Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Raptors jump ahead early in fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Toronto Raptors bolted out to a 13-2 lead and never looked back in taking out the Dallas Mavericks 94-86 on Saturday night at American Airlines Center. The Raptors (44-29) clinched a playoff spot with the victory, which was also their fifth win in a row as they head home to..." March 26

  • Cuban sends ‘thoughts and prayers’ to Blake Griffin after his run-in with J.J. Barea

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea was ejected from Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers for pushing Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, owner Mark Cuban had some fun at Griffin’s expense. “I just feel bad for Blake,” Cuban said prior to Saturday’s game against the Toronto..." March 26

  • Barnes delivers as Mavericks defeat Clippers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes buried the go-ahead jumper and made big a steal with 3.9 seconds to go to give Dallas a 97-95 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night at the American Airlines Center. It was a critical loss for the Clippers, who saw their three-game..." March 24

  • Mavericks give Seth Curry an opportunity to get the point

    ESPN "You might want to get used to Seth Curry starting at point guard for the Dallas Mavericks. He certainly aced the first night of his audition. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle opted to insert center Nerlens Noel in the starting lineup Thursday night, bumping rookie point guard Yogi Ferrell to the bench..." March 24

  • Mavs' Carlisle on Barea ejection: Griffin's 'cat that ate the canary smile' tells the story of that play

    Sports Day "An entertaining NBA game got more fun in the third quarter Thursday night with a little shoving match between the littlest guy on the court and one of the biggest. The judges would have scored it a TKO for J.J. Barea, even though he's the one who ended up getting taken down. When Barea got..." March 24

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • Warriors crush Mavericks with balanced attack

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Golden State Warriors found their groove without injured star forward Kevin Durant. After an impressive victory at Oklahoma City the night before, the Warriors put on an offensive clinic Tuesday at Dallas, drilling the Mavericks 112-87 at American Airlines Center. The..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • Barea provides 4th-quarter spark, Mavs beat Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Dallas Mavericks were embarrassed and humiliated Friday night in Philadelphia. Less than 48 hours later, the feeling was significantly different. J.J. Barea was a big reason for the change of mood inside the Dallas locker room. Barea scored 11 of his 20 points in the..." March 19

  • Mark Cuban on The Future of Mavericks & The Difficulty in Consistently Fielding a Title Contender

    Black Sports Online "The Dallas Mavericks are in Brooklyn today and will take on the Nets shortly. The Mavs enter the game at 29-39 and 3.5 games behind the Nuggets for the #8 seed in the west. Head coach Rick Carlisle and the Mavs, like any team, are competitors and want to make the playoffs. But is it wort it to max..." March 19

  • 76ers beat Mavericks by 42 points

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia fans showed their appreciation for former 76ers player Nerlens Noel on Friday night. They are developing an appreciation for Justin Anderson, who was acquired from the Dallas Mavericks in the Feb. 23 trade involving Noel. Anderson, a second-year..." March 17

  • Nerlens Noel expects 'weird feeling' when he faces Sixers "Nerlens Noel's tenure with the 76ers was defined by emotion and energy. There was disappointment when he did not play in his rookie season. There also were celebrations after stellar games, frustration with tanking and the logjam at center, and joy when the team went 10-5 in January. Noel..." March 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki received potato in the mail from fan

    Larry Brown Sports "You would think that Dirk Nowitzki had seen it all after 19 years in the NBA … and you would think wrong. The Dallas Mavericks’ resident 13-time All-Star took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a rather interesting gift that he recently received in the mail from a fan: a potato with his image..." March 15

  • DeRozan leads Raptors past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- It starts with getting stops. Then the offense can do its thing, getting out and running. It worked for the Toronto Raptors Monday night when they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 100-78 led by 25 points, six rebounds and two assists from DeMar DeRozan. "It makes the game a lot..." March 13

  • Booker's buzzer beater lifts Suns over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Asked during a timeout if he wanted a screen on what was going to be the final shot of regulation, Devin Booker declined. He carried the Phoenix Suns to that point, so why not finish the job himself? Booker drilled a turnaround jumper at the buzzer over Wesley Matthews to..." March 12

  • Mavericks survive battle with Nets

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks probably didn't expect much of a fight from the NBA's worst team, but they got one. If it wasn't for a fourth-quarter surge, the Mavs likely wouldn't have escaped American Airlines Center with Friday night's 105-96 win over the Brooklyn Nets. Dallas went on a..." March 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki gifted 30,000 cans of beer for career scoring milestone

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday scored his 30,000th career point in the Dallas Mavericks’ 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. And some comments he made after the game evidently earned him some sudsy rewards with which he and thousands of others can wet their whistles. Nowitzki needed only 20..." March 10

  • Former Mavericks president rips Mark Cuban as owner

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Dallas Mavericks president and GM Frank Zaccanelli was highly critical of current Mavs owner Mark Cuban during an interview on Wednesday. Zaccanelli was a part owner of the team when they sold the franchise to Cuban in 2000. The franchise had endured a decade of misery before Cuban took..." March 09

  • Nowitzki hits 30,000 points, leads Mavs past Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki described the evening as surreal. Historic is appropriate, too. The greatest player in Dallas Mavericks history reached the 30,000-point milestone in rousing fashion, showing off the range of shots that have defined his Hall of Fame career. Nowitzki scored a..." March 08

  • Mark Cuban on new Lakers front office: ‘I hope they fail miserably’

    Larry Brown Sports "Don’t expect Mark Cuban to send the Lakers any congratulations or well-wishes on their new hires. The Dallas Mavericks owner has long had a rivalry with the Lakers and had no qualms about taking shots at them. Now the legendary franchise is at the bottom of the barrel in the NBA and decided to..." March 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki joins elite company with 30,000 career points

    Sporting News "With his 20th point Tuesday night against the Lakers, Dirk Nowitzki became the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points. Nowitzki, 38, joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to reach the milestone. Julius Erving reached 30,000..." March 08

  • Don Nelson recalls when Nowitzki wanted ‘to go home’ during his rookie year

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If Dirk Nowitzki had not had a change of heart, he never would have blossomed into one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Nowitzki was struggling mightily throughout his rookie 1998-99 season with the Dallas Mavericks when he conjured up the courage to approach Don Nelson about what he..." March 07

  • Rising Mavs shoot down slumping Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Lately, it's getting harder to tell the Dallas Mavericks and playoff teams apart. The Mavericks knocked off another unit destined for the postseason by rolling over the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-89 Sunday night at American Airlines Center. Seth Curry scored 22 points two..." March 06

  • Mark Cuban doesn't think Westbrook is MVP candidate

    SI "Russell Westbrook has been tearing up the NBA this season, but Mark Cuban remains unimpressed. When asked who he thought deserved to win MVP this year, Cuban left Westbrook's name out of the mix. He said the Thunder star still would need to win 50 games in a season and win a playoff series in..." March 06

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki says he plans to return for 20th season

    ESPN "In his most definitive terms yet, Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki said Friday that he intends to play next season at age 39. Speaking to ESPN's Marc Stein on the TrueHoop Conversations podcast about whether his return for the 2017-18 season can be considered a lock, Nowitzki said: "I..." March 05

  • Noel leads Mavericks past Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- In his first start with his new team, center Nerlens Noel notched his second double-double of the season to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 104-100 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at American Airlines Center. Noel, acquired by the Mavs at the trade deadline,..." March 04

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver says All-Star Game needs 'reset'

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that changes will come to the league's All-Star Game next year. Chris Paul, the National Basketball Players Association president, called Silver to discuss changing the league's showcase game shortly after the Western Conference raced past the Eastern..." March 04

  • Yogi Ferrell becomes just second undrafted Rookie of the Month in first pro season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Eight months ago, Yogi Ferrell went undrafted out of Indiana. For February, the NBA named him Western Conference Rookie of the Month. It’s the latest accomplishment in Ferrell’s meteoric rise, and it puts the Mavericks point guard in rare company. Since the NBA began awarding Rookies of..." March 03

  • Mark Cuban explains Mavericks’ plan, repeatedly uses word ‘tanking’

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban acknowledged that parting ways with veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut was done in part to improve the team's odds of landing a high lottery pick. The Mavs waived Williams on Thursday, handing the starting point guard job to rookie Yogi Ferrell, who has..." March 03

  • Mark Cuban Is Actually Enjoying His First Losing Season As The Mavericks Owner

    Dime Magazine "Since Mark Cuban purchased a majority stake of the Dallas Mavericks back in 2000, the team has grown accustomed to bring a winning franchise. During his tenure, the Mavs have never had an under .500 record, only sporting a 41-41 record in the 2012-13 season, which doubles as the only season since..." March 02

  • 11-year-old fan sends letters to all 30 NBA teams urging them to draft her favorite player

    SI "Monmouth senior Justin Robinson is the leading scorer in the MAAC, but at 5'8" he’ll need a little extra help to make it to the NBA. That’s where 11-year-old Monmouth fan Erica Schaeffer comes in. The Schaeffers are season ticket holders and Robinson is Erica’s favorite player. When her..." March 02

  • Hawks open homestand with win over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks got their season-long six-game home stretch off to a winning start by running their unbeaten streak against the Dallas Mavericks to nearly four full seasons. Paul Millsap had 18 points, include a key late basket, to go with 10 assists and eight rebounds as the..." March 01

  • Andrew Bogut to join Cavaliers once he clears waivers

    ESPN "In-demand center Andrew Bogut has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers upon clearing waivers Wednesday night. Bogut's agent, David Bauman, confirmed his client's decision by phone in the wake of ESPN's ‎initial report and says Bogut is scheduled to fly to Cleveland this week to..." March 01

  • Curry leads Mavericks past Heat

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks guard Seth Curry scored a game-high 29 points to help Dallas cool off the NBA's hottest team, the Miami Heat, in a 96-89 victory Monday night at the American Airlines Center. Curry, the brother of Golden State superstar Steph Curry, is in the midst of a career season in..." February 28

  • Mavs' Carlisle: Heat's Spoelstra now in Coach of the Year discussion

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "At one point during his interview session with the media following Monday morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center, Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle had a grim look on his face. And it had nothing to do with the mix-up from Sunday night’s Oscar ceremonies. Carlisle looked grim..." February 28

  • Mavericks defeat Pelicans in Noel's Dallas debut

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Nerlens Noel is going to be a big part of the Dallas Mavericks' future, as his debut showed. But the heart of the franchise for nearly two decades isn't going anywhere just yet. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 to help lead Dallas past the New Orleans Pelicans 96-83 Saturday night at..." February 26

  • Mark Cuban's assault on Bleacher Report's Dirk Nowitzki tweet proves his genius yet again

    Sporting News "Bleacher Report thrives on giving millennials "all the feels" by having "no chill" with their trendy social content. Well, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has mad beef with that. After Bleacher Report's Instagram and Twitter accounts published a clip of Dirk Nowitzki air-balling a shot with the..." February 26

  • Kyle Korver helped convince Deron Williams to sign with Cavs

    Yardbarker "Three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams is en route to Cleveland, and one of his old teammates may have had something to do with it. According to Joe Vardon of on Saturday, Cavaliers swingman Kyle Korver helped convince Williams, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks..." February 26

  • Deron Williams cleared waivers, will join Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Deron Williams cleared waivers and has confirmed his intent to join the Cavs for the remainder of the season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Williams, who was waived Thursday by the Dallas Mavericks and is the backup point guard the Cavs have coveted for some..." February 25

  • Mavericks sign Ben Bentil, Quinn Cook to 10-day contracts

    247 Sports "It looks like two rookies will finally make their NBA debuts. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Dallas Mavericks have signed both Quinn Cook and Ben Bentil to 10-day contracts. Cook went undrafted during the 2015 NBA Draft, but won D-League Rookie of the Year honors with the Canton Charge..." February 25

  • Wiggins, Towns lead Timberwolves past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Ricky Rubio tried to downplay his name in trade rumors but noted the emotional toll those rumors can take on players. Thursday's deadline passed and Rubio was still a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, with coach Tom Thibodeau saying the team didn't see any potential trades..." February 24

  • Mavs president: 'Nerlens is really a Tyson Chandler starter kit'

    Sports Day "When talking about his latest acquisition, fourth-year center Nerlens Noel, Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson made one repeated comparison: Tyson Chandler. Yup, the same man whose defense played as integral of a role in Dallas' 2011 finals run as Dirk Nowitzki's offense. Nelson sees Noel,..." February 24

  • Andrew Bogut reportedly eligible to rejoin Warriors due to a loophole in NBA rules

    Fox Sports "Andrew Bogut, who went to the Finals with the Warriors for the past two seasons, was dealt from Dallas to Philadelphia on Thursday, and according to reports, the Sixers don’t plan on keeping him around. With the trade deadline passed, the Sixers likely will buy him out, leaving the 7-foot..." February 24

  • Cavs Expected to Sign Both Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be on the verge of signing both point guard Deron Williams and veteran center Andrew Bogut according to multiple reports. The 7-foot Bogut is expected to be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers after having been traded to them by the Dallas Mavericks on..." February 24

  • Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut are about to hit the market

    Fanrag Sports "The 2017 NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and it was a relatively quiet one at that. But teams can still make key moves on the free-agent market, and it looks like there are going to be some relatively big names available. Deron Williams is one of those players, as ESPN’s Marc Stein..." February 23

  • Deron Williams Reportedly May Receive Buyout from Dallas

    Bleacher Report "Deron Williams' time with the Dallas Mavericks may be nearing an end. Per ESPN's Tim MacMahon, the Mavericks are considering "possibly" buying Williams out of his contract so they can give Yogi Ferrell a more prominent role in their rotation. Shams Charania of The Veritcal reported..." February 23

  • 76ers Trying To Trade Andrew Bogut By Deadline

    Real GM Basketball "The Philadelphia 76ers will try to find a trade of Andrew Bogut before the deadline. Bogut was acquired by the 76ers from the Mavericks in exchange for Nerlens Noel." February 23

  • Sixers To Trade Nerlens Noel To Mavericks

    Hoops Rumors "The Sixers are in agreement with the Mavericks on a deal that will send Nerlens Noel to Dallas, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Philadelphia will receive Justin Anderson and a first-round pick from the Mavs. ESPN’s Marc Stein adds (via Twitter)..." February 23

  • Source: Mavs + Cavs 'Deeply Involved' In Deron Williams Trade Talks - And Here's The Prize

    Scout "By mid-afternoon Wednesday, we'd read the tea leaves and come to an obvious Dallas Mavericks conclusion: There is a Mavs trade on the front burner, and maybe two of them, and there is major interest by both the Mavs and the other team, and there are huge obstacles, big negotiating issues,..." February 23