Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30

  • Barea rejoins Mavs on minimum veteran deal

    ESPN Dallas "J.J. Barea, a fan favorite from Dallas' 2011 championship team, is rejoining the Mavericks. After clearing waivers Wednesday afternoon, Barea signed a veteran's minimum deal with the Mavs, who released second-year guard Gal Mekel to make room on the roster. "We could not be more excited to..." October 30

  • Spurs savor rings, then get back to work with season-opening win over Mavs

    San Antonio Express-News "Tim Duncan pumped his first like he’d just been given his first championship ring instead of his fifth. Gregg Popovich did low-fives with his assistant coaches. Manu Ginobili choked back tears. Yes, it was an emotional night Tuesday for the Spurs at the AT&T Center, where they received their..." October 29

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    The Western Conference is filthy. In the Eastern Conference their are two elite teams and everyone else, the west has seven teams that, with a bit of luck, could win the NBA championship. The regular season and playoffs are going to be battle of attrition with furious competition and a list of teams and fan bases ready for long playoff runs. October 29

  • Nowitzki: Parsons to pay for all road dinners 'because it's my money anyway' "When Dirk Nowitzki agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on an insanely team-friendly, three-year, $25 million deal this offseason, it was clear he was making a sacrifice so the Mavs could add to their core. That's a noble gesture, and a smart one if Nowitzki values a chance for another..." October 29

  • Chandler Parsons hopes to help childhood idol Dirk Nowitzki win title

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons distinctly remembers walking into the home locker room at the Toyota Center in late March 2012 and checking the Houston Rockets' defensive matchups to start that night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. The rookie played it cool in front of coaches and teammates when he saw..." October 28

  • Barea officially waived, waiting begins for Mavericks; Gal Mekel could be on his way out

    Dallas Morning News "As expected, Minnesota waived guard J.J. Barea just before the roster deadline Monday, so the Dallas Mavericks and Barea now will sweat out the 48 hours he must wait to clear waivers. For any team to claim Barea off the waiver wire, they would have to have available salary-cap space or a..." October 28

  • Mark Cuban says Mavericks would tank if they were only team doing it

    Pro Basketball Talk "Count Mark Cuban among the owners that hate tanking (they were one of the teams that voted to reform the lottery rules last week, reforms that did not have the votes to pass). But would he have the Mavericks ever tank? Well, it depends. In the right situation, maybe, he told the Dallas..." October 27

  • Felton can't start ban until healthy "Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will miss more than just the first four games of the season. NBA rules prevent Felton from serving his four-game suspension, which stems from his guilty plea on New York gun charges from last season, until he is healthy enough to play. Felton is recovering from..." October 27

  • Mavs looking to re-sign J.J. Barea

    ESPN Dallas "The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the process of finalizing a buyout for veteran guard J.J. Barea that should enable Barea to become a free agent early next week, according to league sources. Sources told that Barea will be waived by the Wolves before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline for teams..." October 27

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Mavs informing guys of cuts today. Charlie Villanueva made the team, per source.

  • Barring injury, Mavericks' starting lineup is set for season opener at San Antonio

    Dallas Morning News "For the first three quarters of Monday’s exhibition game against Memphis, the Mavericks showed some true colors. They might not always play that well — they were up 91-75 going into the fourth quarter and up to then, the Grizzlies had played mostly heavy lifters as well. But with the..." October 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Monta: "Our bench is way deeper than we were last year. Our experience is way better than last year." Says Mavs will be 20+ games better.

  • Chandler Parsons: I want to prove I'm worth $46 million deal

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons embraces the challenge of proving the Dallas Mavericks didn’t overpay for him. The Mavs certainly paid a premium rate for a player who has never been an All-Star, signing Parsons to a three-year, $46 million deal that is close to a maximum contract for a four-year veteran...." October 22

  • 'No-nonsense' Jameer Nelson has message for those expecting more PG turnover

    Dallas Morning News "From 2008 through their championship season and on into 2012, the Mavericks had one starting point guard. It was Jason Kidd’s show. Since then, they’ve had three new starters at the point in three seasons. It’ll be Jameer Nelson when the regular season begins next week. He’s following..." October 22

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • Mavs request waivers on Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

    ESPN Dallas "The Mavericks requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Griffin was originally signed July 18 after playing for the Mavs in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals in 19.3 minutes. He saw..." October 21

  • Mavs explore trades to free up roster spots

    Yahoo! Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have been shopping point guard Gal Mekel and center Bernard James in trade talks, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently..." October 17

  • 'Old man in Dallas' Brandan Wright faces pivotal year in NBA career

    Dallas Morning News "It speaks volumes about the fluid nature of the Mavericks that Brandan Wright has played the second-longest current consecutive stretch of seasons on the team behind Dirk Nowitzki. What it also says is that Wright has turned his career around from the injury-plagued early years to become a..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki : Trim from 82 to 'mid-60s'

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki sees no need for the NBA to experiment with the length of games. The length of the season? Nowitzki would be all for shortening it significantly, although he realizes that business realities make that extremely unlikely. "I think you don't need 82 games to..." October 15

  • Mavs sign 5-7 Japanese point guard "The Dallas Mavericks signed 5-foot-7 Japanese point guard Yuki Togashi on Wednesday. Terms of the deal for the free agent were not disclosed. Togashi, who weighs 143 pounds, was most recently a member of the Mavericks' NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3..." October 15

  • Monta Ellis: Knee injury worried him only because it’s happened before

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis said Tuesday that he was “a little” concerned when he injured his left knee Thursday in practice because it was something that has happened to him before. “A little, but not too much,” he said when asked if he was worried or scared when he came down awkwardly..." October 15

  • Carlisle apologizes to Parsons, Mavs

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle apologized to Chandler Parsons for publicly criticizing the team's prized free-agent addition's weight and conditioning after Friday night's preseason game. "It was unfair and inappropriate to single out Chandler Parsons after the game Friday night," Carlisle..." October 13

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Mavs will play tonight without Ellis and Felton. but @swish41 is back and that's reason enough to check in. No Hibbert or G Hill for IND

  • Rick Carlisle: Parsons too heavy "Chandler Parsons, whose wallet got much fatter when he signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, also focused on bulking up his physique this summer. As far as coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, Parsons added too much weight. For the second time since the Mavs reported..." October 12

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Raymond Felton has a high right ankle sprain and is out at least 10 days.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • X-rays negative for Mavericks guard Raymond Felton

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks’ guard Raymond Felton had X-rays on his injured right ankle. Results showed no structural damage, according to the Mavericks." October 11

  • Carlisle: Parsons' weight 'too much'

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons, whose wallet got much fatter when he signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, also focused on bulking up his physique this summer. As far as coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, Parsons added too much weight. For the second time since the Mavs reported..." October 11

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Monta Ellis will miss the next two games with a sprained left knee suffered in yesterday's practice.

  • Durant dismisses talk of giving up guaranteed contracts

    ESPN Dallas "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money. "I don't think that makes sense," Durant said Friday. "Give up..." October 10

  • Report: Lance Stephenson verbally agreed to join Mavs in free agency "Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson almost joined the Dallas Mavericks this past summer, according to Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. By the weekend of July 11, both sides had verbally committed to a two-year contract worth slightly more than Stephenson's eventual deal with the Hornets,..." October 10

  • Chandler’s reunion with Mavericks ‘showed their appreciation for what I did’

    Washington Post "Tyson Chandler is back in a familiar place, and it has little to do with being with the Dallas Mavericks for a second go ’round. For the second, third or maybe fourth time in his 13-year career, Chandler reached a point where his contributions to a franchise got wiped out by one down year, forcing..." October 10

  • Why Jae Crowder's toughness could lead to more playing time with Mavs

    Dallas Morning News "Apart from their perpetual quest to get younger, the other wart on the Mavericks that never quite seems to go away is their tendency shy away from physicality. Jae Crowder is one of the Mavericks who can fix that. In his third season and going into a contract year, Crowder knows the best way..." October 08

  • Cuban: NBA should look at nixing max deals

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the idea of doing away with maximum contracts, as suggested by Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, could be considered by the league, as long as players are willing to give up something significant in return. "If you give up guarantees, it's a..." October 08

  • How Mavs Snagged Parsons

    ESPN Dallas "Any mention of the Texas Triangle, in NBA circles, has always had a very specific meaning. Until this past summer. No longer does the term exclusively reference the most dreaded three-stop road trip that the schedule can serve up, thanks to the Lone Star State love triad that dribbled its..." October 08

  • Mavericks coach Carlisle says guaranteed contracts won’t impact who makes final roster

    Pro Basketball Talk "Like all NBA teams, the Dallas mavericks have more players in for training camp than they’ll be able to keep on the final roster once the regular season begins. The idea is to get a look at guys who may help down the road, or in case an injury forces the team to add a player later in the..." October 05

  • Starting PG role is Jameer Nelson's job to lose "Go ahead and pencil in Jameer Nelson as the Dallas Mavericks’ starting point guard. Not that there was much mystery, but coach Rick Carlisle acknowledged after the team’s intrasquad scrimmage Saturday that Nelson would get the first crack at the starting role. Nelson joined the rest of the..." October 05

  • Nowitzki’s hook shot is a work in progress

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "For two years running now, Dirk Nowitzki has been trying to perfect the sky hook. The Dallas Mavericks’ forward added the shot made famous by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to his repertoire last season, but with nominal success. Now, he’s back at it again. "The sky hook is a tough shot,’’ Nowitzki..." October 05

  • Devin Harris has health, 'peace of mind' "Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris didn’t take his good health for granted this summer. He took full advantage of it. A year after undergoing complicated toe surgery that sidelined him for the first half of last season, Harris made sure he got the most out of his healthy summer. If a group..." October 04

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Dirk: "I feel great. My leg strength is great. Worked out a lot this summer and lifted a lot this summer, so I feel good."

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Channing Frye suffered a sprained left MCL in practice yesterday, a team official said.

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey fires back at Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

    Yahoo! Sports "For months, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has unleashed a barrage of slights and snipes onto the Houston Rockets, framing the regime of general manager Daryl Morey in the most unflattering of ways. It has been an undermining, calculated campaign. Just understand this, though: No longer does it..." September 29

  • Cuban: “Would have been better” if Mavericks could have kept Chandler in 2011

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban has a lot of strengths, but admitting mistakes isn’t always one of them. It only took him 10 years to acknowledge that letting Steve Nash go was a poor basketball decision. On Tuesday, however, he hinted that he knows letting Tyson Chandler walk away in free agency after the 2011..." September 24

  • A 20-point scorer this year? Don’t expect one for the Mavericks, Cuban says

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban normally doesn’t make predictions, but on the day when six new Mavericks were herded together Tuesday to introduce to fans and media, the owner made it clear about one thing. Not one of those six players has ever averaged 20 points for a season. And that won’t change this year,..." September 24

  • Nowitzki experiments with shot release

    ESPN Dallas "When he wasn't on the promotional trail for his new documentary, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki spent most of his time in Germany in recent weeks as he usually does, locked in an old gym working on his game with lifelong shot doctor Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki's latest summer project:..." September 23

  • Mavs introducing newcomers, unveiling new jersey

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks will introduce the seven newcomers to their roster and unveil their new jerseys during an event at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The arena is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Select-a-Seat program, allowing potential new season-ticket holders to pick their..." September 23

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