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  • NBA trainer thinks Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis will become a Hall of Famer

    Clutch Points "An NBA trainer who has worked with multiple NBA stars believes Mavs power forward Kristaps Porzingis will become a Hall of Famer, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN. Porzingis will make his Mavs debut in 2019-20 after missing the entire 2018-19 campaign rehabbing his ACL injury...." September 20

  • Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis claims Defensive Player of the Year is ‘goal of mine’

    Clutch Points "Some NBA fans may have forgotten that Kristaps Porzingis is set to make his Dallas Mavericks debut on opening day against the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, the new Mavs centerpiece have put himself back on the map with his declaration of intent for the Defensive Player of the..." September 20

  • Doc Rivers hopes that Mavs’ Seth Curry, daughter Callie’s son will have ‘Curry shot, Rivers athleticism’

    Clutch Points "It’s not weird to have family members playing in the NBA at the same time. However, it’s not every day that you see two basketball families becoming one through marriage. That’s exactly what happened when Doc Rivers’ daughter married Seth Curry. The Los Angeles..." September 20

  • 14 NBA Teams Have Open 20-Man Roster Spots

    Hoops Rumors "With NBA training camps right around the corner, several more teams filled their 20-man offseason rosters this week. The Hornets did so on Monday, with the Mavericks, Pistons, Raptors, and Hawks following suit over the next few days. Those clubs join a list of..." September 20

  • Adam Silver: NBA Passes Stricter Tampering, Compliance Rules Package

    SI "The NBA Board of Governors unanimously passed a stricter package of provisions to enforce compliance with tampering and salary cap circumvention. NBA commissioner Adam Silver addressed the rules changes in a press conference and said there "need to be consequences" when rules are..." September 20

  • Top 5 Young Stars Who Need To Change Teams

    Fadeaway World "For young players to blossom and play well, they have to be put into the right situation. Players such as Trae Young, De’Aaron Fox, and Karl-Anthony Towns have been given the keys to their respective teams and we have seen them take off and essentially turn into All-Stars. But..." September 20

  • Mark Cuban to discuss Mavs part-ownership with Dirk Nowitzki

    Maven Sports "During the Dallas Mavericks' exit interviews for the 2018-2019 season, Dirk Nowitzki expressed excitement for the next phase of his life after retiring from the NBA. "Day one of the rest of my life starts," said Nowitzki. "Where I don't have to think basketball..." September 20

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Power Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest power forward of all time? Now that we've discussed the top 10 point guards, shooting guards and small forwards in NBA history, it's time to look at the chameleon of basketball positions: power forwards. For..." September 20

  • Mavericks Sign Yudai Baba

    Mavs Moneyball "On Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks added a familiar face to their roster. The team announced that it signed Yudai Baba. In June, the 6-foot-4 guard flew in to participate in a mini camp with the team prior to the formation of the Summer League roster. He clearly made an..." September 20

  • Steve Nash admits he didn’t expect Mavs icon Dirk Nowitzki to be an all-time great

    Clutch Points "Dirk Nowitzki is a Dallas Mavericks legend and a future Hall of Famer. However, if you told Steve Nash two decades ago that Dirk will pass Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time scoring list, he would have probably laughed you out of the room. Nash, who participated in..." September 19

  • Doc Rivers jokes about having to pay for his daughter’s ‘very expensive’ wedding to Seth Curry

    Clutch Points "Just last weekend, Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers walked his daughter, Callie, down the aisle as she married the man of her dreams in Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry. Rivers was apparently still feeling the wedding high following the lavish Malibu..." September 19

  • Jason Terry Joins Texas Legends As Assistant GM

    Mavs Moneyball "Jason Terry is back. The Mavericks legend is the new assistant general manager of the Texas Legends, the team announced on Tuesday. One of the greatest players in franchise history, Terry now has a front office role with the Mavericks G-League affiliate. Terry last..." September 18

  • NBA Execs Anticipate Active In-Season Trade Market

    Heavy "fter an extraordinary summer of 2019, which saw a cavalcade of stars—including Kawhi Leonard, Anthony Davis, Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kemba Walker, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler—change teams, executives around the league expect..." September 18

  • NBA All-Time Player Rankings: Top 10 Small Forwards

    Bleacher Report "Who's the greatest small forward of all time? That's the question at hand with the top 10s for both point guards and shooting guards in the rearview. As was the case with the 2s, there isn't a ton of suspense surrounding the top spot here...." September 18

  • RJ Barrett says he would love to posterize Kristaps Porzingis

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks rookie RJ Barrett might be a little upset Kristaps Porzingis forced his way out of town. When asked who he was looking forward to posterizing the most, Barrett told Bleacher Report it was Porzingis. Knicks fans should be fired up about that..." September 17

  • Now healthy, Kristaps Porzingis is impressing Mavericks teammates during offseason scrimmages

    Dallas Morning News "Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell were among at least nine Mavericks who spent three days training together in Miami last week, returning to Dallas on Friday. “Just team-bonding,” Doncic said. “It was a good trip, for sure.” Powell said players began..." September 17

  • Ranking NBA's Best Backcourts for 2019-20 Season

    Bleacher Report "Most of the NBA's best backcourt combinations are going to look quite different in 2019-20. With Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kemba Walker, Chris Paul, D'Angelo Russell and Mike Conley all switching teams this offseason, many of the league's best..." September 16

  • Seth Curry marries Doc Rivers’ daughter Callie

    Larry Brown Sports "Saturday night was a big night for the Curry family — specifically Seth Curry. Seth married girlfriend Callie Rivers, bringing together two of the more prominent NBA families. Seth, who signed with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, is the son of former NBA veteran Dell Curry..." September 16

  • Mavericks to honor Dirk Nowitzki with special on-court logo during upcoming season

    NBA.com "Honoring the past. Embracing the future. That’s where the Mavericks are as they prepare for the 2019-20 season and one of their most meaningful nods to the past will be unveiled soon. The signature shot in Mavericks history – and one of the most copied and..." September 16

  • Several Reported Free Agent Deals Not Yet Official

    Hoops Rumors "When a free agent agrees to join an NBA team, his tentative deal with the club is generally reported before he officially signs his contract. Often, word of an agreement between a player and team breaks minutes or hours – or perhaps a day or two – before the deal is formally..." September 15

  • Jerry Colangelo won't forget U.S. World Cup pullouts

    Clutch Points "Jerry Colangelo, managing director for USA basketball, was not in a jovial mood after Team USA’s second consecutive loss in the FIBA World Cup. The Americans lost again on Thursday, as they fell to Serbia, 94-89. Following another disappointing loss, Colangelo made it clear that..." September 12

  • China loves the NBA, but when will the next Yao Ming arrive?

    ESPN "David Stern looked like a lost American tourist standing outside of the Chinese Central Television offices in Beijing for hours in 1989. Three years before "The Dream Team" made the world fall in love with basketball, the then-NBA commissioner actually helped light the spark that led..." September 12

  • Lamar Odom Says Mark Cuban Kicked, Degraded Him When He Was a Maverick

    The Big Lead "Lamar Odom has an autobiography coming out and an expert appeared in D Magazine. It deals with his time with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-2012 season. Odom appeared in 50 games, averaged (then) career-lows and was sent to the D-League. He also claims to have been kicked by Mavs’..." September 11

  • Jalen Brunson calls Luka Doncic ‘special’

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson appeared on FS1’s Fair Game with Kristine Leahy and was asked about his thoughts on Luka Doncic:   "September 10

  • 10 NBA Stars That Could Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "The NBA is a league of movement, and this has been the case in most recent years. Some of the league’s stars have moved around a lot last season, and this trend will likely continue in 2020. Teams have different needs when they decide to trade their star players and these..." September 10

  • Delonte West Has Fallen On Hard Times; Fans Are Asking Mavericks, Mark Cuban To Help Him

    Total Pro Sports "This is just a crazy fall from grace from a guy who excelled in basketball all his life, made it to the NBA, made millions of dollars, only to have his mental health deteriorate and overtake him. It was just last month when a photo was snapped of him that seemed to show he was out on..." September 10

  • Salah Mejri To Play In China

    Sportando "Former Dallas Mavericks big man Salah Mejri signed a one-month contract with Liaoning, a source told Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. " September 10

  • NBA Teams That Never Won It All but Won't Be Forgotten

    Bleacher Report "Some of the greatest teams in NBA history never won a title for a variety of reasons, including because of injuries. As you'll see, we're not even including the 2018-19 Golden State Warriors, who have case for inclusion. There's also this Michael Jordan guy who killed some..." September 10

  • The complicated case for Shawn Marion to make the Basketball Hall of Fame

    NBA.com "Is Shawn Marion a Hall of Famer? It's complicated. On the surface, he's not your typical Hall of Fame candidate. Marion made his mark as the second or third-best player on exciting teams that never truly won before eventually winning his lone championship as a role..." September 07

  • Nick Nurse intends to ramp up recruitment of NBA players for Team Canada

    Sportsnet "Nick Nurse believes he can play a bigger role in building Canada’s basketball team. Nurse was still soaking up the heady experience of the Toronto Raptors’ historic NBA championship run when he was named head coach of the Canadian team in June, and tasked with securing an..." September 07

  • 12 NBA Salary Guarantees To Watch In October

    Hoops Rumors "The majority of the NBA players who are currently on non-guaranteed contracts won’t have their salaries for 2019/20 become fully guaranteed until January 10. That’s the league-wide salary guarantee date and the default deadline that applies to players who haven’t..." September 06

  • How Many Current NBA Players Are Really Future Hall of Famers?

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is flush with talent—perhaps more so than it has ever been before. This past season alone, there were over a dozen players who performed at what we would have considered MVP-level in the past. You're likely to run out of fingers and toes if..." September 06

  • Mavs' new court will feature Dirk tribute

    The Score "The tributes continue for Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. Designer Skyler in Dallas has revealed that the Mavericks will be replacing the secondary logos on their court with a silhouette of Nowitzki for the 2019-20 NBA season. September 06

  • Report: Major agencies planning to boycott NCAA’s new agent testing

    Clutch Points "Less than a month ago, the NCAA tried to impose their will on player agents, instituting a new mandate that would require agents to have a bachelor’s degree. Although the NCAA later rescinded the change after massive backlash, the community of agency firms and individual agents are..." September 06

  • Mark Cuban takes shot at Chris Broussard in response to WNBA zings

    Larry Brown Sports "Mark Cuban is a man who has a tendency to hold onto grudges for a very long time, and it would appear he still has it out for Chris Broussard nearly four years after the two butted heads over some of Broussard’s reporting. On Wednesday, Dallas Mavericks point guard and reigning..." September 05

  • Eight NBA players who could have breakout seasons with their new teams following a busy free agency period

    CBS Sports "Victor Oladipo is the poster boy for a change of scenery leading to suddenly-fulfilled potential. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft was solid, but not elite in his first four seasons with the Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder. But a trade to Indiana..." September 04

  • NBA weighing investment vehicle to buy minority shares of individual teams

    Clutch Points "At the end of the day, the NBA is still a business. The whole world was reminded of this very fact of late, with news emerging pertaining to the league’s reported interest in investing on a small stake in individual teams. In an article by Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg, this..." September 03

  • Trade Packages to Break Up NBA's Worst Star Pairings

    Bleacher Report "Collecting star players is usually the key to success in the NBA.  But while pure talent typically wins out, some star pairings are destined to fail due to skill overlap, chemistry issues or roster fit. While superstars such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kawhi..." September 03

  • Team USA might really be in trouble at FIBA World Cup

    SB Nation "When Turkey’s Dogus Balbay took an unsportsmanlike foul from Joe Harris in the final nine seconds of overtime of Team USA’s second FIBA World Cup group stage, it looked like it was over. Turkey led the U.S., 92-91, and Balbaby was awarded two free throws and possession of..." September 03

  • Hawks, Warriors, Grizzlies Have Made Most Offseason Trades

    Hoops Rumors "A total of 43 trades have been completed by NBA teams since the 2018/19 season ended, including three deals involving three teams and one that included four teams. No club has been more active on the trade market during that time than the Hawks, who completed eight deals. However,..." September 03

  • Luka Doncic, will the Mavericks make the postseason? “We’ll make the playoffs. We must.”

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Western Conference is going to be brutal this season. A gauntlet. A nightmare. An acid test. A baptism of fire for young players. I could go on forever with cliches, but you get the idea. Making the playoffs will not be easy and will likely require 45+ wins at least. Most..." September 03

  • Redick, Iguodala and Under-the-Radar NBA Veterans Who Aren't Done Yet

    Bleacher Report "We all know veterans such as LeBron James and Steph Curry are going to put up huge numbers in 2019-20, barring injury. But what about some of the equally seasoned but less heralded players? You know, the guys teams may not have built their offseasons around acquiring but who could be..." September 03

  • 2K producer explains decision to go with Dwyane Wade for NBA 2K20 Legend Edition over Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "2K senior producer Erick Boenisch has finally explained why they decided to choose Dwyane Wade over Dirk Nowitzki for the cover of the NBA 2K20 Legend Edition. Per SubReal of AltChar, Boenisch admitted that the reason behind the Wade selection wasn’t that “great.”..." September 02

  • Luka Doncic has lost weight this summer, vows to be improved defender

    Larry Brown Sports "Fresh off winning NBA Rookie of the Year honors, Dallas Mavericks phenom Luka Doncic is positioning himself for an even bigger sophomore campaign. In an interview this week with Dwain Price of the team’s website, the 20-year-old Doncic was asked about reports that he had lost..." August 31

  • Dirk Nowitzki would have loved to play with Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic but his body says ‘it’s time’

    International Business Times "Dallas Mavericks’ former superstar Dirk Nowitzki would love to play with new Mavs stars Kristapz Porzingis and Luka Doncic. Nowitzki has been the face of the Dallas Mavericks for several seasons. During the stint of his stay with the Mavs, Nowitzki managed to secure an NBA..." August 31

  • Luka Doncic On Developing Six-Pack This Summer: ‘I Have One Ab’

    Fadeaway World "Luka Doncic is seen as one of the future stars of the NBA after his good displays overseas and the things he did during his rookie season in the league. However, something that racked up a lot of criticism towards the Slovenian was his weight and how much bigger he was compared to other players..." August 31

  • Power Ranking USA Men's Basketball Roster Ahead of 2019 FIBA World Cup

    Bleacher Report "Australia ended a 78-game winning streak for the USA Basketball men's senior team in the lead-up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup that starts Saturday in China. The hosts won 98-94 in front of 52,079 fans in Melbourne. After all the high-profile..." August 30

  • Highest-Paid NBA Players By Team

    Hoops Rumors "Earlier today, we listed the top 50 highest-paid NBA players for the 2019/20 season. While that list presented a clear picture of the highest earners for the upcoming season, not every NBA team was represented. Neither the Grizzlies nor the Knicks had a..." August 30

  • Decisions On 2020/21 Rookie Scale Team Options

    Hoops Rumors "Under the NBA’s current Collective Bargaining Agreement, the deadline for teams to sign fourth-year players to rookie scale extensions was moved up from October 31 to the last day before the regular season begins, but Halloween remains an important date on the NBA’s..." August 30

  • Who could be the NBA’s Andrew Luck?

    SB Nation "Andrew Luck’s decision to retire from the NFL at age 29 with tens of millions of dollars on the table continues to draw a mix of astonishment and understanding around the American sports landscape. The NBA does not have a serious record of early choice retirements probably because..." August 30