Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Wesley Matthews Plans To Exercise Option

    Hoops Rumors "Wesley Matthews intends to pick up the player option on the final year of his contract, writes Dwain Price of Doing so would keep Matthews under Mavericks control for one more season, putting him on track to reach unrestricted free agency in 2019. According to comments relayed by..." April 23

  • Kenyon Martin Says 85 Percent of NBA Smokes Marijuana

    SLAM Online "While the NBA bans the use of marijuana, Kenyon Martin estimates that “85 percent” of the League continues to find ways to smoke marijuana. In a roundtable discussion with B/R Mag’s Master Tesfatsion, Matt Barnes added that not only the players—but coaches and executives—smoke weed. “Some of..." April 20

  • Adam Silver: 'We Should Be Compensated' If Sports Gambling Is Legalized

    Bleacher Report "NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Friday the league believes it should receive compensation if sports betting becomes legal in the United States. Silver explained his stance during an appearance on ESPN's Get Up!, per Andrew Joe Potter of The Score. "We've joined the fray ... and we..." April 20

  • Report: Lamar Odom Aiming To Return To Basketball Overseas

    SLAM Online "NBA veteran Lamar Odom is apparently eyeing a return to the court. According to a TMZ report, Odom has been grinding in the gym trying to land a contract to play overseas: Lamar Odom says he’s busting his ass in the gym to get back on the court — telling TMZ Sports he wants to strike a deal..." April 19

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • Mavericks Open To Using Cap Space Even Before Draft

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks could have as much as $30 million in cap space this offseason. "We have the cap room," Mark Cuban said. "That's why we have it -- to use it. There's no reason to save it. "We would even use it before the draft. If we got a great player before the draft and we still have..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Nerlens Noel rejected $70 million offer, requested max, never got another offer from Mavericks

    Pro Basketball Talk "Nerlens Noel reportedly rejected an offer worth $17.5 million annually from the Mavericks last summer. Then, he signed his qualifying offer. Apparently, there wasn’t much mutual negotiation between. Tim MacMahon of ESPN: As a restricted free agent, Noel declined a four-year, $70..." April 14

  • Dallas, Chicago biggest winners in NBA Draft tiebreakers

    Pro Basketball Talk "When the league is so bunched up that heading into the final day of the season not one playoff matchup was set, there were bound to be a few teams tied when all things were said and done. In the final days of the season, that led to a lot of stories and flowcharts about possible outcomes. After..." April 13

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Dirk Nowitzki planning on playing again next season

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday declared his intentions to return next season for what would be his 21st in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks veteran played in 77 games this season before injuring his ankle. He said that he underwent surgery on his ankle now so that he could begin the rehab process with..." April 10

  • Injury Report for Suns-Mavericks Season Finale Should Be a Fireable Offense

    12 Up "No one really expected the Mavericks vs. Suns to be a barn burner to end the season. But the two teams have taken ​what should be a boring and lack luster finale to the year and turned it into an uglier version of the G-League. ​ The injury reports released by each team tell the whole story..." April 10

  • Stephen Curry, LeBron James Headline US Men's Basketball National Team Roster

    Bleacher Report "USA Basketball announced its 35-player roster for the 2018-20 international basketball schedule on Friday, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder's reigning MVP Russell Westbrook among the notable..." April 06

  • Lamar Odom Is Getting Into The Marijuana Business

    SLAM Online "In conjunction with his Rich Soil clothing line, Lamar Odom is getting into the marijuana business with a new line of products called Rich Soil Organics. In a press release, Odom says marijuana helped him recover from cocaine addiction. “While going through rehab, I discovered certain strains..." April 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki Undergoes Minor Ankle Surgery

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki has undergone minor surgery on his left ankle. Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the season. Nowitzki played in 77 of the Mavericks' first 78 games of the season. " April 05

  • Mavericks’ J.J. Barea To Miss The Rest Of The Season

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks guard J.J. Barea is finished for the season after suffering a left oblique strain during last night’s game, tweets Dwain Price of The injury occurred in the second quarter and Barea didn’t return to the game." April 05

  • Nurse, Vanterpool Top List Of Rising Head Coach Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "No NBA head coaches were replaced during the 2017 offseason, but that’s very unlikely to be the case for 2018. Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post and Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports suggest that as many as 10 or 11 teams could be on the lookout for a new head coach this offseason. That list of..." April 04

  • Report: Noel had multiple drug strikes before suspension

    Larry Brown Sports "Nerlens Noel has been suspended for the rest of the regular season due to a violation of the NBA’s anti-drug policy, and it turns out that it was not exactly an isolated incident for him. On Tuesday, the league announced a five-game ban for the Dallas Mavericks center along with Utah’s Thabo..." April 03

  • Nerlens Noel, Thabo Sefolosha Receive Five-Game Suspensions

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks center Nerlens Noel and Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha have each received five-game suspensions for violating the NBA’s anti-drug program, the league announced today. The bans are for marijuana violations, tweets Tim Bontemps of The Washington Post. The lottery-bound Mavericks only have..." April 03

  • Revolution Interrupted: Why Has the NBA's Effort to Hire Female Refs Stalled?

    Bleacher Report "Twenty-one years ago, the NBA broke the gender barrier when it hired Violet Palmer and Dee Kantner, becoming the first major U.S. professional men's league to hire women as full-time officials. But what was once seen as a sign of progress has not ushered in the cultural shift many expected. Today..." April 02

  • NBA Teams That Will Be Most Active on Trade Market This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Trade speculation is rampant during the NBA offseason—for good reason. Every team is, ostensibly, granted a fresh slate each summer. Breaks in the action allow them to decide what's next. Where are they headed? Where do they want to go? Squads can kick around rebuilds. They can chase instant..." April 02

  • NBA teams break league-wide 3-point record for 6th consecutive year

    The Score "NBA players are digging the long ball more and more. Teams combined to break a league-wide record for the sixth year in a row Friday night courtesy of the 23,749th made 3-pointer, surpassing the 2016-17 total. With 93 games remaining, players are drilling threes at more than eight percent above..." March 31

  • Ex-Mavs employee: Cuban disregarded 2011 incident when noose was found

    New York Post "An attorney for a former employee of the American Airlines Center in Dallas wants to depose Mavericks owner Mark Cuban regarding allegations of racial discrimination, including an incident involving a noose found at the arena in 2011. Michelle Newsome was fired last year after 13 years with the..." March 30

  • Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

    ESPN "Jason Kidd, Steve Nash and Grant Hill have been notified of their inductions into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2018, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement of the full 2018 Hall of Fame class will come at a Final Four news conference in San..." March 29

  • Rick Carlisle says Julius Randle has ‘taken quantum leap’

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Lakers managed to get back into the win column with a solid victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. At the forefront once again for the Lakers was power forward Julius Randle. Needless to say, Randle has had a knack for playing well against Dallas throughout the..." March 29

  • Kings-Mavericks Game Locked Down Due To Sacramento Protests

    SLAM Online "For the second time in a week, Sacramento Kings officials locked down the entrance to Golden 1 Center because of city-wide protests following the shooting death of Stephon Clark. The start of Kings-Hawks last Thursday was delayed as people protesting Clark’s death blocked the entrance to the..." March 28

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I’m Planning To Come Back’

    SLAM Online "Dirk Nowitzki says that his plan “as of now” is to return to the Dallas Mavericks for his 21st season in the fall. In a newsletter by the NYT‘s Marc Stein, Nowitzki said that he’s “feeling great” and wants to complete his two-year contract signed last June. Yet all signs point to a 21st..." March 27

  • YouTube TV to become first ever presenting sponsor of the NBA Finals

    Awful Announcing "Last fall, YouTube TV served as the presenting sponsor for the World Series, plastering its logo all across the Fox broadcast and using a play-button image behind home plate to create the illusion that the entire game was a YouTube video. Now, the streaming service is at it again, having..." March 26

  • More disturbing details emerge about Mavericks' work culture

    12 Up "The Dallas Mavericks were already having a season to forget, but when disturbing details arose about conduct within the organization over the past two decades, the play of the team suddenly mattered little. Former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery has been accused of sickening sexual..." March 24

  • Rick Carlisle does not think Ben Simmons is a rookie

    Larry Brown Sports "Ben Simmons is considered a rookie by the NBA, but not Rick Carlisle. Simmons is enjoying an impressive season, one that could see him win the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will receive his share of votes as well and is Simmons’ main competition for the..." March 23

  • ‘Harassed’ ex-Mavs employee exits shadows to challenge Mark Cuban

    New York Post "“I am deeply disappointed that anonymous sources have made such outright false and inflammatory accusations against me,” former Mavericks president Terdema Ussery said in response to accusations of sexual harassment. One is no longer anonymous. Melissa Weishaupt, an employee for the..." March 20

  • Baseline jumper gives Dirk Nowitzki 11,000 made baskets in NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "We need to savor these final years — potentially final games — of Dirk Nowitzki‘s career. The future Hall of Famers is one of the great pure shooters, and probably the greatest shooting big man, in NBA history. The Maverick’s star hit another milestone Friday night, 11,000 made NBA baskets...." March 16

  • NBA Rumors: Dirk Nowitzki hints at retirement in 2018

    247 Sports "Is Dirk Nowitzki ready to call it quits? Following the Dallas Mavericks' victory over the New York Knicks, the 20-year veteran hinted that Tuesday's visit to Madison Square Garden may be his last ever: Based upon that quote, that would indicate Nowitzki's train of thought is to think about..." March 14

  • Dirk Nowitzki can tell which teams are tanking

    Yardbarker "This late in the NBA season, it seems fairly obvious which teams are trying to get into the playoffs, and which teams are jockeying for better draft position. Dirk Nowitzki says he can tell which category teams fall under. Dirk’s Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 110-97 on Tuesday night..." March 14

  • Dirk Nowitzki visiting MSG a reminder that he’s everything Knicks hope Kristaps Porzingis can become

    New York Daily News "This could be the last go around for Dirk Nowitzki, which would mean a final game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for the greatest European player in NBA history. A long and loud ovation during player introductions — not that Nowitzki wants that — would be appropriate. Nowitzki’s career..." March 13

  • Wesley Matthews Likely Out For Season

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks forward Wesley Matthews has suffered a stress fracture in his right leg, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania, Matthews will likely miss the rest of the 2017/18 season as he rests and rehabs that injury. Matthews, in his third season in Dallas,..." March 12

  • Carlisle: It looks 'very promising' Nowitzki will play 1 more year

    Sports Day "It's no secret that Dirk Nowitzki has been leaning toward returning for a 21st season next year, his health permitting. Before Saturday's game, Carlisle was asked if he'd had any conversations with Nowitzki about next season, seeing as how this season is dwindling down. "No, I haven't," he..." March 11

  • Mavs coach Rick Carlisle irresponsibly calls Mark Cuban sexual-assault report ‘most insidious form’ of ‘fake news’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sports Illustrated detailed a predatory environment – including sexual harassment and domestic violence – in the Mavericks’ business office. Outspoken and hands-on Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has rightfully come under the microscope for allowing it. He has already accepted responsibility for..." March 09

  • Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks will soon sign G League forward Jameel Warney to a 10-day contract, league sources tell Marc Stein of The New York Times (Twitter link). Warney, 24, joined the Mavericks for training camp in 2016 after going undrafted out of Stony Brook. Cut by Dallas before the 2016/17 season got..." March 08

  • Witness of Alleged Mark Cuban Sexual Assault Comes Forward

    Uproxx "Amid continuing fallout over the Dallas Mavericks’ sexual misconduct scandal, owner Mark Cuban is now the subject of a resurfaced sexual assault allegation surrounding a 2011 incident in a Portland, Oregon nightclub. The disturbing claims surfaced in the Willamette Week, which reported on a..." March 08

  • NBA reviewing 2011 sexual assault investigation into Cuban

    The Score "The NBA said Wednesday it's looking into a 2011 sexual assault investigation involving Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. "The NBA league office is reviewing the 2011 allegations against Mark Cuban and the subsequent findings from the Portland police investigation," league spokesman Mike Bass..." March 08

  • Mark Cuban passed lie detector test for 2011 sexual assault allegation

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Cuban was accused of sexual assault by a woman at a nightclub in 2011, and the allegation has now come to light in the wake of Sports Illustrated’s bombshell report about the Dallas Mavericks harboring a hostile work environment. Nigel Jaquiss of of the Portland, Ore., publication..." March 07

  • A woman told police Mark Cuban sexually assaulted her in 2011

    New York Daily News "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was reportedly investigated by Portland, Ore., police in 2011 after a woman claimed the billionaire sexually assaulted her at a bar. According to a police report obtained by the Willamette Week, the woman said Cuban stuck his hand down the back of her jeans and..." March 07

  • Mavs Announce Deal For Jersey Sponsorship

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are the latest NBA team to announce a partnership with a jersey sponsor, announcing today in a press release that they’ve teamed up with Dallas-based company 5miles for a uniform patch. The two sides agreed to a three-year deal. As the Mavericks’ announcement details, 5miles is “a..." March 07

  • Unwritten Rules No Longer Have A Place In The NBA

    Dime Magazine "Disrespect has become a punchline. It is the word chosen to describe acts done on the basketball court that are increasingly fun for NBA fans. A crossover, a stare down, a heat check three; all moves that can be described as disrespectful without being true to the exact definition of the..." March 06

  • Seattle ownership group wants NBA franchise after NHL expansion bid

    The Score "If the NHL decides to plant its 32nd team in Seattle, expect the ownership group in question to then vie for an NBA franchise. Oak View Group, the organization that has already submitted a $10-million payment to the NHL as part of its bid for an expansion franchise, wants it to be known they..." March 01

  • Mark Cuban Cancels Appearance At SXSW

    Real GM Basketball "Mark Cuban has canceled his scheduled appearance at SXSW in Austin. Cuban was scheduled to be a featured speaker on March 10th. Cuban's cancellation follows a $600,000 fine for his comments about tanking as well as a report from Sports Illustrated detailing sexual harassment allegations within..." February 28