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  • Report: Mavs planning a ‘unique position’ for Dirk Nowitzki once he retires

    Clutch Points "While Dirk Nowitzki has not formally made any announcements, it is widely expected that the Dallas Mavericks legend will retire from the game of basketball at the end of the season. Not surprisingly, the Mavericks may have special plans for..." March 18

  • Luka Doncic Won't Play vs. Cavaliers with Knee Injury Diagnosed as Contusion

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic will miss Saturday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a knee contusion, according to Bobby Karalla of the team's official website.  While Doncic has missed a handful of games and dealt with knee and ankle concerns, he has been..." March 16

  • After trading Dennis Smith Jr., Jalen Brunson's last 10 games have made the Mavs' front office look really smart

    Sports Day "When the Mavericks traded Dennis Smith Jr. to the Knicks on Jan. 31, fans figured that the good news, along with getting Kristaps Porzingis in the deal, was that Smith's replacement was in the wings. Yes, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle already had anointed Luka Doncic as the..." March 16

  • Porzingis felt 'fluid' in 1st 5-on-5 practice since tearing ACL

    The Score "Kristaps Porzingis took part in his first full five-on-five practice Wednesday, exactly 13 months after undergoing surgery on his left ACL. The Dallas Mavericks big man was understandably far from peak form but was encouraged with his first bit of action after such a long..." March 15

  • Report: Kristaps Porzingis’ camp denies he doesn’t want to play with Kevin Durant

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kristaps Porzingis reportedly wasn’t enthusiastic about playing with Kevin Durant, the Knicks’ clear top target in free agency. Maybe that had something to do with New York trading Porzingis to the Mavericks. Frank Isola of The..." March 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis takes subtle shot at Knicks amid milestone

    New York Daily News "Kristaps Porzingis is back on the court in full form. Still reveling in the culture the Knicks never afforded him, Porzingis on Wednesday took part in his first full practice in over a year. “I’ve been getting the itch to get back on the court,” a glowing..." March 14

  • Rick Carlisle, Mavericks Reportedly Agree to Contract Extension Through 2023

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, who led the franchise to its only NBA championship in 2011, has reportedly agreed on a contract restructuring that extends his current deal through the 2022-23 campaign. Marc Stein of the New York Times broke the news Wednesday and also noted..." March 13

  • Kristaps Porzingis to compete in Mavericks practice ‘without restrictions’ tomorrow

    Mavs Moneyball "Speaking to Caron Butler of TNT’s Players Only broadcast crew during the second quarter of the Mavericks tilt with the Spurs, Kristaps Porzingis revealed that he would compete in five-on-five practice tomorrow for the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate..." March 13

  • Is Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic playing too many minutes?

    Sporting News "Luka Doncic seemed to be a lock for rookie of the year at the All-Star break, but his airtight case is taking on water as illustrated by a lackluster game Tuesday in a 112-105 loss to the Spurs. Doncic had only 12 points, missed eight of nine attempts from the free-throw line and..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • Why Mark Cuban thinks elite basketball recruits are 'crazy' if they choose college over G-League

    NBC Sports Washington "Mark Cuban has "crazy" thoughts on drawing attention. Before last week’s matchup between his Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards, the outspoken entrepreneur and NBA owner spoke with NBC Sports Washington on several topics including NBA ratings should LeBron..." March 12

  • Mavs Expected To Make Big Push For Kemba Walker

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are the biggest threat to the Hornets for unrestricted free agent Kemba Walker, longtime Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell reports. Bonnell cites two knowledgeable sources who indicate Dallas will make the high-scoring point guard their top free agent target. Dallas could..." March 11

  • Mavericks hope Luka Doncic injury not serious

    Sporting News "Luka Doncic injured his knee in the Mavericks' loss to the Rockets on Sunday and coach Rick Carlisle hopes it isn't serious. The Rookie of the Year front runner suffered the injury while grabbing an uncontested rebound and limped off the court for a timeout with just..." March 11

  • Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki drawing big numbers for final home game

    Sports Day "Coaches, players and fans across the NBA are saluting Dirk Nowitzki with testimonials, videoboard messages and heartfelt ovations and, here in North Texas, another expression of appreciation. $$$$! Saturday began the one-month countdown to the Mavericks' home finale and,..." March 10

  • The pursuit of Wilt Chamberlain inches closer for Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Two nights after LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for fourth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list, Dirk Nowitzki made his most pronounced move of the season in his chase of Wilt Chamberlain for No. 6 on the all-time list. Granted, Nowitzki's 15-point output in Friday..." March 09

  • Dirk Nowitzki: Social Media Changing How Modern NBA Players View Winning

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki is imparting wisdom to his younger NBA counterparts, though he may not be saying what they want to hear.  The 40-year-old Dallas Mavericks icon told The Athletic's Frank Isola that the new generation of NBA stars might care more about followers on..." March 09

  • Potential Mavericks free-agent target Nikola Vucevic praises Luka Doncic, Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "It was an at-times emotional night for Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, but not because Friday night's opponent, Dallas, is rumored to be one of free-agent-to-be Vucevic's potential destinations this summer. Mostly, it was emotional because Serbian Vucevic grew up in..." March 09

  • Mavericks Preparing For Long-Term Deal With Porzingis

    Hoops Rumors "Negotiations can’t begin until July, but the Mavericks are doing everything they can to prepare for a long-term relationship with Kristaps Porzingis, writes Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News. Porzingis was acquired from the Knicks at the end of January in a..." March 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki reveals career path had he not played basketball

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dirk Nowitzki will one day end his NBA career as one of the best basketball players of all time and greatest European import ever, but what field would he have gone into had things not worked out for him as well they did? According to the Dallas Mavericks legend, odds are he would..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Mavs’ J.J. Barea showing steady improvement, still no timetable for return

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks veteran point guard J.J. Barea appears to be making steady progress in his road to recovery from an Achilles injury. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle provided an update regarding the 34-year-old’s status, but refused to commit to a potential return..." March 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki never said he was retiring but he’s getting a farewell tour anyway

    SB Nation "Adam Silver thought it was obvious. Forty-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is playing his 21st NBA season for the Dallas Mavericks, and he has looked like someone who’s spent two decades playing this rigorous sport. It’s the reason why the NBA commissioner made..." March 06

  • Will Mark Cuban run for president? ‘We’ll see what happens,’ he says.

    Washington Post "Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a panelist on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” already has a potential slogan if he chooses to pursue the presidency. “Rich people are stupid,” he told the New York Daily News this week. He told the..." March 06

  • Tim Hardaway Jr: It's 'mind-blowing' Knicks gave up on Porzingis and me so soon

    New York Daily News "Tim Hardaway Jr. was traded by the Knicks — not once, but twice. The second time was surprising and “disappointing,” the shooting guard said, because about 18 months prior ago he was signed by team president Steve Mills to be a cornerstone of the future alongside Kristaps..." March 05

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Kristaps Porzingis' close pal explains why ex-Knicks star wanted out

    New York Daily News "Willy Hernangomez understands why his buddy Kristaps Porzingis requested a trade from the Knicks. “Yeah. Sometimes you can understand the plans change a little bit. I think KP wasn’t happy that they weren’t treating him the best way, the way he really..." March 04

  • Dallas hasn’t heard anything from NBA about holding out Kristaps Porzingis

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks acquired forward Kristaps Porzingis in a trade with the New York Knicks last month knowing that he’s still rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered more than a year ago. This has raised some questions around the league, as there are..." February 28

  • Starting again, Dirk still pondering one more year

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki, who has received farewell tributes in arenas around the NBA this season, has never ruled out returning for a 22nd campaign with the Dallas Mavericks. While he maintains that he won't make a final decision until this summer, Nowitzki's holding off on..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Doc Rivers stopped Monday's game with nine seconds left so fans could honor Dirk Nowitzki

    USA Today "Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki's legendary career is nearing its end. So with just over 20 games left in the season, fans are getting their last opportunities to see the future Hall of Famer do his thing one last time. On Monday night, Nowitzki and the Mavs, who..." February 26

  • Cuban is fine with NBA lowering age minimum, cautions that 'pimping' of 'none-and-done' will lead to hard falls

    Dallas Morning News "As first reported Thursday by USA Today, the NBA has submitted a formal proposal to the league's player's association that the minimum draft age be dropped from 19 to 18, beginning with the 2022 draft. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told The News on Friday that he..." February 26

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Lamar Odom’s $17K American Express lawsuit dismissed

    Page Six "Lamar Odom‘s finances are looking up. American Express has had its lawsuit against the former NBA player dismissed, The Blast reported, citing court documents. The credit card company originally sued Odom for allegedly failing to pay his $17,050.83..." February 25

  • Mavs owner Mark Cuban urges caution to 'none-and-done' teens with NBA dreams

    Sporting News "Outspoken Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has a message for 18-year-olds eager to make the jump from high school straight to the NBA: Be careful. In an interview with the Dallas News published Friday, Cuban said he was "fine" with the NBA's decision to open formal discussions..." February 23

  • NBA Insider Claims Kristaps Porzingis Absurdly Had No Interest in Playing With Kevin Durant

    12 Up "Kristaps Porzingis is quickly turning himself into the NBA's biggest diva. After expressing his discontent with the direction the New York Knicks were taking as a franchise and ultimately getting traded to the Dallas Mavericks, NBA insider Zach Lowe now says that Porzingis..." February 22

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • How is Don Nelson spending retirement? ‘Smoking some pot’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Former Warriors head coach Don Nelson is spending his retirement on Maui enjoying all the island has to offer. "I’ve been smoking some pot, but I never smoked when I played or coached," Nelson said when asked how he’s been keeping busy. "It’s new to..." February 22

  • Luka Doncic offers solution to NCAA refusing to pay players

    Sportsnaut "It might not be exactly what people are looking for, but Luka Doncic has an idea about how young hoops stars can get paid before they’re eligible to enter the NBA. On Wednesday night, NBA star Donovan Mitchell bemoaned Zion Williamson’s freak injury — he hurt his..." February 21

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • NBA Rumors: Bucks’ Khris Middleton is an inevitable target for Mavs

    Clutch Points "With the Dallas Mavericks close to falling out of the playoff race, the Mavs have set their sights toward the offseason. With clear holes in their roster and some money to spend, fans have started to dream about the top tier free agents, including Golden State..." February 20

  • Mavs to DBcom: Porzingis still 'out' even if team makes playoffs

    247 Sports "We’ve known for weeks now that the Dallas Mavericks’ plan has been for Kristaps Porzingis to sit out the rest of this season, despite the 7-3 sharp-shooting big man appearing to be physically ready to get back on the court again. As our Mike Fisher noted recently,..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Travis Schlenk: Hawks Would Have Drafted Luka Doncic If They Kept 3rd Pick

    Real GM Basketball "Travis Schlenk said that the Atlanta Hawks were going to draft Luka Doncic had they kept the 3rd pick in last year's draft.  "Not a lot of people know this...if we stayed at 3, we would have taken Luka. We had worked with his agent, he did a physical with us that morning..." February 18

  • 'Obviously awesome:' Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade honored at All-Star Game

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade said goodbye to the All-Star Game stage in style as both future Hall of Famers were honored during Team LeBron's 178-164 victory over Team Giannis on Sunday night. Nowitzki and Wade were added to the All-Star..." February 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki won’t rule out return next season

    Sportsnaut "It seems like a given that Dirk Nowitzki is playing out the final season of his storied professional career, which has been spent entirely with the Dallas Mavericks. However, after the All-Star Game on Sunday Nowitzki was asked about whether new teammate Kristaps Porzingis has tried..." February 18

  • Adam Silver: Mavericks organization has seen a 'complete sea change in culture'

    Yardbarker "Commissioner Adam Silver said the Mavericks have made significant progress in reforming their front office since a workplace misconduct scandal was made public last year, writes Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News. Silver traveled to Dallas on February 6 to assess the..." February 17

  • Adam Silver on Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I think it was clear that this was going to be his last season’

    Pro Basketball Talk "For the first time in NBA history, All-Star rosters each have 13 players. Don’t expect that to be a permanent change. Don’t expect it never to happen again, either. In addition to the five starters chosen by fans, players and media and the seven..." February 17

  • Silver: Idea for Dirk's, Wade's All-Star nods came from fan email

    ASAP Sports "ADAM SILVER: Thank all of you for being here. I know we have roughly 1,800 members of the media here in Charlotte from around the world, and we really appreciate your support. And those of you who traveled long distances to be here especially. Thank you for that. Let me begin..." February 17