Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Hayward hits buzzer-beater as Jazz down Dallas in overtime

    Salt Lake Tribune "Stunned silence. With 19,394 packed into American Airlines Center, dead air was the only thing Gordon Hayward could hear after his jumper dramatically sent the Utah Jazz to their seventh consecutive win. In a flash, his teammates jumped him, and the Jazz had their first victory in Dallas since..." February 10

  • How Spike Lee, the NBA commissioner and ESPN took a stand on gun violence

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In late October, the film director Spike Lee visited the National Basketball Association's Manhattan headquarters to discuss a bold idea. He had, for months, wanted to produce a commercial that would denounce gun violence in America. It is perhaps the most polarizing subject in the country, but..." February 09

  • Mark Cuban isn't the only big-name investor in futsal; other NBA owners, prestigious soccer clubs have joined in

    Sports Day "Last week's announcement that Mark Cuban had become a principal owner of a new North American league for a sport called "futsal" heightened buzz about the venture. As in, "Maybe this league is going to be a bigger deal than many imagined." Indeed, a source told The Dallas Morning News on..." February 09

  • Mavs edge the Grizzlies 114-110 in overtime

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Why the Mavs won: Chandler Parsons converted a pair of huge late 3-pointers and the Dallas Mavericks emerged from the FedEx Forum with a 114-110 overtime win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. The victory was a huge shot in the arm for the Mavs, who were thoroughly whipped at home by 26..." February 07

  • Spurs turn on the heat in the first half, blow out Mavs

    San Antonio Express-News "The Spurs improved to 3-0 against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, departing American Airlines Center with a 116-90 victory. Kawhi Leonard led the way for the Spurs, finishing with 23 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge added a double-double (14 points, 10 rebounds). The Mavericks had a..." February 06

  • Mark Cuban cries foul on proposed change to rules

    ABC News "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the "hack-a-player" strategy is entertaining for fans and that it would be a mistake if the league made changes to the rules. On Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today Sports that he was "increasingly of the view" that the league will..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • Does Rick Carlisle really believe in Chandler Parsons?

    ESPN "Chandler Parsons lounged on the couch in the living room of his rented Beverly Hills mansion, hanging out with a celebrity he'd been dating and his new coach, days after signing his three-year, $46 million contract a couple of summers ago. Rick Carlisle, apparently not enthralled by the "Saved..." February 05

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Heat hold off Mavericks 93-90 as Whiteside returns

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "This was about as close to whole as the Miami Heat will be going into the stretch run of the NBA playoff chase, and it led to a wholly rewarding result Wednesday night against the Dallas Mavericks at the AmericanAirlines Center. With center Hassan Whiteside back in the mix, and with Dwyane Wade..." February 04

  • 7d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Guards Devin Harris (sprained left great toe ) and Deron Williams (right hip contusion) will not play tonight against Miami.

  • Mavs continue to tread water in the West, again fail to get past six games above .500

    Sports Day "It isn't allergy season, but if you didn't know better, you'd be certain the Mavericks are allergic to getting any further than six games above .500. Every time they have a chance, they break out in some sort of reaction like they're going to end up in the emergency room. Or worse, the No. 7..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Mark Cuban on Presidential race: 'I'll consider anybody but ...'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban, a political independent, is having a hard time making up his mind on who he'll support in the Presidential race. He's not ruling out Republican frontrunner Donald Trump nor Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton. There is one GOP candidate that..." February 02

  • 8d
    mavstats @mavstats

    DWill officially out now (hip contusion).

  • 8d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Salah Mejri will not play due to an injury to his right knee.

  • Fourth-quarter defense helps Dirk-less Mavericks outlast Phoenix

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Deron Williams didn’t let an allergic reaction keep him down. The veteran point guard poured in 12 of his 27 points in the second quarter Sunday night as the Dallas Mavericks completed the brutal month of January with a hard-fought 91-78 victory over the hapless Phoenix Suns at American..." February 01

  • Mark Cuban on trade deadline: “nothing is really tempting to us”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dallas has been a surprise success this season, at 27-22 they are the six seed in the West currently and seem playoff bound, something not expected this season. Are the Mavericks going to double down on that at the trade deadline in a few weeks? Don’t bet on it. Mark Cuban said as much..." February 01

  • Mavs think Dirk Nowitzki's haircut makes him looks like Ellen DeGeneres

    CBS Sports "Knowing that he won't be playing in back-to-back games, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki decided to look dapper while sitting on the bench against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Nowitzki not only wore a nicely tailored suit, he got a slick new haircut. But unfortunately for Nowitzki, the rest..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Mavs dominate Lopez and the Nets, 91-79

    Mavs Moneyball "After a 1-2 roadtrip, it was nice to see Dallas dominate a lesser team. Brook Lopez put up a good fight, but the Mavericks were clearly the more talented team here, and they played like it. Which is what you want from a team fighting for a 4-6 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Everyone..." January 30

  • All-Star Reserves Announced "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

  • 12d
    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

  • 12d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Warriors smoke Mavs behind Klay's season-high

    CSN Bay Area "With a 127-107 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, the Warriors completed a one-year span without losing at Oracle Arena. Guard Klay Thompson carried his teammates much of the way, scoring a season-high 45 points as the Warriors raised their home record this season to 22-0 and..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Mark Cuban says he and Kobe Bryant could be future business partners: 'He'd listen to me'

    Dallas Morning News "Though Kobe Bryant sat out his final meeting with the Mavericks because of a sore shoulder, owner Mark Cuban said he fully expects to see more of Bryant in the future. Maybe even as partners. Cuban said he would not have any problem teaming up with Bryant in the business world. "Yeah, of..." January 28

  • 14d
    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Per Mavs game notes, Dirk will sit tonight. I'm a little surprised. Minutes weren't too taxing last night. Pachulia out, Likely no Harris

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s game-winner lifts Mavericks over Lakers, 92-90

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As Dirk Nowitzki’s game-winning jumper right in front of the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench nestled through the nets, as familiar figure tapped him on the rear end. It was Lakers forward Kobe Bryant. A sore right shoulder kept Bryant out of Tuesday’s game against the Mavericks. But Nowitzki made..." January 27

  • Dirk calls Kobe the Michael Jordan of his generation

    The Score "Add Dirk Nowitzki to the long list of NBA greats who have referred to Kobe Bryant as the preeminent player of his era. "Like I said, this entire time, he's our Michael Jordan, for our generation," Nowitzki said to ESPN's Baxter Holmes. "He's one of the best to ever lace 'em up. It's been a..." January 27

  • 15d
    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Rick Carlisle says Devin Harris (sprained left great toe) is doubtful Tuesday vs. the Lakers. No update on Zaza Pachulia (right Achilles).

  • Josh Smith comes up big in Rockets’ win over Mavericks

    Houston Chronicle "Now, Josh Smith is home. Friday was fun. It was promising. It was, under the circumstances, a cause for celebration. On Sunday, Smith was the difference. While Trevor Ariza had his top-scoring game of the season and James Harden had his second triple double of the week, the Rockets’ small..." January 25

  • Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement from German national team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Germany is not going to play in the 2016 Olympics basketball tournament — they didn’t qualify out of EuroBasket for the games, or even this summer’s pre-Olympics last-chance qualifying tournaments (Germany had hoped to host one of those tournaments, but no such luck). With that, Dirk Nowitzki..." January 25

  • 17d
    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Zaza Pachulia and Jeremy Evans out for Dallas vs. Rockets today. Dirk Nowitzki upgraded to probable.

  • Thunder weathers Adams injury to beat Mavericks, win 7th straight game

    The Oklahoman "In the first game of a four-game road trip, the Thunder had the eyes of Dallas on them. The Dallas Cowboys, to be exact. Running back Darren McFadden sat courtside at the American Airlines Center in bright red shoes, saying “big shot, big shot” to Dion Waiters every time the Thunder guard..." January 23

  • David Blatt firing 'bizarre,' says coaches association president Rick Carlisle

    ESPN "Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, the president of the NBA Coaches Association, expressed shock and disappointment over the Cleveland Cavaliers' firing of David Blatt on Friday. "I'm embarrassed for our league that something like this can happen like this," Carlisle said. "It's just bizarre. ......" January 23

  • 19d
    Sporting News NBA @sn_nba

    Eastern Conference All-Star Game Starters: G: K. Lowry G: D. Wade F: L. James F: P. George F: C. Anthony

  • 19d
    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    Western Conference All-Star Starters: Stephen Curry (GSW) Russell Westbrook (OKC) Kobe Bryant (LAL) Kawhi Leonard (SAS) Kevin Durant (OKC)

  • No Dirk, no problem: Mavericks beat Wolves 106-94 in overtime

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks were without their star Wednesday night, as Dirk Nowitzki sat this one out(and perhaps more) with knee swelling. To win, Mavs fans knew someone was going to have to step up. And the handsome one stepped forward. Chandler Parsons is back Late last season, there was a..." January 21

  • This simple rule change will end the intentional fouling epidemic in the NBA

    SB Nation "On Wednesday, the Rockets intentionally fouled Andre Drummond 12 times in a row to start the third quarter. This included intentionally putting the Pistons into the bonus using an end-of-the-bench player for the first five fouls. This is not basketball. While intentional fouling is only an..." January 21

  • The Big Shorts: An era in basketball fashion is coming to an end

    Washington Post "Jerry West, the model for the logo of the National Basketball Association, wore basketball shorts the length of loincloths. Michael Jordan inspired a major alteration when he appealed for a longer and baggier cut. Then a group of freshmen at the University of Michigan known as the “Fab Five”..." January 21

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Will Explore the Idea of Weekday Morning Games

    Complex "Imagine a world where you have a day off from work, wake up a little later than usual, grab a bowl of cereal, turn on the TV and watch a live NBA game. Sounds too good to be true? It could become a reality. It's an interesting approach by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, but do the positives..." January 21

  • 21d
    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Zaza is now listed as probable for tonight's game against Minnesota.

  • Forbes: Knicks, worth $3 billion, pass Lakers as NBA’s most valuable team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Five years ago, Forbes named the Knicks the NBA’s most valuable team, appraising them at $655 million. Now, that would barely top the last-place Pelicans. Forbes released its latest valuations of NBA teams today, and the Knicks ($3 billion) overtook the Lakers ($2.7 billion) for the top..." January 20

  • Stephen Curry No. 1 On Jersey Sales List, Kristaps Porzingis No. 4

    Real GM Basketball "Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors retained top honors on the NBA’s Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists. Results are based on sales from October 2015 through December 2015 and reflect a record-breaking holiday shopping season. had its largest Black..." January 20

  • Mark Cuban wants NBA season extended by 10 days

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Owner Mark Cuban isn’t all that thrilled with the 10-day break his Dallas Mavericks will have next month when the NBA celebrates the annual All-Star Game. The Mavericks will host the Utah Jazz on Feb. 9 in their final game before All-Star weekend. But their next game after the All-Star Game in..." January 20

  • Chandler Parsons still isn't closing every game and that's OK with Rick Carlisle

    Mavs Moneyball "Chandler Parsons' road to recovery has been long. While Parsons has now played in 35 of the Mavericks' 43 games, there are still plenty of bumps and curves in the road that he will have to face before he returns to full health. The latest? Playing time. Since returning to the starting lineup on..." January 19

  • Mavs still sputtering on offense but Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams bail them out against Celtics

    Sports Day "In the three games before Monday, the Mavericks’ offense had been broken down. They might disagree. And coach Rick Carlisle always says the offense will be fine as long as they work hard on defense. It also will be fine when Dirk Nowitzki and Deron Williams jump-start the jalopy that had..." January 19

  • Confirmed: Khloé Kardashian and Lamar Odom "Definitely" Made a Sex Tape

    Complex "Khloe Kardashian confirmed a very crucial slice of news on Sunday, revealing that she and Lamar Odom "definitely" made a sex tape during their relationship. "I've definitely recorded myself having sex with my ex-husband," Khloe said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Though Khloe..." January 19

  • Aldridge, Diaw help Spurs defeat Mavericks

    San Antonio Express-News "If there’s one thing the Spurs want to avoid, it’s beating themselves. These days, it appears that may be the only way the team loses a game. The Dallas Mavericks were hoping that was the case after the first quarter of Sunday’s game, but in the end the score favored the Spurs, 112-83, at..." January 18