Grantland "t’s a Friday morning in early April, and Mark Cuban is limping through the underbelly of American Airlines Center in Dallas. He’s sore for two reasons: His surgically replaced hip aches after a pickup basketball game, and the Mavericks, which he owns, had lost a home game to their bitter rivals..." April 18
Per Rick Carlisle, Chandler Parsons (right knee) and Devin Harris (left great toe) both practiced today and are expected to play Game 1.
Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17
Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.
Mavs Moneyball "I know this game was largely meaningless, but it feels good to hit the 50-win mark again. Plus the basketball gods smiled upon MFFLs everywhere, as the Pelicans and Rockets won in order to give Dallas a matchup with Houston in the playoffs rather than yet another soul-crushing series against the..." April 16
Salt Lake Tribune "For one last time this year, the streamers fell from the rafters at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday, as the Utah Jazz closed out their home schedule with a 109-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Bryce Cotton scored a game-high 21 points and dished four assists and Rudy Gobert had 20 points and..." April 14
NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14
ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons doesn't expect to be 100 percent when the playoffs begin. He just hopes he's healthy enough to help the Dallas Mavericks. That's not a certainty -- not after Parsons, who hasn't played since April, 2 due to soreness in his right knee, suffered a setback during an intense..." April 14
Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined "The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley" on 103.3 KESN-FM Monday, here are a few highlights. On if it’s been weird being locked in at No. 7 with a few games to play: Nowitzki: “It’s been a weird season for us. Really, I think what’s been missing..." April 14
Chandler Parsons said he suffered setback while shooting yesterday. If this was Game 1 of playoff series, he wouldn't be able to go.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "After hitting a serious bump in the road for about six weeks recently, the Dallas Mavericks have suddenly straighten themselves out and are hitting their stride at just the right time. Utilizing yet another night when they were able to kick their offense into a higher gear, the Mavs placed..." April 13
Silver Screen And Roll "For the past several seasons, the focus was on the summer. The 2010 NBA champions had become a quickly fading memory and it became apparent that the team needed to reload. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol were entering their mid-thirties and the next generation of championship contending Lakers were not..." April 13
Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13
Dallas Morning News "Owner Mark Cuban thought enough of the scene Monta Ellis caused at the end of the double-overtime win at Denver to reach out to the Mavericks' shooting guard. Cuban said he could understand how fans and media members felt when they saw Ellis sitting away from the team huddle and staying..." April 13
Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The most popular player on the Dallas Mavericks’ team produced the biggest play of the game Friday night at the Pepsi Center. Raymond Felton, who has struggled mightily with injuries and with receiving playing time this season, scored on a driving layup with just 1.5 seconds left as the Mavs..." April 11
Pretty sure Rajon Rondo will rest tonight, but Mavs are pretending it's some sort of state secret, so we'll find out 16 minutes before tip.
Mavs Moneyball "With the playoffs, and the No. 7 seed locked up, the Dallas Mavericks knew they didn't have much left to play for, other than pride. Try telling that to Dirk Nowitzki, who showed he still has a lot left in the tank for this playoff journey the Mavericks are about to go on. Dirk scored 19 points..." April 09
ESPN Dallas "The "horrible" state of college basketball is hurting the NBA, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said. Cuban said he doesn't enjoy watching the college game, but his bigger concern is that the physical, slow-down style that has become common in the NCAA results in prospects who are poorly..." April 09
USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08
CBSSports.com "As a show of appreciation, the Dallas Mavericks treated their season ticket holders yesterday to an exclusive event at Six Flags Over Texas. Mavs fans got to go on rides and also got to meet the team. There was even a question and answer session, where fans could ask the Mavs all sorts of..." April 07
Shaun Livingston has been suspended for tonight's game @ SAS for his shot to Dirk Nowitzki's groin: http://t.co/mh6Lcpy5E3
ESPN.com "Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo was relieved that he only suffered a hyperextended left knee during Saturday's 123-110 loss to the Golden State Warriors, originally fearing that he tore his anterior cruciate ligament. "It's not the worst thing that could have happened, so I'm fine," Rondo..." April 05
ESPN.com "While Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said he'd give Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston "the benefit of the doubt" that a low blow in Saturday's game was unintentional, not everyone on his team saw it that way. The 7-foot Nowitzki was posting up the 6-foot-7 Livingston late in the third..." April 05
ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors due to swelling and soreness in his right knee. Parsons is considered day-to-day, with the Mavs having three days off before their next game. Parsons originally suffered the injury..." April 04
Houston Chronicle "The Rockets had dragged themselves to their locker room at halftime, coming off a dreadful quarter and with the tanks badly depleted through four games in five nights. They had clanged their way through the second quarter, nearly tearing down the American Airlines Center with missed shots, most..." April 03
ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks Small forward Chandler Parsons exited in the third quarter of Thursday’s game against the Houston Rockets due to right knee soreness and did not return. Parsons originally injured the knee when he took a hard foul during Sunday’s loss to the Indiana Pacers, when he scored 27..." April 03
Mavs Moneyball "In perhaps the most entertaining offensive basketball game since the All-Star break, the Dallas Mavericks shot a ridiculous 62 percent from the field to hold on against the incendiary Oklahoma City Thunder. Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 26 points, four rebounds, five assists and four..." April 02
Per @MavsPR, Monta Ellis (lower right leg) and J.J. Barea (left ankle) both practiced today.
Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31
Indianapolis Star "The Return can wait. The biggest week, the most important moment of the Indiana Pacers' season, begins in a matter of days. And it has nothing to do with waiting on their recovering star to make his long-awaited comeback. On Sunday, the Pacers ensured that they would start the upcoming..." March 30
Rick Carlisle says Monta Ellis is off crutches, but he's still very sore. Richard Jefferson will start at SG tonight vs. the Pacers.
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks are about to find out what it's like not to have their leading scorer. The question is, how long will they have to cope without Monta Ellis? The shooting guard's streak of 237 consecutive games played probably will end Sunday at Indiana because of a right calf injury. Ellis was..." March 29
Mavs officially call Monta doubtful for IND. Barea is questionable
ESPN Dallas "After an inadvertent knee injured Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis in a 94-76 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night, a frustrated Mark Cuban publicly complained about the lack of respect that Dallas' leading scorer receives from referees. Cuban first raised the issue in a tweet..." March 28
Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s current salary cap is $63.065 million. Larry Coon projects $67.4 million for next season. When I projected future caps under the new national TV contracts, using admittedly conservative numbers, I got $87 million for 2016-17 and $94 million for 2017-18. Either the league..." March 28
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "This has been a trying season for Raymond Felton, in more ways than one. It all started Oct. 18 when Felton suffered a sprained left ankle during a preseason game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was the Mavs’ second preseason game, and Felton — in his first season with Dallas — hadn’t yet..." March 26
Dallas Morning News "Amar’e Stoudemire was treated like royalty when the Mavericks played at Phoenix on Sunday. He got lots of smiles, hugs and handshakes from workers, friends and media members who cover the Suns and knew him in his eight seasons there. And when he was asked about the glory days when he..." March 26
SI.com "It only seemed fitting that Monta Ellis would rise to the occasion against the Spurs. San Antonio entered Tuesday's clash as one of the hottest teams in the league, while Dallas had lost two straight amid drama. A little more than three months removed from a trade that netted All-Star point..." March 26
Pro Basketball Talk "Mark Cuban once called letting Steve Nash leave in free agency his biggest mistake as Mavericks owner. Cuban, reflecting on Nash in light of the point guard’s retirement, apparently changed his mind. Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: Cuban said letting Nash go was not the worst..." March 26
Dallas Morning News "If this is what happens when Rick Carlisle skewers his team, he should break out the pitchfork more often. After saying in Phoenix on Sunday that the Mavericks don’t play hard enough often enough, they came out with a manly effort to run past the San Antonio Spurs 101-94 Tuesday at American..." March 25
Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined ESPN's NBA Lockdown podcast this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Steve Nash retiring: “I wasn’t really surprised. I kind of knew what was going on since October, that his body didn’t let him compete anymore at the highest level, so..." March 24
Arizona Republic "If it's never too late to be who you want to be, the Suns' past two games gave the appearance of a team ready to squeeze all the playoff juice it can out of this season's final 3 1/2weeks. The odds of rising past eighth-place Oklahoma City seem as dire as ever with a 2 1/2-game hole and 11..." March 23
CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis' season hit a low point on Sunday when he shot 4-for-22 from the field in a 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns. Ellis went 0-for-8 in the fourth quarter, and he didn't talk to reporters after the game. Since the start of February, the slumping scorer is shooting 38.5..." March 23
ESPN Dallas "Coach Rick Carlisle ripped the Dallas Mavericks after Sunday's 98-92 loss to the Phoenix Suns, saying something is wrong with the soul of a team that frequently fails to compete at an acceptable level. Carlisle was irate about a first half that he called a "no-show" and "an embarrassment,..." March 23
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks center/forward Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection, NBA president of basketball operations Rod Thorn said Saturday. Stoudemire was ejected from Dallas' 112-101 loss to the..." March 22
Houston Chronicle "NBA commissioner Adam Silver remained optimistic about many of the changes he has sought, but said the changes to the draft lottery approved by the majority of NBA teams will likely be postponed because the NBA Players Association turned down his proposal for a more gradual increase of the salary..." March 21
ESPN.com "Put your shovels down. Stop tossing dirt on Dirk Nowitzki. His days as a dangerous scorer in the NBA apparently aren't done yet. Oh, there had been plenty of reasons for Dirk doubt. Nowitzki's scoring averages had dipped each month of this season and were still trending in the wrong..." March 20
Mavs Moneyball "The Mavs are fun again?? The start to this game was pretty awesome, am I right? Dallas started the game by hitting all of its first five shots while holding Orlando scoreless, starting on a 12-0 run. They cooled off a bit, mostly thanks to an inordinate amount of turnovers (7 in the first..." March 19