Mavericks Rumors & News

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • With 20th season looming, Dirk Nowitzki not ready to say it will be his last

    Sporting News "Dirk Nowitzki is approaching his 20th season with the Mavericks the same way he's approached all the others. He's just hoping for a little more good fortune than he had last season. Nowitzki, who hosted his annual pro-celebrity tennis classic Saturday at SMU, said he wouldn't be so fast to..." September 17

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Money and Winning’ More Important Than Loyalty for Today’s NBA Stars

    SLAM Online "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is one of the few NBA superstars to have played his entire career for one team. That type of loyalty to a franchise is rare—especially today—and Dirk thinks he understands why. In an interview with SirusXM NBA Radio, Nowitzki said that “making money and..." September 14

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • GMs say tampering is part of the NBA: Not cheating means 'not trying'

    CBS Sports "Tampering is a part of the NBA. This is a common fact that has become more accepted over the years. General managers and agents around the league work behind the scenes to get deals done before they're technically allowed to. This is why contracts are agreed upon the second free agency begins, and..." September 06

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Retires In Israel

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring from basketball after playing one season in Israel, relays Orazio Cauchi of Sportando. Stoudemire, 35, made the announcement on Instagram, calling this past season “a great ride for me and my family.” He led his Hapoel Jerusalem team to the..." September 04

  • Nerlens Noel Reportedly Signs 1-Year, $4.1 Million Mavericks Contract

    Bleacher Report "Center Nerlens Noel has reportedly signed his one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Haynes added there was never an offer of $17 million per season on the table, despite a previous report to the contrary from Steve Kyler of..." August 26

  • Report: Nerlens Noel turned down deal worth over $17 million per year

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel may have priced himself out of his own market as it turns out. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reported on Wednesday that Noel turned down a deal in the range of $17.5 million per year. The 23-year-old big man still remains unsigned as a restricted free agent as we approach..." August 24

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

    Sporting News "Mark Cuban has his eye on the United States presidency although he hasn't said directly that he will run in 2020. On the "Rich Eisen Show" Tuesday, the Mavericks owner spoke on a lot of issues, but some of what he and Eisen discussed was the possibility that he is considering making a run for..." August 23

  • Rookie survey: Dallas Mavericks' Dennis Smith Jr. stands out from crowd

    NBA.com "Last year's rookie class was, to put it nicely, underwhelming. Malcolm Brogdon won the Kia Rookie of the Year, having averaged just 10.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. Joel Embiid played just 31 games and Dario Saric wasn't very efficient. No. 1 pick Ben Simmons didn't play and the guy -- Kris..." August 22

  • Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul as New Agent

    SLAM Online "Locked in a stalemate with the Mavericks over a contract extension, Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports to become his new agent. Noel is reportedly looking for a max deal and has become frustrated with the negotiations so far. Paul is one of the most powerful agents in the NBA,..." August 22

  • Mavs Center Noel Switches Agents in Search of Max Deal

    NBC Dallas Fort Worth "So Nerlens Noel fired his agent and will sign with Dan Fegan. Big whoop. He still isn’t going to get a max deal from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban this summer. Cuban would be foolish to pay the 23-year old more than he has to. No other NBA clubs tried to sign the restricted 6-11..." August 20

  • Jeff Withey, Mavericks Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have agreed to a deal with Jeff Withey, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link). The scribe adds that the pact will be for one season. Withey spent the last two seasons backing up Rudy Gobert on the Jazz and Utah renounced the rights to the Kansas product last..." August 18

  • Dennis Smith says Phil Jackson had him eat octopus tentacle during pre-draft meeting

    New York Daily News "Before Phil Jackson passed on perhaps the most exciting prospect of the 2017 rookie class, the Knicks president encouraged Dennis Smith Jr. to eat an exotic delicacy. “We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus, like an actual octopus tentacle,” Smith Jr. told the Daily..." August 12

  • NBA expected to approve player-resting rules

    Chicago Sun-Times "NBA owners are expected to approve player-resting rules in September designed to cut back on teams benching healthy players for regular-season games, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak..." August 10

  • Mavs rookie Dennis Smith Jr. signs with upstart Under Armour

    ESPN "The most marketable NBA players are typically guards. Players with the ball in their hands -- explosive attackers with an endless flair to their game. As kids look up to and spend endless hours in front-yard hoops emulating their every move, brands are left constantly looking for the next great..." August 08

  • Nowitzki praises Porzingis: 'He's the whole package'

    The Score "A budding bromance formed during the NBA Africa Games tour. New York Knicks sophomore Kristaps Porzingis has spent most of the excursion learning from Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki, who has been more than willing to share his wisdom with the next great European import. Porzingis and..." August 07

  • Dirk: 'A little unfortunate' that Noel is still a free agent

    Sports Day "Leave it to Dirk Nowitzki to understate the heck out of the obvious. In his first comments about the new contract he signed last month, Nowitzki made it clear that it's a close, give-and-take relationship with owner Mark Cuban that led him to sign a two-year deal worth $5 million this season..." August 04

  • Don't expect resolution between Mavs, Noel soon

    Sports Day "Question: Do you have any kind of update on [Nerlens] Nerlens? And actually, how long can this staredown even go before something literally just has to happen? Sefko: Nothing HAS to happen until Oct. 16, when the qualifying offer expires. Until then, the Noel camp can hang loose and wait for..." August 03

  • Mavericks To Sign P.J. Dozier

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached an agreement to bring P.J. Dozier to the team, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com tweets. The scribe adds that the deal will only be partially guaranteed. The combo guard spent two seasons at South Carolina where he scored 10.4 points per game and shot slightly under..." July 27

  • NBA Sees Expansion As Inevitable But Not Sure On Timeline

    Real GM Basketball "In an interview in June with C.J. McCollum for The Players Tribune, Adam Silver talked about expansion. "I think it's just a question of when's the right time to seriously start thinking about expansion," said Adam Silver. "Think about the state we're in the league right now, where amazing to..." July 26

  • Mavs, Heat, Pacers interested in Brandon Rush

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, and the Indiana Pacers have been among the teams showing interest in small forward Brandon Rush, according to ESPN 1500’s Darren Wolfson. All of these three teams could use his three-and-D mold to improve their depth off the bench. Rush spent four of his..." July 21

  • Nico Brussino moving on after one season with Mavericks; is replacement on the way?

    Sports Day "The Mavericks on Thursday let the deadline pass without guaranteeing the contract of Nicolas Brussino for the upcoming season. Without guaranteed money, the Mavericks were expecting the second-year swingman to pursue other options, most likely in Europe. A source said there is interest in..." July 20

  • Adam Silver predicts legal sports gambling ‘in the next few years’

    Larry Brown Sports "Long bullish regarding the prospect of legalizing sports gambling in the United States, NBA commissioner Adam Silver thinks it will happen sooner rather than later. Silver said Wednesday that he expects sports betting to be legalized within a few years, saying it would provide “enormous..." July 20

  • Agent: Nerlens Noel 'very disappointed' with where negotiations stand with Mavericks

    Sports Day "The Mavericks' negotiations with Nerlens Noel remain far apart and the representative for the fourth-year center said Tuesday that the situation could drag on well into the summer. Noel, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Mavericks can match any offer he might get from another..." July 18

  • NBA eliminates home and road uniforms, teases new Nike jerseys

    CBS Sports "NBA games will look a lot different next season, as the league has uniform major changes planned as they begin their partnership with Nike. One of the big changes in store is that the league is doing away with home and away jerseys, so expect to see plenty of color vs. color uniform matchups..." July 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki to Big3? Ice Cube certainly hopes so

    Sports Day "When the fledgling 3-on-3 basketball league the BIG3 comes to Dallas on July 30, Mavericks fans will see a familiar face on the court at the American Airlines Center -- former Mav DeShawn Stevenson, who is taking advantage of the opportunity to keep hooping in his post-NBA career. But if the..." July 14

  • Mavs reportedly considering Jonathon Simmons pursuit

    Larry Brown Sports "Jonathon Simmons may not have to travel very far to find his next NBA team. Mike Fisher of 105.3 The Fan reports on Thursday that the Dallas Mavericks are considering a pursuit of Simmons but also notes the likely price point. Simmons, 27, averaged 6.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists..." July 14

  • The NBA Is Reportedly Moving Up The Trade Deadline Next Season

    Dime Magazine "The NBA trade deadline has, for years, happened after the NBA All-Star break. The weekend breeds trade rumors as executives have the chance to meet in person and reporters dig for details of those discussions amid the parties and festivities. Then, the week after celebrating the league’s best,..." July 13

  • Mavericks Sign Maxi Kleber

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached a deal with German forward Maxi Kleber, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. It will be a minimum contract containing a partial guarantee, tweets Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com." July 12

  • Adam Silver: Changing NBA playoff structure 'not at top of agenda right now'

    CBS Sports "There has been talk for years about disregarding conferences when it comes to the NBA playoffs and seeding the teams 1-16 based on records. The idea resurfaced recently, after All-Stars Paul George and Jimmy Butler were traded to the Western Conference, making it even more formidable than it..." July 12

  • Report: Nerlens Noel, Mavericks not close to a deal

    Clutch Points "Former Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel has spent the last half of the season with the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas traded center Andrew Bogut and forward Justin Anderson to the Sixers in exchange for the young center. During his tenure in Dallas, Noel averaged 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per..." July 12

  • Olympic Channel to air all original broadcasts of 1992 Dream Team's gold medal run

    SI "We live in an endless era of basketball debates—LeBron versus Durant, should you or should you not trust The Process, and is Danny Ainge crazy or crazy like a leprechaun? Here’s the one thing most pro basketball fans can agree on is this: The 1992 United States Olympic Team is the greatest in the..." July 12

  • Cuban forced Mavs rookie to delete stupid tweets upon being drafted

    USA Today "The Dallas Mavericks selected NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the No. 9 pick in last month’s draft, and NBA Twitter did what NBA Twitter loves to do and went through his Twitter account. Shortly after the selection, some fans uncovered Smith’s old tweets — including a NSFW tweet from 2012..." July 10

  • Heat paid Mavericks $5.1 million (!) in trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Warriors set a record by paying $3.5 million for a draft pick, the rights to No. 38 pick Jordan Bell this year. The Heat just topped that payout in a trade. Miami paid the Mavericks $5.1 million – the maximum amount allowed this season by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement – in the..." July 10

  • Mark Cuban Says Mavericks Wouldn't Be Rebuilding in Eastern Conference

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said geography has essentially handcuffed the Mavs as they embark on what appears to be a rebuilding phase. During Dallas' Las Vegas Summer League clash with the Phoenix Suns, Cuban said playing in the Western Conference has forced the franchise's hand, per..." July 10

  • Wilson Chandler says Knicks shouldn’t have passed on Dennis Smith

    Yardbarker "Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler thinks the New York Knicks’ decision to draft Frank Ntilikina as their point guard of the future over Dennis Smith Jr. may ultimately come back to haunt them. Chandler, himself a former Knick, said in a tweet on Sunday that the Knicks shouldn’t have passed..." July 10

  • Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons

    Real GM Basketball "The Miami Heat have agreed to send Josh McRoberts and a future second round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammons." July 06

  • No, Derrick Rose is not going to be a Dallas Maverick, source confirms

    Sports Day "Despite what might be emanating out of cyberspace, don't get any ideas about Derrick Rose coming to the Mavericks. A source said that the Mavericks are not in the market for Rose, even though they have had good success in the past with players coming off major injuries. They already have a..." July 06

  • Mavericks finalizing 2-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with talisman Dirk Nowitzki, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The deal is set-up to include a second year team-option. Nowitzki and the team mutually agreed to opt out of his prior contract late last month, hoping he could be..." July 06