Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavs explore trades to free up roster spots

    Yahoo! Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have been shopping point guard Gal Mekel and center Bernard James in trade talks, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently..." October 17

  • 'Old man in Dallas' Brandan Wright faces pivotal year in NBA career

    Dallas Morning News "It speaks volumes about the fluid nature of the Mavericks that Brandan Wright has played the second-longest current consecutive stretch of seasons on the team behind Dirk Nowitzki. What it also says is that Wright has turned his career around from the injury-plagued early years to become a..." October 16

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki : Trim from 82 to 'mid-60s'

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki sees no need for the NBA to experiment with the length of games. The length of the season? Nowitzki would be all for shortening it significantly, although he realizes that business realities make that extremely unlikely. "I think you don't need 82 games to..." October 15

  • Mavs sign 5-7 Japanese point guard "The Dallas Mavericks signed 5-foot-7 Japanese point guard Yuki Togashi on Wednesday. Terms of the deal for the free agent were not disclosed. Togashi, who weighs 143 pounds, was most recently a member of the Mavericks' NBA Summer League team. In his four games, he averaged 5.3 points and 1.3..." October 15

  • Monta Ellis: Knee injury worried him only because it’s happened before

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks guard Monta Ellis said Tuesday that he was “a little” concerned when he injured his left knee Thursday in practice because it was something that has happened to him before. “A little, but not too much,” he said when asked if he was worried or scared when he came down awkwardly..." October 15

  • Carlisle apologizes to Parsons, Mavs

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle apologized to Chandler Parsons for publicly criticizing the team's prized free-agent addition's weight and conditioning after Friday night's preseason game. "It was unfair and inappropriate to single out Chandler Parsons after the game Friday night," Carlisle..." October 13

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Mavs will play tonight without Ellis and Felton. but @swish41 is back and that's reason enough to check in. No Hibbert or G Hill for IND

  • Rick Carlisle: Parsons too heavy "Chandler Parsons, whose wallet got much fatter when he signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, also focused on bulking up his physique this summer. As far as coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, Parsons added too much weight. For the second time since the Mavs reported..." October 12

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Raymond Felton has a high right ankle sprain and is out at least 10 days.

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • X-rays negative for Mavericks guard Raymond Felton

    Dallas Morning News "Dallas Mavericks’ guard Raymond Felton had X-rays on his injured right ankle. Results showed no structural damage, according to the Mavericks." October 11

  • Carlisle: Parsons' weight 'too much'

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons, whose wallet got much fatter when he signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, also focused on bulking up his physique this summer. As far as coach Rick Carlisle is concerned, Parsons added too much weight. For the second time since the Mavs reported..." October 11

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Monta Ellis will miss the next two games with a sprained left knee suffered in yesterday's practice.

  • Durant dismisses talk of giving up guaranteed contracts

    ESPN Dallas "Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant strongly dismissed Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's suggestion that the NBA consider eliminating the maximum restrictions on contracts in exchange for players giving up guaranteed money. "I don't think that makes sense," Durant said Friday. "Give up..." October 10

  • Report: Lance Stephenson verbally agreed to join Mavs in free agency "Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson almost joined the Dallas Mavericks this past summer, according to Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. By the weekend of July 11, both sides had verbally committed to a two-year contract worth slightly more than Stephenson's eventual deal with the Hornets,..." October 10

  • Chandler’s reunion with Mavericks ‘showed their appreciation for what I did’

    Washington Post "Tyson Chandler is back in a familiar place, and it has little to do with being with the Dallas Mavericks for a second go ’round. For the second, third or maybe fourth time in his 13-year career, Chandler reached a point where his contributions to a franchise got wiped out by one down year, forcing..." October 10

  • Why Jae Crowder's toughness could lead to more playing time with Mavs

    Dallas Morning News "Apart from their perpetual quest to get younger, the other wart on the Mavericks that never quite seems to go away is their tendency shy away from physicality. Jae Crowder is one of the Mavericks who can fix that. In his third season and going into a contract year, Crowder knows the best way..." October 08

  • Cuban: NBA should look at nixing max deals

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban believes the idea of doing away with maximum contracts, as suggested by Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant, could be considered by the league, as long as players are willing to give up something significant in return. "If you give up guarantees, it's a..." October 08

  • How Mavs Snagged Parsons

    ESPN Dallas "Any mention of the Texas Triangle, in NBA circles, has always had a very specific meaning. Until this past summer. No longer does the term exclusively reference the most dreaded three-stop road trip that the schedule can serve up, thanks to the Lone Star State love triad that dribbled its..." October 08

  • Mavericks coach Carlisle says guaranteed contracts won’t impact who makes final roster

    Pro Basketball Talk "Like all NBA teams, the Dallas mavericks have more players in for training camp than they’ll be able to keep on the final roster once the regular season begins. The idea is to get a look at guys who may help down the road, or in case an injury forces the team to add a player later in the..." October 05

  • Starting PG role is Jameer Nelson's job to lose "Go ahead and pencil in Jameer Nelson as the Dallas Mavericks’ starting point guard. Not that there was much mystery, but coach Rick Carlisle acknowledged after the team’s intrasquad scrimmage Saturday that Nelson would get the first crack at the starting role. Nelson joined the rest of the..." October 05

  • Nowitzki’s hook shot is a work in progress

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "For two years running now, Dirk Nowitzki has been trying to perfect the sky hook. The Dallas Mavericks’ forward added the shot made famous by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to his repertoire last season, but with nominal success. Now, he’s back at it again. "The sky hook is a tough shot,’’ Nowitzki..." October 05

  • Devin Harris has health, 'peace of mind' "Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris didn’t take his good health for granted this summer. He took full advantage of it. A year after undergoing complicated toe surgery that sidelined him for the first half of last season, Harris made sure he got the most out of his healthy summer. If a group..." October 04

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Dirk: "I feel great. My leg strength is great. Worked out a lot this summer and lifted a lot this summer, so I feel good."

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    Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins

    Channing Frye suffered a sprained left MCL in practice yesterday, a team official said.

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • Rockets GM Daryl Morey fires back at Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

    Yahoo! Sports "For months, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has unleashed a barrage of slights and snipes onto the Houston Rockets, framing the regime of general manager Daryl Morey in the most unflattering of ways. It has been an undermining, calculated campaign. Just understand this, though: No longer does it..." September 29

  • Cuban: “Would have been better” if Mavericks could have kept Chandler in 2011

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban has a lot of strengths, but admitting mistakes isn’t always one of them. It only took him 10 years to acknowledge that letting Steve Nash go was a poor basketball decision. On Tuesday, however, he hinted that he knows letting Tyson Chandler walk away in free agency after the 2011..." September 24

  • A 20-point scorer this year? Don’t expect one for the Mavericks, Cuban says

    Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban normally doesn’t make predictions, but on the day when six new Mavericks were herded together Tuesday to introduce to fans and media, the owner made it clear about one thing. Not one of those six players has ever averaged 20 points for a season. And that won’t change this year,..." September 24

  • Nowitzki experiments with shot release

    ESPN Dallas "When he wasn't on the promotional trail for his new documentary, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki spent most of his time in Germany in recent weeks as he usually does, locked in an old gym working on his game with lifelong shot doctor Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki's latest summer project:..." September 23

  • Mavs introducing newcomers, unveiling new jersey

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks will introduce the seven newcomers to their roster and unveil their new jerseys during an event at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The arena is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Select-a-Seat program, allowing potential new season-ticket holders to pick their..." September 23

  • Tyson Chandler fires back at Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Months later, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler is still mad about insinuations that he caused chemistry issues for the New York Knicks last season. Knicks president Phil Jackson cited the desire to "change some of the chemistry" of the team as one of the reasons he sent Chandler and point..." September 21

  • Mark Cuban gives Dirk Nowitzki permission to play in EuroBasket 2015

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki wants the German basketball team in the 2016 Olympics. How badly? That’s in his hands. The Mavericks forward turns 37 next summer, but he has the go-ahead to compete in EuroBasket 2015, an opportunity for Germany to qualify for the 2016 Olympics., via Google..." September 16

  • Tyson Chandler says he has returned to Dallas a better player than in 2011

    Pro Basketball Talk "The last time Tyson Chandler had on a Dallas Mavericks uniform, he was holding the Larry O’Brien trophy — he was the defensive anchor key to Dallas knocking off Miami in the 2011 NBA Finals. After a couple up-and-down years with the Knicks, he’s back in Big D this season. And better than..." September 12

  • Delonte West Agrees To One-Year Deal With Shanghai Sharks

    Real GM Basketball "Delonte West has agreed to a one-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a source. West spent the 2013-14 season in the CBA as well." September 12

  • Parsons: Cuban made clear his feelings on playing in international competition

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban hasn't been shy with his opinion that NBA players shouldn't be playing in international competition. Yet, Chandler Parsons, his new addition, went to the USA basketball training camp this spring and was one of the last players cut from the team that's currently playing..." September 11

  • Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

    Real GM Basketball "Behind a resurgent desire to pursue the NBA culminating in a successful World Cup showing, Slovenian shooting guard Zoran Dragic has maintained discussions with the four teams interested in signing him for next season: the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, league..." September 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki is considering playing for Germany in 2015 Eurobasket

    Mavs Moneyball "In a lengthy video interview over the weekend, Dirk Nowitzki said he is planning on playing for the German National Team in Eurobasket 2015 to help qualify for the 2016 Olympics. You can see the video here and these specific comments are at the 24-minute mark. They're in German, a language I..." September 09

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    Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

    Per source, Mavs have agreed to sign veteran F Charlie Villaneuva. No guaranteed $.

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per @MavsPR, the @dallasmavs have officially re-signed center Bernard James.

  • Petteri Koponen eyes NBA debut in 2015 "Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen hopes to be playing in the NBA by the 2015-16 season. Here at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Koponen told he intends to make the jump to the NBA after completing the final season on his contract with BC Khimki in Russia. "I always said my dream is to..." September 03

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

  • Source: Mavs re-signing Bernard James "The Dallas Mavericks and center Bernard James are finalizing a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, a source told The deal will be fully guaranteed, according to the source. That makes 15 players on the Mavs’ roster with fully guaranteed contracts -- the limit for the..." August 22

  • Source: Mavs re-signing Bernard James "The Dallas Mavericks and center Bernard James are finalizing a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, a source told The deal will be fully guaranteed, according to the source. That makes 15 players on the Mavs’ roster with fully guaranteed contracts -- the limit for the..." August 22

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Bird said he came away from meeting with Shawn Marion feeling like he was undecided but wanted to play on championship contender now.

  • Josh Howard: No Regrets

    Grantland "The jump shot seldom betrays the pure shooter. It is the rest of the body that, with age, breaks down like a car with too much mileage. It is the ankles, battered through too many stops and starts, twists and turns. It is the knees that have endured so many liftoffs and landings. But a good..." August 11

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Dallas' Raymond Felton suspended four games for guilty pleas to gun charges, NBA says.

  • Sources: Shawn Marion leaning toward signing with Cavaliers

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Shawn Marion is leaning toward signing a deal to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Marion, 36, has yet to formally agree with the Cavaliers on a deal, but that could come soon, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Indiana..." August 07

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