Mavericks Rumors & News

  • NBA free agents: Entire class of 2015

    CSN Washington "Here's a league-wide list of all NBA Free Agents in 2015. Various team and player options must be declared before free agency begins July 1. More on several of these options as possible fits for the Wizards in the coming weeks. KEY: (T) = Team option. (P); (P) = Player option; (R) = Restricted..." May 27

  • Mutual Interest Between Mavs, Ty Lawson

    Hoops Rumors "Ty Lawson has been eyeing the Mavs and the team reciprocates the intrigue, as Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders hears (Twitter link). Lawson hinted at a desire to play for Dallas in a since-deleted Instagram exchange last month, but the Nuggets, who have Lawson under contract through 2016/17,..." May 26

  • Parsons might not be ready for camp; knee surgery may have been more serious than reported

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons’ first public appearance since his right knee surgery did not yield a lot of concrete information about what, exactly, happened during the May 1 procedure. Getting around on crutches, Parsons on Thursday was part of an NBA Cares event with other NBA and WNBA..." May 22

  • Looking back at possibly Monta Ellis' last season in Dallas

    Mavs Moneyball "Two summers ago, Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks were a match made in heaven. After multiple failed attempts in getting the eight-figure deal he wanted, Ellis took a couple of million less to sign with Dallas, giving the Mavericks that much-needed second scoring threat to compliment Dirk..." May 21

  • Behind the Scenes of the NBA Draft Lottery

    Grantland "A few thoughts on the playoff interruption that is the annual NBA draft lottery … • The best thing about the lottery is watching some of the world’s most sophisticated basketball thinkers sweat over the order in which numbered Ping-Pong balls get sucked up a tube. The absurdity hits home in the..." May 21

  • Mark Cuban says Tiger Woods left him 'dead broke' on the poker table

    USA Today "It was a good week for Tiger Woods at his “Tiger Jam” event — the annual golf tournament/poker match/concert/party in Las Vegas that acts as a fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Foundation. The 14-time major champion raised money for charity, spent some quality time with Ed Sheeran, and according to..." May 21

  • Report: Felton to exercise option for '15-16

    ESPN Dallas "Raymond Felton will exercise his option for the final year on his contract, he and his representative have told the Dallas Mavericks, The Dallas Morning News reported, citing several sources. Felton has until June 23 to submit the paperwork and make the move official, according to the..." May 19

  • Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

    Real GM Basketball "The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources. Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this..." May 19

  • Why NBA Has So Many Dumb Rules--And Won't Change Them

    Forbes.com "There’s a reason the NBA has dumb rules like Hack-a-Shaq, which is messing up a perfectly good post-season, dating back to the 1940s when the league emerged from the bushes in Tri-Cities and Ft. Wayne. We always did it this way. I didn’t say it had a good reason. If hacking represents the..." May 19

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    Mark Cuban @mcuban

    Congrats to the Rockets. Gotta admit I was wrong. A lot.of guys stepped up. Congrats @dmorey

  • Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki wants to finish contract before retiring; 'If I commit to something, I commit to it fully'

    Dallas Morning News "On getting over losing in the playoffs: Nowitzki: “Losing in the playoffs is always tough. We felt like we gave it our best, but I’m realistic. I thought Houston played a better series than us. You know, got to work for next year already, that’s staying in shape, coming to camp ready to go...." May 11

  • Raymond Felton Picking Up $3.9M Player Option For 15-16

    Real GM Basketball "Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will file paperwork to exercise his $3.9 million player option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told RealGM. Picking up the option was the clear choice for Felton, a 10-year NBA veteran. Felton, 30, scored 11 points in three games during the..." May 08

  • Mavericks' Chandler Parsons is 'shifting into GM mode' while rehabbing knee

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki is passing the baton in many ways as he creeps into the NBA’s AARP generation. It’s not always about letting somebody else take the big shot, either. He’s willingly stepping aside to allow young buck Chandler Parsons take over as the Mavericks head of recruiting. As Nowitzki..." May 08

  • Pending free agent Al-Farouq Aminu on possibly returning to Mavericks: 'I really want to'

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu joined KRLD-FM 105.3 on Wednesday. Here are some highlights. On why he would pitch Dallas to other free agents: “I guess it’s what I went through last year when I was coming to play here. It’s a great city. It doesn’t get that cold, which is nice. Also, the..." May 07

  • Report: NBA in negotiations with “global sports betting companies” to partner in Europe

    Pro Basketball Talk "When NBA Commissioner Adam Silver came out in support of legalized gambling legislation, there was one motivation behind it — money. Silver looked at things like the Barclays Premiere League where three teams have their kit/jersey deal with an online gambling company, and numerous other teams..." May 06

  • Dirk on seeing Rondo lose to a Mav in Connect Four, meeting Steve Nash for the first time

    Dallas Morning News "On if the team voted to not give Rajon Rondo a playoff share: "No, we actually didn't vote. It was just the guys who were there that day got a playoff share. What we usually do is give a lot of weight to the guys that work for you all season long; the locker room guys, the equipment guys, the..." May 06

  • Why Mavericks' Chandler Parsons is 'shifting into GM mode' while rehabbing knee

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki is passing the baton in many ways as he creeps into the NBA’s AARP generation. It’s not always about letting somebody else take the big shot, either. He’s willingly stepping aside to allow young buck Chandler Parsons take over as the Mavericks head of recruiting. As Nowitzki..." May 05

  • Report: NBA could eliminate Hack-a-Shaq strategy

    SI.com "The NBA is considering a rule change that will punish teams for employing the Hack-a-Shaq strategy, according to a report from Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently said that he expects the NBA to engage in "full-throated" discussions about the possibility of..." May 05

  • NBA Commissioner Sends Veiled Warning to Players' Union Regarding Labor Deal

    Bleacher Report "If NBA players opt out of the league's labor agreement in 2017, they might find themselves staring at some familiar and unsettling proposals: a hard salary cap, shorter contracts, smaller raises and perhaps an end to guaranteed contracts. No one is making that threat directly, at least not yet,..." May 04

  • Barea: 'A lot easier to keep me' this time

    ESPN.com "J.J. Barea knows all too well that strong mutual interest in his return doesn’t guarantee that he’ll be back with the Dallas Mavericks next season. He’s lived that experience once, leaving for Minnesota after the lockout when he would have loved to stay in Dallas to defend a championship he..." May 04

  • J.J. Barea says re-signing with Mavs will be easier this summer than 2011

    Mavs Moneyball "On whether he wants to coming back "I want to. I want to and hopefully this time we make it work. I had a lot of fun this year. I enjoyed being back. It feels like home for me here in Dallas so hopefully I can come back and finish my career here for the next couple years." On what it's going..." May 03

  • No timetable for Chandler Parsons' return to basketball, but there's good news

    Dallas Morning News "Chandler Parsons didn’t wait long to address the cartilage problem in his right knee, which bodes well for both him and the Mavericks. The 6-10 forward underwent arthroscopic surgery on Friday to figure out what was causing the soreness and swelling that had bothered Parsons since the March 29..." May 03

  • Mavs' Chandler Parsons has surgery to repair right knee cartilage

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons underwent surgery Friday to repair cartilage in his right knee, the team announced. According to the team's news release, a timetable for Parsons' return to basketball activities has not been determined. The operation was performed by Mavs team physician..." May 02

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    "I still think that’s a deal u have 2 make as a franchise. I think as a franchise sometimes you’ve got to take some risks." -- Dirk on Rondo

  • Rajon Rondo reportedly did not receive playoff share from Mavericks

    Larry Brown Sports "There is little question that the Rajon Rondo trade was a failure for the Dallas Mavericks, and the latest report confirms how bad things got between the point guard and the team. Dallas Morning News Mavericks reporter Eddie Sefko says Rondo did not receive a playoff share from the..." April 30

  • Mavericks’ Al-Farouq Aminu will decline player option, test free agency

    Dallas Morning News "Al-Farouq Aminu has a $1.1 million player option for next year, meaning he can choose to return to the team for that money. But Aminu beat expectations almost all year and averaged 11.2 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 63.6 percent on 3-pointers in the Mavericks’ five-game series with the..." April 30

  • Flipping roster is likely next move for Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In recent years, the Dallas Mavericks’ roster has been flipped more times than hamburgers at a fast food joint. Since winning the 2011 NBA title, the Mavericks are only 4-12 in the postseason and have yet to win a playoff series. After Tuesday’s 103-94 loss to the Houston Rockets at the..." April 30

  • Mark Cuban has nothing to say, much work to do

    ESPN Dallas "Mum was the word for Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban after he lived through one of his worst NBA nightmares. Cuban congratulated several Houston Rockets on the court after the Mavs’ season-ending 103-94 loss, then quickly left the Toyota Center on Tuesday night. You can imagine how..." April 29

  • Rockets beat Mavericks 103-94 to advance out of first round for first time since 2009

    Houston Chronicle "As James Harden slipped his no-look to Terrence Jones and Jones rushed toward the rim, the roars began to build to celebrate much more than a fast break dunk. The Rockets had spent the night searching for the moment that would free them from the Mavericks and their long pursuit of a playoff..." April 29

  • Report: DeAndre Jordan ‘has made it clear through back channels’ he’d be interested in joining Mavericks

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeAndre Jordan has spent the entirety of his seven-year career with the Clippers, and while he may not be the Defensive Player of the Year candidate Doc Rivers has made him out to be, he had a breakout season that will have plenty of teams interested when he becomes an unrestricted free agent at..." April 29

  • Dirk Nowitzki benched? Mavericks have better options

    Sporting News "Rajon Rondo did not earn this role in NBA history. For all his talent, for all his success, for all his grinding disposition, Rondo did not deserve to be the one to end the Dirk Nowitzki era. Yet here the Mavericks are, one day after being eliminated from the postseason in a 4-1 series against..." April 29

  • Report: Mavericks and Rajon Rondo ‘made a mutual decision to part ways,’ back injury story was nonsense

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo‘s brief time in Dallas came to an end long before the Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Rockets. After a disastrous 36-second stint to start the second half of Game 2, where Rondo picked up two personal fouls and a technical in an immature display that had many..." April 29

  • Rockets apologize to Mavs for in-game 'it will all be over soon' tweet

    ESPN.com "The Rockets apologized Tuesday night to the Dallas Mavericks for an in-game tweet posted to their team account that used emoji imagery of a pistol next to a horse and text suggesting the Mavs succumb to an inevitable end. Houston eliminated Dallas in five games of their Western Conference..." April 29

  • Despite Kobe's Support of Rajon Rondo, Lakers Uncertain About Mercurial Star

    Bleacher Report "If you've arrived at the completely logical party, hosted by the estimable Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, that Rajon Rondo shall not be welcome on your team under any circumstances at any price tag, it's probably for the best. Lakers co-owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak,..." April 28

  • Tyson Chandler won’t be suspended for throwing punch at Rockets’ Dwight Howard

    Houston Chronicle "The NBA opted not to take any further action on an altercation in which Mavericks center Tyson Chandler seemed to take a swing at Rockets center Dwight Howard, a person with knowledge of the decision said. The play will stand as called, as a double-technical foul. On the play, Chandler and..." April 28

  • Mavericks' Chandler Parsons faces possibility of microfracture surgery

    ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons might need microfracture surgery on his right knee, sources told ESPNDallas.com, although there remains a possibility that the cartilage damage could be repaired with arthroscopic surgery. If microfracture surgery is necessary, Parsons could be..." April 28

  • Amar’e Stoudemire: Devin Harris foul a sign Mavericks aren’t backing down

    Dallas Morning News "One of the most significant plays Sunday night at the American Airlines Center didn’t involve a player scoring a basket, it was a defensive play that prevented one. Mavericks guard Devin Harris tackled Houston center Dwight Howard to prevent an easy dunk. At the time, Dallas trailed 38-31 with..." April 27

  • Barea, Aminu helped spark the Mavs to victory over Rockets

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Since Raymond Felton and Richard Jefferson weren’t at full strength, the Dallas Mavericks decided to start J. J. Barea and Al-Farouq Aminu in their places Sunday night. The moves paid off. Barea scored 17 points and handed out 13 assists in picking up his first career playoff double-double...." April 27

  • NBA signs deal with Stance to become official league sock

    The Score "The NBA is filling some big shoes with its latest licensing deal. The league has inked a multi-year deal with Stance, a sock manufacturer, to put its logo on socks worn during games starting next season, according to Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick. John Wilson, founder and president of Stance,..." April 27

  • Could Tyson be suspended for Game 5 after swinging at Dwight?

    Mavs Moneyball "This isn't a great look for Tyson Chandler. He's trying to get Dwight Howard off him after a rebound, sure, but you can swing with a close fist like that -- even if there's basically no chance it could have connected with any sort of impact. Tyson's not a dirty player. As far as I can tell from..." April 27

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says Raymond Felton (right hamstring) is likely to play, but he and Richard Jefferson (right calf) are game-time decisions.

  • Mavs' Carlisle fined $25K for criticism of officiating

    NBA.com "Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations." April 26

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Chandler Parsons may be injured and out but he's still getting some work in during Mavericks practice today pic.twitter.com/x7NZ80rW1Q

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Mavs PG Raymond Felton (hamstring) is expected to play in Game 4. Status of SF Richard Jefferson (calf) is iffy.

  • Mavs coach Rick Carlisle and owner Mark Cuban upset over Game 3 calls

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle made pointed comments criticizing officials for letting the Houston Rockets get away with what he considered to be illegal physical play during Friday's Game 3. "Look, referees miss calls, but there's just a lot of physical stuff going on out there that just..." April 25

  • Harden, Howard set career highs as Rockets hold off Mavs for Game 3 win

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had landed body punches in Houston, with the Mavericks doubled over, but not out. The left hook was to come. The Mavericks adjusted their defense, changing assignments to no longer rush an extra defender to keep James Harden surrounded and relatively quiet beyond his role as a..." April 25

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    The actual news is Carlisle said he expects HARRIS is going to play tonight in Game 3. #Mavs #Rockets

  • Rick Carlisle: Trade for Rajon Rondo 'a risk worth taking'

    ESPN Dallas "The results of the Rajon Rondo trade were far from what the Dallas Mavericks hoped, but coach Rick Carlisle nevertheless considers the deal "a risk worth taking." Rondo's tenure with the Mavs all but officially ended Wednesday, when the team announced that he'd be out indefinitely with a..." April 24

  • Devin Harris to play for Mavericks in key Game 3 in Dallas

    Dallas Morning News "Devin Harris has been declared good to go for the game after missing Game 2 with a big-toe injury on his left foot. He will be part of a point-guard-by-committee that will include J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. " April 24

  • Dirk Nowitzki: Focus is on who’s here and next Mavericks game and not ‘frustrating’ Rondo saga

    Dallas Morning News "Typical Dirk Nowitzki. With a critical Game 3 tonight that most likely will determine the Mavericks’ playoff fate — and the cloud of the Rajon Rondo sage having not yet cleared — the longtime face of the organization clearly understood that he needed to speak. “It’s been a frustrating couple..." April 24