Mavericks Rumors & News

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Dragic vexes Mavericks as Heat prevail

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki is well aware of the scouting report on Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic, who is known for his ability to finish at the rim. On Thursday night, however, Dragic did a bit of everything, scoring a game-high 32 points to lead Miami to a..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Mavs showing life at season's midpoint with winning streak

    Sporting News "Remember the Mavs? They've fallen into the pit of the Western Conference standings, but at least they're winning games again. Dallas notched its third in a row Tuesday night in Chicago, 99-98. Wesley Matthews' wide-open 3 with 11.7 seconds remaining, off a Deron Williams dish, was the..." January 18

  • Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe and Vows to Get Her Back

    TMZ "Lamar Odom says he's grateful to Khloe Kardashian for staying by his side through his drug addiction and recovery ... and he wants her back. Odom opened up about his battle with drugs on "The Doctors" -- and after completing a 30 day stint in rehab, he says one thing is perfectly clear ... "I..." January 18

  • Mavericks Sign Pierre Jackson To 10-Day Contrat

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Pierre Jackson to a 10-day contract. Jackson (5-11, 176) was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games with the club. In those four contests, he averaged 3.0 points in 7.1..." January 17

  • Matthews drills late 3-pointer as Mavericks edge Bulls

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Deron Williams started to make his move down the lane, intent on weaving his way to the rim. But just as a defender stepped in, Williams saw teammate Wesley Matthews throw his hand up in the corner. Once the pass arrived, Matthews did the rest. Not just with a clutch shot, but..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Mavericks halt Timberwolves' three-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves had hoped to extend a season-long three-game winning streak before tough road tests at San Antonio and the Los Angeles Clippers, but they failed to take advantage of the struggling Dallas Mavericks and fell 98-87 on Sunday at the American Airlines Center...." January 15

  • Mavericks' Bogut out indefinitely with hamstring strain

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Center Andrew Bogut will miss the Dallas Mavericks’ home game on Sunday against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a strained right hamstring. And that’s not the worst of it. "He’s probably out for the foreseeable near future,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said following Saturday’s practice. "We don’t..." January 14

  • Mavericks beat Suns in Mexico City

    The Sports Xchange "With his team down 12 points after three quarters, Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker tried to rally his team in the fourth quarter and beat the Dallas Mavericks all by himself. It almost worked. Booker scored 29 of the Suns' 32 points in the fourth quarter, including Phoenix's final 21..." January 13

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says ‘I would love’ NBA to add a team in Mexico

    Fox Sports "Mexico City hosted the first of two NBA games this season on Thursday night, with the Dallas Mavericks beating the Phoenix Suns, 113-108, at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico. The Suns are sticking around to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, marking the first time Mexico City will host two..." January 13

  • Cuban on report NBA allows him to intimidate refs: 'My influence is so great, it got us 11 wins this season'

    Sports Day "Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban, in response to assertions by the NBA's referee union that he tries to intimidate and control game officials and that the league doesn't police him enough, said he has no intentions of changing his ways of trying to bring change to a system that he believes desperately..." January 13

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Timberwolves go to Towns in win over Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Another double-digit, second-half lead had vanished for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. The Dallas Mavericks had closed within a possession after a 3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki. Minnesota's Karl-Anthony Towns and Ricky Rubio weren't going to let another game slip..." January 09

  • Hawks keep on rolling, defeat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Despite trading away a key piece in Kyle Korver, the Atlanta Hawks aren't about to bag the season. Especially since they're winning. "We just have to keep playing," Tim Hardaway Jr. said. "We just have to go out there and compete. We're all a part of this franchise right now, so..." January 08

  • 5 NBA players likely to be traded before the deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2016-2017 NBA regular season is nearing its midway point, and that means trades will soon start flying. Contenders will be looking to add the final pieces to their puzzle as they gear up for a potential playoff run, while the pretenders will be looking to unload big contracts or big-named..." January 07

  • Mavs listening to trade offers for Wesley Matthews

    Fox Sports "According to a report, the Dallas Mavericks are listening to trade offers for Wesley Matthews With the NBA trade market heating up, the amount of rumors that will surface over the next few weeks will skyrocket. It simply comes with the territory. However, it’s important to take most – if not..." January 07

  • Bledsoe comes up big as Suns beat Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Eric Bledsoe isn't shy about the kind of player he wants to be. "Big-time players show up in big-time games, and I want to be a big-time player," he said. "So I have to show up in crunch time no matter how bad the game is going for me. The last couple of minutes is my time."..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Nowitzki offers to come off the bench for struggling Mavs

    ESPN "The sixth-leading scorer in NBA history would have no problem accepting a sixth-man role if it could help the Dallas Mavericks salvage their season. Dirk Nowitzki starting at center, as Dallas has done recently with coach Rick Carlisle opting to bring Andrew Bogut off the bench, has not proved..." January 06

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • Andrew Bogut addresses trade rumors, says he doesn't see himself 'hanging around' in Dallas

    Sports Day "As the Dallas Mavericks season rolls on, chatter of what the team should do at the trade deadline seems to pick up steam. At the center of it all is Andrew Bogut, the Mavs center who has now embraced the role of coming off the bench. Following a win over the Washington Wizards to start 2017,..." January 05

  • Barnes helps Mavericks storm past Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Washington Wizards were making one last push when Harrison Barnes took a pass from Deron Williams at the top of the arc. The leading scorer for the Dallas Mavericks misfired on his last three shots, aiding the Wizards' comeback efforts. "I missed some shots there down the..." January 04

  • Andrew Bogut to come off bench for Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki to start

    Pro Basketball Talk "It only took a few minutes of Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki sharing the court to realize this was simply not going to work — that is two slow-footed big men who like to stay back in the paint, not push out on pick-and-rolls. Go up against a team with even mediocre shooting and that lineup will..." January 03

  • Thompson, Durant help Warriors to 108-99 win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Kevin Durant has added a new dimension to the Golden State Warriors this season. Introducing: The quiet triple-double. Durant recorded his first triple-double as a Warrior on a night better remembered for Klay Thompson's 17-point, third-quarter explosion, as..." December 31

  • Mavs maintain mastery of Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- A third-quarter surge allowed the Dallas Mavericks to bolt past the Los Angeles Lakers. Wesley Matthews scored 20 points, Harrison Barnes added 17 points and nine rebounds, and the Mavericks extended their dominance of the Lakers with a 101-89 victory Thursday night at Staples..." December 30

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Rockets cruise past Mavericks

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Houston Rockets standout guard James Harden felt the Dallas Mavericks' were "trippin'" on Tuesday night. Dallas center Andrew Bogut seemed confused about why he had been called for a flagrant foul that helped spur a game-changing 16-0 run by the Rockets in the second quarter...." December 28

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Rockets' Ariza waits outside locker room to confront Mavs' Mejri after testy game

    ESPN "An ugly scene developed after Houston's 123-107 victory over Dallas on Tuesday night when Rockets forward Trevor Ariza waited outside the Mavericks' locker room to confront center Salah Mejri. According to a source, Mejri made a derogatory comment to Ariza about Ariza's wife and children..." December 28

  • What a healthy Andrew Bogut could fetch the Mavericks on the trade market

    Dallas Morning News "What type of value do you think Andrew Bogut has on the trade market? Scruggs: "If healthy, the Mavericks should ask for a first round pick. The problem is most of the teams willing to make that trade offer will probably be giving up a pick in the 20's. Bogut is a free agent after the season."" December 28

  • Mavericks' Pierre Jackson: Inks two-year deal with Dallas

    CBS Sports "Jackson agreed to a two-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Mavericks on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Jackson's signing isn't official yet, but in order to make room for the point guard, the Mavericks will have to waive a player, as the roster already sits at 15..." December 27

  • Davis leads Pelicans past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans went small, and Anthony Davis came up big. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry decided to start Davis at center against the Dallas Mavericks for just the fourth time this season, and Davis responded with 28 points and 16 rebounds -- his fourth consecutive game..." December 26

  • Nowitzki to return from 14-game absence vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to play Friday night after an extended absence due to a strained right Achilles tendon. Nowitzki told reporters after participating in shootaround that he would return Friday night for a road game against the LA Clippers. He added that he would play..." December 23

  • Mavericks hang on to defeat Trail Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- On the play that decided the Dallas Mavericks' 96-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night at Moda Center, Wesley Matthews defended Damian Lillard as if he knew him well. Matthews should. The players were backcourt mates for three seasons with the Trail..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

  • Guards To Watch on Trade Market

    Basketball Insiders "Trade talk around the league has been relatively quiet compared to previous years as teams waited for updates on the new CBA. Teams are also trying to figure out if they’re contenders or pretenders due to league-wide parity. However, it won’t be long before trade winds begin to swirl. The No. 3..." December 22

  • Sports’ greatest Santa: The amazing story of Dirk Nowitzki and kids fighting for their lives

    Sports Day "He arrives at Children’s Medical Center Dallas wearing a silly felt hat, like Santa’s, except this one is blue and sports a Mavericks logo. He slipped into the hospital, as he’s done for a decade now, with a jolly disposition and enough Christmas presents to fill a large rolling bin. He will..." December 21

  • Jokic's career night leads Nuggets past Mavs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic tied a career high with 27 points to go with 14 rebounds and nine assists, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-107 on Monday night. Gary Harris scored a career-high 24 points for Denver (12-16), which has won three straight for the first time this..." December 20

  • The NBA's New "Kevin Durant Rule" Will Incentivize Young Superstars To Stay Put

    Deadspin "We knew the new CBA made life a little sweeter for the NBA’s superstars, but it’s a dense thing to parse, and explanations have been dribbling out slowly. ESPN’s new Q&A with salary cap expert Larry Coon argues that the most noteworthy development is the owners’ new weapon to keep their superstar..." December 20

  • Report: NBA salary cap to rise to $120 million by 2020 season

    Fanrag Sports "Details of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and NBPA came out last week, but nothing was reported about the projected salary cap escalation. However, on Tuesday afternoon, he Vertical reported that the NBA’s salary cap will rise to $120 million by the 2020 season. That..." December 20

  • NBA maximum contracts could approach $250 million by 2020

    Fox Sports "The NBA is awash in cash these days, and that means future free agents are going to get paid. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NBA salary cap is expected to rise from approximately $94 million in 2016 to an astonishing $120 million in 2020: Of course, that salary cap is just a..." December 20

  • Craig Sager’s Memorial Service Was A Collection Of Painfully Beautiful Moments And Tributes

    Uproxx "Craig Sager’s memorial service was held in Atlanta on Monday. His family and friends from decades of covering sports came out to say goodbye, including his long-time co-worker and friend Ernie Johnson, who delivered a touching tribute to Sager in the form of a poem. NBA TV aired the service..." December 20

  • New CBA prohibits players from using hoverboards, guns

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith bummed around with a beer on hoverboard after the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland then banned hoverboards from its locker room and won the 2016 championship. Coincidence? If there’s good fortune in ridding hoverboards from the picture, the..." December 20

  • Mavericks' balanced attack helps down Kings

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks used a balanced scoring attack and early feisty defense from guard Seth Curry, who played as if he had a point to prove to his old club in a 99-79 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday afternoon at American Airlines Center. Curry, who played for the Kings..." December 18