Jonathan Tjarks

Managing Editor

An award-winning freelance writer who has worked with the Dallas Morning News, the Austin American Statesman and Talking Points Memo, Jonathan Tjarks wanted to be an NBA player growing up. But he stopped growing at 6'5, so he became a writer instead. In addition to managing SB Nation Dallas, he is a basketball analyst for RealGM and writes the NBA Draft Toolbox for SB Nation.


Jared Cunningham sent to the D-League

The Mavs have assigned their first-round pick to the Texas Legends, their NBDL affiliate in Frisco, in order to get him more playing time.

Mavs vs. Kings: An easy win

There isn't much to say about a game that Dallas had under total control for the entire second half. So I'm going to talk about DeMarcus Cousins instead.

Kings preview: A never-ending rebuilding process

A talented young Sacramento team comes into Dallas on Monday night. After years of accumulating lottery picks, are they finally ready to take the next step?

Lamar Odom schadenfreude update

Going back to LA hasn't been able to fix whatever has been ailing the itinerant former Maverick.

Elite prospects not faring well under Mack Brown

Despite having a consensus top 5 recruiting class in 2009, 2010 and 2011, the Longhorns have only two All Big-12 first team selections in 2012.

Points will be at a premium in Phoenix

If the odds-makers are correct, TCU and Michigan State could bring football back fifty years when they face off in Phoenix.

Texas favored to lose virtual home game in SA

The odds makers don't seem to know what to make of the Longhorns, calling their match-up with 9-3 Oregon State a toss-up.

UCLA projected to win a high-scoring toss-up

The odds-makers are giving UCLA the slightest of edges in what is expected to be a close game in San Diego against Baylor.

LA Clippers preview: Are they a contender?

Through the first month of the season, the Clippers have beaten some of the best teams in the NBA and lost to some of the worst. They play the Mavs on Wednesday night on ESPN.

Aggies favored in what should be a shootout


The odds-makers are expecting the game in Jerry World to be an old-school Big 12 shootout.

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