Indianapolis Star "The Return can wait. The biggest week, the most important moment of the Indiana Pacers' season, begins in a matter of days. And it has nothing to do with waiting on their recovering star to make his long-awaited comeback. On Sunday, the Pacers ensured that they would start the upcoming..." March 30
Rick Carlisle says Monta Ellis is off crutches, but he's still very sore. Richard Jefferson will start at SG tonight vs. the Pacers.
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks are about to find out what it's like not to have their leading scorer. The question is, how long will they have to cope without Monta Ellis? The shooting guard's streak of 237 consecutive games played probably will end Sunday at Indiana because of a right calf injury. Ellis was..." March 29
Mavs officially call Monta doubtful for IND. Barea is questionable
ESPN Dallas "After an inadvertent knee injured Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis in a 94-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, a frustrated Mark Cuban publicly complained about the lack of respect that Dallas' leading scorer receives from referees. Cuban first raised the issue in a tweet..." March 28
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "This has been a trying season for Raymond Felton, in more ways than one. It all started Oct. 18 when Felton suffered a sprained left ankle during a preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the Mavs’ second preseason game, and Felton — in his first season with Dallas — hadn’t yet..." March 26
Dallas Morning News "Amar’e Stoudemire was treated like royalty when the Mavericks played at Phoenix on Sunday. He got lots of smiles, hugs and handshakes from workers, friends and media members who cover the Suns and knew him in his eight seasons there. And when he was asked about the glory days when he..." March 26
SI.com "It only seemed fitting that Monta Ellis would rise to the occasion against the Spurs. San Antonio entered Tuesday's clash as one of the hottest teams in the league, while Dallas had lost two straight amid drama. A little more than three months removed from a trade that netted All-Star point..." March 26
Pro Basketball Talk "Mark Cuban once called letting Steve Nash leave in free agency his biggest mistake as Mavericks owner. Cuban, reflecting on Nash in light of the point guard’s retirement, apparently changed his mind. Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: Cuban said letting Nash go was not the worst..." March 26
Dallas Morning News "If this is what happens when Rick Carlisle skewers his team, he should break out the pitchfork more often. After saying in Phoenix on Sunday that the Mavericks don’t play hard enough often enough, they came out with a manly effort to run past the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 Tuesday at American..." March 25
Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined ESPN's NBA Lockdown podcast this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Steve Nash retiring: “I wasn’t really surprised. I kind of knew what was going on since October, that his body didn’t let him compete anymore at the highest level, so..." March 24
Arizona Republic "If it's never too late to be who you want to be, the Suns' past two games gave the appearance of a team ready to squeeze all the playoff juice it can out of this season's final 3 1/2weeks. The odds of rising past eighth-place Oklahoma City seem as dire as ever with a 2 1/2-game hole and 11..." March 23
CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis' season hit a low point on Sunday when he shot 4-for-22 from the field in a 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Ellis went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter, and he didn't talk to reporters after the game. Since the start of February, the slumping scorer is shooting 38.5..." March 23
ESPN Dallas "Coach Rick Carlisle ripped the Dallas Mavericks after Sunday's 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns, saying something is wrong with the soul of a team that frequently fails to compete at an acceptable level. Carlisle was irate about a first half that he called a "no-show" and "an embarrassment,..." March 23
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks center/forward Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Saturday. Stoudemire was ejected from Dallas' 112-101 loss to the..." March 22
Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21
ESPN.com "Put your shovels down. Stop tossing dirt on Dirk Nowitzki. His days as a dangerous scorer in the NBA apparently aren't done yet. Oh, there had been plenty of reasons for Dirk doubt. Nowitzki's scoring averages had dipped each month of this season and were still trending in the wrong..." March 20
Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs are fun again?? The start to this game was pretty awesome, am I right? Dallas started the game by hitting all of its first five shots while holding Orlando scoreless, starting on a 12-0 run. They cooled off a bit, mostly thanks to an inordinate amount of turnovers (7 in the first..." March 19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The bounce-back game for Dallas was a smashing success Friday when the Mavericks recovered from a 33-point loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers to spank the Los Angeles Clippers by 30 points. On Monday, it was all about the Mavs trying to withstand the physical challenge the Oklahoma City Thunder..." March 17
TMZ.com "It's like a real-life version of "The Wire" ... NBA star Richard Jefferson says he was taken for $2 MILLION ... and played a key role in a covert FBI operation to catch the (alleged) bad guy and recover his cash. It's all part of new legal docs obtained by TMZ Sports ... in which the..." March 17
USA Today "Enticing cross-conference NBA playoff matchups capture the imagination, presenting the idea of a fair and just basketball world in which only the best of the best are welcome. Dare to dream about the possibilities. LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant (or, for that matter, Russell Westbrook) as..." March 17
Pro Basketball Talk "JaVale McGee wants to come back to the NBA on his terms. And he’s in no rush to do it. McGee is looking for a deal for this season only (or a player option for next season) while the interested teams want a team option for next season so they can have the ability to retain him at a fair price...." March 17
Per Rick Carlisle, Al-Farouq Aminu (left shoulder) is OUT vs. OKC. #DALvsOKC
Rick Carlisle says Al-Farouq Aminu (left shoulder) is doing better, but it's unclear if he'll return to action Monday vs. OKC.
ESPN.com "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made a point to praise point guard Rajon Rondo's play calling Friday night after Dallas' 129-99 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers. That's particularly notable because a power struggle for play-calling responsibilities was the root of heated, profane disputes between..." March 14
SB Nation "The NBA Players Association has officially rejected cap smoothing when the new TV deal comes into play. Get ready for an absolutely wild summer in 2016. The National Basketball Players Association has informed the NBA that it will not agree to "smoothing" of the salary cap prior to the 2016-17..." March 12
Cleveland Plain Dealer "In an outstanding all-around performance, the Cavaliers demonstrated poise in a hostile environment, soaring to an impressive 127-94 clobbering of the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center. Tyson Chandler of the Mavericks said his group was treating this game like a..." March 11
New York Post "You can say Knicks owner James Dolan had a heart of gold in letting Amar’e Stoudemire leave the moribund Knicks and join Western Conference title-contender Dallas. And you may want to emphasize “gold.’’ As it turns out, Dolan saved a lot of gold in his buyout of Stoudemire during the All-Star..." March 11
The Score "Amar'e Stoudemire did not sign up for a crummy Dallas Mavericks team. Especially not after leaving a crummy New York Knicks team. Stoudemire chastised his team after the Mavericks were blown out at home to the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-94 on Tuesday. "I came here to win, and we're (4 1/2)..." March 11
Dallas Morning News "Just when it looked like the Mavericks were going to be guilty of an unforgivable lack of effort against one of the worst teams in the NBA, Monta Ellis found a zone that he’d not been familiar with for quite some time. The shots started to fall, the defense showed up at a timely moment and the..." March 09
ESPN.com "Rajon Rondo knows Kobe Bryant is recruiting him to join the Los Angeles Lakers when Rondo becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. And the Dallas Mavericks point guard is obviously flattered to hear Bryant admit as much publicly, as Bryant did in late January. But Bryant's recruiting..." March 09
ESPN Los Angeles "Rajon Rondo's favorite board game is Connect Four, and in the spirit of that upright version of checkers, let's connect some dots of our own. • Kobe Bryant returned to the Los Angeles Lakers' bench on Sunday for the first time since his season-ending shoulder injury on Jan. 21. • The..." March 09
ESPN.com "Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons plans to return Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers after missing the last seven games due to a left ankle injury. Parsons sprained the ankle and suffered a bone bruise during the Mavs' Feb. 20 win over the Houston Rockets. Dallas went 3-4 without..." March 08
Yahoo! Sports "Rajon Rondo said he "hasn't had a change of heart" about re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks since his argument with Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle. "People say I'm not trying to be here, but I don't talk to anybody but the five people that are in my circle," Rondo said. "I will vent to them..." March 08
CSN Bay Area "Home continues to be sweet for the Warriors, as they won their fifth in a row at Oracle Arena on Friday, pushing their overall home record to an NBA-best 26-2, with a 104-89 lashing of the Mavericks. The Warriors (48-12) took the lead midway through the opening quarter and never lost it,..." March 07
The Mavs announced that they have assigned Dwight Powell to the Texas Legends.
Mavs forward Chandler Parsons (ankle) expected to return to action versus Lakers on Sunday after missing last 7 to injury, a source said.
Rockets, Mavs, Raps & Heat still interested in free agent JaVale McGee, source told Yahoo. Mavs challenge is finding PT with Tyson Chandler.
Barea (left thumb strain) is questionable, Harris (right hand injury) is doubtful & Parsons (left ankle injury) is out vs. Warriors.
ESPN.com "Monta Ellis wasn't quite in a talkative mood after the most miserable offensive performance of the Dallas Mavericks' season, but he wanted to make one thing clear. "My hip is not a factor," Ellis told ESPNDallas.com while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the..." March 06
Devin Harris banged his Rt thumb late in the game. Can't move it right now. Getting x rayed
Chandler Parsons says it's the inside of his ankle and top of his foot that's sprained. He hopes to return Sunday at the Lakers.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks will be at least a man short when they play the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Moda Center. The Mavs announced that small forward Chandler Parsons will miss his sixth straight game with a sprain and bone bruise to his left ankle which he sustained..." March 05
Pro Basketball Talk "Monta Ellis reportedly rejected a two-year, $24.8 million contract extension, opted out of a contract that would have paid $11 million and fired his agent. Finally, Ellis signed a contract with the Mavericks worth $25.08 million over three years, including a $8.72 million player option for next..." March 04
Pro Basketball Talk "Some of you are out there thinking, “Why would teams go after JaVale McGee except to see their jerseys on Shaqtin’ a Fool more often?” Because it’s about cost and role. Not many teams were interested in paying JaVale McGee $12 million next season to be their starting center. However, paying him..." March 04
ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo dutifully answered questions about his offensive aggression Monday night, explaining how and why he attacked off the dribble during his 19-point performance. But Rondo's interest level seemed to rise when the discussion turned to Dallas' defense. "Our focus is a lot more on the..." March 03
ESPN sources say Mavs "seriously interested" in JaVale McGee but word is list of interested teams stretches well beyond Dallas