Mavericks Rumors & News

  • NBA announces eight new awards to be voted on by fans

    Sportsnaut "If you were wondering how the NBA plans to fill a prime-time awards show, we got part of the answer today. TNT announced eight new awards to be voted on by fans through social media: Assist of the Year, Best Style, Block of the Year, Dunk of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Performance of the..." April 28

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • Devin Harris’ future with Dallas Mavericks remains uncertain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "With his future in Dallas clouded with uncertainties, Devin Harris realizes he may have played his last game with the Mavericks. But the veteran guard won’t listen to his gut to get any signs on whether he’ll have to pack his bags and play elsewhere next season. “I tend to not follow my gut,..." April 18

  • Nowitzki wants to play for Mavericks until very end, rebuild or not

    Sports Day "Through good times and bad, Dirk Nowitzki is the Mavericks' icon. And by his reckoning, being there in the stormy times -- and this rebuilding season was 50 shades of rough -- is just as important as when the sun shines brightly. "Hey, if you're going with a team like I have so long, if..." April 15

  • Why this offseason is biggest of Nerlens Noel's career; 'there's a lot to be excited for'

    Sports Day "Nerlens Noel wore a Boston Red Sox cap, but everything he said Thursday while addressing reporters for the last time this season strongly indicated that his NBA heart is in Dallas. That is important because Noel, who turned 23 on Monday, is eligible to become a restricted free agent this..." April 15

  • Grizzlies, with eyes on playoffs, fall to Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A year ago, the Memphis Grizzlies literally limped into the playoffs. So this year, a virtual no-count 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the last game of the season wasn't about to bring them down. "In Memphis, it's our time to show what we got," said point guard Mike..." April 13

  • Dirk to return for 20th NBA season, open to possibly playing a 21st

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big German will be gracing us with his presence for at least another year. Addressing the media on Thursday after the Dallas Mavericks’ season finale the night before, 13-time All-Star big man Dirk Nowitzki said that he will “definitely” be returning to the Mavs next season for his 20th NBA..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • Nuggets top Mavs with Romo on Dallas bench

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The biggest cheer during an otherwise meaningless Tuesday night affair between the Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets took place late in the fourth quarter as the guy sitting at the end of the bench stood up and starting walking to the scorer's table. Welcome to the NBA, Tony..." April 12

  • Mavericks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers

    Real GM Basketball " The Dallas Mavericks have claimed DeAndre Liggins off waivers. Liggins has a non-guaranteed deal for the 17-18 season." April 12

  • Report: Silver stopped Mavs from playing Romo by refusing to honor contract

    ESPN "If Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had his way, Tony Romo would not only have dressed for Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets, he would have found his way into the game. When he approached NBA commissioner Adam Silver with the idea, Cuban said, "I told him what I was going to do..." April 12

  • Nuggets offficial on Tony Romo suiting up: ‘They’re making a mockery of the sport’

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will be in uniform and participate in pre-game activities as the Dallas Mavericks close up their season Tuesday night. It’s the Mavericks’ way of paying homage to one of the most popular sports figures in Dallas after Romo himself “retired” from the..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki likes Mavericks’ approach to evaluating young talent

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the losses keep piling up by the game, forward Dirk Nowitzki understands why the Dallas Mavericks have recently given more minutes to their younger players. Entering Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. contest at American Airlines Center against the Denver Nuggets, the Mavericks are 32-48 overall, 1-8 in..." April 11

  • Suns topple Mavericks to win final home game of season

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- For the Phoenix Suns, the wins are meaningless but the experience is invaluable. T.J. Warren and Devin Booker scored 21 points each and the Suns closed out the home portion of their schedule with a 124-111 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. Warren made all eight of his..." April 09

  • Forbes fuels short-handed Spurs past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS –- On a night largely devoid of stars, an unsung rookie was able to shine. Bryn Forbes scored 27 points off the bench as the stripped-down San Antonio Spurs rallied past the Dallas Mavericks 102-89 on Friday night at American Airlines Center. In a game that was otherwise..." April 08

  • NBA ProJects $101MM Salary Cap Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s latest salary cap projection for the 2017/18 season is now $101MM, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. That’s an increase of nearly $7MM over this season’s cap of $94.1MM but lower than previous projections. The tax level is projected to rise $8MM to $121MM next season,..." April 07

  • Clippers down Mavs for fourth consecutive win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Coach Doc Rivers could not have written a better blueprint for victory as his Los Angeles Clippers approach the postseason. Getting big performances from the stars and using an up-tempo offense, the Clippers cruised to an easy win Wednesday. Blake Griffin scored 32 points and..." April 06

  • Eight is enough as Kings defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With only draft picks in question, the Sacramento Kings and Dallas Mavericks played what appeared to be a glorified exhibition game Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center. It proved to be a bit more worth the while for the short-handed hosts. "It's a tough night when you..." April 05

  • ESPN replacing Sage Steele with Michelle Beadle as 'NBA Countdown' host

    Sporting News "As the NBA playoffs approach, ESPN is making a key personnel change. Network veteran Sage Steele is out. Michelle Beadle is in, the network announced Tuesday. Beadle, who rose to popularity as personality on ESPN2's "SportsNation," will become the full-time host on "NBA Countdown," leading..." April 04

  • Barnes paces Mavericks past Bucks

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- The Dallas Mavericks arrived in Milwaukee with a four-game losing streak and had already been officially eliminated from the Western Conference playoff picture. But they looked nothing like a team that might have given up on the season Sunday afternoon, riding a 31-point effort..." April 02

  • Mavs' Harris fined $25K for 'aggressively pursuing' ref

    Sports Day "Devin Harris knows it could have been worse. The backup guard got a $25,000 fine from the NBA on Friday for his actions after he was ejected Wednesday in New Orleans. He was not suspended, which was good news. "You got to take it like a man, and move on," he said. "That's all you can..." April 01

  • Grizzlies nail down playoff spot with win

    The Sports Xchange "MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- In his 10th NBA season, guard Mike Conley recalls his first few years with the Memphis Grizzlies when the postseason was not an expectation. Times, and expectations, have changed. Behind 28 points from Conley, 22 from Zach Randolph and 21 from Troy Daniels, the..." March 31

  • Davis, Cousins lead Pelicans past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins both exceeded their lofty scoring averages for the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. On top of that, they had three teammates score in double figures, and the Pelicans needed all of that offense to hold off the Dallas Mavericks 121-118 at..." March 30

  • Lamar: Khloé knew I was using coke and cheating on her

    Page Six "Lamar Odom tried to hide his drug use from Khloé Kardashian when they first got together, but eventually she knew exactly what was going on. “Around two years before we split up [2011], I was in the man cave she had made for me and she caught me,” the former NBA champ said in the new issue of..." March 30

  • Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff For Remainder Of Season

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign Jarrod Uthoff to a deal for the remainder of the current season. Dallas will let Manny Harris return to the Texas Legends of the D-League. Both players were on 10-day contracts with the Mavericks." March 29

  • Westbrook's triple-double, late hoop boost Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- For those who believe Russell Westbrook is a one-man team, Monday night did little to change their minds. Westbrook singlehandedly spearheaded a 14-0 game-ending run, capped by his 18-foot jumper in the closing seconds, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-91 win over the..." March 28

  • Adam Silver wants NBA woman head coach 'sooner than later'

    ESPN "Adam Silver not only believes that there will be a woman head coach in the NBA, but the NBA commissioner told ESPN he wants it to happen "sooner rather than later." "There definitely will," Silver said when asked about a woman becoming an NBA head coach. "And I think it is on me to sort of..." March 28

  • Mark Cuban is getting more serious than ever about politics

    Business Insider "In private, Mark Cuban has started discussing his role in national politics with his family. He told Business Insider, for instance, that he spoke with loved ones about his decision to campaign on the trail for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "We discussed how much of a..." March 27

  • 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

    Philly.com "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