Numbers on the Boards-logo

Numbers on the Boards

Sports & Recreation Podcasts >

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's Bobby Karalla talk hoops, stats, and life in the NBA with a new guest each week.

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's Bobby Karalla talk hoops, stats, and life in the NBA with a new guest each week.
More Information


United States


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's Bobby Karalla talk hoops, stats, and life in the NBA with a new guest each week.








Episode 32: Ian Thomsen and The Soul of Basketball

Mike and Bobby are joined by author Ian Thomsen to discuss his new book "The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk That Saved the NBA," which chronicles the important events and larger themes of the 2010-11 NBA season, the year the Mavericks won the championship.


Episode 31: The Mavs Love Luka

In the newest Numbers on the Boards, Skin and Bobby are joined by a teammate for a special programming announcement, then take a listen to what some of the Mavs have said about Luka Doncic ahead of the rookie's debut. Finally, Skin shares a few stories from Dirk Nowitzki's Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic, including the aftermath of a big-time rap beef.


Episode 30: The Hall of Fame and Six Predictions

Skin and Bobby look ahead to Dirk Nowitzki's annual Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic (8:45) then discuss the Hall of Fame inductions of Steve Nash (13:20) and Jason Kidd (16:00) and wonder aloud whether Donnie Nelson should go into the Hall (28:00). Finally, they make six zany predictions about the upcoming NBA season (36:00).


Episode 29: The Rookie Survey and the Southwest Division

Bobby and Skin take a quick look back on the early-era Dirk teams in Dallas (8:00), and how far ahead of their time those Mavs were. Then, they examine some of the results from the annual NBA rookie survey (21:30) and where the Mavs' youngsters finished. Finally, they break down the offseasons of some of Dallas's division rivals (41:00) in San Antonio, New Orleans, and Memphis, and where the Mavs fit in in the playoff race against those clubs.


Episode 28: Stats Deep Dive

While Skin dives into the Pacific Ocean at Cowboys training camp, Bobby is joined by Mike Marshall as they take a deep dive into the numbers (18:20). First, Bobby looks back at what the 2014-15 Mavericks offense was able to do so effectively early in the shot clock, and how this year's Mavs can do the same (24:00). Then, Mike delves into pace (43:20), increase in 3-point attempts around the league (48:30), and effective field goal percentage (54:50). Get your on your hoops glasses and let's...


Episode 27: The Schedule is Here!

Mike Marshall joins Skin Wade and Bobby Karalla to break down the Mavs' 2018-19 schedule, including key road trips, big homestands, and general thoughts on the upcoming season from opening night to the season finale.


Episode 26: Mike Marshall

Skin and Bobby are joined by new Mavs digital managing editor Mike Marshall to talk offseason, what to expect from Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic, and how DeAndre Jordan's presence in the lineup could completely transform how the Mavs play on both sides of the ball.


Episode 25: Two Playmakers, One Ball, No Worries

Skin and Bobby discuss how Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic will coexist together as two playmakers in the same starting lineup, and how teams with similar playing styles have had success with multiple ball-handlers. Then, they examine the Mavs' second unit, before discussing some of the players who for whatever reason always seem to have terrific games against Dallas.


Episode 24: Celebrating DeAndre and the Wild, Wild West

Skin and Bobby react to the Mavs' signing of DeAndre Jordan, what this offseason has meant for the Western Conference (7:30), and Dennis Smith Jr.'s development (13:50). Then they discuss how improving the starting lineup could take this team to a new level (21:45) in a loaded West. Finally, they visualize how the offense will work with Jordan and Luka Doncic in the lineup (44:50) and how teams might try to defend them before checking in on some of the top performers in the Mavs' Summer...


Episode 23: Post-Draft Party

Skin and Bobby react to (and celebrate) the Mavs' acquisition of Luka Doncic on draft night and what his addition will mean to the team. Then, they break down Jalen Brunson's game (32:20) and just how meaningful relationships with agents can be (36:20). Finally, they tell you what to expect from Ray Spalding and Kostas Antetokounmpo (44:40).


Episode 22: Draft Preview with Jonathan Tjarks

The Ringer's Jonathan Tjarks joins Skin and Bobby to preview Thursday's NBA Draft. Primarily they discuss Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr., Wendell Carter Jr., and Miles Bridges. Then, Tjarks offers his opinion on players who aren't currently listed in many top-10s on draft boards, including (among others) Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Robert Williams, Zhaire Smith, and Shake Milton.


Episode 21: The Media (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our roundtable with writers Tim Cato, Doyle Rader, and Jonny Auping, the guys preview free agency, reflect on their memories of the Mavs' glorious 2011 championship run (28:25), and answer a difficult question (52:15): If every Maverick walked into the same bar as you, which non-Dirk player would you buy a beer for first?


Episode 21: The Media (Part 1)

With Skin out of town, Bobby calls upon three members of the local media to join him for a two-part roundtable edition of Numbers on the Boards. Tim Cato (The Athletic), Doyle Rader (WFAA, Mavs Moneyball), and Jonny Auping (RealGM) discuss some of the most interesting things they've seen while covering the team (12:10), the NBA Draft (21:30), their favorite player in the draft outside of Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic (40:25), and much more.


Episode 20: Dirk Nowitzki

Skin and Bobby chat with the GOAT himself, Dirk Nowitzki, about some of his biggest scoring milestones, the upcoming Heroes Celebrity baseball game, and much much more! Then, longtime Mavs employee Danny Bollinger tells some of his favorite Dirk stories from over the years.


Episode 19: Pick No. 33 and NBA Potpourri

Skin and Bobby take a look at some of the players who could be available at pick No. 33, examine the state of the Mavs' roster ahead of free agency, and then discuss the present and future of NBA big men.


Episode 18: Let's Talk Draft

Skin and Bobby recap the draft lottery and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of some of the top projected players in this year's draft.


Episode 17: Live from the Mavs' Front Office

Skin and Bobby are doin' it live! The hosts post up in the Mavs' front office and attempt to bring on anyone they can find, including coworkers, Cynt Marshall, and hopefully a player too!


Episode 16: Nerlens Noel

Bobby is joined by Mavs big man Nerlens Noel, who talks about his injury and comeback, playing and hanging with Dennis Smith Jr., chatting with Kevin Hart, NBA 2K, and much more!


Episode 15: Chuck Cooperstein

Mavs radio play-by-play voice Chuck Cooperstein joins Skin and Bobby on this week's episode to give his thoughts on how the younger Mavs players are developing, some of the prospects in the NCAA tournament, and more! Then, Skin and Bobby discuss Nerlens Noel's return to action and how he's fit alongside Dennis Smith Jr!


Episode 14: MFFL Mailbag

Skin and Bobby take questions from the listeners in this week's episode from the main floor at American Airlines Center! They talk Dwight Powell's future as a center, how Harrison Barnes fits with Dennis Smith Jr. as a small forward, and the number one thing they hope DSJ improves on this summer!