Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Anthony Davis shows emotion, makes crucial plays to help Pelicans beat Mavericks, 109-106

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In most games, Pelicans forward Anthony Davis rarely shows much emotion. But Sunday was different. Davis screamed, pumped his fist and even hugged a fan standing near the court at the end of the game. Most importantly, Davis made the necessary critical plays down the stretch to help the..." January 26

  • Mavs hope to sign Jermaine O'Neal

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks are confident they are inching closer to the eventual signing of veteran center Jermaine O'Neal, according to team sources. Sources told that the Mavericks -- who continue to closely monitor the 36-year-old center's progress as O'Neal works out in preparation for a..." January 26

  • Rick Carlisle plans to play Rondo

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he plans to play Rajon Rondo in crunch time on a regular basis despite benching the four-time All-Star point guard for the final 5:12 of Friday night's 102-98 loss to the Chicago Bulls. "The other night's an aberration most likely," Carlisle said before..." January 26

  • Rajon Rondo: Benching 'no big deal'

    ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo, the four-time All-Star point guard whose prowess in the clutch was cited by the Dallas Mavericks' brass when they acquired him in a December blockbuster trade, was benched for the final 5:12 of Friday night's 102-98 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Coach Rick Carlisle repeatedly..." January 25

  • Cuban: Fan vote shows ASG system 'broken'

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the NBA should ditch fan voting for the All-Star Game, saying the apathetic response is "embarrassing" and proves the system is "absolutely, positively broken." Fan balloting online and on Twitter determined the 10 starters, who were announced Thursday. The..." January 25

  • Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle: ‘Monta Ellis deserves to be an All-Star’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ask any casual NBA fan who the leading scorer is for the Mavericks this season, and they will reflexively (and confidently) respond by uttering the name Dirk Nowitzki. But that would be factually incorrect. It’s Monta Ellis, who is averaging a team-high in both points per game (20) and..." January 24

  • Mavs' 30th win a 98-75 yawner over T-Wolves, but 'we busted our butts,' Carlisle says

    Dallas Morning News "As the Mavericks were warming up for the second half Wednesday night, Tyson Chandler let loose one of those big, gaping yawns that can only be mustered up with supreme amounts of boredom. In this case, however, boring is good. The Mavericks could have nodded off in the second half at the..." January 22

  • Kobe on efforts to recruit Rajon Rondo to Lakers: ‘I’m not stopping until he signs an extension’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kobe Bryant had a very public breakfast with Rajon Rondo during the Lakers trip to Boston earlier this season, in what may have been a bit of a feeling out process. The Lakers were reportedly interested in acquiring Rondo, but lacked the assets to get a deal done before Celtics GM Danny Ainge..." January 21

  • Former Suns great Shawn Marion announces he will retire after this season

    Arizona Republic "When Shawn Marion headed to the Cleveland bench late in last week's game at US Airways Center, "The Matrix" was saying goodbye to Phoenix. Marion said he plans to retire after this season with Cleveland, ending a 15-year NBA career that was mostly spent as a star with the Suns. When the Suns..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

  • Did Chandler Parsons just talk smack about Rockets on Twitter?

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Mavericks star Chandler Parsons decided to do a quick Q&A on Twitter Tuesday afternoon. Among questions like, "Are you single?" (Yes) and "What current player do you look up to?" (Dirk), one doozy emerged. When a fellow Twitter user asked, "What is the best thing about being on this..." January 21

  • Dirk's fourth quarter leads Dallas to 103-95 win over Grizzlies

    Mavs Moneyball "Dirk Nowitzki had two points at halftime. He'd only taken three shots. He's 36 now, and maybe the size and physicality of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph was just too much for him. Maybe it just wasn't his night. Then he scored the final eight points of the game to close out Memphis on the road in..." January 20

  • FedEx Forum briefly evacuated prior to Grizzlies-Mavericks game "Fedex Forum in Memphis, Tennessee was evacuated less than two hours before the start of the Memphis Grizzlies game vs. the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. The game is the centerpiece of the NBA's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day festivities and features a pre-game symposium with Chauncey Billups, Earl..." January 19

  • Nuggets win fifth consecutive game, holding off depleted Mavericks

    Denver Post "The Nuggets had won four consecutive games, but the schedule suggested the degree of difficulty was about to rise. The Dallas Mavericks, among the West's best, were coming to town. But by the time they arrived at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night, that degree of difficulty shrank —..." January 15

  • Mavericks dodge major bullet, squeak by Kings in overtime

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks know they dodged a big-time bullet on Tuesday night. They also ducked away from what would have been their first three-game losing streak of the season. Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo and Chandler Parsons all had huge plays at the end of regulation and in overtime as..." January 14

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    Mark Followill @MFollowill

    Dirk, Rondo and Tyson are out for Mavs tonight in Denver

  • Roy Tarpley, troubled but talented Maverick center, dies at 50

    Dallas Morning News "Former Mavericks’ center Roy Tarpley has died at age 50. Cause of death was not immediately known Friday night, although when the Mavericks arrived in Los Angeles for their game Saturday against the Clippers, several members of the traveling party had been informed that liver failure was at least..." January 10

  • Mavericks become Pistons' seventh straight victim

    Detroit News "Not happy with what he thought was an unfair whistle, the usually mild-mannered D.J. Augustin picked up a technical foul after being called for an offensive foul for pushing off Dallas guard J.J. Barea. Apparently, you won't like Augustin when he's angry. The next two times downcourt,..." January 08

  • Free agent Jermaine O'Neal hints at NBA return "Jermaine O'Neal posted the above photo to Instagram on Monday, and it seems to indicate that he's preparing to return to the NBA. The free agent center has previously traveled to Germany for Orthokine therapy on his knees in the offseason, and he recently tweeted that his family would have "the..." January 06

  • Mavs cruise in Cleveland while LeBron sits

    Mavs Moneyball "If you thought a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Cavaliers without LeBron would probably be a snoozer, you would be right. The Mavericks led most of the game, entered the fourth quarter with an 18 point advantage and--after an early comeback attempt in the final frame--Cleveland cleared its..." January 05

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Greg Smith is out with a right side muscle strain, per @MavsPR. #DALatCLE

  • Rajon Rondo receives standing ovation from Celtics fans two weeks after being traded

    USA Today "Rajon Rondo returned to Boston for a Friday night game against his former Celtics with his new team, the Dallas Mavericks. This was Rondo’s first time back in the Garden, just two weeks after being traded. This will also be his only Boston visit in the regular season. Celtics fans took the..." January 03

  • Mavericks' Rajon Rondo: 'I haven't played defense in a couple of years' "Rajon Rondo has taken some criticism for his effort level on defense while with the Boston Celtics. In his two weeks with the Dallas Mavericks, he's already appeared to increase his intensity on that end of the floor. Back in Boston to face the Celtics, he was asked about Dallas' defensive numbers..." January 02

  • Celtics’ Danny Ainge: Rajon Rondo ‘very motivated to prove he’s a max guy’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rajon Rondo was traded to the Mavericks a couple of weeks ago, and already has a return to Boston on deck this weekend when Dallas will face the Celtics on Friday. Rondo admitted it will be an emotional evening for him, but Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge seems to have..." January 02

  • Rajon Rondo: 'Excited to go back'

    ESPN Dallas "Rajon Rondo is bracing for an emotional return to Boston. It will come two weeks after Rondo, the four-time All-Star point guard who spent the first eight-plus seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics, was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs face the Celtics at TD Garden on..." January 01

  • Mavericks' Monta Ellis makes the difference in win over Wizards

    Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis was under the weather two games ago and nursing a left ankle problem Tuesday night against Washington. As usual, he was on the court. He never misses games. And he supplied the game-turning performance at, of all places, the defensive end of the court. Ellis was solid with 20..." December 31

  • Dirk Nowitzki on Rick Carlisle starting him at center: ‘I thought he had a few beers to come up with that idea’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Mavericks were suddenly running thin on centers last night. Tyson Chandler was injured. Brandan Wright got traded to the Celtics. Jermaine O’Neal remains a free agent. That left Greg Smith and Charlie Villanueva as the only other two Dallas players who’d regularly played the position this..." December 30

  • Dirk finds his shot in 112-107 Dallas win over Thunder

    Mavs Moneyball "Tonight's game was Rick Carlisle's 1,000th as an NBA head coach, and he celebrated by starting the three-guard lineup he loves so much. The Mavericks were without Tyson Chandler, who missed his first game this season with back spasms, and the Thunder were still missing Kevin Durant, who remains..." December 29

  • Mavs don’t believe Tyson Chandler injury is serious; update on Jermaine O’Neal

    Dallas Morning News "Tyson Chandler missed 27 games last season with a broken bone in his leg. He’s had a history of fighting injuries periodically in his career. He had played every game this season until Sunday, when he was scratched with back spasms. The Mavericks don’t believe it’s a serious situation for..." December 29

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have recalled Ricky Ledo and Dwight Powell from the @TexasLegends.

  • Dirk Nowitzki makes history in Mavs' 102-98 win against Lakers

    Dallas Morning News "Rajon Rondo scored a season-high 21 points in his fourth game with Dallas and Dirk Nowitzki added 14 to move up another spot on the NBA's scoring list in the Mavericks' 102-98 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Rondo, traded from Boston last week, also had eight rebounds and..." December 27

  • Nowitzki's scoring milestone means only basketball royalty is ahead of him

    Dallas Morning News "On a night when he might not have been the most effective power forward wearing a home uniform, Dirk Nowitzki continued his rise among basketball’s royalty. With every legend he passes, Nowitzki cements himself ever stronger into the NBA history book. On Friday, Dallas’ Dirty D surpassed the..." December 27

  • Suns beat Dallas Mavericks at home, extend win streak

    Arizona Republic "After a 3-0 road trip, Suns coach Jeff Hornacek saw "a different focus" in front of him at Wednesday morning's shootaround to prepare for Dallas. That focus might have been on a better team. The Suns stumbled at home six times this season when favored to win, but they had a sharper focus for..." December 24

  • Mavericks president Nelson confident Mavs to get O'Neal or Smith

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson expressed confidence that Dallas would soon bolster its bench with the addition of Jermaine O'Neal or Josh Smith. The Mavs, who are searching to replace traded backup center Brandan Wright in their rotation, are among several teams who..." December 24

  • Jermaine O’Neal says whether or not he plays this season will be ‘a pure family decision’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jermaine O’Neal played 18 NBA seasons for seven different teams, and proved he was still impactful in a reserve role last year with the Golden State Warriors. O’Neal has contemplated retirement, however, and has yet to make a decision on whether or not he’ll catch on with someone — most likely..." December 23

  • Heat maneuvering for Josh Smith "The Miami Heat have formally applied to the league office for a Disabled Player Exception in the wake of Josh McRoberts' season-ending knee injury in a move they hope will help them land free agent Josh Smith, according to league sources. Sources told on Monday night that the Heat have..." December 23

  • Celtics, Mavericks get what they want out of Rondo deal

    Boston Globe "Once emotions die down and Rajon Rondo and the Celtics move their separate ways, the trade sending the four-time All-Star to Dallas will be considered a coup for the Mavericks considering their last productive point guard is now coaching the Milwaukee Bucks. The Mavericks were not going to..." December 21

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have recalled Ricky Ledo.

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Source: Mavs "as confident as we can be" about re-signing Rajon Rondo this summer. Getting PG now makes keeping Tyson Chandler easier, too.

  • Mark Cuban finalized Rajon Rondo trade while on set for The Colbert Report finale

    Pro Basketball Talk "The final episode of the Colbert Report aired yesterday, and it included the above celebrity-filled song. Among those in studio to celebrate Stephen Colbert were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Randy Newman, Jon Nelson, Willie Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Tom Brokaw, Katie Couric, George Lucas, Big Bird, Keith..." December 19

  • Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

    Yahoo! Sports "While Rajon Rondo continued to say publicly he was committed to staying with the Boston Celtics, Rondo's former teammate and close friend, Kendrick Perkins, knew he truly felt different. "He wanted out, but he would never say that though," Perkins told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and Rondo were..." December 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    O'Neal makes home in DFW area and has long hoped to play for Mavs. But now, with Rondo there, I'm told he's highly intrigued by possibility

  • Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

    ESPN Dallas "The Boston Celtics are in the process of finalizing a deal to send Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources. Sources tell that the Celtics and the Mavericks have an agreement in principle to send the All-Star point guard to Dallas for Brandan Wright, Jae..." December 19

  • Phil: Tyson Chandler wouldn't help

    ESPN New York "New York Knicks president Phil Jackson took to Twitter to defend his decision to trade Tyson Chandler, saying Chandler could not have helped the team this season. He also said that those questioning the trade should "relax." "I'm OK with the Dallas deal. Tyson fits there and our three..." December 19

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    The Ledo Shuffle continues. Per the team, the Mavs have reassigned Ricky Ledo to the @TexasLegends.

  • Reports: Mavericks, Celtics getting serious about potential Rondo trade

    Fox Sports "The Rajon Rondo trade winds are reportedly blowing again, this time heading southwest. Can Mark Cuban succeed where so many others before him have failed? According to a report Wednesday by Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski and fellow Yahoo Sports! reporter Marc Spears,..." December 18

  • Mavs finally pull away from the Pistons to win 117-106

    Mavs Moneyball "While it felt like tough going for a while there, the Mavs continued their domination over the East. The woeful Pistons put up a decent fight, trying to beat their third Western Conference team in four games, but they simply couldn't hang with the Mavs' offense tonight. The Mavs started the..." December 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    In Rondo talks, Boston and Dallas discussing package including Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder and a first-round pick, sources tell Yahoo.

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    Chris Mannix @ChrisMannixSI

    Lakers in the hunt for Rajon Rondo, but a strong desire internally not to give up much now, pursue Rondo in free agency, per sources.

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