Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mark Cuban takes jab at Derek Fisher "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took a subtle shot at New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher before Wednesday’s game. Cuban was asked if he was concerned about Fisher’s commitment to the struggling Knicks, who have dropped 10 of 12. “I’m more concerned with his health and welfare. I know how..." November 28

  • Why Mavericks coach bristled when Larkin’s name came up

    New York Post "A testy Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is tired of hearing how he wouldn’t play Knicks point guard Shane Larkin last season in a rookie season that was disappointing by most accounts. Carlisle shot back at MSG Network reporter Tina Cervasio when she asked him about Larkin’s frustration level last..." November 27

  • Dirk carries Mavs to a 109-102 OT win over Knicks

    Mavs Moneyball "Well, that was stressful. In a game where they shot 4-30 on threes, the Mavs defeated the Knicks 109-102 in an overtime thriller. Dirk led the way with 30 points, while Tyson Chandler had an impressive 17 points and 25 rebounds, which is an NBA-season high. In the first half the Mavs picked..." November 27

  • Mark Cuban wants to move Mavericks, Spurs, Rockets, Pelicans to Eastern Conference

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s Western Conference is better than the league’s Eastern Conference. Way better. Understandably, Western Conference teams don’t like competing with each other for eight playoff spots while the road in the East is much easier. Some have discussed allowing the top 16 teams, regardless..." November 27

  • Is Al-Farouq Aminu the best minimum contract player in the NBA?

    Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs made a bunch of acquisitions this offseason. Many were quite flashy, but my personal favorite so far has been fellow Wake Forest alum Al-Farouq Aminu. Aminu has a similar story to any number of great Mavs bench players over the years: drafted highly (8th overall in 2010), didn't live up..." November 25

  • Mark Cuban isn't afraid to yell at players on the Mavericks bench

    USA Today "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has never been one to keep his opinions to himself. And that includes, he said in an interview with HBO’s ‘Real Sports’, his advice to players on the team’s bench. “When something’s going not well for us and I see how guys respond at the end of the bench..." November 25

  • Mavericks call 110-100 loss to shorthanded Pacers 'embarrassing'

    Indianapolis Star "Go ahead, and call them the B-team, and the Indiana Pacers will stand up against your more talented stars and show them a thing or two about playing hard. Call them undermanned, and the Pacers will remix their rotation, using what they have remaining in storage and still find a way to..." November 25

  • Tyson Chandler felt like scapegoat with Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Center Tyson Chandler felt like a scapegoat "at times" for the New York Knicks' failures last season. The Knicks entered the season with high expectations coming off a trip to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs but ended with a 37-45 record and the firing of coach Mike Woodson...." November 25

  • No Dwight? No problem as Rockets rally past Parsons, Mavs

    Houston Chronicle "Finally, after the Rockets had launched 3 after 3, putting up as many as any Rockets team has in any game, they found another way considerably closer to the rim. James Harden had gotten loose on a break, with only Chandler Parsons between him and the basket and the game on the line. There..." November 23

  • Mark Cuban: No betting 'hypocritical' "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban strongly agreed with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's opinion that sports betting should be legalized throughout the United States, predicting it would happen within three to five years. In an op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier this month, Silver lobbied..." November 23

  • Bryant thinks players should pay attention to business side

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant basically threw NBA owners under the bus Friday and dared anyone to say anything about it. Bryant was asked about the pressure seemingly applied to the players by fans to take less money so a franchise can build a better team. The subject hit a raw nerve..." November 22

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is OUT vs. the Lakers. #DALvsLAL

  • Mavericks outlast Wizards 105-102 after wild fourth quarter

    Mavs Moneyball "After three ugly quarters of basketball, Washington and Dallas put on quite a show in the final period, with the Mavericks coming out on top 105-102. Monta Ellis led all scorers with 34 points. Bradley Beal led the Wizards off the bench with 21 points. J.J. Barea and Brandan Wright came off the..." November 20

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    Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs

    Injury updates presented by Baylor Emergency Medical Centers: - Devin Harris, right lower-leg soreness, out. #DALatWAS

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    Two sources confirm Bernard James is headed to China. That's a loss for the Legends, but they had to figure it was only a matter of time.

  • As Dirk eclipses 27,000 points, Mavs beat Hornets 107-80

    Mavs Moneyball "Dirk Nowitzki became the ninth player ever to score 27,000 points in a career as the Mavericks cruised to victory. The Mavericks cruised out to an early lead and never looked back in this one, defeating the Charlotte Hornets 107-80. Monta was on, Chandler and Chandler were on, and Jameer Nelson..." November 18

  • Devin Harris leaves Mavericks win over Hornets with leg injury

    Dallas Morning News "Guard Devin Harris played only 10 minutes Monday before leaving the game for good in the second quarter with what the Mavericks described as lower right leg soreness. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle spoke to Harris in the arena corridor after the game, but afterward declined to characterize the..." November 18

  • Mavs' Cuban hopes the Lakers 'suck forever'

    ESPN Dallas "In a local radio interview Tuesday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't hold back when discussing the struggling Los Angeles Lakers, saying, "Personally, I just hope they suck forever." Cuban made his remarks about the 1-9 Lakers, who are off to their worst start in franchise history,..." November 18

  • Dallas’ Raymond Felton healthy, so now he starts four-game suspension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Raymond Felton is finally healthy this season after missing the first few weeks trying to get over a high ankle sprain. That didn’t mean he suited up and played for Dallas against Charlotte. It just means that his suspension started, the team announced. Felton was suspended four games by the..." November 18

  • Nowitzki becomes 4th player to score 27,000 points with one team

    The Score "The milestones just keep piling up for Dirk Nowitzki. With his 10th and 11th points of the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, an 18-foot jumper midway through the third quarter, Nowitzki reached the 27,000-point mark for his career. In addition to ranking No. 9 on the NBA's..." November 18

  • Raymond Felton ban to start Monday "The Dallas Mavericks plan for guard Raymond Felton to begin serving his four-game suspension during Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets, coach Rick Carlisle said. The NBA announced Felton's suspension, which stems from his guilty plea to gun charges in New York from last season, in..." November 17

  • In 131-117 win over Wolves, Mavs duplicate a feat from title season

    Dallas Morning News "With nine new players on his roster, three of them starters, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle kept saying it would take 10 games before anyone could have meaningful conversations about this team. Game No. 10 occurred Saturday night at American Airlines Center. Taken by itself, Dallas’ 131-117..." November 16

  • 'Incredible' 1st-half numbers add up to Mavs' most lopsided win ever 123-70 over 76ers

    Dallas Morning News "As the Mavericks’ lead kept growing at a ridiculous rate Thursday night, you had to wonder whether the NBA Players Association would also lobby for a mercy rule in the next collective-bargaining agreement. This truly was punishment of the cruel and unusual kind. On the day when Michele..." November 14

  • Cuban: Silver 'exactly right' on sports betting "In an op-ed in the New York Times, NBA commissioner Adam Silver argues that it is time to legalize sports betting. He has the full support of at least one influential owner. "Adam has it exactly right," Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Friday. The NBA and other major..." November 14

  • Mavs' Felton hasn't suffered setback, but he's still not ready

    Dallas Morning News "A week ago Friday, the Mavericks gave every indication that point guard Raymond Felton was on the verge of being healthy enough to begin his four-game suspension. Three games later, the wait continues. Felton’s right ankle sprain suffered in training camp continues to improve, but it’s not..." November 14

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Jameer Nelson says his hamstring is good to go tonight. "It was just a little scare." #DALvsPHI

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • Nelson injured in win, but appears to be OK

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Lost in the euphoria of Dirk Nowitzki’s milestone and the Dallas Mavericks’ amazing comeback win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday was an injury to point guard Jameer Nelson. The 11-year veteran went down hard late in the third quarter and limed off the court holding the back of his right..." November 12

  • Mavericks storm back to defeat Kings 106-98

    Mavs Moneyball "After a disastrous first quarter, Dallas pulls off the third largest comeback in Mavericks history and Dirk passes Hakeem Olajuwon on the all-time scorers list. It's pretty telling when you find yourself feeling a little upbeat after your team manages to cut the first quarter lead to 18, but it..." November 12

  • Dirk Nowitzki breaks record for points by international player

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki, one of the NBA’s greatest offensive players and global ambassadors, has cemented his status in the league’s record books. By scoring 17 points against the Kings tonight, the Mavericks star passed Hakeem Olajuwon for most points by an international player. Fittingly, Nowitzki’s..." November 12

  • Raymond Felton “unlikely” to begin suspension tonight, Carlisle says

    Dallas Morning News "Don’t expect Raymond Felton to begin his four-game suspension tonight against Sacramento, Dallas Mavericks’ coach Rick Carlisle said this morning. “It’s unlikely he’ll start his suspension tonight,” he said. “Not impossible, but unlikely.”" November 11

  • Cuban: Thunder should tank season

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban openly wondered Sunday whether it would be in the Oklahoma City Thunder's long-term best interests if superstars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat out the rest of the season. Cuban said he would not consider it a breach of NBA integrity if the Thunder essentially..." November 11

  • Luol Deng scores 30 as Heat passes early tough test to defeat Mavericks

    Miami Herald "Mark Cuban left his baseline seat and raced to midcourt to plead, complain or simply be that guy. Rapper 2 Chainz was hanging with the Mavericks owner Sunday night, so Cuban, being Cuban, was about to go full Cuban. An NBA official was seated behind press row, and on the court Heat guard..." November 10

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    Parsons said he's never been in a slump like he's currently in. Said he's just got to keep shooting and find other ways to make an impact.

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says the @dallasmavs will give Raymond Felton one more day of practice before he begins his suspension. Inactive tonight.

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says it's doubtful Raymond Felton begins his four-game suspension tonight. #DALvsMIA

  • Mark Cuban says letting Steve Nash go was his biggest mistake as owner

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mark Cuban has owned up to this before — back in 2004 he listened to his doctors, his experts who told him Steve Nash was going to break down and to not bring him back. Nash’s body did eventually break down, but not for another decade and in the interim he went to Phoenix, won two MVP awards and..." November 09

  • Mavericks avoid 'sleepwalking' through third quarter, dominate Utah

    Dallas Morning News "As shocking, unbelievable developments go, maybe the supermarket tabloids should clear some space on their covers. The Mavericks won a third quarter Friday night. Not only won it. Dominated it. Never mind that it was the Utah Jazz on the receiving end. The Mavericks have now blown out the..." November 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki not ready to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge, but would probably want to play with him

    Dallas Morning News "Before the question was even asked in its entirety, Dirk Nowitzki was ready to tap the brakes. The subject was Portland star and Seagoville product LaMarcus Aldridge and the possibility that Nowitzki and other Maverick players might want to start their sales pitches to Aldridge as soon as..." November 08

  • Woman who collapsed at Blazers game passed away

    CSN Northwest "A woman who collapsed at the Moda Center during the fourth quarter of the Trail Blazers 108-87 win over the Dallas Mavericks died at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office said. The Medical Examiner's Office indicated that the woman was 67 years of age, but her..." November 08

  • Blazers dominate second half, dispatch Dallas Mavericks

    Oregonian "What looked like a battle of two top Western Conference teams for two quarters turned into a rout as the Trail Blazers used a second half surge to put away Dallas Mavericks 108-87 Thursday night at the Moda Center. Dallas led 50-46 at halftime but Portland outscored the Mavericks 35-18 in the..." November 07

  • Dirk Nowitzki continues to work on his jump shot, 17 years into his NBA career

    Mavs Moneyball "Nowitzki said he was going to work on a quicker release over the summer. The results so far this season has been sublime and Dirk looks ready to rampage against the NBA yet again. Every summer Dirk Nowitzki locks himself away in a small, hot gym in Germany. He's with his mentor and personal..." November 04

  • Mavs nearly blow 31-point lead, but hang on to beat Boston 118-113

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the Dallas Mavericks really enjoy living on the edge — like cliff divers or folks that swim in shark-infested waters. For the fourth time this season, the Mavs tested their coaching staff’s patience and walked another tight rope. But for the third time,..." November 04

  • Balanced Mavs clamp down on D in 4th quarter, outlast Pelicans 109-104

    Dallas Morning News "As much as Dirk Nowitzki struggled to get up accurate shots with Anthony Davis’ hand in his face, the Dallas Mavericks’ veteran still found a way to come through in the clutch. Nowitzki’s knack for producing when it mattered was mirrored by the Mavericks, who squandered a 17-point lead and..." November 02

  • Why a police officer working Pelicans game has a Mavericks’ championship ring?

    Dallas Morning News "Andre Menzies has been working as a police officer for more than 35 years. He’s done security work for Michael Jackson, among others, and now works at New Orleans Pelicans games at Smoothie King Center. So what’s he doing wearing a Dallas Mavericks’ championship ring? Menzies told the story..." November 02

  • Carlisle likes 'everything' about Parsons "It took five quarters, but the Chandler Parsons the Dallas Mavericks paid for finally made a regular-season appearance. Parsons stunk it up in the season-opening loss in San Antonio and started slow in the home opener against the Utah Jazz. After misfiring on 14 of his first 17 shots of the..." October 31

  • Mavericks' win over Jazz shows American Airlines Center could be a fortress

    Dallas Morning News "There was a time when the Mavericks were one of the toughest teams to play on their home floor. Starting in 2001-02, they piled up 30-plus victories at American Airlines Center in seven of eight seasons. Somewhere along the way, they lost that mojo. Perhaps the home opener Thursday..." October 31

  • Adam Silver Wants To Help Set Rules For Legalized Sports Gambling "In Adam Silver's opinion, the current gambling laws aren't stopping fans from betting on sports -- they're only restricting domestic opportunities. As sports gambling in New Jersey inches closer to a reality, Silver believes now is the time to start accepting the "inevitable" future. The NBA..." October 31

  • Knicks, Nets, Mavs, Hornets Could Conceivably Be Interested In Kobe

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks and possibly Charlotte Hornets are all teams that could be interested in Kobe Bryant, according to ESPN's Chad Ford. The Los Angeles Lakers lost Julius Randle for the entire season on opening night and are expected to struggle to make the..." October 30

  • Barea rejoins Mavs on minimum veteran deal

    ESPN Dallas "J.J. Barea, a fan favorite from Dallas' 2011 championship team, is rejoining the Mavericks. After clearing waivers Wednesday afternoon, Barea signed a veteran's minimum deal with the Mavs, who released second-year guard Gal Mekel to make room on the roster. "We could not be more excited to..." October 30