The #Mavs just made it official and have signed forward Al-Farouq Aminu to a 2-year, $2.1 million contract.
Dallas Morning News "In his five seasons with the Mavericks, Shawn Marion never once got anywhere close to scoring or rebounding like he did when he was a double-double machine and a four-time All-Star with Phoenix. And yet, he could see himself going down in history as a Maverick. And maybe into the Hall of..." July 27
Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden signed what was then a max contract extension with the Rockets back on Halloween of 2012. That netted him $13.7 million last season, and he will make $14.7 million next year. However, the salary cap has risen quickly in recent years, so guys getting max extensions this year can..." July 27
Jerry Colangelo tells Yahoo he sees Chandler Parsons and Paul George as possible stretch four forwards internationally.
CBSSports.com "couple of days ago, Houston Rockets guard James Harden said some things that he maybe shouldn't have said: he's not worried about Houston losing Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik; he and Dwight Howard are the "cornerstones" of tne franchise; the other guys are "role players or pieces..." July 26
ESPN Dallas "A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parsons and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Parsons, who left Houston to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas as a restricted free agent, took offense to former teammate Harden..." July 25
Wall was natural invite for USA Basketball and joins Chandler Parsons and DeMar DeRozan as additions to initial Team USA roster from January
Pro Basketball Talk "Chandler Parsons took offense to the Rockets’ approach to free agency. Really, he should take offense to comments by Dwight Howard and James Harden. But Parsons is mainly irked by Houston’s search for a third star when he felt he could be that player. In the end, though, the Rockets’..." July 24
Mavs & Jameer Nelson finalizing two-year, $6M deal that will include player option in Year 2. ESPN sources say deal will be completed today
CSN Northwest "Free agent forward Al Farouq-Aminu has reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources informed CSNNW.com. The agreement is for two years, $2.1 million with the second year being a player option, we're told. The versatile forward is one of the league’s top rebounders at his..." July 24
CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was on the Jim Rome Show Wednesday and responded to Dwight Howard's comment that the Rockets wouldn't be affected by Parsons' departure at all. After Parsons left, former teammate Dwight Howard said his departure “won't affect us at all.” Parsons..." July 24
I'm told Mavs plan is to rotate 3 vet PGs and have them spell Monta Ellis at SG, too. Depth will allow Dallas to play up tempo all the time.
Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23
Barring an unforseen snag, Mavs on course to land Jameer Nelson to fortify their backcourt on a deal via Dallas' $2.7 million room exception
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly..." July 23
ESPN sources say Mavs will be hosting free-agent point guard Jameer Nelson in Dallas for a face-to-face visit Thursday
ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks voided the contract for Rashard Lewis after discovering that the veteran forward needed surgery on his right knee. "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis' physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee," Mavs president of basketball operations..." July 23
Forward Rashard Lewis will have knee surgery soon, a source told Yahoo. Lewis has previously agreed to sign with Dallas.
ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks are in discussions with a couple of candidates for their $2.7 million cap-room exception, but owner Mark Cuban made it clear that the team isn’t desperate to fill that slot this summer. “We’re talking to a couple of players, but it’s one of those things that if we don’t..." July 22
Local resident Mo Williams has also had a face-to-face sitdown with Dallas this month as Mavs try to secure one more vet PG for backcourt
Yahoo! Sports "The NBA warned a touring group of its stars that they could face financial fines for participating in clinics in Manila, Philippines, that include short scrimmages and games of "H-O-R-S-E," league sources told Yahoo Sports. Several NBA stars, including Blake Griffin, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard..." July 22
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "In his heart of hearts, Chandler Parsons really thought he was going back to play for the Houston Rockets next season and beyond. After the Dallas Mavericks signed restricted free agent Parsons to a three-year, $46 million offer sheet, the 6-foot-9, 227-pound small forward was sure the Rockets..." July 20
CBSSports.com "You may not know who Eric Griffin is, but you've certainly noticed him if you've been watching the Las Vegas Summer League. Griffin has been the human pogo stick on the Dallas Mavericks' roster. He's been the one devouring stretches of the floor with long strides before catapulting himself into..." July 19
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If they had their way, the Dallas Mavericks probably wish they had 15 players who view money the way Dirk Nowitzki does. Nowitzki’s $14.73 million salary cut — from the $22.7 million he earned last season to $7.97 million — is one of the largest one-year reductions in NBA history. The..." July 18
ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks have officially re-signed veteran guard Devin Harris. The four-year deal is worth $16.55 million, with the fourth season partially guaranteed, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Harris signed a one-year deal at the league minimum last season with the Mavs. He was slated to..." July 17
Shawn Marion has made $133.488 million in his career. Donnie Nelson said the 15-yr veteran is "a long shot" to return to the #Mavs next yr.
Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today
SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16
Free agent forward Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports.
#Mavs prez of basketball ops Donnie Nelson said they don't have any money to make a play for Carlos Boozer, who was amnestied today by CHI.
CBSSports.com "The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Greg Smith from the Chicago Bulls, the team announced on Monday. Late last season, the Houston Rockets waived Smith and Chicago signed him through the end of the 2014-2015. At a salary less than $1 million, the Mavericks have themselves a bargain big man as..." July 15
ESPN Dallas "Former Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry joined ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s "Fitzsimmons and Friedo Show" to assess what the Mavs have done this summer with their acquisitions. Suffice to say, Terry is a fan of what his former team has done this summer. After barely holding on for a playoff spot last..." July 15
Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL
The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15
ESPN sources say Dirk Nowitzki has taken bigger pay cut than previously thought. Deal finalized today at three years, $25 mil for Mavs lifer
ESPN.com "Chandler Parsons will arrive in Dallas with a three-year, $46 million deal and plenty of motivation after being "offended" by the Houston Rockets during the restricted free-agency process. Parsons told Yahoo! Sports that it bothered him that Houston, which declined its right to match the Dallas..." July 15
Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15
Dallas Morning News "On whom else the Mavericks are going to acquire this off-season: Nelson: “Man we’re working on that right now. We feel real good about the point guard with Felton and Harris it’s a real nice none-two combo. Obviously (Monta) Ellis has got the two-spot locked down with Chandler Parsons and Jae..." July 15
ESPN Dallas "The Houston Rockets have decided not to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, which means the versatile forward will join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. Parsons told ESPN.com he received the call from the Rockets just prior to 6 p.m. ET on Sunday informing him..." July 14
Washington and Dallas are in advanced discussions on a potential sign-and-trade deal that would land DeJuan Blair with Wizards
Free agent Richard Jefferson is finalizing a one-year agreement with Dallas, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
Lot of folks wondering if Mavs can get Stephenson/Marion combo. Money might work, but I don't think Trix comes back to be backup.
Final Luol Deng update for tonight: Atlanta talks revived & quickly died down, & Dallas has L. Stephenson over Deng on priority list, so..
Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Mavericks have acquired center Greg Smith from Chicago. It’s not known what the Bulls are getting in return, but since they are trying to dump salary to make room for Pau Gasol, they didn’t really want anything in return. Smith, a 6-10, 250-pounder, played only 11 games with the..." July 13
Charlotte, Dallas registering interest on free agent guard D.J. Augustin, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Sporting News "The Charlotte Hornets took a gamble by pursuing Gordon Hayward, making a max offer for the restricted free-agent forward, and it didn't pay off, now that the Utah Jazz informed the Hornets they will match. That leaves the Hornets with about $20 million in cap space, and a roster it's seeking..." July 12
Expect Houston to push a decision on matching the Chandler Parsons offer sheet w/ Dallas until deadline on late Sunday night.
Fully expecting Houston to match on Chandler Parsons, Dallas moving ahead with plan B: Luol Deng or Trevor Ariza, league sources say.