Nowitzki's No. 41 might finally be retired in the …
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg, Matt Galatzan and Grant Afseth are joined by a handful of listeners to discuss the Dallas Mavericks Summer League play, Eugene Omoruyi's potential as the Mavs' newly signed two-way contract prospect, choosing between Goran Dragic or Lauri Markkanen, assuming the price is the same for both, and much, much more! Thanks …
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg, Matt Galatzan and Grant Afseth assess the Dallas Mavericks offseason so far. Although the Mavs didn't live up to their free agency expectations that were set by owner Mark Cuban, the team still improved on the margins going into next season, and the guys discuss each of those moves and how the new signees Reggie Bullo…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan were joined by Bleacher Report reporter Jake Fischer, who has been killing it all offseason with his NBA insider reports. The guys talk about the Dallas Mavericks' offseason so far, and whether or not the team is done heading into next season. Fischer gives his thoughts on the likelihood of Goran Drag…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan welcome their new co-host Grant Afseth to the crew while talking about the Mavs' inactivity on draft night and the reasons for that. The guys also talk with a handful of callers throughout on a variety of topics, including: the viability of a Myles Turner trade, chasing Kyle Lowry and examining his fi…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@Matt_Galatzan) discuss two of the biggest Dallas Mavericks pipe-dreams out there right now involving Kawhi Leonard and Bradley Beal. Even though Kawhi could miss all of next season, would it still be better to sign him outright in free agency rather than offering 'the farm' to the Wi…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@Matt_Galatzan) recap the Dallas Mavericks' press conference on Thursday that formally introduced new general manger Nico Harrison and head coach Jason Kidd. There was a lot of anticipation for this press conference, and the guys discuss what they liked and disliked. From there, the g…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by his DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth for another installment of our offseason series "Upgrading The Mavericks." This episode focuses on the Dallas Mavericks' Kristaps Porzingis situation specifically. Are there any realistic ways the Mavs could trade him right now while truly improving the roste…
 
On this LIVE episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg is joined by a handful of MFFL callers to discuss the pipe-dream scenario of Kawhi Leonard joining the Dallas Mavericks in free agency, which begins in less than a month from now. Why are some people so quick to discount this rumor given the uncharted waters the Mavs are currently in …
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@Matt_galatzan) are joined by return guest and Mavs Moneyball Editor-in-Chief Kirk Henderson (@kirkseriousface) to talk about the Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd hires, why the Mavs should be more focused on a Zach LaVine trade rather than a Dame Lillard trade, whether Dallas should take…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@Matt_Galatzan) are joined by DallasBasketball.com boss man Mike Fisher to discuss the Dallas Mavericks officially announcing the hirings of new GM Nico Harrison and head coach Jason Kidd. Despite all the skepticism around the Kidd hire, could his last two years with the Lakers be mor…
 
On this episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg (@dalton_trigg) and Matt Galatzan (@matt_galatzan) discuss a variety of Dallas Mavericks roster options for this offseason in their second installment of "Upgrading The Mavericks." Could the Mavs potentially end up with both Buddy Hield and Richaun Holmes? It's more doable financially than…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton and Matt discuss the second consecutive day of shocking Dallas Mavericks news, as head coach Rick Carlisle informed the team that he is resigning. This news came less than 24 hours after it was announced that long-time GM Donnie Nelson had parted ways with the team. So what's next for this Mavs front o…
 
On this emergency episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan breakdown Wednesday's shocking news that the Dallas Mavericks and long-time GM Donnie Nelson decided to part ways. Was this the correct move for the Mavs to make in their front office? Could owner Mark Cuban persuade Masai Ujiri to leave Toronto with the prospect of bu…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt kicked off their offseason series called "Upgrading The Mavericks." The guys start off by examining how DeMar DeRozan, who will be an unrestricted free agent in less than two months, would fit with the Mavs next to Luka Doncic. From there, the idea of having a Toronto Raptors reunion by signing both DeRozan and Kyle…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan spend a full hour talking through the Mavs' roster issues with a handful of Mavs fans on the Locker Room app, as well as what needs to happen this summer, after Luka Doncic's 46 points wasn't near enough to get Dallas over the hump against the Clippers in Game 7. How much of the…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg hosts a room full of MFFL for a vent session after the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 104-97, forcing a Game 7 in L.A. on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. central time. As brilliant as Luka Doncic has been in this series, was he too passive in Game 6? Can the Mavs get enough from their role players to finish this…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan discuss the Dallas Mavericks’ thrilling 105-100 Game 5 win over the Los Angeles Clippers in route to a 3-2 series lead. It’s early, but could Luka Doncic be entering early ‘GOAT’ status at his current pace? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan recap the Dallas Mavericks' 118-108 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Luka Doncic was amazing, scoring a playoff career-high 44 points to go with nine rebounds and nine assists, but it wasn't enough to overcome the elite shooting nights from both Kawhi Leonard and Paul Ge…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by a handful of Dallas Mavericks' faithful in the Locker Room app to discuss the Mavs taking a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Los Angeles Clippers. Luka Doncic dueled it out with Kawhi Leonard, finishing with 39 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Come on i…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg is joined by a couple of return MFFL guests to discuss the Dallas Mavericks' thrilling Game 1 win over the Los Angeles Clippers to set the tone for the series. Luka Doncic was fantastic, as he usually is, and he got a lot of consistent help from Dorian Finney-Smith, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Bru…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by their DallasBasketball.com colleague Grant Afseth to discuss the key factors to a potential Dallas Mavericks upset over the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The guys also take questions from listeners throughout the show as well. Thanks …
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg is joined by a handful of listeners to talk about the upcoming playoff rematch between the Mavs and Clippers. Can Luka Doncic get his revenge now that he has a healthier roster around him? Will Kristaps Porzingis flip a switch this postseason? What's our collective confidence meter looking like r…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt discuss the Mavs' win over the Pelicans in which Luka Doncic broke out of his funk, Kristaps Porzingis' return, the team's playoff outlook with just two games left, and much, much more! Thanks for listening, and be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit pod…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton and Matt talk with a number of Mavs fans in their jam-packed Locker Room following the Mavs' big 127-113 win over the Heat. The guys talk about Luka Doncic doing Luka Doncic things, Tim Hardaway Jr. scorching the nets with the playoffs around the corner, Josh Green's potential being put on display, hop…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton and Matt are yet again joined by a handful of Mavs fans on the Locker Room app the day after the Luka Doncic-less Mavs escaped from Detroit with a 115-105 win. It wasn't pretty by any means, but Tim Hardaway Jr.'s career-high 42 points saved the Mavs from having a major letdown. After discussing the ga…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE on the Locker Room app, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan talk with a handful of Mavs fans after the Mavs completely dismantled the Warriors on Tuesday night, 133-103. Topics for this one includes: Luka Doncic making history in just three quarters of play, Mavs getting closer to avoiding the play-in tournament wi…
 
On this episode of Mavs Step Back LIVE, Dalton Trigg is joined by a handful of overjoyed MFFL on the Locker Room app following the Mavs' resounding win over the Lakers to clinch the season series 2-1, which could be huge if both teams end up with the same record at the end of the season. After being down by as much as 17 points, the Mavs pulled off…
 
On this episode of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan discuss the Mavs' recent landslide and what the team's biggest issues are with just 16 games remaining in the NBA regular season. Looking ahead to this summer, the Mavs have an interesting decision to make regarding Jalen Brunson's contract that most people haven't though…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt react to Luka Doncic's incredible game-winning three-pointer to give the Mavs a 114-113 win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday night. Despite all the missed open shots and silly turnovers the Mavs had throughout that game, it was all erased with one magical shot from Doncic. He truly is the 'Great Mavs Mistake Eraser'.…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt discuss the Dallas Mavericks' deflating loss to the Houston Rockets just two days after the team triumphantly defeated the league-best Utah Jazz. How worried should we be about this team playing down to its competition? With the play-in tournament looking like a real possibility for the Mavs, we talk about the rules…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan start off by making one thing clear: they are rooting for Kristaps Porzingis in Dallas, despite what some people assumed from the previous episode. From there, the guys talk about the Mavs chasing the Lakers in the standings, J.J. Redick potentially making his Mavs debut in the next two games, and how…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt give their instant reactions to the Mavs' 113-108 win over the Celtics in Boston. After being up by more than 20 points halfway through the game, the Mavs nearly let the Celtics come all the way back at the end, but Luka Doncic's masterful night ultimately proved to be too much. Should we be concerned with the Mavs …
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt record LIVE on the Locker Room App to discuss the current state of the Dallas Mavericks. How much of an impact could JJ Redick and Nicolo Melli make? Should the team be implementing such a strict load management plan for Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis if it's going to lead to a first round matchup with the top-s…
 
On this episode, just one day before the NBA Trade Deadline, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan are joined by Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson to talk about the Mavs' plans at the deadline, what they're looking for, the outlook for this team heading into the rest of this season, and the big offseason ahead (and if he agrees with us that cap space is o…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt talk about what all the Mavs still need in order to truly compete with a team like the Clippers. From there, the guys talk about a couple of really intriguing Mavs trade deadline ideas, including a three-team deal that would land both John Collins and Victor Oladipo in Dallas, as well as make sense for the other tea…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan go LIVE on the Locker Room app after the Dallas Mavericks' thrilling 115-104 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Luka Doncic notched yet another triple double, and Kristaps Porzingis arguably played his best overall game of the season. From there, the guys get into some Mavs trade deadline talk, including…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt are joined by Dallas Mavericks owner and return guest Mark Cuban. The guys cover a variety of topics, from how NBA Top Shot is the "basketball cards" of the future, to what the Mavs plan to do as the March 25 NBA trade deadline approaches, and much, much more! Thanks for listening, and be sure to subscribe! Learn mo…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg talks about how well the Mavs are situated in the Western Conference standings heading into this year's All-Star break. From there he talks about Luka Doncic being selected to Team LeBron for the second consecutive NBA All-Star Game, predictions for the three-point competition and dunk contest, and finally, a trade sce…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by Tayler Peterson from The Uncontested Podcast, an Oklahoma City Thunder podcast that is on the Blue Wire network along with the Mavs Step Back Podcast. The guys discuss the Mavs' 87-78 win over the Thunder from both teams' perspectives, including biggest positives and negatives from the game, how both teams…
 
On this LIVE Locker Room app edition of the Mavs Step Back Podcast, Dalton and Matt discuss the Mavs' 115-98 win over the Nets, the return of Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic's birthday and how he's already in basketball rarified air, and a look ahead to Monday's game against the Magic. Thanks for listening!Submit your Blue Wire Hustle application h…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg is joined by Mavs rookie guard Tyrell Terry for a 1-on-1 interview. Terry dishes on a number of topics, from his initial thoughts after being drafted by the Mavs, to how his G-League assignment has been about getting him more comfortable playing off-ball for when he gets called back up by the Mavs, to less serious stuf…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt give the Locker Room app a try, as they live-react to the Mavs-Grizzlies game in the fourth quarter before eventually giving a game recap and covering a number of other topics with interactive listeners. Will the Mavs really consider trading Kristaps Porzingis? Could this win over Memphis with Luka Doncic struggling…
 
On this episode, Dalton Trigg and Matt Galatzan give their thoughts on where the Mavs are currently at with the first half of the NBA season schedule starting to wind down. This team has endured a lot over the first two months of the season, and although it's true that this roster likely needs more undisturbed time to mesh better, the guys still ag…
 
Welcome to our Mavs Trade Primer Mega-Pod! On this hour-long episode, Dalton and Matt talk about a vast variety of potential trade targets (more than 10 different scenarios are discussed) that the Dallas Mavericks could pursue before the NBA's March 27th trade deadline. The guys' trade scenarios fall into three categories: pipe-dream trades, more r…
 
On this episode, Dalton and Matt recap the Mavs' demoralizing blowout loss to the Warriors before having a long Mavs & Warriors-related chat with Sam Esfandiari and Andy Liu, who host 'Light Years: A Golden State Warriors Pod'. The guys talk about a number of topics, including the Mavs severely underachieving up to this point, whether or not the cl…
 
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