ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made pointed comments criticizing officials for letting the Houston Rockets get away with what he considered to be illegal physical play during Friday's Game 3. "Look, referees miss calls, but there's just a lot of physical stuff going on out there that just..." April 25
ESPN Dallas "The results of the Rajon Rondo trade were far from what the Dallas Mavericks hoped, but coach Rick Carlisle nevertheless considers the deal "a risk worth taking." Rondo's tenure with the Mavs all but officially ended Wednesday, when the team announced that he'd be out indefinitely with a..." April 24
Dallas Morning News "Devin Harris has been declared good to go for the game after missing Game 2 with a big-toe injury on his left foot. He will be part of a point-guard-by-committee that will include J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. " April 24
Dallas Morning News "Typical Dirk Nowitzki. With a critical Game 3 tonight that most likely will determine the Mavericks’ playoff fate — and the cloud of the Rajon Rondo sage having not yet cleared — the longtime face of the organization clearly understood that he needed to speak. “It’s been a frustrating couple..." April 24
Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24
Dallas Morning News "Rick Carlisle, who probably knows better than anybody else, couldn’t have been more succinct or clear when asked if he ever believes Rajon Rondo will wear a Mavericks uniform again. “No, I don’t.” And with that, the experiment that had been been bubbling ever since the December trade that..." April 24
ESPN.com "Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons has no regrets about playing in Game 1 of his team's series against the Houston Rockets despite aggravating a right knee injury that will require surgery. Parsons played 37 minutes in the loss despite excruciating pain in the knee, which prompted him to..." April 24
We know Knicks & Lakers will chase LaMarcus Aldridge come July, but at least two teams in Texas believe they have shot at him: Spurs & Mavs
Do you expect Rajon Rondo to ever wear a Mavericks uniform again? "No, I don't," Rick Carlisle said.
Dallas Morning News "The circumstances were a little different, but the aftermath was much the same – Rajon Rondo once again sat for a noticeably long time, and declined to say anything afterward. This time the stakes were higher, though. With Dallas trying to avoid falling into an 0-2 series hole, Rondo played..." April 22
Houston Chronicle "Long before the Rockets and Mavericks were separated by a point in the fourth quarter of a remarkably tight and tense playoff game, they made the moves that four months later would change everything. The Mavericks grabbed Rajon Rondo. On Tuesday, they benched him. The Rockets traded for Corey..." April 22
ESPN sources says Mavs are ruling out Rajon Rondo indefinitely after back injury he sustained in Game 2
Real GM Basketball "Rajon Rondo had planned on signing with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent in the summer when it became clear that he no longer had a future with the Boston Celtics, according to sources. Rondo expected a maximum contract to be signed. When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Rondo, he was..." April 22
The Score "Things are going from bad to worse for the Dallas Mavericks. The team is heading back home down 2-0 in their Western Conference quarterfinal against the rival Houston Rockets, Rajon Rondo appears to already have one foot out the door, and now it sounds like Chandler Parsons will not be..." April 22
Yahoo! Sports "Josh Smith felt like a teenager again, ferocious and free and forever young. He had broken down Dallas' defense, a soft, vulnerable underbelly reduced to rubble. These were old times, tossing those lobs into the air, watching Dwight Howard slam through passes. Old AAU teammates in Atlanta,..." April 22
SB Nation "The playoffs were always the silver lining with the Dallas Mavericks' acquisition of Rajon Rondo. Maybe the first few months wouldn't go great. Maybe the offense would struggle to find a role for his ball-dominating style. Mybe the team would stumble into the playoffs in the process. But Rondo has..." April 22
Carlisle on the potential Parsons misses more or the remainder of this series: "That does loom as a possibility, but we'll see tomorrow."
The good news on Chandler Parsons is I'm told his knee didn't swell back up. Bad news is it's extremely sore. Could be game-time decision.
ESPN Dallas "Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons and guard Devin Harris did not practice Monday and will be listed as questionable for Tuesday’s Game 2 against the Houston Rockets. Coach Rick Carlisle said the status of both players could be game-time decisions. Parsons is dealing with soreness in..." April 20
CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20
Rick Carlisle says "there's a plan in place" for Chandler Parsons' minutes, and adds it's important Parsons doesn't try to do too much.
Houston Chronicle "Jason Terry spread his wings and sprinted happily down the floor. Corey Brewer did whatever that was he did to sort of dance after his fourth quarter 3s. And again and again, with the game on the line and Dwight Howard trapped by foul trouble in the general vicinity of the bench, the Rockets found..." April 19
Grantland "t’s a Friday morning in early April, and Mark Cuban is limping through the underbelly of American Airlines Center in Dallas. He’s sore for two reasons: His surgically replaced hip aches after a pickup basketball game, and the Mavericks, which he owns, had lost a home game to their bitter rivals..." April 18
Per Rick Carlisle, Chandler Parsons (right knee) and Devin Harris (left great toe) both practiced today and are expected to play Game 1.
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
Mavs Moneyball "I know this game was largely meaningless, but it feels good to hit the 50-win mark again. Plus the basketball gods smiled upon MFFLs everywhere, as the Pelicans and Rockets won in order to give Dallas a matchup with Houston in the playoffs rather than yet another soul-crushing series against the..." April 16
Salt Lake Tribune "For one last time this year, the streamers fell from the rafters at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, as the Utah Jazz closed out their home schedule with a 109-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 21 points and dished four assists and Rudy Gobert had 20 points and..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons doesn't expect to be 100 percent when the playoffs begin. He just hopes he's healthy enough to help the Dallas Mavericks. That's not a certainty -- not after Parsons, who hasn't played since April, 2 due to soreness in his right knee, suffered a setback during an intense..." April 14
Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined "The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley" on 103.3 KESN-FM Monday, here are a few highlights. On if it’s been weird being locked in at No. 7 with a few games to play: Nowitzki: “It’s been a weird season for us. Really, I think what’s been missing..." April 14
Chandler Parsons said he suffered setback while shooting yesterday. If this was Game 1 of playoff series, he wouldn't be able to go.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After hitting a serious bump in the road for about six weeks recently, the Dallas Mavericks have suddenly straighten themselves out and are hitting their stride at just the right time. Utilizing yet another night when they were able to kick their offense into a higher gear, the Mavs placed..." April 13
Silver Screen And Roll "For the past several seasons, the focus was on the summer. The 2010 NBA champions had become a quickly fading memory and it became apparent that the team needed to reload. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were entering their mid-thirties and the next generation of championship contending Lakers were not..." April 13
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Dallas Morning News "Owner Mark Cuban thought enough of the scene Monta Ellis caused at the end of the double-overtime win at Denver to reach out to the Mavericks' shooting guard. Cuban said he could understand how fans and media members felt when they saw Ellis sitting away from the team huddle and staying..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The most popular player on the Dallas Mavericks’ team produced the biggest play of the game Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Raymond Felton, who has struggled mightily with injuries and with receiving playing time this season, scored on a driving layup with just 1.5 seconds left as the Mavs..." April 11
Pretty sure Rajon Rondo will rest tonight, but Mavs are pretending it's some sort of state secret, so we'll find out 16 minutes before tip.
Mavs Moneyball "With the playoffs, and the No. 7 seed locked up, the Dallas Mavericks knew they didn't have much left to play for, other than pride. Try telling that to Dirk Nowitzki, who showed he still has a lot left in the tank for this playoff journey the Mavericks are about to go on. Dirk scored 19 points..." April 09
ESPN Dallas "The "horrible" state of college basketball is hurting the NBA, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said. Cuban said he doesn't enjoy watching the college game, but his bigger concern is that the physical, slow-down style that has become common in the NCAA results in prospects who are poorly..." April 09
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
CBSSports.com "As a show of appreciation, the Dallas Mavericks treated their season ticket holders yesterday to an exclusive event at Six Flags Over Texas. Mavs fans got to go on rides and also got to meet the team. There was even a question and answer session, where fans could ask the Mavs all sorts of..." April 07
Shaun Livingston has been suspended for tonight's game @ SAS for his shot to Dirk Nowitzki's groin: http://t.co/mh6Lcpy5E3
ESPN.com "Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo was relieved that he only suffered a hyperextended left knee during Saturday's 123-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors, originally fearing that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. "It's not the worst thing that could have happened, so I'm fine," Rondo..." April 05
ESPN.com "While Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said he'd give Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston "the benefit of the doubt" that a low blow in Saturday's game was unintentional, not everyone on his team saw it that way. The 7-foot Nowitzki was posting up the 6-foot-7 Livingston late in the third..." April 05
ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors due to swelling and soreness in his right knee. Parsons is considered day-to-day, with the Mavs having three days off before their next game. Parsons originally suffered the injury..." April 04
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had dragged themselves to their locker room at halftime, coming off a dreadful quarter and with the tanks badly depleted through four games in five nights. They had clanged their way through the second quarter, nearly tearing down the American Airlines Center with missed shots, most..." April 03