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  • Mavs owner Mark Cuban reacts to report calling DeAndre Jordan selfish

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says an ESPN report claiming Mavs center DeAndre Jordan has rubbed teammates the wrong way with what they perceive as selfish play is “ridiculous.” Last weekend, DeAndre Jordan essentially stole a rebound from..." November 16

  • Mavericks' DeAndre Jordan responds to report he has ‘rubbed teammates the wrong way'

    Sporting News "DeAndre Jordan has responded to a recent report that he has "rubbed teammates the wrong way," denying accusations that his teammates believe he plays "selfish" basketball. “Let me put it like this: I’ve been in the league 10 years. This is my 11th..." November 15

  • NBA commissioner Adam Silver previews technological advances coming to help fans enjoy games

    CBS Sports "The NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world, but even with the talent and interest in the league at an all-time high, it's always looking at ways to improve the experience. Especially for fans. One way that could be possible is through the use of augmented and virtual..." November 15

  • Mavericks giving 120 wounded soldiers courtside tickets for Wednesday's game

    Sportsnaut "In their first home game since Veterans Day, the Dallas Mavericks are making sure to honor those who have fought and put everything on the line for this nation. Dallas has decided to give 120 wounded soldiers courtside tickets for Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz. Said..." November 14

  • Luka Doncic’s bumps and bruises are no reason to fret

    Mavs Moneyball "Through 13 games this season it feels like Luka Doncic has a little injury scare every other game. The most recent scare came against Oklahoma City when Doncic and Paul George knocked knees. Luka would come back in the game a tad later but was ultimately..." November 14

  • Mavs’ Dennis Smith Jr. denies team’s rift with DeAndre Jordan

    Dallas Morning News "Dennis Smith Jr. took to social media Tuesday evening to address a topic that has been surrounding the Mavericks for the last couple of weeks.  On Monday, ESPN's Tim McMahon sounded off on the state of one of the Mavericks' most polarizing..." November 14

  • DeAndre Jordan has bothered Mavericks teammates with selfish play

    Pro Basketball Talk "DeAndre Jordan bumping teammate Luka Doncic to get an otherwise-uncontested rebound could have been seen as a minor issue, overexuberance by Jordan due to determination to get every loose ball. But to the Mavericks, it was an example of a troubling pattern with Jordan. Tim..." November 13

  • FAs Signed Now Can’t Be Traded Before Deadline

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement prevents a team from signing a player and then turning around and trading him shortly thereafter. If a club signs a free agent, without having reached an agreement on a sign-and-trade deal, then that club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 08

  • NBA To Televise 2019 All-Star Draft

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA and the players’ union have reached an agreement to televise the draft for this season’s All-Star Game, according to a report from Marc Stein and Kevin Draper of The New York Times. Sources tell Stein and Draper that a date for that draft has yet to be scheduled, but..." November 07

  • Dirk Nowitzki not expected to play until December?

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki still has yet to debut in what could be his final NBA season, and now it sounds like it could be another month or so before he does. Addressing reporters on Sunday, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said that he would be “thrilled” if Nowitzki was..." November 05

  • How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush

    ESPN "On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies. No one is paying attention to what's hanging on the wall, but it's a big deal, a sign of a monumental shift in the American..." November 01

  • Like many teams, the Mavs want to trade for Jimmy Butler. Here’s why they shouldn’t

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The are two major problems with the Dallas Mavericks trading for Jimmy Butler. And neither of them are named Harrison Barnes. Dallas and owner Mark Cuban would almost certainly have to trade one of Barnes or up-and-comer Dennis Smith Jr. to beat any..." November 01

  • Luka Doncic thrilled to get idol LeBron's signed jersey

    ESPN "Soon after the buzzer sounded on the Los Angeles Lakers' 114-113 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday at Staples Center, Luka Doncic headed toward the Lakers locker room. Doncic, the Mavericks' 19-year-old rookie sensation from Slovenia..." November 01

  • What Dirk Nowitzki said he misses as he's still weeks, not days, away from return to court

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki and LeBron James are connected at the all-time scoring list, but Dirk knows it won't last. The pair exchanged places last week when James took over No. 6 among NBA scoring royalty, pushing Nowitzki back to No. 7. Both of them will pass Wilt Chamberlain later this..." November 01

  • '107 is the new 100.' How scoring trends in the NBA are setting a new bar for what a good defense is.

    Los Angeles Times "Washington coach Scott Brooks stood outside the visiting locker room at Staples Center on Monday night, a tinge of defeatism in his voice — and this was before his team allowed the Clippers to score 136 points. The scoring this season is completely rewriting the rules of what a..." October 30

  • Report: NBA to Push Back Opening Night 1 Week for 2019-2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "The 2019-20 NBA season will tip off Oct. 22, 2019, The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor reported Monday. By comparison, the 2018-19 campaign began Oct. 16, when the Boston Celtics hosted the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder hit the road against the..." October 30

  • The Mavericks need something different from Wesley Matthews

    Mavs Moneyball "There are a lot of takeaways from the Mavericks loss to the Utah Jazz on Sunday night — Dennis Smith Jr. had one of his better games as a Maverick, the defense is still poor, DeAndre Jordan keeps making free throws and just in general it’s fun to watch..." October 29

  • How long will it take for Harrison Barnes, Mavericks to find their identity?

    Dallas Morning News "Harrison Barnes clearly is having to knock off some rust. His first two games after being sidelined a month with a strained hamstring have left a lot to be desired. Barnes has hit just 8-of-30 shots and is 1-of-9 from 3-point range. He said after his first game that he knows..." October 29

  • Dirk: LeBron can break Kareem's scoring record if he stays healthy

    The Score "With his 35-point performance against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James passed Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki for the title of active scoring leader and moved into sixth on the all-time scoring list. Nowitzki believes James still..." October 28

  • LeBron James passes Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on all-time scoring list "LeBron James has reached another milestone, passing Dirk Nowitzki for sixth on the NBA's all-time scoring list. With just under eight minutes in the third quarter, James drained a jumper for his 31,188th career point on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs. James,..." October 28

  • Barnes to make season debut for Mavs

    The Score "Harrison Barnes will suit up for the first time this season Friday as the Dallas Mavericks visit the Toronto Raptors, the team announced via's Dwain Price. Despite the return, he will be on a minutes limit, according to The Athletic's Tim Cato. The..." October 26

  • NBA Execs Looking Ahead To 2019 Free Agency

    Hoops Rumors "Front office executives around the NBA, even on probable playoff teams, are already looking ahead to 2019’s free agent period, according to Brian Windhorst of, who notes that next summer’s group of star free-agents-to-be is generating plenty of early..." October 24

  • Harrison Barnes hopeful to make season debut Friday vs. Raptors

    Clutch Points "After a rather surprising 21-point blowout on opening night against the Phoenix Suns, the Dallas Mavericks have notched two straight wins in three days. With momentum on their side, the team has been given a further boost with the announcement that forward Harrison..." October 24

  • DeAndre Jordan has been everything the Mavs hoped, but he's doing something radically differently

    Dallas Morning News "DeAndre Jordan didn't seem to appreciate the question very much. He was asked after the Mavericks' 115-109 win over Chicago about what he's doing differently at the free-throw line where he has made 9-of-10 shots so far this season. "Nothing," he said,..." October 23

  • The Blockbuster NBA Trades We Want to See This Season

    Bleacher Report "The NBA season is underway. Teams are fighting for initial positioning, stars are asserting themselves as celestial presences and youngsters are trying to carve out larger roles in their rotations. The entertainment level is off the charts. We still want..." October 23

  • Report: Surprising New Team Interested in Jimmy Butler Trade

    12 Up "Jimmy Butler-to-Miami somehow feels both preordained and impossible, at this point. After all, it's a perfect stop for Butler ahead of free agency, and he'd also be a solid candidate to lead the next generation of Miami basketball, taking over from a fellow Marquette man in..." October 23

  • Carlisle: Barnes, Harris out at least two more games

    Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks will continue to be without three of their heavy lifters tonight against Chicago at American Airlines Center. Harrison Barnes (right hamstring) and Devin Harris (left hamstring) both have been ruled out and Dirk Nowitzki remains sidelined until at least early..." October 22

  • Mavs to open season without Nowitzki, Barnes. How will they try to plug the holes?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dirk Nowitzki spent Tuesday at the Lympo practice facility walking on a treadmill and riding a stationary bike, at least during the media’s availability at the end of the Dallas Mavericks’ final practice before their 2018-19 season begins Wednesday.   The Mavs..." October 17

  • 11 NBA rookies younger than careers of Dirk Nowitzki, Vince Carter

    Sportsnaut "As the 2018-19 NBA season begins, the fascinating careers of Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter have reached drinking age. Yes, their 21-year tenures in the league is longer than several players have occupied this planet. Plenty of the NBA’s youngest well-known talents..." October 16

  • Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. has 2 points of emphasis this season. One is measurable, the other is a bit more subjective.

    Dallas Morning News "Dennis Smith Jr. is 20. He's from Fayetteville, N.C., which could have its city-limit sign next to the "southern hospitality" entry in Webster's Unabridged. On a sports team with a 40-year-old legend and lots of other veterans, his age and his background..." October 16

  • Should the Mavericks bring back Corey Brewer?

    Mavs Moneyball "The Dallas Mavericks have a problem. Heading into the regular season, the team is dealing with a number of injuries to key players. The most notable are the ones to Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes. Of the two, however, the absence of Barnes may have the biggest impact. In..." October 16

  • Mavs Exercise Dennis Smith’s 2019/20 Option

    Hoops Rumors "Another team has exercised its 2019/20 option on a player with a rookie scale contract, with Dwain Price of reporting (via Twitter) that Dennis Smith Jr.‘s third-year option has been picked up by the Mavericks. The move locks in Smith’s $4,463,640 cap charge for..." October 15

  • Harrison Barnes will miss opening night, maybe more

    Mavs Moneyball "According to multiple reports Harrison Barnes will miss the Mavericks first game on Wednesday in Phoenix with a strained right hamstring. Last week Carlisle mentioned that Barnes won’t be ready to play until he gets significant practice time, so..." October 15

  • Mavericks Re-Sign Ding Yanyuhang

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have re-signed Ding Yanyuhang, a formality to place him on the team’s G League affiliate, the Texas Legends, Tim McMahon of ESPN tweets. He was waived on Wednesday after missing most of the preseason because of tendinitis in his knee. The 6’6”..." October 13

  • LeBron calls overcoming 2011 NBA Finals loss his 'greatest achievement'

    The Score "LeBron James looks back at the 2011 NBA Finals as the turning point in his career, with the Miami Heat coming up short against the Dallas Mavericks in six games despite being the heavy favorites. "I thought it would be easy because I was teaming with some real players," said..." October 13

  • Dirk Nowitzki to miss start of season as recovery continues

    ESPN " Dirk Nowitzki has been ruled out of the Mavericks' season opener and is expected to miss several games as he continues to rehab from April ankle surgery. "It's going to be multiple weeks, I can tell you that," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said..." October 12

  • Mavericks Release Rashad Vaughn, Donte Ingram

    Hoops Rumors "Three days after signing them, the Mavericks have waived Rashad Vaughn and Donte Ingram, both of whom were on non-guaranteed contracts. Dallas confirmed the cuts today in a press release. While Vaughn and Ingram didn’t spend much time with the Mavericks, they could be in line..." October 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki says he’ll miss season opener

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavs forward/center Dirk Nowitzki confirmed he will miss the 2018-19 season-opener against the Phoenix Suns, according to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. Nowitzki was already expected to “miss weeks, not months” after a slow recovering from last..." October 11

  • Will this be J.J. Barea’s last season in Dallas?

    Mavs Moneyball "José Juan Barea has had a remarkable career. Moving from Puerto Rico to the United States at 17 to play high school basketball in Florida, Barea was the antithesis of the over-publicized, over-exposed high school ballers we see entering the college scene today...." October 10

  • Mavericks Waive Ding Yanyuhang

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have waived Chinese forward Ding Yanyuhang, tweets Marc Stein of The New York Times. Ding missed training camp and most of the preseason because of tendinitis in his knee, so it’s not surprising that he wasn’t able to earn a roster spot. He will join..." October 10

  • Adidas Consultant Says He Paid Families of Deandre Ayton, Dennis Smith Jr. More

    Bleacher Report "As the NCAA's corruption trial continued on Wednesday, a former Adidas consultant testified to paying families of multiple high-profile college basketball players. Per CBS Sports' Matt Norlander, T.J. Gassnola said under oath he gave money to the families of Deandre Ayton..." October 10

  • Mavs Sign Donte Ingram, Rashad Vaughn

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have signed swingman Donte Ingram and guard Rashad Vaughn and waived forward Jalen Jones and guard Codi Miller-McIntyre, according to a team press release. Terms were disclosed but the two signings are almost certainly Exhibit..." October 08

  • Mavericks fire team photographer after allegations of sexual misconduct, report says

    CBS Sports "Back in February, Sports Illustrated released a damning investigative report that detailed years of sexual harassment, domestic violence and a generally corrosive environment inside the Dallas Mavericks' organization. A few weeks ago, the independent investigation started by the team on the..." October 08

  • Will DeAndre Jordan re-sign with Mavs after his one-year deal is up?

    Dallas Morning News "Question: Think DeAndre Jordan might be willing to stick around next year provided the Mavs are willing to pay? Sherrington: I think it's a great question, and it's a column I'm going to write pretty soon. They might be as good this season as they're going to be..." October 05

  • NBA aware of additional sexual misconduct allegations

    ESPN "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the league office is monitoring how the Dallas Mavericks are responding to allegations of improper workplace conduct that were not included in the investigative report released two weeks ago. The Dallas Morning News reported..." October 05

  • The Mavericks Will Hire Former NBA Handicapper Haralabos Voulgaris To A Front Office Role

    ESPN "In another example of how dramatically the NBA is embracing the gambling industry, the Dallas Mavericks are hiring former professional sports gambler Bob Voulgaris as director of quantitative research and development, league sources told ESPN. For years, Voulgaris made a..." October 05

  • When called upon, Salah Mejri will continue to bring an edge to the Mavs’ second unit

    Mavs Moneyball "Once upon a time, in the summer of 2015, DeAndre Jordan verbally agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks — a move that seemed to give Dallas the franchise center it had long coveted since the first departure of Tyson Chandler in 2011. Alas, that dream was..." October 04

  • Dirk Nowitzki still expected to be out weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki is still expected to be out weeks for the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki is recovering from ankle surgery he underwent in April. He experienced a setback last month and on Tuesday, both he and Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said the absence will extend for weeks rather..." October 03

  • Mavericks will be without DeAndre Jordan for games in China

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks' center DeAndre Jordan did not make the trip to China for the Mavericks' preseason games against Philadelphia because of a personal matter, a Mavericks official said. It already had been decided that Harrison Barnes (hamstring) would not travel for the two..." October 02

  • Report: NBA won't allow Kanye's Yeezy court shoe with reflective panel

    The Score "Adidas' Yeezy basketball shoes will hit the hardwood at some point this season - just not with one design shown in a recent post by creator Kanye West. An industry source told ESPN's Nick DePaula that the sneakers wouldn't be approved as currently presented,..." October 02