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  • NBA Rumors: Mavs interested in Magic’s Evan Fournier in potential Dennis Smith Jr. trade

    Clutch Points "There are members of the Dallas Mavericks who think highly of Orlando Magicshooting guard Evan Fournier, and they would like to acquire him in a potential Dennis Smith Jr. trade, according to Mike Fisher of 247Sports. The Magic and Phoenix Suns have..." January 16

  • NBA, NBPA agree to $1.1B ‘NBA 2K’ licensing agreement

    Sportress of Blogitude "The NBA and NBPA have agreed to a lucrative licensing agreement extension with Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., creators of the popular “NBA 2K” video game franchise, the league announced this week. The new agreement reportedly spans seven years and is said to be..." January 16

  • Report: Mavs aren’t going to offer DeAndre Jordan a multi-year contract

    Clutch Points "Sources familiar with the Dallas Mavericks don’t believe the organization will offer center DeAndre Jordan a multi-year deal after his contract expires in the offseason, according to Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Getting a multi-year deal is..." January 16

  • Is Luka Doncic Having a Better Rookie Season Than LeBron James Did?

    Bleacher Report "Luka Doncic's arrival as a rookie phenomenon is now complete. Not because of his monstrous play in the clutch, those groin-stretching step-backs or the generally indomitable confidence that defines the Dallas Mavericks' 19-year-old star. No, Doncic has arrived because he's..." January 16

  • Source: It would be surprising if Mavericks didn't strike a deal for Dennis Smith Jr. at this point

    Dallas Morning News "Late Sunday afternoon, shortly before his Mavericks would face two-time reigning NBA champion Golden State and take the Warriors to the wire for the third time in as many attempts this season, Mark Cuban made a seemingly persuasive argument for keeping Dennis Smith Jr. But was the..." January 16

  • Daryl Macon will get a look with the Mavericks with J.J. Barea out

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have called up two-way player Daryl Macon with J.J. Barea down for the season and the team in need of more point guard depth. Dennis Smith Jr., who is sidelined with a back injury, will try to practice this week, but his timetable for..." January 15

  • Dennis Smith Jr calls in sick to practice as trade rumors swirl

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks are said to be searching for possible trade partners for Dennis Smith Jr, and the former first-round pick may be doing his part to accelerate the process. Smith was not at practice on Tuesday, and Mavs coach Rick Carlisle made it clear that the absence was not..." January 15

  • What can the Mavs get in return for a Dennis Smith Jr. trade package?

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are really working toward trading point guard Dennis Smith Jr., something that most people did not think was coming a year ago. However, with the emergence of rookie Luka Doncic as the Mavericks’ primary ball-handler, Smith has become..." January 15

  • Dennis Smith Jr. is available. The Magic are interested. What will it take?

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The Magic had the opportunity to get Dennis Smith Jr. in 2017 and decided not to. Looks like they now have a second chance. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Dallas Mavericks have become more aggressive in shopping the 21-year-old point guard. The Magic, Woj adds, along with the..." January 15

  • Pistons, Suns, Magic Pursuing Dennis Smith Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks are ramping up trade discussions for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweets. The Suns and Magic are involved in talks with the Mavs, Wojnarowski adds. Smith Jr. has missed the last three games with a..." January 15

  • Dallas searching for Dennis Smith Jr. trades involving Wesley Matthews

    Clutch Points "With the trade deadline approaching, the Dallas Mavericks are looking at trading second-year guard Dennis Smith Jr. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the Mavericks have been in talks with the Phoenix Suns and Orlando..." January 15

  • Mavericks reportedly trying hard to trade Dennis Smith Jr

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks are shifting the focus of their franchise from one youngster to another. As Luka Doncic has come in and taken over the team, Dennis Smith Jr has been moved to a new role, and it’s one that’s not working as well. That has led the Mavericks to shop..." January 15

  • Mavericks Apply For Disabled Player Exception

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have applied for a disabled player exception after J.J. Barea underwent season-ending surgery on his torn right Achilles, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter). If a player is seriously injured, his team can request a disabled..." January 14

  • Could Luka Doncic make the Mavs a top free agent destination?

    Yardbarker "The Mavericks haven’t had much luck recruiting star free agents to Dallas over the last several years, but it’s possible that Luka Doncic could help change that, Sean Deveney writes in his latest Sporting News article. With longtime star Dirk Nowitzki on his last legs, Doncic looks..." January 14

  • Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has surgery on ruptured Achilles, no timetable set for return

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks announced that J.J. Barea is out of surgery and there is no timetable for his return. JJ Barea is out of surgery. — Brad..." January 14

  • Nowitzki fine with smaller on-court role with Mavericks

    Sports Day "On this frigid Friday in the Twin Cities, following the Mavericks' morning shootaround, Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki had a heart-to-heart that would have been difficult for most coaches and most NBA stars. The topic: A significant change in the way Nowitzki will and won't..." January 13

  • Luka Doncic 'already an All-Star,' says Warriors coach Steve Kerr

    Sporting News "Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is "already an All-Star", according to Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Teenager Doncic, the third overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has been a revelation for the Mavs in his debut season, averaging 20 points per game. The Slovenian..." January 13

  • Rick Carlisle favorably compares Ryan Saunders to late father Flip

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders has looked a lot like his late father Flip through his first two games in charge, whether he's conducting his pregame radio interviews on the court or running 5-52 Twist, one of his dad's favorite plays. Dallas Mavericks..." January 12

  • Luka Doncic Is the Most Unique Rookie the NBA Has (Maybe) Ever Seen

    Complex "It’s become commonplace among amateur NBA draftniks to revere potential over production, particularly when considering overseas prospects. The success of the Gasol brothers, Dirk Nowitzki, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and others has exposed the next generation of NBA audiences to the..." January 12

  • Mavericks’ J.J. Barea likely out for the season with torn Achilles, per report

    Mavs Moneyball "In the fourth quarter of the Mavericks’ Friday night game in Minnesota, J.J. Barea left the game with an injury now believed to be a torn right Achilles tendon, per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. Barea fell to the ground clutching his right foot after taking a contested layup..." January 12

  • NBA Rumors: These teams are willing to give up first-round picks, SN sources say

    Sporting News "The countdown to the NBA’s trade deadline has reached four weeks, and with 25 teams within 3.5 games of a postseason slot, the league swap meet could be as confused as ever. Let’s have a look in this week’s Friday Rumor-rama, or as it is known in Canada,..." January 11

  • Luka Doncic sees extended minutes with the second unit for the first time

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks finally beat the Phoenix Suns this season, topping them 104-94 Wednesday night. Dallas’ rotations played a large part in staving off Phoenix. The Mavs’ starters saw extended minutes on the evening, with each one—aside from Wesley..." January 10

  • Ayton understands Doncic hype: 'He's a beast'

    The Score "Deandre Ayton has managed to average a double-double and put up some eye-popping stat lines through the first 42 games of his career since being drafted No. 1 overall by the Phoenix Suns last June. However, despite his impressive play, the 7-footer hasn't been the most talked..." January 09

  • Potential Landing Spots for Dallas Mavericks’ Guard Dennis Smith Jr.

    Clutch Points "After catching fire in the beginning of December, the Dallas Mavericks have slid backwards in the Western Conference. Their 18-22 record places them 14th and last in their division. Thankfully, they are still only 3.5 games out of the playoff picture in a neck and neck..." January 08

  • Report: Mavericks, Hornets interested in Kevin Love

    247 Sports "The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets are both interested in trading for veteran forward Kevin Love from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from Amico Hoops. Love has only appeared in four games for the Cavs this season after undergoing foot surgery in early..." January 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki Says Positive Reception from Celtics Fans Was 'Super Emotional'

    Bleacher Report "Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki said Friday he was moved by the positive response from Boston Celtics fans during his likely final visit to TD Garden as an opposing player. Tim Bontemps of provided postgame comments from Nowitzki, who missed all 10 of his shots en route..." January 05

  • Mavericks’ rookie Luka Doncic earns unprecedented honor

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic keeps piling up unprecedented honors. The 19-year-old point forward was named the December Western Conference Rookie of the Month, becoming the first Mavs player to earn the award in his first two months in the NBA. He’s the..." January 04

  • Luka Doncic tops Kevin Durant in early ASG voting

    Sportsnaut "Luka Doncic fever has clearly spread well beyond Dallas. Early All-Star voting results were released on Thursday and the Dallas Mavericks rookie is in good shape. Doncic has the fourth-most frontcourt votes in the entire NBA. In the West, he trails only LeBron James, putting him ahead..." January 03

  • Dallas Mavericks file trademarks for Luka Doncic's, um, interesting nickname

    The Loop "Luka Doncic has been nothing short of a revelation as an NBA rookie, dazzling fans and opponents with an array of skills while displaying a penchant for coming up clutch. At 19, he's already the undisputed leader of the Dallas Mavericks, who are a surprising contender for a playoff spot in..." January 02

  • Mavericks interested in dealing for Wizards F Otto Porter Jr.

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are interested in trading for Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter, according to Michael Scotto of The Atheltic. The Wizards could be open for business now that All-Star point guard John Wall is out for the year due to a left heel injury which will require..." January 01

  • Paul George Calls Luka Doncic a 'Special Talent' After Getting Burned

    Complex "The NBA isn't often a place for compliments. Opponents will take compliments as a sign of weakness. That's the theory at least, and no player is exempt. That maxim certainly holds for rookies, who sometimes have a hard time garnering a compliment from their own teammates...." January 01

  • Mavericks reportedly unlikely to trade Dennis Smith despite willingness

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks are believed to be interested in trading former first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr., but that does not mean they will be able to find a suitor before the end of the season. Tim Cato of The Athletic reported over the weekend that the trade rumors surrounding..." December 31

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki on road losses: 'We got to find a way to win'

    Sporting News "Dirk Nowitzki's recent return has been overshadowed by a string of disappointing losses by Dallas. The Mavericks big man had his best game of the season as he scored 11 points in 11 minutes Friday, despite a 114-112 loss to the Pelicans, but said his stats..." December 30

  • Nowitzki moves into 4th on all-time games played list

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki continues to make his mark in the NBA record book. Wednesday's outing against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans went down as Nowitzki's 1,477th career regular-season appearance, all of which have come in a Dallas Mavericks uniform. By entering at the..." December 27

  • Luka Doncic astounded to be drawing LeBron James comparisons

    ESPN "LeBron James is the lone name that keeps coming up when searching for comparisons for Luka Doncic's production as an NBA teenager. Doncic came a rebound shy of becoming the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double on Wednesday, finishing with 21 points, nine..." December 27

  • Mavericks Reportedly Gauging Interest In Dennis Smith Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The emergence of Luka Doncic along with skepticism of Dennis Smith Jr.‘s effectiveness on the court alongside the rookie standout has led to the expectation the Mavericks will eventually trade Smith, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports. Dallas has denied any interest..." December 26

  • Mavs rookie Daryl Macon surprises mother with new home for Christmas

    Larry Brown Sports "Like many other athletes in their first season playing professionally, Dallas Mavericks rookie Daryl Macon’s life has changed quite a bit over the past year. On Christmas, he showed his mother the good that can come from that. Macon shared a video on social media that showed his..." December 26

  • Report: Mavericks have gauged interest in Dennis Smith Jr.

    Larry Brown Sports "Little more than a year after using a lottery pick on him, the Dallas Mavericks appear ready to at least consider giving up on Dennis Smith Jr. Both Marc Stein of the New York Times and Tim MacMahon of ESPN reported Monday that there’s a belief from other executives that the..." December 24

  • What Mark Cuban is really saying about American basketball players

    SB Nation "It’s not rare for Mark Cuban to say something controversial. The Dallas Mavericks franchisee isn’t as likely to catch a fine for critiquing referees or the league these days, but he’s still a hot-take machine. Every once in a while, one of the spicier opinions in his..." December 24

  • Draymond Green, Stephen Curry praise Mavs rookie Luka Doncic

    San Jose Mercury News "Once the game ended, Green had an extended conversation with Doncic. The talk presumably touched on Donic’s 19-point performance on 7-of-15 shooting and five assists as well as his potential. “That dude is good. He got it. He’s going to be a problem. He already is a..." December 23

  • Mavs' Barnes slams Cuban's 'mixtapes' comments: 'I don't find it funny'

    The Score "Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes took exception to team owner Mark Cuban's comments on the journey aspiring players should take on their way to the NBA. Speaking with Eurohoops about Slovenian-born rookie Luka Doncic, Cuban said, "If we took our best kids and seven..." December 23

  • J. Cole shouts out Markelle Fultz, Dennis Smith Jr. on new track

    The Score "Rapper J. Cole is throwing his support behind Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz following the second-year player's diagnosis with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. Cole is featured on 21 Savage's latest album, "I Am > I Was," which dropped Thursday night,..." December 21

  • Mark Cuban Says American Players Only Know 'How to Taunt and Put Together Mixtapes'

    Complex "Luka Doncic hasn't played even half an NBA season and Mark Cuban has used his generational talent to a riff on the state of amateur basketball in the United States. Yes, Luka has played better than advertised as the reigning EuroLeague MVP and Final Four MVP with a..." December 21

  • Doc Rivers Hopes DeAndre Jordan Is 1st Jersey Clippers Retire

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Clippers are the least successful franchise in NBA history. Sporting a 40.3 lifetime winning percentage, the Clips have made the playoffs just 13 times since joining the league as the Buffalo Braves in 1970. They didn't win 50 games in a year until 2012 and have lost 60 or..." December 21

  • Wesley Matthews the trade chip, other Mavs of interest and the management of Dennis Smith Jr.'s health

    Dallas Morning News "The NBA trade deadline isn't until February, but teams are already making moves. Do you see the Mavs being active in the trade market? It seems as if Wes Matthews has been a much-discussed trade chip since his arrival in Dallas. Eddie Sefko: Look, there are no untouchables on..." December 18

  • Doncic believed Kings were going to draft him

    The Score "When the Sacramento Kings elected to draft Duke big man Marvin Bagley III with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, many were surprised they passed on EuroLeague MVP Luka Doncic. Even the Slovenian sensation thought he was headed to Northern California. "I did, I..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • Kings' Dave Joerger on Luka Doncic's Ceiling: 'I Don't See It'

    Bleacher Report "Sacramento Kings head coach Dave Joerger is a card-carrying member of NBA Twitter now after praising Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. Doncic finished with 28 points, six rebounds and nine assists in Dallas' 120-113 loss to the Kings on Sunday. Before the..." December 17

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Report: Dirk Nowitzki plans to make season debut vs. Suns

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is reportedly ready to return to action after missing the first part of the season due to injury. Nowitzki underwent surgery earlier in the year on his left ankle, and that led to a long road to recovery that has caused him to be..." December 13