Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Devin Harris is ready for his test drive this preseason after another summer of surgeries and rehab

    Sports Day "Devin Harris and Dirk Nowitzki will see their first live action of the preseason Friday. That's significant for both players. For Nowitzki, it's called dipping a toe into the competitive waters of scrimmaging, something he hasn't done since April. For Harris, it's a little more of a test..." September 30

  • NBA hopes new replay protocol speeds up play

    USA Today "In an ongoing effort to make NBA replay reviews more efficient and less time-consuming, more in-game reviews are expected to be made this season by the league’s staff at the high-tech replay center in Secaucus, N.J. Last season, 72% of reviews were determined by the replay center, and during..." September 29

  • Is a Change in Scenery All Harrison Barnes Needed?

    The Ringer "The last time we saw Harrison Barnes, he was missing open shot after open shot in the NBA Finals. The Cavs stopped guarding him halfway through the series, leaving him open at the 3-point line and daring him to beat them. The weird part about their strategy was that Barnes isn’t a bad shooter...." September 29

  • What NBA players and coaches are saying about national anthem protests

    USA Today "As NBA teams hold their annual media days before training camps tip off, players and coaches across the league are speaking out in the wake of the national anthem protests that have swept the sports world in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry: "I respect everybody’s..." September 27

  • ESPN’s deal with the NBA is killing Disney stock

    New York Post "As NBA training camps open Tuesday, one of the league’s most important players has already been placed on disability. Drexel Hamilton analyst Tony Wible downgraded Disney stock on Monday in response to “a massive increase in NBA costs” for ESPN. Disney’s deal to televise NBA games, with its..." September 27

  • Mark Cuban Is About To Make Trump-Clinton Debate Even More Interesting

    NESN "Hillary Clinton will have a very outspoken supporter in her corner Monday night when she faces off with Donald Trump in the first presidential debate of the 2016 election. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has traded verbal jabs with Trump of late, and he’ll be front and center for..." September 24

  • Report: NBA not planning to change rule requiring players to stand for national anthem

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA and union are discussing how to handle expected national-anthem protests, a movement started by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the Star Spangled Banner in objection to police brutality against blacks. Unlike the NFL, the NBA has an explicit rule for the anthem:..." September 22

  • NBA Sends Letter to Players Explaining How It Plans to Help Local Communities

    Complex "At the 2016 ESPY Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James took the stage at the start of the show to call for change in their respective communities in light of the police brutality and violence that has plagued many different parts of the country. "We all feel..." September 22

  • NBA, players' union outline joint 'meaningful action' plan in letter

    ESPN "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com. NBA commissioner Adam Silver and union executive director Michele Roberts on..." September 22

  • Which NBA teams should tank in 2016–17?

    SI "NBA practices open next week, and hopes are high in cities all over the league. But I'm not here to talk about hope. This is about reality. This is about maturity. It's about about staring hope in the face, and answering back with pragmatism. It's about burning down the forest so that the heat can..." September 22

  • One thing every NBA Western Conference team must fix in training camp

    Fox Sports "A few NBA teams will hold their media days on Friday, and the rest will do so beginning next week. That means training camps are just about upon us, so with that in mind, here's an introductory look at one thing each team should look to address before the regular season gets going at the end of..." September 20

  • Every NBA team's best and worst player according to NBA 2K17

    Fox Sports "NBA 2K17 officially releases today, and one of the best aspects of playing the yearly basketball sim before the NBA season kicks off is seeing how each team's new arrivals and rookies look on the court. Many of the rookies selected in the 2016 draft didn't get much love from the ratings wizards at..." September 20

  • Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million to talk policy for four hours

    Los Angeles Times "Billionaire Mark Cuban offered GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump $10 million to sit down with him for a four-hour policy interview in a series of tweets on Friday. “What do you have to lose?" tweeted Cuban, repeating Trump's own words, after initially offering to give the money to the..." September 17

  • Dirk convinced Ben Stiller to play in charity tennis game by sliding into his DMs

    Sports Day "On Ben Stiller playing in his charity celebrity tennis tournament this Sunday: We used to stay at one of the hotels in NY and checking out I happened to run into him but I didn't talk to him or anything. I remember I always see him at the U.S. Open watching tennis, I always see him at the Garden..." September 15

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki on future: 'We'll see how next year goes'

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki plans to play at least two more seasons for the Dallas Mavericks. That's not a promise, however. "I always said I wanted to kind of take it year by year," Nowitzki said Thursday while promoting a celebrity tennis event he will host Sunday at SMU. "But signing a two-year deal..." September 15

  • Mark Cuban lambastes Clinton campaign for being 'horrible' at 'spin'

    Business Insider "The Hillary Clinton campaign is "horrible" at "driving the [media] conversation" and "sucks at spin," billionaire businessman Mark Cuban told Business Insider in an interview this week. The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, who backs the former secretary of state, was defending Clinton over..." September 15

  • Harrison Barnes expects role to change with Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Harrison Barnes knows his role will change this season. He’s just not sure how much. Last year with the Golden State Warriors, Barnes was the team’s fourth leading scorer behind Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Basically, he was sitting — behind three All-Stars — in a..." September 14

  • NBA players are on deck to spread protests as baseball shies away

    Sporting News "Someone finally thought to ask the obvious question about Colin Kaepernick and other football players using the games as protest platforms: why only football? Isn’t there another major American sport going on right now where players can follow his lead? The Orioles’ Adam Jones answered it,..." September 13

  • Mavericks' Deron Williams: Receives doctor's clearance

    CBS Sports "Williams has been cleared by doctors to begin Mavericks' training camp, Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan and CBS Radio reports. Williams underwent sports hernia surgery in July but has spent the past two months recovering and is now near or at full strength." September 10

  • Does Chandler Parsons have the talent to change the Grizzlies’ course?

    Pro Basketball Talk "For three consecutive seasons, the Memphis Grizzlies had won at least 50 games and were a tough out in the playoffs. They seemed just some shooting away from being a contender. However, last season the Grizzlies slipped to 42 wins, and there was one simple reason: Injuries. The Grizzlies had 28..." September 09

  • The best NBA free agents still on the board

    Today's Fastbreak "Jesus Gomez ByJesus GomezPosted on September 8, 2016 It’s September, which means most NBA teams have largely gone into deep offseason mode. Rosters are mostly set and training camp doesn’t start for a few more weeks. The work that needed to be done over the summer is mostly over in all but..." September 09

  • NBA revenue expected to hit $8 billion in 2016-2017

    Today's Fastbreak "ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell tweeted on Thursday that the NBA’s revenue for next season is projected to hit the $8 billion mark. The league reportedly earned $5.2 billion during the 2014-2015 season, which was a record at that time. In February, Forbes estimated that the New York..." September 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki Had The Best Response To An ESPN Writer’s Analysis Of His Defense

    Dime Magazine "Dirk Nowitzki isn’t the athlete he used to be. Granted, he was never an amazing physical specimen like LeBron James, but now Dirk is 38, and he’s definitely slowed down. Fortunately, his sense of humor and general good spirits remain intact, which is obvious in his response to a recent critique of..." September 08

  • Mavs newcomer Quincy Acy hopes to leave his mark on hometown team with high-energy play

    NBA.com "Playing a waiting game that so often can be the NBA free agency process this summer, new Dallas Mavericks big man Quincy Acy says he eventually ended up in the perfect situation with his hometown team. Born in Tyler, Texas, the 25-year-old Acy attended John Horn High School in Mesquite before..." September 07

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'The ball is going to be in my hands a lot more'

    NBA.com "Although Harrison Barnes admits that he’s excited for the opportunity to have the ball in his hands more this upcoming season after signing a max-level contract with the Dallas Mavericks, the 24-year-old budding star knows that also comes with more responsibilities. Last season, Barnes averaged..." September 01

  • $94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 29

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'Out of respect, this is Dirk's team'

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 28

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Mavs’ Wesley Matthews vows to be better, stronger one year after Achilles injury

    NBA.com "After battling his way back onto the court following a gruesome Achilles injury that ended his 2014-15 campaign with the Portland Trail Blazers, sharpshooter Wesley Matthews says Dallas Mavericks fans will see him at his best during the upcoming season. Tearing his left Achilles against the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Wesley Matthews feels like ‘whole different person’

    Today's Fastbreak "One year truly has made a world of difference for Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews. At this time in 2015, Matthews, now 29, was still rehabbing after tearing his left Achilles tendon in March 2015. The second-generation NBA player ended up playing 78 of a possible 82 regular-season..." August 20

  • Seth Curry compares his game to C.J. McCollum's

    The Score "After showing flashes of shooting ability last season, Seth Curry is looking to establish himself in the NBA as a new member of the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-2 point guard has been studying film of other guards for ideas on how to create off the ball. In addition to examining the moves of..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • How the Olympics saved Andrew Bogut's summer

    Yahoo! Sports "That nasty collision with J.R. Smith in Game 5 of the NBA Finals set off a unsettling chain of events that put Andrew Bogut on crutches, made him a helpless bystander as LeBron James dunked the greatest season in NBA history into the trash, and sent him packing for his third professional home as a..." August 10

  • Nowitzki gets mistaken for Stoke City's Peter Crouch

    The Score "One sports fan can't seem to distinguish between perhaps the greatest European player in NBA history and everyone's favorite robot-dancing striker from Stoke City. Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks was recently mistaken for English footballer Peter Crouch, taking to Twitter to ask his..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Cuban blames 'dysfunctional' Kings for Seth Curry's struggles last season

    Sports Day "Chuck Cooperstein: Unfortunately the Plan A [in free agency] didn't work out the way you had in mind, didn't work out the way you hoped it would. Even you knew that it was going to be an uphill struggle to make it work. Yet again, you've been able to sort of cobble something together that looks..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Dirk Nowitzki asked for less money than the Mavericks gave him

    Fox Sports "Former NBA MVP and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki has played his entire 18-year career with the Dallas Mavericks, but he was briefly linked with the Golden State Warriors in free agency earlier this year. Though the Mavericks will not be title contenders in the coming year, Nowitzki chose to stay..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Warriors cap ridiculous offseason, reportedly sign the ever-bizarre JaVale McGee

    Fox Sports "The Warriors signed Kevin Durant this offseason, but after seeing Mo Speights leave town to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, they were in the market for a strange, inscrutable center. According to a report, they signed that center Friday. JaValle McGee, who played 34 games for the..." July 29

  • Spurs' David Lee: Signs two-year contract with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Lee agreed to a two-year contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The second year of the contract is a team option. Lee split his 2015-16 campaign between the Celtics and Mavericks, finishing the year with combined averages of 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Mavericks, Jameel Warney Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached an agreement with undrafted free agent Jameel Warney, reports Michael Scotto of The Associated Press (via Twitter). Exact details of the deal aren’t known, but if figures to be a minimum-salary pact, and according to Scotto, it will include a partial..." July 26

  • The Mavericks are doing right by Dirk Nowitzki

    SB Nation "For the sixth straight summer, the Dallas Mavericks failed to do what they set out to do. Instead of landing a co-star to carry the team through and beyond Dirk Nowitzki’s twilight hours, the Mavericks swapped out Chandler Parsons for Harrison Barnes and tinkered around the edges. Yet the team..." July 25