Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Dirk Nowitzki to opt out of contract with Mavericks

    SI "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to opt out of his contract, according to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram. Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million deal during the summer of 2014. He previously said he intended to ride out the remainder of the contract. Nowitzki's salary for next..." May 02

  • Deron Williams To Opt Out; Mavs Want Him Back

    Hoops Rumors "Deron Williams plans to turn down his player option worth more than $5.621MM and hit free agency to seek a multiyear contract this summer, sources told Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com (ESPN Now link). The Mavericks and the point guard have mutual interest in doing a new deal, according to..." April 29

  • Mavericks' Anderson assessed Flagrant 2 for elbowing Westbrook

    The Score "The season may be over for the Dallas Mavericks but that hasn't prevented rookie Justin Anderson from escaping punishment from the league. Anderson was assessed a Flagrant 2 by the NBA for his elbow to the face of Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook at the end of Game 5." April 27

  • Cuban: Dirk's a superstar because he's consistently won 50 games

    The Score "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban drew a great deal of heat Monday afternoon when he called Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook "an All-Star, but not a superstar." It was an overly harsh criticism for a player who had been torching his team through four games to the tune of 23.5 points,..." April 26

  • Thunder get last word, oust Mavs in Game 5

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Before the Dallas Mavericks tipped off in a crucial playoff game Monday night, team owner Mark Cuban decided to add a little spice to an already burning series with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The outspoken Cuban told reporters that Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was..." April 26

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Chandler Parsons' comments on Dwight Howard are definitely tampering

    Sporting News "Chandler Parsons could be on the wrong end of a tampering charge. While talking about the fate of friend and former teammate Dwight Howard, Parsons expressed his hope that the center would leave the Rockets once his contract is up and join the Mavericks. "I think he can still dominate the..." April 26

  • Dirk Nowitzki "Definitely Won't Retire" This Summer

    Real GM Basketball "Longtime Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will play at least one more season for the Mavs, saying "I definitely won't retire. That's out of the question. I felt great this year."" April 26

  • Russell Westbrook Tells Mavericks Fan & His Wife To "Shut The F*ck Up"

    Black Sports Online "Not sure what the guy said to Westbrook, it is unclear on the audio. Whatever it was it provoked Westbrook to tell the fan to STFU (shut the f*ck up). He was fined for $25k for cursing at the fan." April 26

  • Chandler Parsons thinks Dwight Howard will leave the Rockets

    Fox Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were eliminated by the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night. With no first-round draft pick and a thin crop of free agents on the horizon, Dallas' short and long-term future looks bleak. But there's one player who may be able to change all that: Dwight Howard. Dallas..." April 26

  • Westbrook, KD roast Villanueva: 'Might not be in the league' next year

    Hoops Hype "Mavs forward Charlie Villanueva took to disrupting Russell Westbrook‘s pre-game routine, which involves some dancing, during the Dallas-Oklahoma City series. He did it again Monday night. Westbrook, who dropped 36 points in the final contest of the series, was asked about it after the game and..." April 26

  • Carlisle ready to plea with Dirk to return, Nowitzki wants to finish contract

    The Score "With another Dallas Mavericks season ending in the first round of the playoffs, questions invariably turn to the future of 37-year-old franchise player Dirk Nowitzki. Coach Rick Carlisle won't take his veteran star for granted. "We've got to hope that this isn't Dirk's last game as a Maverick,"..." April 26

  • Durant on Mark Cuban: 'He's an idiot'

    SLAM Online "After hearing about Mark Cuban’s comments about teammate Russell Westbrook’s superstardom status, Kevin Durant made sure his words were loud and clear regarding the Mavericks’ owner. Listen to what KD said after OKC finished off Dallas: " April 26

  • Mark Cuban Says Kevin Durant Is the Only Superstar on the Thunder

    Complex "If Russell Westbrook goes off in Game 4 tonight against the Dallas Mavericks, blame Mark Cuban. After a string of solid performances in their series by Westbrook which included back-to-back games of 25+ points and 15+ assists, Cuban told ESPN's Tim McMahon that Russ' teammate Kevin Durant is the..." April 26

  • Rick Carlisle confirmed Deron Williams is 'done for the year' with a sports hernia and left abdominal strain

    Dallas Morning News "Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed to media members Sunday afternoon that Deron Williams is "done for the year." The point guard had tried to play in game 4 on Saturday, but had to exit after 89 seconds when his sports hernia/left abdominal strain became too painful. Williams said he's been told..." April 25

  • Nowitzki passes Baylor on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki's ascension up the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list continued Saturday night when the Dallas Mavericks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. Just days after leaping Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, Nowitzki's 12th point of Saturday's contest..." April 24

  • Mavericks' Mejri sustains hip injury in Game 4 loss

    The Score "Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri did not return to Game 4 after sustaining a right hip injury, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports. Mejri came up lame early in the fourth and immediately limped to the locker room clutching his side." April 24

  • Deron Williams' status in doubt after aggravating abdominal injury

    ESPN "Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will probably not play again this season after lasting less than 90 seconds in Saturday's Game 4. Williams aggravated an abdominal strain and sports hernia during the first minute of the game and checked out for good at the 10:31 mark of the first..." April 24

  • Durant's actions overshadow Thunder's win over Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Kevin Durant wasn't on the court with his teammates to celebrate the Oklahoma City Thunder's 119-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, getting a step closer to the Western Conference semifinals. Instead, the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar watched in the locker..." April 24

  • Mavs Salah Mejri Wonders If Durant Has ‘Balls’ Enough To Go At Someone Besides Rookies

    Total Pro Sports "On Saturday, the Oklahoma City took a 3-1 lead in the series vs. the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 119-108. Kevin Durant shot 7-20 from the field and ended his night by getting ejected for slapping Mavs SF Justin Anderson across the head with less than a minute to go in the game. After the..." April 24

  • Cuban: 'If Adam Silver wants to get rid of Hack-a-Shaq, he's wrong'

    Sports Day "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is a big fan of NBA commissioner Adam Silver. But he's a bigger fan of the game of basketball, and he firmly believes Silver's recent comments that the intentional foul rule needs to be addressed would be "wrong in every shape and form." Cuban went so far as to say..." April 24

  • Durant apologized for whacking Justin Anderson; still could be suspended for Game 5

    Sports Day "Kevin Durant said he was sorry, that he didn't mean to whack Justin Anderson across the head during the final minute of Game 4 Saturday night. Durant immediately told Thunder coach Billy Donovan that he wanted to apologize, but within seconds he was being escorted off the American Airlines..." April 24

  • Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA's all-time postseason scoring list

    The Score "A fadeaway jumper Thursday evening in Game 3 of the Dallas Mavericks' first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder vaulted Dirk Nowitzki up the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. With his 12th point of the ballgame, the 13-time All-Star moved past Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain into..." April 22

  • Without steadying influence of Williams, Mavs quickly fell behind; Carlisle not sure if PG will play Saturday

    Sports Day "Deron Williams' absence didn't make the difference in the Mavericks' 131-102 loss to Oklahoma City in Game 3 on Thursday. But it certainly didn't help. The starting point guard, who gutted out 26 minutes in the Game 2 victory before the pain from his sports hernia/abdominal strain became too..." April 22

  • Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sounds off on Kevin Durant, Thunder for 'non-basketball physical escalations'

    Sports Day "Coach Rick Carlisle ramped up the gamesmanship Friday afternoon with some strong commentary on what he felt were physical incidents from Oklahoma City in Game 3 that crossed the line of legality within NBA rules. In particular, Carlisle was upset about an elbow thrown by the Thunder's Kevin..." April 22

  • Dirk glad Westbrook stuffed him: 'I probably woulda got hung on the rim'

    Uproxx "Dirk Nowitzki was the unfortunate victim of Russell Westbrook’s athleticism in Game 3, with Westbrook viciously blocking Dirk’s dunk attempt. It was a spectacular moment for Westbrook, and a depressing one for Dirk…or was it? As Dirk told Tim McMahon of ESPN, Westbrook’s block might have actually..." April 22

  • Thunder rebound, blow out Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle wasn't going to sugarcoat it. The Oklahoma City Thunder is more talented and athletically gifted than his Dallas team. Game 3 proved that once again, with the Thunder and superstar Kevin Durant returning to form in an impressive 131-102 dismantling of..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

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    Carlisle said he hopes Dirk's injury won't cost him to miss any games.

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    Durant on Villanueva's pregame dance interruption: "That's fake sh--."

    Westbrook: "That's for the guys that don't play."

  • Mavs bounce back, stun Thunder

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Raymond Felton was embarrassed. After the Dallas Mavericks were blown out by 38 points in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the veteran point guard was couldn't believe the display his team put on. However,..." April 19

  • Nowitzki day to day with bone bruise in right knee

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are riding high off a thrilling Game 2 road upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but storm clouds may be on the horizon. Dirk Nowitzki is currently listed as day to day, after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a bone bruise in his right knee, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told..." April 19

  • How did Deron Williams (sports hernia) feel in Game 1? "Today wasn't good. . . one of the worst ones."

    Sports Day "Deron Williams missed 17 games this season with assorted injuries. He's been particularly hampered in the past month, missing eight games due to what was believed to be a strained abdomen. He was later diagnosed with a sports hernia, and he most likely will need off-season surgery. But he..." April 17

  • Rick Carlisle is 'very concerned' about JJ Barea's groin injury

    Mavs Moneyball "J.J. Barea was ruled out for Game 1 at halftime with the groin strain that cost him two of the Mavericks' final three games of the season. Rick Carlisle inserted Barea into the starting lineup to begin Saturday's game, but the pesky Mavericks guard scored just two points on 1-of-6 shooting in..." April 17

  • Mavericks' Lee will miss at least 2 games vs. Thunder

    The Score "Power forward David Lee will miss at least the first two contests in the Dallas Mavericks' first-round matchup against the Oklahoma City Thunder due to a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. Lee has been a pleasant surprise since signing with the Mavericks in February. The 32-year-old is..." April 16

  • Carlisle: David Lee (heel) is 'questionable at best

    Sports Day "David Lee is "questionable at best" for Saturday's Game 1 of the Mavericks' playoff series against Oklahoma City, coach Rick Carlisle said Thursday. Lee's right heel injury, suffered in the second quarter against San Antonio on Wednesday, knocked him out of the rest of that game. He was walking..." April 15

  • Lamar Vows NBA Comeback, Not Accepting Khloe Divorce

    ET Online "Lamar Odom has finally addressed the rumors that he has started partying again and that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian is officially over. ET caught up with the former L.A. Laker at the Staples Center on Wednesday night, where he attended Kobe Bryant’s record-breaking final game. “I’ve never..." April 15

  • Mark Cuban says Mavericks nearly acquired Kobe Bryant in 2007

    ESPN "Kobe Bryant almost became a member of the Dallas Mavericks, according to owner Mark Cuban. On the final night of Bryant's career, Cuban revealed that he thought he had agreed on a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 offseason, when Bryant had demanded a trade. "I could have sworn..." April 14

  • Little-used rookies lead Spurs to comeback win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Just because San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich gave the big-ticket Spurs the night off didn't mean he was conceding the regular-season finale against the Dallas Mavericks. Those that were left were there to win. A ragtag version of the Spurs rallied from 18 points down to beat..." April 13

  • Mavericks clinch playoff berth with win over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Deron Williams used to get a boost in Utah when Jazz fans roared in approval every time he did something good on the court. On Monday, Williams thrived under a chorus of steady boos from his old faithful. Williams scored 23 points, Dirk Nowitzki dropped in 22 and the..." April 12

  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Clippers end Mavs' six-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Blake Griffin was clearly frustrated with his first-half performance Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks. "At halftime, I can't tell you how many guys came up and said, 'Keep shooting, keep shooting.' It's great to have that type of encouragement, but at the same time when,..." April 10

  • Khloe Kardashian 'I Can't Fix Lamar ... So I'm Done'

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian sounds like she has undergone two years of therapy ... she is throwing in the towel in her relationship with Lamar Odom, realizing she can not save someone who does not want to be helped. Khloe just posted an emotional, thoughtful manifesto on her failed efforts to help a..." April 10

  • J.J. Barea, key to Mavs' playoff push, injures groin in win

    ESPN "Add another major contributor to the Dallas Mavericks' injury list. Point guard J.J. Barea, who had been the surprising star of the Mavs' season-saving win streak, exited in the first half of Friday's 103-93 win over the Memphis Grizzlies due to a strained right groin. Barea originally..." April 09

  • Mavericks beat Grizzlies to inch closer to playoffs

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- It wasn't that long ago that the playoffs appeared a dim possibility for the Dallas Mavericks. What a difference 12 days can make. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and the Mavericks are closing in on a playoff spot after pulling away from the Memphis Grizzlies 103-93 on Friday..." April 09

  • Mavericks tip Rockets for fifth win in row

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- J.J. Barea and the Dallas Mavericks are hot at the right time. The Houston Rockets, meanwhile are going in the wrong direction. Barea added another clutch performance to the best stretch of his career Wednesday night, and the Mavericks buckled down for a crucial 88-86 win..." April 07

  • The Mavericks are prepared for Deron Williams to miss the rest of the season

    Mavs Moneyball "On Wednesday night, Deron Williams will miss his seventh straight game with a sports hernia that worsened after he spent a month trying to play through it. While Williams has not been officially ruled out for the season -- or even the next game -- the Mavericks are prepared for the possibility..." April 07

  • Chandler Parsons not ruling out return to Rockets

    Houston Chronicle "Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons visited with his former teammates, trading hugs with Dwight Howard, firing a pass at Pat Beverley, but could not play against them. Parsons is out after surgery March 25 to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Though the injury was not as great as last..." April 07

  • Jason Terry as a Maverick? Not out of the question, but coaching is definitely in his future

    Sports Day "Jason Terry got a surprise interview for the head coaching job at Alabama-Birmingham last week. He didn't get that job, but it caught a lot of people by surprise that Terry was considered for it and brought up the obvious question: Are we seeing the last few games of the Jet on the runway? "No,..." April 07

  • Report: Mavericks interested in Dwight Howard, not willing to pay max

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are once again in the market for a center. Mark Cuban's team is interested in Dwight Howard, but only at the right price, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The Mavericks will reportedly be out of the bidding should the four-time Defensive Player of the Year fetch a maximum..." April 06