Mavericks Rumors & News

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Spurs take down Mavericks to win game 1

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs scored 19 of the final 23 points, including 15 straight to dig out of a late 10-point deficit and defeat Dallas 90-85 in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series Sunday at the AT&T Center. Game 2 is Wednesday at the AT&T Center before the series shifts to Dallas. The Mavericks took..." April 21

  • Nash to Nowitzki: ‘What would you do if you were me? Would you come back?’ Dirk: ‘I’m not sure, bro.’ (VIDEO)

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the fourth installment of the fantastic Grantland documentary chronicling Steve Nash‘s season with the Lakers, we’re invited to a private conversation between Nash and his longtime friend and former teammate, Dirk Nowitzki. The greatness of this series lies in its honesty, and beginning at..." April 19

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

  • Grizzlies end regular season, beat Mavericks in OT, 106-105

    Grizzly Bear Blues "Monday's playoff-clinching win against the Phoenix Suns was a whirlwind to experience, but all it meant was death by Spurs if the Grizzlies couldn't pull through tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. For some (myself included), the stakes were higher. It's almost fitting that this game was even..." April 17

  • Kevin Durant emulates Dirk Nowitzki, his favorite player

    Fansided "Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is having a remarkable season that has him in the middle of, if not leading, the MVP discussion. It might surprise you to learn who one of his favorite players in the league is, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. “I don’t know him so well but I’ve..." April 13

  • Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Good to be back in big dance’

    Dallas Morning News "Don’t expect that gusty wind that’s been whipping around Dallas to die down. The huge, collective exhale let loose by the Mavericks on Saturday night is bound to produce enough breeze to keep mussing hair for a few days. Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Co. are back in the NBA playoffs after..." April 13

  • Mark Cuban stands behind boisterous public-address announcer

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban said Saturday evening that public-address announcer Sean Heath will continue with his duties as the Mavericks’ official screamer and crowd-rouser. Heath’s comments on social media cost the owner $25,000 as the NBA fined Heath for criticizing referee Dan Crawford after a close loss to..." April 13

  • Mavericks clinch playoff spot with 101-98 win over Phoenix

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Champagne might as well have been flowing in the Dallas Mavericks’ locker room after what they were able to accomplish Saturday night. Down 13 points in the third quarter and in a tense fight for their playoff lives, the Mavs clinched their 13th postseason berth in the past 14 years with a..." April 13

  • Mavericks PA announcer has suspension rescinded; team slapped with $25K fine instead "Public-address announcer Sean Heath will be shouting into his courtside microphone at American Airlines Center during the Mavericks' regular-season home finale Saturday night after all. The NBA office rescinded its two-game suspension for Heath, according to a source, opting to fine the..." April 12

  • Mavs PA man Sean Heath suspended

    ESPN Dallas "The NBA issued a two-game suspension to Dallas Mavericks public-address announcer Sean Heath due to tweets criticizing officiating, multiple sources briefed on the situation told The suspension will begin Saturday night, when the Mavs face the Phoenix Suns in the final home game..." April 11

  • Spurs continue dominance of Mavericks, win 109-100

    Pounding The Rock "The Spurs opened up a quick 15-5 lead with Danny Green providing three triples in the first five minutes of the game. The ball movement looked crisp and the Spurs were back after going missing in the Mexico City Fire make-up game. A minute of game time passed before Tim Duncan went down clutching..." April 11

  • Pop: Dirk 'arguably best pure shooter' ever "San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, the coach who has faced Dirk Nowitzki the most, pretended not to be impressed by the big German bumping Oscar Robertson out of the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. “Well, you shoot it that much, you’re going to pass somebody,” Popovich deadpanned. “He..." April 10

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    With that jumper, Dirk Nowitzki has passed Oscar Robertson and now holds sole possession of 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

  • Carlisle 'in awe' of Dirk's feat as Mavs beat Jazz, cut magic number to two

    Dallas Morning News "On a history-making night, the only thing that really mattered to Dirk Nowitzki was that the Mavericks moved one giant step closer to returning to the playoffs. Nowitzki moved into the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, but the more important development was the Mavericks’ relatively..." April 09

  • Lack of timeouts haunts Kings in loss to Mavericks

    Sacramento Bee "For such a young team, the Kings have a tendency to begin games looking sluggish and out of sync. Coach Michael Malone finds himself calling timeouts early to shake the Kings out of their early funks more than he’d like, but it’s necessary. “I still have not figured that out, and to be..." April 07

  • Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors open to reunion

    Fansided "Might Vince Carter finish out the final years of his career where it all started, back in Toronto? Seems a bit outlandish to suggest such given the one-time bad blood between the player and the organization (not to mention the fans), but lots has happened since those days. Now the Raptors..." April 06

  • 'Off-the-charts' Dirk and 'perfect' Brandan Wright fuel Mavs sweep of Lakers

    Dallas Morning News "This is where aspiring actors come to make it big. Most of them are never heard from again. And then there are the Mavericks, who came to LA as wannabe playoff participants. They passed the audition. Big time. A well-timed hot offensive streak fueled the Mavericks to a 107-95 victory..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Mavericks finally foil Clippers' plans

    Orange County Register "The Clippers have traveled a very specific road against the Dallas Mavericks in their previous games – go down by double digits, come back and steal the win. Thursday, that path finally turned treacherous, as the Clippers fell, 113-107, to the Mavericks at Staples Center. Dallas star Dirk..." April 04

  • NBA admits wrong call made at the end of Mavs/Warriors "Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding a non-call during overtime of the Golden State Warriors’ 122-120 win over the Dallas Mavericks on April 1, at American Airlines Center: “Upon review at the league office, we have found that a shot..." April 02

  • Curry's game-winner lifts Warriors over Mavs, 122-120

    CSN Bay Area "It looked like a playoff game, felt like a playoff game and 48 minutes were not enough for the Warriors and Mavericks on Tuesday night. Stephen Curry's 3-pointer with .01 left in overtime gave the Warriors a 122-120 victory over the Mavericks at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The..." April 02

  • Nelson: Dalembert will be back in Dallas next season "As far as president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson is concerned, the Mavericks don’t have to make a decision about Samuel Dalembert’s partially guaranteed contract this summer. That decision has already been made. The Mavs signed Dalembert to a two-year deal this summer, but only..." April 01

  • Vince Carter Wants To Re-Sign With Mavericks

    Real GM Basketball "Vince Carter wants to remain with the Dallas Mavericks next season. “I think I’ve earned the right to stick around,” Carter said. Carter has been a good value for Dallas on his three-year, $9.3 million contract. “My fingers are crossed,” he said. “Next year might be even better. We can..." March 31

  • Mavericks’ Marion will play on, but not until he’s 40

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Shawn Marion thought about his NBA mortality Saturday and was able to admit one thing. He won’t do what former Dallas Mavericks teammate Jason Kidd did and play until he’s 40. “No way, no, no way,” Marion said while shaking his head furiously. Marion, however, would like to stick around..." March 31

  • Mavericks barely hold off lowly Kings

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s obvious that the Dallas Mavericks are at that “by any means necessary” portion of their schedule. That’s the only way to explain the jubilation the Mavericks displayed after they were finally able to subdue the lottery-bound Sacramento Kings 103-100 Saturday night at American Airlines..." March 30

  • Vince Carter on future with Mavs: 'I think I've earned the right to stick around'

    Dallas Morning News "Vince Carter has had an up-close view of the Mavericks’ fall from grace. It’s not easy when you join a team the season after a championship run, especially when you are transitioning into a new role as a support player rather than a featured performer. In three seasons with the Mavericks,..." March 29

  • Nowitzki’s German mentor says Mavs star could play 3-4 more years “easily”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent this summer but you don’t hear his name tossed around because he has already said he will re-sign in Dallas, and at a significantly reduced rate. He’s hinted at signing for a couple more years then walking away. However his German mentor, Holger..." March 29

  • Clippers tame the Mavericks again, 109-103

    Los Angeles Times "Even when the Clippers lost their composure Thursday night, they still found a way to own the Dallas Mavericks. Even though the Clippers have trailed the Mavericks in the fourth quarter in each of their games this season, Los Angeles still found a way to own Dallas. With Chris Paul leading..." March 28

  • If Mavericks 128, OKC 119 is playoff preview, fans are in for something special

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks and their fans can only hope this was a preview of what the first round of the playoffs will look like. Not necessarily because the Mavericks can take down Kevin Durant and Oklahoma City in a best-of-7 series like they did Tuesday night. But the entertainment value alone would be..." March 26

  • Cuban thinks the 'greedy' NFL is 10 years away from implosion "Mark Cuban, the outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner, predicts a drastic decline in the NFL's popularity over the next decade due to the league's greed. "I think the NFL is 10 years away from an implosion," Cuban said Sunday evening when his pregame conversation with reporters, which covered a..." March 25

  • Nets’ Kirilenko injured again in win

    New York Post "Andrei Kirilenko sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Sunday night’s 107-104 victory over the Mavericks, an injury which likely will hold him out for at least Monday’s game in New Orleans. Kirilenko got tangled up and fell to the ground early in the quarter, coming up hobbling and..." March 24

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Monta Ellis sat out practice with a thigh contusion. Still expected to be available for the @dallasmavs vs. the Nets.

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    A source told me that Mekel had his surgically repaired knee drained. It's a 10-day process for him before he can get back out on the floor.

  • 'Closer' Monta Ellis delves into Dirk's territory, buries Nuggets in Mavericks' 122-106 win

    Dallas Morning News "The needle of hope might just be flicking a little bit for these Mavericks. If they can beat the Denver Nuggets, who have had their number all season, perhaps anything’s possible. For the first time this season, the Mavericks took down Denver — a team that is headed to the lottery but was 3-0..." March 22

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Love, Rubio lead Wolves to 123-122 OT win in Dallas

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whether playoff challenger or spoiler, the Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday for the third time in their four-game season series this season with Wednesday’s 123-122 overtime thriller at American Airlines Center. Wolves star Kevin Love’s shot with 17 seconds left put the..." March 20

  • Mavericks' Shawn Marion underwhelms offensively; why nobody cares

    Dallas Morning News "Underwhelming would seemingly be a good way to describe Shawn Marion’s production recently. At least, that’s what anybody looking at box scores would conclude. Oh, Marion had 19 points in the win at Oklahoma City on Sunday. But for the most part, he’s been an afterthought at the offensive end,..." March 19

  • Cuban says the Lakers may never be the Lakers again

    USA Today "Since the passing of Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss in February 2013, the team’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse. Dwight Howard left for the Houston Rockets in free agency, and the Lakers were the first team officially eliminated from the playoffs this season (their first trip to the..." March 19

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s defense must be upgraded, Mark Cuban says

    Dallas Morning News "Nobody is beyond reproach when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, not even Dirk Nowitzki. Owner Mark Cuban said Monday that he’s hoping to see an upgraded effort defensively out of the face of the franchise heading into the stretch drive of the season. “We’re gaining more confidence in our..." March 18

  • Cuban to CBS Sports Radio: Tanking happens but isn't effective "On Doug Gottlieb's radio show Monday on CBS Sports Radio, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban weighed in on a number of subjects. On Adam Silver denying tanking exists in the NBA: "No one thinks it doesn't exist, it's just a question of whether or not it's effective. And when so many teams tank in..." March 18

  • Mavericks survive shamrock power, beat Celtics on their own holiday

    Dallas Morning News "Some things, you just know are going to be difficult for a team like the Mavericks, and beating the Shamrocks on St. Paddy’s Day certainly was. Yes, even these woeful Boston Celtics, who bear no resemblance whatsoever to their highly successful ancestors of this proud franchise. Like the..." March 18

  • Mavericks take care of business against shorthanded Thunder

    Dallas Morning News "When they add up the wins and losses after 82 games, there won’t be any room for explanations in the standings. The Mavericks’ 109-86 victory over Oklahoma City on Sunday evening will count the same as all the other W’s. It won’t matter that Russell Westbrook and two other Thunder starters were..." March 17

  • After long wait, Wayne Ellington finally has chance to play key role for Mavs

    Dallas Morning News "A month ago, if somebody had said Wayne Ellington would be a major cog in the Mavericks’ playoff push, finding any believers would have been tough. Buried on the bench, the fifth-year guard appeared to be on his way to a lost season. That’s why the NBA’s 82-game grind is so great. Ellington..." March 14

  • Almost perfect Nowitzki scores 31 to help Mavs top Jazz, keep No. 8 spot

    Dallas Morning News "Two franchises fighting for different things desperately needed to take care of their business Wednesday night in Utah. They did, even if it took awhile. The Mavericks were seeking a victory in a game they could not afford to lose if they are serious about the playoffs. The Jazz, for the..." March 13

  • Devin Harris (sore right Achilles) won’t rule out playing Wednesday

    Dallas Morning News "Devin Harris left Tuesday’s game with a sore right Achilles in the second quarter and did not return. It’s the sort of injury that the Mavericks don’t need right now. Coach Rick Carlisle pegged Harris as questionable for Wednesday’s game. “It started before the game, sort of tightened up,”..." March 12

  • Mavericks' win over Pacers was impressive, especially how it happened

    Dallas Morning News "Sometimes, you have to win NBA games when your bazooka backfires. The Mavericks’ big gun, Dirk Nowitzki, was shooting blanks Sunday evening. All it did was set them up for one of their most impressive victories this season and prove that their lowest point might have served a valuable..." March 10

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have recalled Gal Mekel from the @TexasLegends.

  • Cuban believes the NBA should add more rounds to the draft

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The NBA Draft has been two rounds since Mark Cuban became the Dallas Mavericks’ owner on Jan. 4, 2000. But he would like to see that expanded. “I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban said..." March 09

  • Mavericks finish with 11-0 run to overcome Portland

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If the Dallas Mavericks make the playoffs, they’ll likely look back to Friday’s victory over Portland as the reason why they made it to the second season. In a game that turned into a wild ride, the Mavs blew a 30-point lead, then recovered in time to beat the Trail Blazers 103-98 before a..." March 08