Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Adam Silver: NBA still considering changing playoff format

    Sportsnaut "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gave his version of the state of the league address during All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles on Saturday evening. The innovative commissioner touched on a ton of topics, including the Association considering drastically changing its playoff format. It was previously..." February 18

  • Dennis Smith Jr. tweets his displeasure over controversial low score

    CBS Sports "Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. had arguably the best dunk of the entire contest when he did a reverse between his legs and finished with his off hand. The dunk landed him a score of 50 and won the crowd and viewers over immediately. Unfortunately for Smith, his night was over after that. A..." February 18

  • Original Dallas Mavericks owner Don Carter dies at 84

    Sportsnaut "The Dallas Mavericks and the NBA as a whole lost a legend Wednesday night. Original Mavericks owner and co-founder Don Carter died at the age of 84, according to the Dallas County medical examiner. In announcing the passing of their founder, the Mavericks themselves had nothing but great things..." February 15

  • Lamar Odom wants to play in BIG3 in honor of Rasual Butler

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom has been interested in playing in Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league for quite some time, but he may be more motivated than ever now to join a team for the upcoming season. Odom told TMZ on Thursday that he could be joining the BIG3 this summer, and he said he doesn’t have a..." February 15

  • NBA's buyout market: Which players could be available?

    USA Today "The buyout market is open for business, offering teams their last chance at upgrades ahead of the postseason. We've already seen some significant movement from guys who could potentially influence a playoff series or bolster the backend of a roster. Teams have until March 1 to add a player on..." February 12

  • Mavs Don’t Plan To Buy Out Nerlens Noel

    Hoops Rumors "After keeping him on their roster through the trade deadline, the Mavericks have no plans to buy out Nerlens Noel in the coming weeks, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times (via Twitter). So far, Noel’s stint in Dallas hasn’t worked out like he or the team had hoped. Acquired in a..." February 09

  • Sources: 3-Team Deal Involving Knicks, Nuggets, Mavs

    Basketball Insiders " The Nuggets, Knicks and Mavericks have agreed upon a three-team deal, per ESPN. Emmanuel Mudiay will go to the Knicks, Devin Harris will go to Denver and Doug McDermott will move to Dallas, per Adrian Wojnarowski. " February 08

  • Rachel Nichols, Katie Nolan to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Awful Announcing "What do Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Diddy, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Bill Walton, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Jalen Rose, Bill Simmons, Mike Golic, Mike Greenberg, Jemele Hill, Michael Smith, Kevin Hart, Drake..." February 08

  • NBA rumors: Teams shifting focus out of trade market and into buyout possibilities

    Clutch Points "Teams have started to shift their focus out of a frenzied trade deadline market, instead focusing on the buyout market soon to ensue, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deadline for contract buyouts is March 1. Just as teams are looking to aggressively sell some of their star and role..." February 08

  • NBA Team Values 2018: Every Club Now Worth At Least $1 Billion "A weeklong selloff wiped out $4 trillion from global stock markets but don't expect the value of NBA teams to suffer. The average team is worth a record $1.65 billion, 22% over last year, and every team is worth at least $1 billion for the first time. Franchise values have tripled over the past..." February 07

  • NBA rumors: Tyreke Evans, Lou Williams headline surplus of wings available at the trade deadline

    USA Today "By the time the NBA trade deadline arrives at 3 pm EST on Thursday, at least a few general managers will be relaying the bad news to their owners. “Well sir, we weren’t able to land that first-round pick for our expendable, talented wing player because it turns out there were quite a few of..." February 07

  • Why patience may be a virtue as NBA trade deadline approaches

    New York Post "There will be buyers, sellers, renters and movers. And there is another group adorning the NBA landscape as Thursday’s trade deadline approaches: The waiters. No, not Dion’s kin or the Restaurant Workers Union, but rather executives around the league waiting to pounce on players bought out,..." February 07

  • Players Who Are Ineligible To Be Traded At Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "At the start of any NBA season, there’s generally a long list of players who can’t be traded. Most of those players signed new contracts during the offseason and subsequently don’t become trade-eligible until at least December 15. Offseason signees who meet certain criteria don’t have their trade..." February 06

  • Report | Seth Curry to miss rest of 2017-18 season

    Fanrag Sports "Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will undergo season-ending surgery on his left tibia, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Curry is expected to be fully recovered by July, when he is set to become a free agent. Curry did not appear in a single game during the 2017-18 season for the..." February 06

  • Report: Wesley Matthews no longer ‘untouchable’ prior to trade deadline

    Clutch Points "Wesley Matthews has been one of the building pillars of the Dallas Mavericks, but as this trade deadline approaches, the team might just choose to shed the structure and start anew. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, who appeared as a guest of Nate Duncan’s Dunc’d On podcast, the Mavs..." February 06

  • The Mavericks Will Reportedly Listen To Offers For All But Three Players On Their Roster

    Dime Magazine "The Dallas Mavericks are just barely above the cellar of the Western Conference. The team sits at 17-36 on the season, good for 14th in the conference and only a half game above the last-place Sacramento Kings. Things aren’t much better when you look at the Mavs in relation to the rest of the..." February 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki's name misspelled on jersey

    Sporting News "After more than 50,000 minutes logged, 30,000 points scored and one NBA championship won, Dirk Nowitzki has fashioned a career that almost all NBA fans can recognize. But it seems the Mavericks' jersey maker was not one of those fans. Despite playing 19 seasons in the NBA, Nowitzki could not..." February 06

  • A major NBA financial crunch is coming

    ESPN "In July 2016, the Portland Trail Blazers signed restricted free agent Meyers Leonard, their backup center, to a four-year, $41 million contract. It was at the tail end of a surge of large contracts given out that summer, the greatest time in NBA history to be a free agent. This summer, the..." February 05

  • Five players most likely to be moved before trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "For all the talk of a tight trade market (and that is still the case in some quarters) we have already seen a blockbuster trade — Blake Griffin is now a Detroit Piston. We’ve also seen an expected trade, with Nikola Mirotic getting moved and the Pelicans stepping up to land him. Who else could..." February 05

  • Rumor: Mavs may be interested in Kings’ Skal Labissiere, Malachi Richardson

    Clutch Points "As the NBA trade deadline nears with less than two weeks left for teams to make a move in what has been a somewhat muted month of transactions, the Sacramento Kings are one of the teams looking to be active and make moves. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, the Kings are still looking..." January 29

  • Sources: NBA Players Set for $100K Bonus for Winning ASG

    Basketball Insiders " In what appears to be an incentive to improve the competitive spirit of the NBA All-Star games, player earnings have been increased, league sources tell ESPN. Each player on the winning team will now receive $100,000 and the losing team pockets $25,000, league sources said." January 29

  • Why There’s Never Been a PED Scandal in the NBA

    Complex "There’s never been a performance-enhancing drug (PED) controversy in the National Basketball Association. That hasn’t been the case for Major League Baseball, or the National Football League, where suspensions and recriminations followed the very best players like a foul fart. Nor have elite..." January 25

  • Report: Mavericks Seeking First-Round Pick For Wesley Matthews

    SLAM Online "The Dallas Mavericks would reportedly trade Wesley Matthews for a first-round pick. According to the NYT‘s Marc Stein, Dallas has made Matthews, 31, available prior to the February 8 trade deadline. " January 25

  • NBA All-Star Draft not televised due to pushback from players’ union

    Clutch Points "The 2018 NBA All-Star Draft has brought many changes to the usual format in hopes of re-invigorating the spirit of competition. Among them, is the non-televised draft in which the leading vote-getters from each conference; LeBron James and Stephen Curry, will pick among their peers to join their..." January 25

  • NBA Requests New Gambling Laws, Seeks 1 Percent Cut Of Bets

    ESPN "In what could end up being a seminal moment for sports gambling in America, the NBA on Wednesday formally requested a set of laws that could be the basis for professional sports leagues pushing for national legalized wagering on games. Dan Spillane, an attorney for the NBA, testified in front..." January 24

  • Report: Third Team Emerges to Help Facilitate Cavs-Kings George Hill Trade

    12 Up "The Cleveland Cavaliers need to do something. Anything. With the wins still difficult to come by despite the return of Isaiah Thomas from a hip injury, the Cavs are looking to do whatever is necessary to boost their fortunes -- ​and hopefully their morale -- before more of those infamous team..." January 24

  • Mavs To Sign Kyle Collinsworth To Second 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Kyle Collinsworth‘s initial 10-day contract with the Mavericks expired last night following Dallas’ blowout win over the Wizards, but the rookie guard is expected to get a new deal soon from the club. According to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News, Collinsworth said after that game that..." January 23

  • Report: Dennis Smith Jr., Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo and Larry Nance Jr. to compete in dunk contest

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. already looked like he was competing in the dunk contest. Apparently, he’ll put those skills to use in the real thing. And so will Aaron Gordon (Magic), Victor Oladipo (Pacers) and Larry Nance Jr. (Lakers)." January 23

  • John Wall on J.J. Barea after quarrel: He's 'just a little midget trying to get mad'

    CBS Sports "The Washington Wizards' strange season continued on Monday night. They had yet another uninspiring, confounding loss, falling by 23 points to the lowly Mavericks. They continue to play to the level of their competition: It was the second time in three games that they've been crushed by a team..." January 23

  • Salah Mejri threatened to come to Blazers locker room after Jusuf Nurkic tussle

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks had a game of many emotions on Saturday night at Moda Center. Of course, the game wasn’t that close — Portland led by 17 at the half and finished the game by beating Dallas, 117-108. But as we’ve seen in the NBA recently, the propensity for NBA..." January 21

  • Lamar Odom Knew Marriage To Khloe Kardashian Was Over 'When She Was With Her Second Or Third NBA Player'

    The Big Lead "Lamar Odom still has ex-wife Khloe Kardashian’s initials tattooed on his hand, but that doesn’t mean he thinks the couple will work things out. On an episode of the BET’s “Mancave” Odom explained that he knew the marriage was over when Kardashian had been with a few other NBA players. Here’s..." January 18

  • Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel could be trade candidates for Cavs

    Hoops Hype "Dallas Mavericks wing Wesley Matthews and big man Nerlens Noel are upcoming unrestricted free agents who may get traded before the Feb. 8 deadline. As the Dunc’d On NBA Podcast noted, both players could fit with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Matthews, 31, would be an interesting shooting addition to..." January 18

  • Is fighting becoming an issue in the NBA?

    NBC Sports Boston "Three Houston Rockets players entered the Los Angeles Clippers’ training room before being stopped by security but not before a profanity-laced exchange that’s sure to result in fines and possibly some suspensions. Orlando’s Arron Afflalo threw a punch – and barely missed – hitting Minnesota’s..." January 18

  • Mark Cuban says Dallas Mavericks to accept Bitcoin next season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Mavericks could become the first U.S. sports team to accept Bitcoin as payment for tickets. Mark Cuban said fans will be able to use the cryptocurrency next season in a response to a question on Twitter on Monday. Cuban told the Star-Telegram that “it will happen.” He told..." January 17

  • Mavs might be willing to take on salary for assets as trade deadline nears

    Clutch Points "When you think of NBA competitiveness, the Dallas Mavericks are probably not one of the teams that first come into your mind. The Mavs have not been very relevant since they won the championship in 2011. But they do have some promising acquisitions in Harrison Barnes, Yogi Ferrell, and Dennis..." January 16

  • Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

    Real GM Basketball "The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him. "I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there,"..." January 16

  • Nikola Mirotic, 15 Others Become Trade-Eligible

    Hoops Rumors "Today is January 15, which means that trade restrictions have lifted for most of the rest of the NBA’s 2017 offseason signees. While the majority of those ’17 free agents became trade-eligible on December 15, there was a small subset of free agent signees whose trade ineligibility lasted for..." January 15

  • Mavs Sign Kyle Collinsworth To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "Just three days after waiving him from his two-way contract, the Mavericks have signed Kyle Collinsworth to a 10-day deal, according to an official press release from the team. Collinsworth, 26, appeared in only four games for Dallas while on his two-way contract, averaging 1.0 points and 0.5..." January 13

  • Mavs Claim Jalen Jones, Waive Kyle Collinsworth

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have claimed two-way player Jalen Jones, waiving two-way player Kyle Collinsworth in a corresponding move, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). The Jones transaction earns a place in NBA history as the first time that a player on a two-way contract has been claimed..." January 11

  • Who Are The NBA’s Best And Worst Scorers In The Clutch This Season?

    Dime Magazine "Being “clutch” comes to define a superstar, for better or worse, and it can be hard to shake perception from reality once a reputation is built. Take for example LeBron James, who has become one of the NBA’s best players in crunch time over the past seven or eight seasons but still gets criticized..." January 11

  • Adam Silver on not televising All-Star draft: ‘The goal was to improve the All-Star game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Early indications the NBA wouldn’t televise the new All-Star draft were met with swift opposition from fans and media. Yet, the league isn’t budging. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, via NBA TV: Should there be a public selection? Now, I get it. Yes, it would be more fun if we had that kind..." January 11

  • Rick Carlisle Says The Mavs Need To Get Nerlens Noel Playing Time Once He’s Healthy

    Dime Magazine "Nerlens Noel‘s time in Dallas has been strange to say the least. He a rather impressive audition with the team after getting traded from the Philadelphia 76ers before hitting free agency with the hopes of getting paid. That didn’t work, and instead, he returned to Dallas on a meager one-year..." January 10

  • How the Mavericks are keeping their sellout streak alive, despite an uneven season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "It’s 5 o’clock on a Tuesday night in the middle of November, but fans are already piling into the American Airlines Center to see their Dallas Mavericks take on the San Antonio Spurs. The season isn’t even a month old and the home team is off to a miserable 2-12 start. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr.’s..." January 09

  • Mavericks pre-draft courtship of Frank Ntilikina was ‘ruse’

    Pro Basketball Talk "A photo of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and president Donnie Nelson with Frank Ntilikina made the rounds – aided by the Mavericks themselves – before the draft. Word leaked Ntilikina’s coach in France would coach Dallas summer-league team. Marc Stein of The New York Times: Yet it was all..." January 09

  • Rick Carlisle: ESPN article detailing LaVar Ball’s criticism of Luke Walton ‘a disgrace’

    Sportsnaut "The always outspoken LaVar Ball recently bashed Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who’s also the head of the coaches association, was less than pleased. Ball made the comments from Lithuania, where he was recently mobbed upon arriving. “You can..." January 07

  • Mavericks center says racial slur led to altercation with Warriors' Jordan Bell

    Sporting News "Warriors rookie Jordan Bell was at the center of two separate altercations with the Mavericks' Devin Harris and Salah Mejri on Wednesday in Dallas. The latter of which supposedly started when Bell called Mejri a racial slur. “He called me the N-word and I was not happy about it,” Mejri told..." January 05

  • Nerlens Noel On Track For Early February Return?

    Yardbarker "Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle provided an update on Nerlens Noel‘s recovery timetable today, indicating that the big man is two weeks away from stepping up his activity (Twitter link via Earl K. Sneed of According to Carlisle, if Noel doesn’t experience any setbacks, he could get..." January 04

  • Mavs’ Seth Curry was counting on breakout season. Here’s why it’s been ‘very frustrating’

    Charlotte Observer "Charlottean Seth Curry is no stranger to gratification deferred. He spent his first college basketball season (2008-09) at Liberty, before playing well enough to transfer to national power Duke. He wasn’t selected in the 2013 NBA draft, partly because of an injury, working his way up through..." January 03

  • LaVar Ball is the founder of the NBA, according to Google

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball just keeps on padding his resume. To ring in the New Year, a Google glitch has everyone turning their heads to answer a common question: Who founded the NBA? For the time being, if users google to find out who the NBA's founder is, it turns up none other than Mr. Ball. Ball, who was..." January 02

  • Dirk: Porzingis 'way ahead of the curve' compared to me at his age

    New York Post "Dirk Nowitzki is regarded as the best international player in NBA history. Only the sixth player to reach the 30,000-point milestone, Nowitzki believes one day Kristaps Porzingis will best him. The Mavericks’ 39-year-old legend called the 7-foot-3 Latvian “a walking mismatch.’’ “He plays a lot..." January 01