Welcome to Numbers on the Boards, a podcast for basketball fans who want to have some fun listening to Mavs TV analyst Jeff “Skin” Wade and Mavs.com's Bobby Karalla talk hoops, stats, and life in the NBA with a new guest each week.
On this week’s episode, Skin and Bobby are joined by Mavs point guard Dennis Smith Jr., who dishes on his pregame playlist, adjusting to life in the big city, and arriving to the NBA as a member of a lauded rookie point guard class. Enjoy!
On this week's episode, Wesley Matthews chats with Bobby before Saturday's Mavs/Cavs game to talk about his evolving influence in the locker room, what makes a player good at defense, and playing alongside rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. Then Skin and Bobby recap the weekend back-to-back and talk about DSJ's growth this season. Enjoy!
Harrison Barnes joins this week's episode to talk about how far he's come as a player and his impression of the Mavs organization and city of Dallas one year after joining the team. Then, Skin and Bobby analyze the emerging two-man game between Barnes and rookie PG Dennis Smith Jr., where Smith could learn from watching J.J. Barea, and break down the signing of Antonius Cleveland to a two-way contract.
On this week's episode, Skin talks about the art of Dennis Smith Jr.'s inbound pass before Harrison Barnes' game-winner, Bobby breaks down why Barnes has been effective in crunch time as a Maverick, and the hosts take a deep-dive into the connection between basketball and jazz.
Dwight Powell joins the hosts to talk about Star Wars, his misadventures in the Sahara Desert, and the most effective lineup in basketball. Then, Skin and Bobby talk about the long, winding road of player development.
Bobby is joined by Mavs TV play-by-play announcer Mark Followill in Milwaukee to talk about Maxi Kleber's emergence (7:50), Nerlens Noel's thumb injury and impending surgery (14:50), Mark Cuban's comments on rebuilding and the state of the team going forward (27:10), and Followill's development as a broadcaster and how he prepares to call a game (54:30)!
Skin and Bobby podcast courtside as the Mavs warm up to talk pregame routines, the Dirk and J.J. connection, and Dennis Smith Jr.'s development. Then, mid-way through they're joined by a very special mystery guest!
Skin and Bobby are joined by new Maverick Kyle Collinsworth, who talks about developing his jump shot, recovering from a devastating knee injury, and spending two years in Russia! Then the hosts examine the Mavs' crunch-time record this season and identify how Harrison Barnes can still improve as a closer.
Mavs rookie Maxi Kleber joins the show to talk about his transition to the NBA and life in the U.S., how he believes he's improved since joining the starting lineup and more! Then Skin and Bobby reflect on the last five games and look ahead to Derek Harper's jersey retirement.
Mavs GM Donnie Nelson joins the show this week to talk about drafting Dennis Smith Jr., what he looks for when he's scouting players, and the upcoming trade deadline! Then, Skin shares a trade story of his own, and he and Bobby examine the state of the league and discuss some of their favorite non-Mavs.