Mavericks Rumors & News

  • David Lee retires from the NBA after 12 seasons

    NBA.com "David Lee announced his retirement after 12 years in the league on Instagram. Lee played for five different teams during his career, and won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in 2015 as a key reserve during those Finals. Lee, who was drafted by the New York Knicks with the 30th..." November 20

  • Jason Terry explains why Mavs didn’t draft Giannis Antetokounmpo

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks were one of 14 unlucky teams to pass on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2013 NBA draft. The Mavs had the No. 13 overall pick in that year’s draft — two picks ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks at No. 15 — which they eventually turned into point guard Shane Larkin after a couple of..." November 19

  • Mark Cuban in process to buy Mavericks’ G-League team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There will come a day, in the not too distant future, when every NBA team will have an owned and affiliated G-League team. It will be a place for them to develop young players — guys they drafted but need more run than they’d get in the NBA, guys on two-way contracts, and just players they like..." November 18

  • Report: NFL Owners Asked Adam Silver About Becoming Commissioner

    SLAM Online "NFL owners reportedly reached out to Adam Silver to gauge his interest in succeeding Roger Goodell as commissioner of the league. According to ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr and Seth Wickersham, Silver immediately declined. [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] knows that there’s no clear successor,..." November 17

  • Adam Silver, Michele Roberts Meet with Commission to Discuss One-and-Done Rule

    Bleacher Report "The NBA could be one step closer to changing its heavily debated "one-and-done" rule. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the Commission on College Basketball Thursday to discuss possible changes. There is..." November 17

  • Draymond Green responds to Mark Cuban’s criticism over use of term ‘owner’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Speaking Thursday afternoon to a standing-room-only crowd at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Warriors forward Draymond Green detailed why he feels so strongly that “chairman” should replace the term “owner” in sports. “When you look at the word ‘owner,’ it really dates back to..." November 17

  • Mavericks To Sign Antonius Cleveland

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks will sign G League guard Antonius Cleveland to a two-way contract, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Current two-way player Gian Clavell will be released to make room for Cleveland. Cleveland was in training camp with the Warriors before being waived in early October." November 16

  • Mavericks Exploring Upgrade Opportunities

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks entered the day with the worst record in the league and the franchise is looking to make improvements. Coach Rick Carlisle alluded to the team’s unbalanced roster being a primary reason for the poor start and he indicated that the team is in the market for anybody who can help them,..." November 16

  • NBA Players Increasingly Switching To Plant-Based Diet

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Wilson Chandler, Al Jefferson, Garrett Temple, Enes Kanter, JaVale McGee and Jahlil Okafor have all made a switch to a vegan or vegetarian diet over the past year or so. "Been on more of a plant-based diet, getting away from the animals and all that," Irving told..." November 15

  • Cuban Hopeful Nowitzki Will Play In 2018/19

    Hoops Rumors "Dirk Nowitzki is off to a slow start this season, with most of his numbers at their lowest mark since his rookie year. However, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells Tim MacMahon of ESPN that he’s hopeful this won’t be Nowitzki’s last season suiting up for the Mavs. “I hope so,” Cuban said when..." November 14

  • USA Basketball Announces Roster For First World Cup Qualifiers

    Hoops Rumors "USA Basketball has announced its 12-man roster for the first round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers, bringing back four members of the squad that won gold earlier this year in FIBA’s AmeriCup tournament. Here’s Team USA’s full 12-man roster: Semaj Christon, PG..." November 14

  • Why Rick Carlisle is playing Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell over Nerlens Noel

    Sports Day "As Rick Carlisle juggles his centers, trying to make time for those who earn it with the overriding focus being to win games, he had an interesting answer when asked what he wants to see most out of his big men. "Competitiveness, care factor," he said. "Commitment to winning. Doing dirty work...." November 13

  • LeBron: Knicks should have drafted Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 8

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James told reporters Saturday that the Dallas Mavericks should be thrilled they were able to land Dennis Smith Jr. in the 2017 NBA draft. "The [New York] Knicks passed on a really good one," James said after the Cavaliers' 111-104 win at American Airlines..." November 12

  • Carlisle on Noel's benching: 'Minutes are earned'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel didn't see the floor Saturday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and head coach Rick Carlisle had a simple explanation for why the springy center was left on the bench. "Minutes are earned," he said after the Mavericks' 111-104 loss, according to..." November 12

  • Cuban has spoken to Steve Bannon while pondering presidential run

    Buzzfeed "Mark Cuban is "honestly considering" running for president in 2020, the Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank star said at a conference in New York City on Thursday. Cuban has been publicly flirting with running to oppose Donald Trump, including in a recent New York Times story where he said..." November 11

  • Mark Cuban: Mavericks won’t tank until they’re eliminated

    Sports Day "If there is a positive bit of fallout from the Mavericks' 2-10 start, it's that you can still get a relatively cheap ticket to see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Mavericks' sellout streak continues, and Mark Cuban said again recently what he's maintained for the..." November 10

  • Cuban: Mavs Not Tanking, Can Turn Things Around

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have been the NBA’s worst team so far, with their 2-10 record placing them at the top of our 2017/18 Reverse Standings. However, owner Mark Cuban believes his club is capable of bouncing back from its slow start, as Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News writes. “I still think..." November 09

  • Lamar Odom 'Is Spiraling Again' Following His Collapse, Says Source

    People "Following his collapse at a nightclub in Los Angeles early Sunday morning, Lamar Odom‘s health seems to be taking a turn for the worst. A source close to Lamar tells PEOPLE, “Lamar is spiraling again. He’s out of control.” The source continued, saying, “He was better this spring but things..." November 07

  • Nike 'working to implement a solution' after string of jersey tears

    ESPN "After at least five of Nike's NBA jerseys ripped on players this season, the world's largest shoe and apparel giant has acknowledged it will make substantive changes. The company, which signed an eight-year, $1 billion deal with the NBA that began this year, said in a statement provided to ESPN..." November 07

  • Warriors teammates defend Draymond Green after Mark Cuban criticism

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green acknowledged Saturday that he has read Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's remarks about him, but he elected not to comment further on the matter. Asked if he was advised not to address Cuban's comments to ESPN, Green responded: "Nobody can prep me...." November 04

  • Mark Cuban to Draymond Green: We own equity, not people

    ESPN "Mark Cuban said he believes Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green "owes the NBA an apology" for criticizing the usage of the term "owner" in sports. Green made the statement last week as part of an Instagram post reacting to Houston Texans owner Bob McNair's controversial comment that..." November 04

  • Mavs' Devin Harris Mark Cuban For President? ... 'That's My Guy'

    TMZ "At least one voting block is already behind Mark Cuban's possible 2020 presidential bid -- his players ... with Mavs vet, Devin Harris, telling TMZ Sports a Cuban country might not be a bad idea. Cuban hasn't officially thrown his hat into the ring yet, but appeared on "OBJECTified" and told..." November 04

  • Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle on Ben Simmons: “He’s way better than expected”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ben Simmons had a monster night in Dallas Saturday — 23 points on 15 shots, plus eight assists and seven rebounds. The Mavericks’ defenders simply could not stay in front of him, and Simmons was 9-of-12 shooting in the paint on the night. Needless to say, the rookie impressed Dallas coach Rick..." October 29

  • Embiid wants to dunk on Noel: 'I'm gonna cook your a--'

    Philly.com "One had to know that 76ers center Joel Embiid would respond to Dallas Maverick center Nerlens Noel saying he was “going to come at” Embiid in Saturday night’s game at American Airlines Center. So Embiid had a message for his best friend when they met Saturday morning in between the team’s..." October 28

  • David Stern says NBA should take marijuana off ban list

    Oregonian "Former NBA commissioner David Stern says he thinks the league should remove marijuana from its list of banned substances. In an interview from a documentary for Uninterrupted, Stern talked with ex-NBA player Al Harrington, who has become a marijuana entrepreneur since he retired in..." October 25

  • NBA Viewership On ESPN Is Way Up Through The First Handful Of Games This Season

    Dime Magazine "TV ratings in many sports have seen a drop in recent months for a wide variety of reasons. But the NBA has had a strong start to its 2017-18 season on at least one network. ESPN reported on Tuesday that viewership numbers for the start of the season have gone up to start the new NBA season...." October 25

  • Draymond Green scolds rookie Dennis Smith Jr. for trying to dunk on him

    NBA.com "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green earned his Kia Defensive Player of the Year honor last season both for his defensive stats and his take-on-all-comers attitude to defense. That remains as true as ever for Green, and it is something Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. learned about..." October 24

  • Mark Cuban 'I'll Take On Trump as a Republican If I Run for Prez in 2020'

    TMZ "Mark Cuban will challenge Donald Trump in the primaries ... IF he decides to run for President in 2020. Cuban was profiled on the Fox News Channel show "OBJECTified" Sunday night, and he declared which party he'd choose if he were to run ... he says it'd be Republican. The Mavericks owner..." October 22

  • Dennis Smith Jr. scratched from Mavs' matchups with Kings, Rockets

    ESPN "Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least two games due to swelling in the left knee that the Dallas Mavericks' prized rookie point guard had surgically repaired two years ago. Smith was a late scratch before Friday's loss to the Sacramento Kings and will not travel with the Mavericks for Saturday's..." October 21

  • Mavericks' Harris taking indefinite leave after brother's death

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris will be taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team after the tragic death of his brother Bruce on Thursday, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon reports. Head coach Rick Carlisle said the veteran guard can take as long as he needs away from the team. Bruce Harris,..." October 21

  • Mavs owner Mark Cuban not convinced draft lottery reform will work

    ESPN "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban isn't convinced the NBA's new draft lottery system will discourage teams from tanking, which is why he abstained from the vote during last month's board of governors meeting. The lottery reform passed by a 28-1-1 vote, with the Oklahoma City Thunder the lone team..." October 19

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Mavs Convert Gian Clavell To Two-Way Contract

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavs have officially converted Clavell’s deal to a two-way contract, the team confirmed in a press release. Dallas’ regular season roster is now set. The Mavericks will get down to the regular season roster limit by converting Gian Clavell‘s NBA contract to a two-way deal, reports Shams..." October 16

  • Mavs Waive Ashley, Sign Jameel Warney

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have waived power forward Brandon Ashley and signed another forward, Jameel Warney, according to a team press release that was relayed by Earl K. Sneed (Twitter link). The 6’8” Warney was on the team’s training camp roster last season but was waived midway through camp. He then..." October 13

  • ‘Shark Tank’ billionaire Mark Cuban considers running as independent

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "“Shark Tank” billionaire Mark Cuban said Thursday he is “seriously considering” running for president and that he might do so as an independent. Cuban was asked about his political aspirations during an appearance at the Venture Atlanta business conference in Georgia. In recent months, the..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Dennis Smith Jr. exits Mavs-Hawks preseason game with ankle injury

    Sports Day "In the second quarter of Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks, Dennis Smith Jr. suffered an injury that ended his night earlier than expected. While driving to the basket, Hawks guard Dennis Schroder awkwardly stepped on DSJ's left ankle multiple..." October 13

  • NBA expands international reach with a reported $225M deal in Japan

    Sporting News "With continued efforts to expand the NBA internationally, the league announced on Monday a multiyear partnership with Japanese tech company Rakuten to become the official broadcast partner for live games in Japan. The NBA will make $225 million during the partnership, but it's not clear how..." October 10

  • Dallas needs Dennis Smith Jr. to take reins from Dirk Nowitzki

    CBS Sports "It's going to be a bittersweet season for the Dallas Mavericks, as they'll likely wave goodbye to Dirk Nowitzki, who has been the undisputed leader of the Mavs and one of the most productive and popular players in the NBA for nearly the entirety of his lengthy career. But at the same time they..." October 10

  • Mavericks guard Seth Curry out indefinitely with leg injury

    Dallas Morning News "Seth Curry's second season with the Mavericks took an unfortunate turn with Saturday's announcement that the guard is suffering from a stress reaction in his left tibia. It was unclear when the injury occurred, but he did play in the preseason game at Orlando on Thursday, when he shot 4-of-14..." October 07

  • Mark Cuban Explained How He Learned ‘Meddling’ As An Owner From Jerry Jones

    Dime Magazine "Mark Cuban has never been shy as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks since he bought the team in 2000. No owner has produced more soundbites (or has been fined more) than Cuban since he came into the league. Cuban’s brashness is something that concerned owners when he was coming into the league,..." October 06

  • NBA Won't Rule Out Reducing 82-Game Schedule In Future

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is willing to consider changing the length of the season from 82 games, especially if it opens up opportunities for more games or even teams in international markets “We can play games in China and Europe, or occasional preseason games as a one-off, but under existing airline..." October 05

  • Mark Cuban says he is ‘considering’ a run for president

    Washington Post "In the past, Mark Cuban has indicated an interest in running for president, including at a celebrity game during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend in February, when he playfully wore a jersey with the number “46” on it. In a podcast released Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks owner was more direct about his..." October 04

  • NBA changes 2018 All-Star Game format, eliminates traditional East vs. West

    CBS Sports "The NBA has eliminated the traditional Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference format for the 2018 All-Star Game, and will instead implement a model that could see top stars like LeBron James and Kevin Durant playing on the same team. In the new format, the leading fan vote-getters from the..." October 03

  • Dirk Nowitzki receives funny gift from fan

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki seems to receive some of the best gifts from his fans. On Friday, Nowitzki shared a photo on Twitter of a gift he says he received from a fan at the team’s open practice. The photo shows Nowitzki holding up a letter containing a $20 bill. In the letter, the fan says Nowitki has..." September 30

  • Multiple players cut ties with top NBA agent in wake of NCAA basketball bribe scandal

    ESPN "In the wake of the FBI corruption probe that has shaken the college basketball world this week, multiple clients have severed ties with Andy Miller, one of the NBA's most prominent agents, and another has filed a $13.5 million arbitration claim, alleging he was defrauded, league sources told..." September 29

  • Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”

    Pro Basketball Talk "So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a..." September 29

  • NBA Releases Future Salary Cap Projections

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has informed teams that it expects the 2018/19 salary cap to be $101MM, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. The league also said that they forecast the 2019/20 figure to be $108MM, although both figures are subject to change. The modest $2MM increase is a stark contrast from what..." September 29

  • NBA Approves Lottery Reform, Change Effective 2019

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Board of Governors passed a motion to reform the draft lottery today, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The new rules will be in place for the 2019 NBA Draft. Modifications to the lottery process were originally proposed earlier this month and include a number of strategies aimed at..." September 28

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