Mavericks Rumors & News

  • $94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 29

  • Mavericks' Barnes: 'Out of respect, this is Dirk's team'

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 28

  • Harrison Barnes gets engaged

    Sports Day "New Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes is having an offseason to remember. After signing his $94 million deal with Dallas, Barnes went to Brazil to represent the United States in the Summer Olympics, where he won himself a gold medal. So how do you top both of those accomplishments?" August 28

  • Mavs’ Wesley Matthews vows to be better, stronger one year after Achilles injury "After battling his way back onto the court following a gruesome Achilles injury that ended his 2014-15 campaign with the Portland Trail Blazers, sharpshooter Wesley Matthews says Dallas Mavericks fans will see him at his best during the upcoming season. Tearing his left Achilles against the..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • Wesley Matthews feels like ‘whole different person’

    Today's Fastbreak "One year truly has made a world of difference for Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews. At this time in 2015, Matthews, now 29, was still rehabbing after tearing his left Achilles tendon in March 2015. The second-generation NBA player ended up playing 78 of a possible 82 regular-season..." August 20

  • Seth Curry compares his game to C.J. McCollum's

    The Score "After showing flashes of shooting ability last season, Seth Curry is looking to establish himself in the NBA as a new member of the Dallas Mavericks. The 6-foot-2 point guard has been studying film of other guards for ideas on how to create off the ball. In addition to examining the moves of..." August 20

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • How the Olympics saved Andrew Bogut's summer

    Yahoo! Sports "That nasty collision with J.R. Smith in Game 5 of the NBA Finals set off a unsettling chain of events that put Andrew Bogut on crutches, made him a helpless bystander as LeBron James dunked the greatest season in NBA history into the trash, and sent him packing for his third professional home as a..." August 10

  • Nowitzki gets mistaken for Stoke City's Peter Crouch

    The Score "One sports fan can't seem to distinguish between perhaps the greatest European player in NBA history and everyone's favorite robot-dancing striker from Stoke City. Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks was recently mistaken for English footballer Peter Crouch, taking to Twitter to ask his..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Cuban blames 'dysfunctional' Kings for Seth Curry's struggles last season

    Sports Day "Chuck Cooperstein: Unfortunately the Plan A [in free agency] didn't work out the way you had in mind, didn't work out the way you hoped it would. Even you knew that it was going to be an uphill struggle to make it work. Yet again, you've been able to sort of cobble something together that looks..." August 05

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • Dirk Nowitzki asked for less money than the Mavericks gave him

    Fox Sports "Former NBA MVP and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki has played his entire 18-year career with the Dallas Mavericks, but he was briefly linked with the Golden State Warriors in free agency earlier this year. Though the Mavericks will not be title contenders in the coming year, Nowitzki chose to stay..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • Warriors cap ridiculous offseason, reportedly sign the ever-bizarre JaVale McGee

    Fox Sports "The Warriors signed Kevin Durant this offseason, but after seeing Mo Speights leave town to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, they were in the market for a strange, inscrutable center. According to a report, they signed that center Friday. JaValle McGee, who played 34 games for the..." July 29

  • Spurs' David Lee: Signs two-year contract with Spurs

    CBS Sports "Lee agreed to a two-year contract with the Spurs on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. The second year of the contract is a team option. Lee split his 2015-16 campaign between the Celtics and Mavericks, finishing the year with combined averages of 7.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Report: Lamar Odom’s family working to get him to go to rehab

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom walked out on his family’s attempt at an intervention last week, but that is not stopping those close to him from trying to convince the former NBA star to seek professional help. According to a report from Extra, Odom’s family is searching for “additional options to present to him”..." July 27

  • Mavericks, Jameel Warney Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have reached an agreement with undrafted free agent Jameel Warney, reports Michael Scotto of The Associated Press (via Twitter). Exact details of the deal aren’t known, but if figures to be a minimum-salary pact, and according to Scotto, it will include a partial..." July 26

  • The Mavericks are doing right by Dirk Nowitzki

    SB Nation "For the sixth straight summer, the Dallas Mavericks failed to do what they set out to do. Instead of landing a co-star to carry the team through and beyond Dirk Nowitzki’s twilight hours, the Mavericks swapped out Chandler Parsons for Harrison Barnes and tinkered around the edges. Yet the team..." July 25

  • Deron Williams gives update on surgery recovery, talks decision to return to Mavericks

    Sports Day "Mavericks point guard Deron Williams underwent surgery on a sports hernia shortly after Dallas' season ended in the first round of the playoffs. Updates on his recovery have been few and far in between since then but Williams spoke with about his recovery while participating in a..." July 23

  • Mark Cuban reveals the discussion he had with Chandler Parsons after former Mav signed with Memphis

    Sports Day "On the loss of free agent Chandler Parsons: Cuban: "I'm still good friends with Chandler. We talked about it after he signed with Memphis. We exchanged texts and stayed friends and committed to stay friends. I like him a lot but there were other things other than basketball that went into the..." July 23

  • Dallas Mavericks increase value of Dirk Nowitzki's two-year deal to $50 million

    SI "Dirk Nowitzki will sign a two-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Mavericks, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Nowitzki has played his entire career in Dallas, and was widely expected to re-sign with the team all off-season. The All-Star forward had taken a significant pay cut the last two years,..." July 22

  • Mavericks sign Kyle Collinsworth to partially guaranteed deal

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed Kyle Collinsworth. The two-year partially guaranteed deal assures Collinsworth an invite to the Mavs' training camp. Collinsworth played on Dallas' Summer League team in Las Vegas. The 6'6" guard appeared in all six of the Mavericks' games in the desert, often..." July 21

  • Harrison Barnes ready to move on

    San Jose Mercury News "They were side by side again, Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson. After playing on the same team in practice at Team USA camp, Thompson intentionally walked in front of Barnes' interview to take the seat next to the former Warrior. "I didn't get invited to Topgolf. He made me pay for my own..." July 21

  • Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp

    Real GM Basketball "Rodrigue Beaubois has declined an invitation from the Dallas Mavericks to join them for training camp. The Mavericks were offering a three-year, partially guaranteed deal for the NBA's minimum. Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • Report: Suns to play Spurs and Mavericks in Mexico City

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has scheduled one game in Mexico City each of the last three seasons. The league will increase its presence south of the border this year. It seems the NBA is targeting Mexican fans with teams in closer proximity. Previous scheduled Mexico City games" July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Mark Cuban says he wasn't worried about re-signing Nowitzki: 'Dirk gets what Dirk wants'

    Fox Sports "With Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant officially retired, it's becoming less likely that we will see a superstar spend their entire career with one team. But listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it's safe to say you can add Dirk Nowitzki's name to that list. The outspoken owner told the..." July 18

  • Parsons rejects pretty-boy label: 'That's not me'

    The Score "Chandler Parsons knows there's a certain perception of him that's incongruous with that of the team he just signed with in free agency, but the small forward and sometimes model insists he'll be a perfect fit with the notoriously rugged Memphis Grizzlies. "Grit 'n Grind is something that this..." July 15

  • The Mavericks Envision Career Role Player Harrison Barnes As Their Next ‘Go-To Guy’

    Dime Magazine "While Harrison Barnes was a high draft pick, he was never asked to play a big role on the Golden State Warriors. There, he was a complementary piece alongside the likes of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. Now, though, Barnes has left the Warriors to sign a max contract with the..." July 15

  • Mavericks have signed guard Jonathan Gibson to a 3-year, partially guaranteed deal

    Mavs Moneyball "Jonathan Gibson, former New Mexico state and Chinese Basketball Association player, will sign a partially guaranteed deal, according to both Mark Cuban and The Vertical's Shams Charania. Last season Gibson averaged 42 points per game in the Chinese league. This summer, Gibson has been one of..." July 14

  • Mavericks sign Quincy Acy to a 2-year deal, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed Quincy Acy to a two-year deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. The deal will have to be at the NBA's league minimum, since the Mavericks have already used up all of their cap space. Acy is a 25-year-old who graduated from Baylor and plays small..." July 14

  • Clippers To Sign Raymond Felton

    Hoops Rumors "The Clippers and unrestricted free agent Raymond Felton have agreed to terms on a contract, Chris Haynes of The Northeast Ohio Media group reports (Twitter link). The length and terms of the arrangement are not yet known. Interest had picked up in the veteran in recent days, as Haynes noted on..." July 14

  • Mark Cuban cracks joke about '40-year-old' NBA rookie Thon Maker

    Fox Sports "Just a couple days after racking up 10 fouls in a game, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker led his team with 17 points in a Summer League loss to the Dallas Mavericks Thursday. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was in the building to watch the game and joined the television broadcast, and Cuban was asked..." July 14

  • Mark Cuban: Warriors being the bad guy will be good for NBA

    ESPN "Mark Cuban believes Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors will benefit the NBA from a business perspective, despite commissioner Adam Silver's concerns about the forming of a superteam. Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who has never shied away from going against the grain,..." July 14

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • Lamar Odom reportedly removed from flight for being drunk, vomiting

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom was reportedly removed from a flight on Monday night because he was drunk and vomiting. Witnesses told TMZ that Odom spent a good amount of time in the Delta lounge at LAX airport prior to boarding his flight for NYC and was “pounding down beers and whiskey.” He was described as..." July 12

  • Report: Kardashian kicks Odom out of rental home

    Larry Brown Sports "Lamar Odom is looking for a new roommate or a place to live. Since he was released from the hospital after nearly losing his life to a drug overdose, Odom had been living in a rental home that his estranged wife Khloe Kardashian rented for him. The home was in the same upscale Calabasas..." July 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki lays into the Dallas Mavericks organization

    Sportsnaut "For the fourth consecutive summer, the Dallas Mavericks missed out on their primary free-agent targets, only to overpay for mid-tier options instead. After losing out in the sweepstakes for Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley, Dallas had to resort to giving Harrison Barnes a four-year, $94.4..." July 10

  • Mavericks sign Dorian Finney-Smith to a partially guaranteed 3-year deal

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have signed Florida's Dorian Finney-Smith to a partially guaranteed three-year deal, the team announced on Friday, giving the team another candidate to fill one of their four open roster spots. Finney-Smith is a five-year college player and a versatile 6'8 wing who can..." July 09

  • Lamar Odom Files Divorce Docs: Khloe Kardashian Split Will Soon Be Finalized

    Hollywood Life "And that’s a wrap, folks. Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have now BOTH agreed to end their marriage, as the former NBA star finally filed his own divorce documents, TMZ claims. To find out when they split will be official, keep reading. Lamar Odom has finally filed his response to Khloe..." July 09

  • Mavericks waive C Javale McGee, shed $1.4 million salary

    Today's Fastbreak "The Dallas Mavericks cleared a spot on their roster on Friday, waiving center Javale McGee and shedding $1.4 million in non-guaranteed salary. McGee signed in August 2015 with Dallas on a two-year contract. In 34 appearances for Dallas, he played 10.9 per game and averaged 5.1 points and 3.9..." July 09

  • The Mavericks sign ball-handling forward Nicolas Brussino to a 3-year deal

    Mavs Moneyball "The Mavericks have signed 23-year-old small forward Nicolas Brussino to a three-year deal, according to the European basketball Sportando and confirmed by ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The deal is partially guaranteed. Brussino is a 6'8 small forward with ball handling skills who declared for the 2015..." July 07