Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • Mavs could look to keep roster intact with few additions this offseason

    NBA.com "Battling their way through a series of injuries and setbacks during the course of the season, the Dallas Mavericks could now attempt to keep this year’s team intact heading into the 2016-17 campaign. Seeing versatile forward Chandler Parsons undergo arthroscopic surgery on March 25 to address..." May 24

  • Mark Cuban picks the Thunder to win the NBA title

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Sunday and after commenting on a number of political topics, Cuban was asked who he thinks will win the title. He, surprisingly, did not go with defending champion Golden State or the Eastern Conference juggernaut Cleveland..." May 22

  • Mark Cuban says he'd consider being Hillary Clinton's VP if asked

    ESPN "Though Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't have the time to run for President of the United States, he thinks he can find the time to serve as potential Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton's vice president. In an excerpt of an interview that will air on Sunday's "Meet the..." May 21

  • Jason Terry: Dallas Mavericks would be 'great fit' for Dwight Howard, but ...

    Sports Day "Soon enough, the Mavericks will be on the hunt for free agents. And if he opts out of his current deal, Dwight Howard could be on the market. So how would the big man fit in with Dirk Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle? Former Mavericks guard Jason Terry says Dallas would be a "great fit" for..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Raymond Felton revived his career with the Mavericks this season

    Mavs Moneyball "Looking back After appearing in just 29 games his first year with the Dallas Mavericks, Raymond Felton became a stalwart rotation player this season. Felton appeared in a whopping 80 games for Dallas in 2015-16, more than any other Maverick, and played the third most minutes. That's quite the..." May 17

  • Lamar Odom Courted Back to Nevada Brothel ... 'No Drugs This Time'

    TMZ "Talk about a shocking comeback attempt ... The man who owns the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom overdosed last year says he wants L.O. back -- offering free women and booze ... but is adamant, absolutely NO DRUGS THIS TIME!! So, why would anyone think this is a good idea? We spoke..." May 15

  • Anti-Trump Republicans approached Cuban about running for president

    The Hill "Anti-Trump Republicans courted Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to run for president in a third-party bid, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Cuban, who rejected the advances, nonetheless expressed confidence about his ability to take on the presumptive GOP nominee in an election. " May 15

  • For the first time in years, Mavs fans have a legitimate chance of watching young players mature

    Sports Day "Recruiting talent in free agency can restock an NBA team, but it's like impulse buying. You see something you want and you fork out too much dough for it. Look at the best NBA teams, and virtually all of them have cultivated at least some of their key players from scratch. There's nothing..." May 14

  • Dwight Howard tops Dallas Mavericks’ free-agent wish list

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Once again this summer, the Dallas Mavericks will take another swing at landing a big-fish free agent. It seems like the Mavericks have been striking out forever when it comes to signing a big-name free agent. At the top of the Mavericks’ wish list this year is Houston Rockets center Dwight..." May 12

  • Barkley bemoans current NBA: 'Worst I've ever seen'

    The Score "Another day, another retired player complaining about today's game. Charles Barkley made an appearance Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show to deliver a take down of the modern game. "The NBA is watered down," Barkley said. "The NBA is the worst I’ve ever seen it." Keep in mind Barkley was..." May 11

  • Devin Harris undergoes surgeries on left toe, thumb

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks guard Devin Harris had surgery on his left big toe and his left thumb on Tuesday, according to a team news release. The surgeries took place in New York. Harris missed significant time with the foot problem this season. He missed 10 games in a row in late February and early March...." May 10

  • Several factors make Mavs' decision whether to re-sign Chandler Parsons a 'franchise-altering' choice

    Sports Day "If you are owner Mark Cuban, you have to trust your medical team. If you are Chandler Parsons, you are trying to break the bank. If you are a Mavericks fan, how much of Cuban's cash are you willing to spend on a player who has been productive, when healthy, but ended the last two seasons..." May 07

  • Tim Donaghy: '100 percent' of NBA refs gamble

    Fox Sports "Whether you believe all his claims or not, few (if any) know the inner workings of the NBA and the role referees play in determining outcomes of games better than Tim Donaghy does. The disgraced former ref worked in the NBA for 13 seasons, until an FBI investigation revealed that he had bet on..." May 05

  • NBA to ban alcohol and gambling advertisements on jerseys

    Sportsnaut "The NBA will soon allow advertisements on jerseys but according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the companies eligible for advertisements will be limited. Rovell also added that the NBA can veto any other possible company. There are no big surprises here, but a few things do stand..." May 04

  • Mavs hope Deron Williams makes himself at home in Dallas

    NBA.com "Although his 2015-16 season was admittedly mired by injuries, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams also says his first campaign with the Dallas Mavericks helped to rekindle his love for the game of basketball. Bouncing back from a lackluster ’14-15 season with the Brooklyn Nets,..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • 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

  • 36d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

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

  • 36d
    Royce Young @royceyoung

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

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