Mavericks Rumors & News

  • Mavericks Hiring Stephen Silas As Assistant

    Hoops Rumors "Former Hornets assistant coach Stephen Silas has agreed to a multiyear deal with the Mavericks and will join Rick Carlisle‘s staff in Dallas, the Mavs head coach confirmed today (Twitter link). A source tells Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com (Twitter link) that Silas will be..." May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • Amar’e Stoudemire Planning NBA Comeback?

    Hoops Rumors "Six-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire said today that he’s considering a return to the NBA, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Stoudemire last played professionally in Israel after retiring from the NBA in the summer of 2016. Stoudemire, 35, who spoke of his desire..." May 24

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Mavs not interested in pursuing DeAndre Jordan again after previous debacle

    Yardbarker "The Mavericks are not interested in pursuing DeAndre Jordan again, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. Jordan was listed among the big men Dallas would seek out in free agency in a story from The Ringer. Sefko cannot imagine owner Mark Cuban going after the..." May 22

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Four potential Jusuf Nurkic landing spots in free agency

    Hoops Hype "A relatively athletic, young big man coming off a career year in which he averaged 14.3 points and 9.0 rebounds, Jusuf Nurkic should have an interesting market once he hits restricted free agency this offseason. The 7-foot Bosnian has displayed some scoring ability..." May 22

  • Mavs will reportedly target DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have missed the postseason the past two years and have not won a playoff series since they were crowned NBA champions in 2011, and it sounds like they are ready to get back to winning. While there has been talk that the Mavericks could target Texas big man Mo..." May 21

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • Mavs Cuban To DBcom: Not 'content' with No. 5, 'open to options'

    247 Sports "After having the third-best odds of winning the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Lottery, the Dallas Mavericks were forced to by Tuesday night’s end settle for pick No. 5. Or maybe “settle” is the wrong word. And “content” surely is. “We..." May 17

  • NBA Owners To Gain From Legalized Sports Betting, Players Could Be Next

    Hoops Rumors "New Jersey is expected to offer sports bets by the end of the month and many states will likely open up their own shops in the coming months. It’s a huge win for the gambling community and those in the gaming industry, but it’s also a huge win for owners of NBA..." May 16

  • Here Are The Odds For Every Team (And Every Pick) In The 2018 NBA Draft Lottery

    Dime Magazine "The 2018 NBA Draft order will finally be set on Tuesday night when the league completes its annual Draft Lottery to determine who gets the first 14 picks of the first round. The Phoenix Suns hold the top spot in the lottery, earning themselves a 25 percent at landing the top pick, but..." May 15

  • Mark Cuban: Top sports team just saw their value double on Supreme Court betting decision

    CNBC "The U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow states to legalize sports betting is great news for investors in the sports and gambling industries, billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Monday. "I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team..." May 14

  • Mavericks' Rick Carlisle denies rumor of interest in Bucks coaching job

    Sporting News "There was a rumor out of Wisconsin this week that Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was interested in the Bucks' vacant head coaching job. There was one huge caveat to the rumor: "If that's true." Carlisle said late Wednesday, in no uncertain terms, that it wasn't. He released a statement, later..." May 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki Posts Joke Message from Trainer After Victor Oladipo's Tweet

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki has jokes. The Dallas Mavericks veteran piggybacked off of Victor Oladipo texting his trainer about working out shortly after the Indiana Pacers were eliminated from the postseason, sharing the following on Twitter. In the immortal words of Ron Burgundy, "Boy, that escalated..." May 01

  • Don Nelson: Willie Nelson got me into growing Nellie Kush pot

    247 Sports "Former Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson hasn't coached in the NBA since 2010. Nelson doesn't miss the NBA life as he's enjoying retirement in Maui, where he is living on a farm and dabbling in a number of different real estate ventures. Nelson's farm is no ordinary..." May 01

  • Mavs’ Wesley Matthews Picks Up Player Option

    Hoops Rumors "Mavericks wing Wesley Matthews has officially exercised the player option on his contract for the 2018/19 season, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). The final year on Matthews’ four-year deal with Dallas will pay him a salary of $18,622,514. The move doesn’t come as a..." April 30

  • Report: NBA eyeing 2020 as earliest draft allowing high schoolers

    Sportsnaut "Although it feels inevitable the NBA will eliminate the one-and-done rule, the change isn’t expected to happen for next year’s class of high school prospects. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, conversations between the NBA and Players’ Association have centered on 2020 as the “earliest..." April 25

  • 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 Mavs.com. 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 Mavs.com. 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

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