Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavs rebound from embarrassing loss to beat Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- An embarrassing home loss two nights earlier ramped up the urgency for the struggling Dallas Mavericks to show signs of life, and they answered that call Friday with one of their most efficient performances of the season for a 111-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines..." December 10

  • Cousins leads Kings past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- There wasn't much to nitpick Wednesday night for the Sacramento Kings. "We played the right way from start to finish," DeMarcus Cousins said. "We messed up here and there, but I think this was our most consistent game this season." Cousins flirted with a triple-double to lead..." December 08

  • Hornets rally to sweep Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Squandering late leads is a trend that has bothered Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford. Despite leading the Southeast Division, the Hornets have given away several games late this season. For Clifford, it has boiled down to fight and toughness. The Hornets showed plenty..." December 06

  • Report: Andrew Bogut to be out two weeks with bone bruise in knee

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Bogut left just 10 minutes into Dallas’ eventual loss to Charlotte Monday with what looked to be a hyperextended knee. After the game, coach Rick Carlisle said an MRI was coming, but they expected Bogut to miss time. Looks like it will be a couple of weeks at least, reports Marc Stein of..." December 06

  • At some point, rebuilding Mavs need to move Andrew Bogut

    ESPN "The Dallas Mavericks have about a month to attempt to salvage their season, big man Andrew Bogut proclaimed over the weekend. Unfortunately, it appears that Bogut will miss a significant chunk, if not all, of that time. The initial prognosis is that Bogut hyperextended his left knee, which..." December 06

  • Could Celtics Pursue Bogut?

    CSN New England "We’re back for another edition of the CSN Insiders notebook, the most comprehensive collection of trade rumors, team news, injurie updates and a wide range of league-related news sure to whet the appetite of any NBA fan. We begin this week jumping right into trade rumors. And as we’ve seen in..." December 05

  • Mavericks blast weary Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- With 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki sidelined due to a foot injury, Wesley Matthews is stepping up for the Dallas Mavericks. On Saturday, Matthews led Dallas to a rare win. Matthews and Harrison Barnes combined for 48 points and nine 3-pointers to pace the Mavericks to just..." December 04

  • Dirk Nowitzki maintains dedication to Mavs, getting healthy

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki eliminated any doubt about his commitment to salvage the struggling Mavericks' season Saturday night, when he addressed the media for the first time since being shut down a week ago due to lingering soreness in his right Achilles tendon. "I'm all-in. I want to play," Nowitzki said..." December 04

  • Andrew Bogut Told A Hilarious Story About The Time He Once Tried To Buy Marijuana

    Uproxx "On Friday, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made significant news in alerting the world to his use of marijuana to combat health problems. Prior to a game on Saturday night against the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks center and former Warriors big man Andrew Bogut was asked about Kerr’s..." December 04

  • Bogut: Time running out for Mavs to turn things around

    Sporting News "The 3-15 Dallas Mavericks sit at the bottom of the Western Conference in very unfamiliar territory for the players, coaches and ownership. Outside of the San Antonio Spurs, the Mavs have been a model of consistency, only missing the playoffs once since the 1999/2000 season, but they now face..." December 04

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Lamar Odom reportedly still battling addiction, hanging with ‘same old crew’

    Larry Brown Sports "There was a short period of time recently where Lamar Odom seemed to be heading down the right path. He attended a game as a guest of Kobe Bryant back in March and was again spotted at Kobe’s final game a month later. Unfortunately, there has been no positive news since. On his podcast “The..." December 02

  • Mills sparks Spurs to win at Dallas

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The San Antonio Spurs never seem to worry about who is not there. It is the guys in uniform who matter. Patty Mills was the latest to step up when called on. The reserve guard scored a season-high 23 points, and the Spurs remained perfect on the road by rallying past the..." December 01

  • Walker's clutch buckets lift Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Yes, that was a huge sigh of relief coming from the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night. The Hornets struggled against the worst team in the NBA for most of the night, but eventually they were able to pull away in the final four minutes for a 97-87 win over the Dallas..." December 01

  • Mavericks' Deron Williams opens MMA gym in Dallas, plans to fight

    Sports Day "Mavericks point guard Deron Williams is obsessed with mixed martial arts. "I don't miss fights," he said. "Every UFC fight, Fight Pass, if I miss them, I'll record them and watch them later." Now, Williams is taking his obsession to the next level, partnering to develop a new gym in Deep Ellum..." December 01

  • Mark Cuban calls on NBA to discipline referee Ken Mauer

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, appalled at a missed call on the opening possession of Tuesday night's Los Angeles Clippers-Brooklyn Nets game, is publicly calling for the NBA office to discipline referee Ken Mauer. "Suspend him, demote him, make him ref a game in the D-League," Cuban said..." December 01

  • Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki to miss at least two more games

    Fanrag Sports "An Achilles injury has set back Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, and he’ll continue to be sidelined. Per head coach Rick Carlisle, Nowitzki’s injury will carry over into the month of December and he’ll be out a minimum of two more games. The German forward has been nursing the Achilles..." November 29

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dismisses any suggestions of team tanking this season

    ESPN "Owner Mark Cuban defiantly disagrees with those who have declared the Dallas Mavericks' season a lost cause and have suggested that tanking is in the franchise's best interest. "Haters gonna hate. We think that you always compete," Cuban said after finishing his pregame StairMaster routine..." November 28

  • Mavs pass Pelicans, end eight-game slide

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews each found the hot hand in the fourth quarter to lead the Mavericks past the New Orleans Pelicans 91-81 Sunday, snapping Dallas' eight-game losing skid, the longest of the Mark Cuban era. Matthews and Barnes combined for 23 of the Mavs' 31..." November 27

  • Mark Cuban reveals biggest mistake as Mavericks owner

    Sporting News "Things are bad in Dallas. The Mavericks have just two wins and are in the midst of their worst losing streak since Mark Cuban bought the team in 2000. Despite the troubles with the current team, Cuban is still regretting what happened in 2004 with Steve Nash. Cuban wanted Nash to re-sign..." November 26

  • Cavs show some offense, more Love in 128-90 rout

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue warned people for weeks that the Cavaliers weren't playing up to their potential. They might have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they were still leaving a lot of points on the court. Not anymore. Kevin Love had 27 points..." November 25

  • Clippers start road trip with 124-104 win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Clippers got their season-long, six-game road trip off to a rollicking start with a 124-104 demolition of the sinking Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center. The Clippers (14-2) are off to their best start in franchise history and left..." November 24

  • He's hated in Dallas, but DeAndre Jordan loves L.A.

    ESPN "The #nohardfeelings hashtag from Chandler Parsons’ summer Instagram post with DeAndre Jordan does not apply to those who still reside in Dallas. Jordan received another rude welcome from Dallas Mavericks fans on Wednesday night, as he was booed during pregame introductions and throughout the..." November 24

  • Why Was Mark Cuban Meeting With Trump’s White Supremacist Strategist Stephen Bannon

    Black Sports Online "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was spotted at the King Cole Bar in NYC on Tuesday afternoon meeting with President elect Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen Bannon. The selection of Bannon as chief strategist has been a hot button issue due to the fact that he is a white supremacist. According to..." November 24

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • Mark Cuban Is Willing To Talk Tanking Later In The Season

    Uproxx "The Mavs’ brutal 2-11 start – good for dead last in the NBA – probably isn’t how anyone around the organization envisioned this season would kick off. Rick Carlisle, in recent years, has somehow managed to get rag-tag Dallas teams to the playoffs, but things will have to turn around quickly and..." November 23

  • Leonard guides Spurs past skidding Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The Spurs' recent trend of struggling at home continued Monday, but even an awful performance by San Antonio was not enough to allow for an upset by the short-handed Dallas Mavericks. Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points as the Spurs posted their sixth consecutive victory by..." November 22

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • Mavs' Bogut to miss Monday's game vs. Spurs

    Sports Day "The injuries just keep coming for the Mavericks. Center Andrew Bogut will miss Monday's game against the Spurs after getting kicked in the upper calf in the first quarter against Orlando on Saturday. Bogut was massaging just below the back of his knee during the Orlando game, but continued..." November 21

  • Grizzlies beat Mavericks for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Chandler Parsons didn't mind the boos. Back in Dallas for the first time since spurning the Mavericks in free agency, Parsons had some fun with his return. Especially after hitting a 3-pointer in front of Mark Cuban. "I knocked it down and blew him a little kiss," Parsons..." November 19

  • Magic slip past shorthanded Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO -- Orlando Magic coach Frank Vogel pulled veteran point guard D.J. Augustin aside in the fourth quarter and told him he was being too unselfish. The coach chided his veteran point guard for passing up shots. Augustin would provide that last little push to give Orlando (6-7) its..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Mavericks' Barea to miss 6 weeks due to leg injury

    Real GM Basketball "J.J. Barea will miss approximately six weeks with a left leg injury. Barea spoke with El Nuevo Día and revealed he suffered a tear in a muscle connecting his left calf to his Achilles tendon." November 18

  • Parsons on Mavs' Cuban: I knew I would be taken care of financially

    ESPN "IN A LOW-SLUNG building in Oklahoma City's Bricktown neighborhood, just a day before the injury-riddled Mavericks began their playoff series against a Thunder team that would dismiss them in five games, a surreal scene unfolded at the Dollhouse Lounge, a burlesque-themed nightclub. (The club's..." November 18

  • Chandler Parsons on return to Dallas: “Sure, boo”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chandler Parsons doesn’t see a good reason for Dallas Mavericks fans to give him a hard time when his Memphis Grizzlies head to the American Airlines Center on Friday. Speaking with ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the former Mavericks wing admitted that Houston fans might have a legitimate complaint, but..." November 18

  • Mavericks signing Jonathan Gibson, waiving forward Quincy Acy

    Pro Basketball Talk "With Devin Harris already injured, Deron Williams and J.J. Barea got hurt in the Mavericks’ loss to the Celtics last night. That left Dallas’ point guard depth chart as: 1. Seth Curry. So, enter Jonathan Gibson, exit Quincy Acy." November 17

  • Celts top Mavs thanks to Thomas' late surge

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens has seen Isaiah Thomas do some pretty special things on the basketball court. None could have been any more special than what the little big man did for Boston on Wednesday night. "He's got a knack for it," Stevens said after Thomas erupted for 20..." November 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki believes in Harrison Barnes as his Mavericks star heir

    Sporting News "Dirk Nowitzki can’t run these days, a victim of a nagging Achilles that is driving Mr. Maverick up the wall. Out for six of Dallas’ first nine games, he sees his depleted team already losing ground in the Western Conference and can’t do anything about it. “It hasn’t been fun sitting and..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Sources: 3 NBA teams stop staying at Trump-brand hotels in NYC and Chicago

    ESPN "At least three NBA teams have stopped staying at Donald Trump-branded hotels this season in part to avoid any implied association with the new president-elect, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away..." November 16

  • The Changes to Expect in the NBA’s Upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement

    The Ringer "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association expect to finalize terms on a new collective bargaining agreement “just after Thanksgiving” or in “early December,” a source familiar with the negotiations told The Ringer. The source confirmed previously reported details of the new..." November 15

  • The Monstars are back just in time to celebrate Space Jam's 20th birthday

    USA Today "Way back on November 15, 1996, when Michael Jordan only had four titles, Space Jam released in theaters. Now, 20 years later, Jordan is a billionaire, and his company, Jordan Brand, has released a teaser for the anniversary campaign and fresh apparel to get everyone hyped about the 90s basketball..." November 15

  • Duncan, Leroux Announce Twitter NBA Show

    Real GM Basketball "A year and a half ago, the Dunc’d On Basketball Podcast launched with invaluable support from RealGM so it feels appropriate to use this space to detail the new project Nate Duncan and I have been working on for a little while now that launches this week. A little while back, Twitter reached..." November 15

  • Porzingis wants to learn 'signature move' from Nowitzki

    Newsday "After a game last December, Kristaps Porzingis was handed a piece of paper with a phone number on it. A basketball legend was impressed with how the young Knick played and carried himself, and he wanted to extend a helping hand. It was Dirk Nowitzki. Porzingis is from Latvia. He idolized..." November 14

  • Cuban, ESPN come to agreement on game coverage

    USA Today "Mark Cuban and the Mavericks lifted the ban on ESPN reporters Tim MacMahon and Marc Stein on Friday. Cuban and ESPN president John Skipper released statements saying that they were able to come to an agreement with the help of NBA commissioner Adam Silver. Cuban said that he’s “appreciative of..." November 12

  • Warriors walk over undermanned Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Another night, another record-setting, 3-point-shooting performance by the Golden State Warriors. Klay Thompson poured in 18 of his 20 points in the first eight minutes of the game Wednesday night as the Warriors used a long-range barrage to spoil homecoming for Harrison..." November 10

  • Report: Rick Carlisle ‘on fairly solid ground’ with Mavericks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last year, Mavericks president Donnie Nelson said Rick Carlisle could coach Dallas as long as he wants. That was a lot easier to say when the Mavericks had won a championship and 60% of their games and never had a losing season under Carlisle. What about now that Dallas is 2-6? A. Sherrod..." November 10

  • Mavs' Harrison Barnes: 'Can't say I was surprised' by Warriors exit

    ESPN "Harrison Barnes believes he still would be a member of the Golden State Warriors if they had won last season's NBA championship. However, Barnes knew after his exit interview in the wake of the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he had likely played..." November 10

  • Jalen Rose: NBA players will refuse to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency

    USA Today "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to visit the White House on Thursday — the same day that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump. It may also be the last time a full NBA championship team makes that trip for at least four years. During ESPN’s NBA Countdown on Wednesday,..." November 10

  • NBA announces plan for youth basketball academy in Australia

    USA Today "The NBA and Basketball Australia today announced their plan to launch NBA Global Academy — an elite youth basketball training center in Australia's capital city, Canberra. The academy, which will be at the Centre of Excellence at the Australian Institute of Sport, will serve as a "global hub"..." November 10

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