Dallas Morning News "The likelihood that the Mavericks will be without point guard Devin Harris beyond Christmas increased Tuesday. Harris reported pain and swelling in his left big toe after going through a practice. Harris had surgery on the toe in July and returned to practice Dec. 2. “We’re trying to gauge..." December 11
San Francisco Chronicle "The first time Monta Ellis emerged from the visitors' locker room at Oracle Arena to play against the only franchise he had ever known, he was in an emotional whirlwind. When he trots onto the court in a Dallas uniform Wednesday night, he'll have his feelings in check. "It's a different..." December 11
USA Today "Addressing the NBA's weak Eastern Conference on Sirius XM Radio's new NBA channel, deputy commissioner Adam Silver said Monday the league's competition committee will examine if divisions have outlived their usefulness. "One thing I have learned from David (Stern) over all those years ... is..." December 10
Sacramento Bee "Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro said he loves change. When he looks at the depth charts on his office wall, he’s reminded how much change has taken place for the Kings through 19 games. “I was staring at them looking at the team,” he said. “I’m just looking at black and white on the..." December 10
Dallas Morning News "DeJuan Blair received his second consecutive start at center Saturday in place of Samuel Dalembert and drew the defensive assignment on Blazers All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge. Coach Rick Carlisle said Dalembert was out of the starting lineup for Wednesday’s win at New Orleans because of matchups...." December 08
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki asserted himself against a challenger on Saturday night. When the Dallas Mavericks needed one more shot, they went elsewhere. Guard Monta Ellis hit a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the Mavericks a 108-106 over Portland at the Moda Center. The Blazers had tied the game on..." December 08
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night. Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon's driving floater,..." December 05
Rick Carlisle says Jose Calderon is again a game-time decision on the second night of a back-to-back after returning from the ankle injury.
ESPN Dallas "Point guard Jose Calderon limped noticeably as he left the American Airlines Center after the Dallas Mavericks’ win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night. After a one-game absence due to a bone bruise in his right ankle, Calderon returned to Dallas’ starting lineup and played 33..." December 04
Dallas Morning News "Clang. That sound was heard with dismal regularity Tuesday night, including when Dirk Nowitzki, of all players, shot 1-for-10 in the first half. Charlotte, as it does to many opponents, lulled the Mavericks into ugly basketball for the better part of three quarters at American Airlines..." December 04
Jose Calderon is back in the starting lineup tonight vs Bobcats.
Jose Calderon is active for the Mavs tonight, but that doesn't necessarily means he plays. Dallas has enough injuries to cover inactives.
Rick Carlisle says Jose Calderon (right ankle bone bruise) will likely be game-time decision Tuesday vs. Charlotte.
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki was ticked off about the Dallas Mavericks’ fourth loss in five games. But that didn’t keep him from getting in a not-so-subtle jab at the NBA and the referee crew for Minnesota’s 112-106 win Saturday night at AAC. You’ve heard of no blood, no foul. This was blood, but no foul when..." December 01
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Luc Mbah a Moute figured things out in a hurry with Minnesota. Kevin Martin and Kevin Love paced the Timberwolves like they do so often. Martin had 27 points with some key baskets down the stretch, Love had his usual double-double, and the Timberwolves snapped a three-game losing streak with a..." December 01
RC says Calderon has a bone bruise in rt ankle. Says there's a chance he could play
Jose Calderon is having a lot of trouble putting weight on that right ankle in the locker room. It's heavily wrapped.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Al Horford called it a must-win. The center made it happen. It wasn’t easy but the Hawks got a dramatic 88-87 comeback victory over the Mavericks Friday after erasing a 17-point deficit. Horford drained a jumper with 4.2 seconds remaining to complete the improbable rally. The Hawks (9-8,..." November 30
Dallas Morning News "Anybody who saw the Mavericks’ momentum-shifting, hope-inducing 103-99 win over Golden State on Wednesday no doubt recognized Shane Larkin’s speedball court-length drive in less than 3.9 seconds as a pivotal moment in the game. He would have had to slow down to be a blur. That play, more than..." November 29
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
Dallas Morning News "When Rick Carlisle gives thanks on this special day, his blessing is going to last awhile. If he starts with Dirk Nowitzki – and after Wednesday’s 103-99 victory over Golden State, he will – he’ll quickly move on to a long list of important players who helped the Mavericks stop their two-game..." November 28
Brandan Wright: "I've been shooting, you guys just didn't know about it." Wright says he's eying a return to practice next week.
Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki receives flop warning (vs. Denver on Nov. 25). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez
Denver Post "Nuggets coach Brian Shaw calls it "road mentality." As in: "We need to develop a road mentality." Or: "Our road mentality was good.' It deals with execution under pressure, sticking to the details even through adversity and finding a way to dig down on defense, particularly down the..." November 26
USA Today "In the wake of the NBA's latest round of injuries to fallen stars, always-outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is proposing a possible solution: human growth hormone. Cuban isn't advocating the use of the controversial drug but rather calling attention to what he sees as a dearth of..." November 25
ESPN.com "In the heat of the moment with the game on the line, players do what they feel like they have to do. During a matchup in mid-November, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to get a crucial defensive stop against the Miami Heat. The Mavs’ defense put LeBron James in a bind, and with no other options..." November 25
At his current pace this year, Dirk Nowitzki would be the NBA's No. 10 all-time leading scorer at the end of this season with 26,764 points.
Dallas Morning News "It wasn’t surprising to hear Mavericks owner Mark Cuban wish Jason Kidd well in turning around the struggling Nets and reiterate that he plans to honor Kidd in some way. After all, it’s well-known that Cuban contacted the former Mavericks point guard on the day he announced his retirement as a..." November 24
Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert wasn't himself during Saturday's 102-100 loss to the Denver Nuggets. But his coach, Rick Carlisle, just appreciates the effort he gave him. Ever since Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard collided with him this past Wednesday, Dalembert has been nursing..." November 24
Denver Post "Before the game, Nuggets coach Brian Shaw grinned the grin of a healthy skeptic. He'd been asked about his team's defensive effort against the Bulls, a good one, but dismissed it because, he said, the Bulls "struggle to score" sometimes. He'd be more impressed, he added, if the Nuggets could..." November 24
The Smoking Cuban "When the Dallas Mavericks signed Monta Ellis this offseason to a 3-yr contract for 25+million dollar after striking out on the likes of Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, many thought that the Mavericks would rue the day, as they made this signing out of desperation to make amends for the dismantling..." November 23
Dallas Morning News "Owner Mark Cuban said he no longer holds a grudge against former Maverick Jason Kidd, who jilted the Mavericks in free agency and now is head coach with Brooklyn. Cuban added that he probably will honor Kidd by retiring his number or in some other creative way to get the future hall of fame..." November 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "That game in the rocky mile-high air in Denver tonight just got a tad tougher for the Dallas Mavericks because they failed to take care of business Friday night against the Utah Jazz. The Mavs were up 28 points on Utah in the second period and seemed to be in control. But the Jazz regrouped and..." November 23
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Forward Shawn Marion expects to play Friday against Utah -- two days after he strained his right groin during Wednesday's wild 123-120 comeback victory over the Houston Rockets. “I tweaked it a little bit, but it’s all good — I’ll be all right,” Marion said Thursday. “I’m going to play." November 22
Rick Carlisle says Shawn Marion came out of last night with a right groin strain, but it's not believed to be serious.
Pro Basketball Talk "Predictably, the Internet loved it when Vince Carter said Dwight Howard was the biggest crybaby he knew. After two years of drama as he left Orlando for Los Angeles, the L.A. for Houston, it’s safe to say fans outside H Town are pretty much done with all things Dwight. And Carter’s comments fit..." November 22
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Just a dozen games into the season and the Dirk Nowitzki-Monta Ellis combination looks extremely promising. In the first 12 games, the Dallas Mavericks’ 11-time All-Star and their newest star have each scored at least 20 points in the same game on five occasions. That includes the 37 points..." November 22
ESPN Dallas "It’s one thing for Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a man known for his trash-talking prowess, to throw a few verbal jabs at Dwight Howard. But for Vince Carter to get in on the act? That’s what happened during a timeout in the second quarter Wednesday. Carter interrupted Howard’s one-sided..." November 21
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki climbed another spot higher on the NBA's all-time scoring list during a spectacular performance Wednesday night. Nowitzki passed Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller for the 15th spot when he hit a free throw with 2:11 remaining in the first half of the Mavs'..." November 21
Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis is turning into quite a consolation prize after Dallas missed out on Dwight Howard. Ellis had a season-high 37 points and two key assists late, Dirk Nowitzki led a fourth-quarter rally with 14 of his 35 points, and the Mavericks spoiled Howard's best offensive night in Houston with..." November 21
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "This probably won’t be included in the Dallas Mavericks’ end-of-the-season highlight reel, but they’ll take it just the same. The young and gritty Philadelphia 76ers made the Mavs sweat until the very end Monday night at American Airlines Center before Dallas eked out a 97-94 triumph. Monta..." November 19
Carlisle cited when playmakers get back, that'll help alleviate the issue with Monta's minutes. Mainly Larkin and Harris.
Dallas Morning News "A couple of hours after Rick Carlisle floated the hot-button theory that the Mavericks have a new “Big Three,” his team went out and proved him wrong. For one night, they had a “Big Six.” Maybe even more. Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and Vince Carter again did plenty of work Saturday night,..." November 17
Dallas Morning News "Rick Carlisle sounded like a love song refrain when he was asked about the rookie Larkin’s possible return in the next week or so. “Closer every day,” he said. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been, but we’re not there yet.” Carlisle didn’t offer a timetable, but Larkin said this week that he’s..." November 16
Dallas Morning News "Monta Ellis is in a tough spot these days. The Mavericks are waiting on their depth to show up in the backcourt and until Shane Larkin or Devin Harris returns, Ellis is going to run up some big minutes. It’s one of coach Rick Carlisle’s biggest challenges. “He’s so vital to our entire team..." November 16
Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban insists he is unconcerned. Of course, even if he were anxious about Dirk Nowitzki’s sore left knee, he probably wouldn’t let on. No sense in agitating the paying customers with such news. “But you’d be able to tell I was concerned,” he said. Cuban explained before Friday’s game..." November 16
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Dallas Mavericks got the best of LeBron James once. Apparently, he's committed to never letting it happen again. Ever. The sting of the Miami Heat's loss to the Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals muted by the Heat's 2012 and 2013 championships, James and the Heat moved to 5-0 against..." November 16