Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Dallas Has “Emerged as Serious Suitor” for Hassan Whiteside

    The Smoking Cuban "Rumors have circled over the past week around teams being interested in the big man’s services come July 1st with the Dallas Mavericks being in hot pursuit. With Chandler Parsons, Deron Williams, and others hitting free agency in Dallas, the Mavericks have supposedly turned their attention to..." June 25

  • Mavs free agency primer: Running through plans A, B and C for an important offseason

    Sports Day "More exciting than a greased-pig chase, and often just as dirty, the NBA free-agent season opens Thursday night at 11 p.m. Dallas time. We know the Mavericks need a point guard and a center, not to mention re-signing some of their own free agents. What we don't know is what kind of reception..." June 25

  • Mavericks believe Hammons can contribute as a rookie

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "When A. J. Hammons slipped right into their lap in the second round of Thursday’s NBA Draft, the most surprised people in America were the Dallas Mavericks’ front office personnel. Hammons is a 7-feet, 250-pound center from Purdue, who the Mavericks figured would be long gone by the time they..." June 24

  • Chandler Parsons 'all ears' as Mavs prioritize other free-agent targets

    ESPN "One year after serving as the Dallas Mavericks' unofficial recruiting coordinator, forward Chandler Parsons looks forward to being recruited by other franchises. Parsons eagerly anticipates exploring his options in free agency as the Mavericks plan to prioritize other targets, sources told..." June 24

  • Mavericks hope to sign Conley, Whiteside

    The Score "Mark Cuban appears to be swinging for the fences again this offseason. The Dallas Mavericks owner has his sights on making a serious splash in free agency as the team tries to sign point guard Mike Conley and center Hassan Whiteside, sources tell Tim MacMahon of ESPN. Acquiring a premier..." June 24

  • Mavericks will meet with Hassan Whiteside on July 1, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks are expected to land a meeting with Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside once free agency begins on July 1, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Whiteside is considered one of the top free agents and, arguably, the top center available this summer, so of course the..." June 23

  • Mavs, Nets and Pelicans among the teams interested in Jan Vesely

    Sportando "As reported by Ismail Senol, the Dallas Mavericks, the Brooklyn Nets and the New Orleans Pelicans are among the teams interested in big-man Jan Vesely. He'll be a free-agent this summer after a very strong season with Fenerbahce and may return to the NBA. Vesely could attract offers in the..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Report: Conley interested in signing with Mavericks, Spurs

    The Score "Don't be surprised if Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley finds a new home in Texas this summer. Conley is interested in signing with the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports, citing..." June 23

  • Report: Dirk Nowitzki opts out of contract with Mavericks

    The Score "As he said he would do, 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki has reportedly opted out of his $8.7-million player option with the Dallas Mavericks, thus making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. During an appearance on 1310 The Ticket last month, the 38-year-old..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • Start the summer speculation with Kevin Durant and… maybe Dirk Nowitzki as Future Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "This is why the Warriors want Dirk Nowitzki. Did I surprise you with that name? I was surprised when I heard that a run for Nowitzki was bouncing around the Warriors’ thought process recently, but it makes sense. Joe Lacob and Bob Myers’ Warriors are going to be aggressive–we always know..." June 21

  • Dallas Mavericks: Three Possible Draft Day Trades

    The Smoking Cuban "Dallas notably traded their first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft a couple of winter’s ago when they brought in Rajon Rondo and Dwight Powell over from Boston. Now, Dallas is armed with just a second round pick in the draft this Thursday. Dallas could trade their pick and move out of the draft..." June 20

  • Mark Cuban donating $1 million to help protect LGBT community

    The Score "In response to Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban donated $1 million to the Dallas Police Department to lend support to the LGBT community. The money will be used for an estimated 16,000 hours in police overtime to aid counter-terrorism efforts, with an emphasis on..." June 16

  • Dwight Powell hopes his hard work pays off in free agency this summer

    NBA.com "Coming on strong to close his second season, 6-foot-11 forward Dwight Powell was a big reason for the Dallas Mavericks’ late surge to reach the playoffs for a 15th time in the last 16 years. Now, Powell enters this summer as a restricted free agent, hoping to continue to grow as a player in Dallas..." June 16

  • Mark Cuban donates $1 million for Dallas police to protect city's LGBT community

    Sporting News "The Dallas Police Department just got a big assist from Mark Cuban. The Mavericks owner announced Wednesday he plans to donate $1 million to the department to help with counterterrorism efforts following the Orlando nightclub shooting. "I'm proud to be able to help the City of Dallas," Cuban..." June 15

  • 2016 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

    Fox Sports "While the NBA Finals have fully captured America's imagination over the past two weeks, it's easy to forget that the NBA Draft is slowly creeping toward us. Correction, it's not "slowly creeping toward us," it's basically right here, with slightly more than a week until Adam Silver steps to the..." June 15

  • Craig Sager will join ESPN's coverage of Warriors-Cavaliers Game 6

    Yahoo! Sports "Well, this is awesome: ESPN announced Wednesday morning that Craig Sager, legendary sideline reporter for Turner Sports' NBA coverage and soon-to-be recipient of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2016 ESPYs, will join the ABC/ESPN broadcast crew for Thursday's Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." June 15

  • Khloé Kardashian Is Considering a Restraining Order Against Lamar Odom

    Jezebel "Khloé Kardashian filed for divorce from Lamar Odom for a second time in May, after the original proceedings were disrupted by Odom’s collapse in a Nevada brothel during an overdose. Khloé flew to his side to help him through his recovery, but things have devolved since. Khloé’s since been seen..." June 11

  • Cuban to free agents: "There's not that much money" in Summer League

    The Comeback "Talks of the NBA’s salary cap going up have been widely discussed over the past few years, and although the number has yet to be determined, it’s expected to jump around $22 million. This has had the idea of free agency much more appealing to those that had a good 2015-16 season and are hoping..." June 11

  • Mark Cuban: I'd be VP for Either Candidate

    Fox Business "Being a billionaire investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks isn’t enough for Mark Cuban. The self-described Independent told the FOX Business Network’s Ashley Webster that he’s interested in being the Vice President of the United States for either candidate. “Washington has become so..." June 10

  • As free agency looms, Felton would like to re-sign with the Mavs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As he’s only 22 days away from becoming an unrestricted free agent, Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton wants to make one thing perfectly clear. "Of course, this is where I want to be,’’ Felton said Thursday, referring to a return to the Mavericks. "I would love to come back here, so..." June 10

  • Mavericks' Deron Williams undergoes hernia surgery

    Sports Day "Don't expect to see Mavericks point guard Deron Williams playing in Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on Friday night. Williams recently had surgery to repair a sports hernia." June 10

  • Jason Terry believes Dwight Howard can get the Mavs in the championship conversation

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If Jason Terry was running the Dallas Mavericks’ front office, apparently the first free agent he would try to lock up this summer is center Dwight Howard. By Terry’s estimation, Howard is the one glaring piece the Mavs are missing that would help them return to their championship year of 2011...." June 09

  • Not the retiring type, Jason Terry looking for a new team; Mavericks are in the conversation

    Sports Day "Jason Terry took a short drive from his north Dallas home to Dr Pepper Ballpark Thursday morning to take a few hacks in the batting cage. He and a lot of other athletes were like fish out of water trying to hit batting-practice pitches as they prepared for Friday Night's Heroes Celebrity..." June 09

  • Dirk Nowitzki Explains Why He’s Already Gained 10 Pounds Since The Season Ended

    Dime Magazine "Dirk Nowitzki is one of everyone’s favorite basketball players because he has a comical “whatever” approach to everything that isn’t playing the game. For 48 minutes a night 82+ times a year, Dirk is a gamer who leaves it all on the floor and really hates losing. But outside of that, Dirk is a..." June 08

  • The Olympics would be better off without NBA players

    Fox Sports "I love the Olympics. I live for the Olympics. I've been excited about Rio since an hour before the London Closing Ceremony began. I love the big events (swimming, track, gymnastics) as much as the minor-leaguers (shooting, archery, racewalking). Shoot, I'll even willingly watch diving - only in..." June 08

  • Data shows NBA players are dropping $42,500 per month

    Sporting News "NBA players make a lot of money, so that gives them the freedom to spend that money, which data shows they do. According to a San Francisco Chronicle report on data provided by financial advisors Personal Capital, players are dropping about $42,500 a month — or $510,000 a year — on expenses...." June 08

  • Al Horford would be dreamy in a Mavericks uniform

    Mavs Moneyball "Al Horford is the most unassuming superstar. He's really, really good. He's the linchpin of the Hawks defense, a great passer, cutter and mid-range shooter who's starting to extend his range out to three. Horford's overseen two eras of good Hawks' basketball -- the Joe Johnson underwhelmers and..." June 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki: Kevin Durant should stay with ‘loaded’ Thunder

    Sportress of Blogitude "If there’s one NBA superstar who can tout the potential benefits of staying with one team for the long haul, it’s Dirk Nowitzki. And the Dallas Mavericks veteran believes it makes sense for Kevin Durant to remain with the “loaded” Oklahoma City Thunder. Nowitzki, who is pondering his own NBA..." June 08

  • Mark Cuban roasts Donald Trump on Twitter over his lack of money

    USA Today "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been unafraid to criticize fellow billionaire businessman Donald Trump throughout this presidential campaign. Cuban, who just last year explained via his app Cyberdust that he “really, really, really hopes he becomes President,” has changed his tune more..." June 08

  • Referees union calls for end of NBA's 'Last Two-Minute' reports

    ESPN "The National Basketball Referees Association has called for the NBA to stop releasing its Last Two Minute Reports. In a statement released Tuesday, the NBRA says the NBA's effort to "promote so-called transparency will cause more harm than good for the officials and the game." "Transparency..." June 08

  • NBA Referees Are Officially Pretty Sick Of Having Their Work Publicly Critiqued By The League

    Dime Magazine "The NBA’s intentions were good when it decided to add a dose of clarity to officiating down the stretch of close games. Toward the tale end of last season, newly-implemented “Last Two-Minutes Reports” received nothing but positive attention across the basketball world. The league’s decision to..." June 07

  • Dirk mulls multi-year deal with Mavericks

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki might have opted out of his contract, but the German gunner isn't going anyhere. The 37-year-old's game has remained unblemished despite already logging 18 seasons, and he plans to stay with the Dallas Mavericks for at least a few more years. "Since I felt great, played decent,..." June 07

  • NBA creates Pride Month T-shirt line with every team's logo in rainbows

    OutSports.com "The NBA has unveiled a new line of apparel for Pride Month, the likes of which hasn't been done before in men's professional sports, to our knowledge. The League, in conjunction with Teespring, has created T-shirts of every one of the NBA's 30 teams that feature each team's logo in rainbows...." June 07

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I’ve got to help myself a little bit’

    Scout "Dirk Nowitzki just finished up another of his beloved family vacations at the beach (this time in Anguilla in the Caribbean) during which he "ate and drank everything in sight," he says. "At least one month in the summer I eat and drink everything in sight ... This month I've been on a tear ....." June 05

  • Lamar Odom: New Rehab Tactic No Confrontation ... It's All Love

    TMZ "Lamar Odom flatly rejected the "tough love" intervention, so his other family is trying a different approach ... TLC. We're told Lamar's aunt, cousin and other New York family members spoke with Lamar Friday, telling him they have faith in him and love him. They say they're trying to boost his..." June 04

  • Crack Pipes Found In Odom's Home; Friends Confront Him Over Alleged Drug Use

    TMZ "Lamar Odom's family and friends believe he's back on hard drugs -- and tell us they recently confronted the NBA star and questioned him about crack pipes in his home. Odom's history with crack is well-documented -- but people close to him thought he'd been scared straight after he overdosed at..." June 03

  • The Mavericks' new practice facility will be walking distance from the AAC, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "Mark Cuban has chosen where to build the Mavericks' new headquarters and practice facility, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The complex will be located in the Dallas Design District on the other side of I-35, walking distance from the American Airlines Center. Cuban has been talking..." June 02

  • Adam Silver, faced with surge, to seek rule nullifying Hack-a-Shaq

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he would use his "bully pulpit" to try to force through reform to eliminate the intentional fouling of poor free throw shooters, also known as the "Hack-a-Shaq" strategy. Silver was speaking in his annual address before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. In the same..." June 02

  • Mark Cuban, owner of 'City of Champions' trademark, stands to profit on Bay Area championships

    ESPN "The Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks have an unlikely fan in their twin bid to bring the championship from their respective leagues home to the Bay Area: Dallas Mavericks ‎owner Mark Cuban.‎ If both the Warriors and Sharks win championships this month, Cuban stands to profit because he..." June 02

  • Techies Are Trying to Turn the NBA Into the World’s Biggest Sports League

    Wired "Los Angeles Clippers were just getting used to being a good basketball team. After more than three decades of irrelevance—and only four winning seasons—they’d finally found that magic mix of talent and cohesion and had become a division-winning powerhouse practically overnight. But then they hit..." May 31

  • Khloe Kardashian's Trigger For Divorce ... She Wants Kids

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian told Lamar Odom she needed to end their marriage once and for all ... because the clock is ticking and she wants kids ... sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ. Our sources say Khloe sat Lamar down recently and explained she wanted a family, and couldn't even start..." May 27

  • Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

    The Comeback "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a..." May 27

  • Khloe Kardashian Files for Divorce Again

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian has just gone to court a second time to end her marriage to Lamar Odom ... TMZ has learned. Khloe, with the help of attorney Laura Wasser, filed for divorce Thursday, claiming -- as she did the first time -- irreconcilable differences. Our sources say there is a prenup and the..." May 26

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • 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