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  • Kings Agree To Sign Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "The Kings and free agent guard Yogi Ferrell have reached an agreement on a deal, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Ferrell had initially agreed to a two-year contract with the Mavericks, but backed out of that agreement earlier..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell receiving interest from Cavs, Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Free agent point guard Yogi Ferrell recently walked back his commitment to the Dallas Mavericks after reaching a two-year, $5.3 million deal with the team, and now teams are on the lookout for his services. Among those interested are the Cleveland..." July 20

  • Yogi Ferrell Changing Course On Mavs Deal

    Hoops Rumors "After reportedly agreeing to a two-year, $5.3MM deal with the Mavericks on Thursday, Yogi Ferrell has changed course, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). According to Charania, Ferrell will re-enter free agency in search of a better..." July 20

  • Report: Mavericks, Nowitzki plan to finalize 1-year, $5M contract

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki's marriage with the Dallas Mavericks will continue for at least another season, as the team and its franchise icon plan to finalize a one-year, $5-million contract for 2018-19, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania. There was never much..." July 19

  • Mavs Hire Former WNBA Head Coach

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "Jenny Boucek was hired Wednesday by the Dallas Mavericks to be an assistant to the team’s basketball staff and special projects, the Mavericks announced in a news release on their website. The team said, Boucek, 44, has built a solid basketball reputation and resume over the..." July 19

  • Mavericks ‘Really Close’ To Re-Signing Yogi Ferrell

    Hoops Rumors "Dallas is nearing a new deal with point guard Yogi Ferrell, tweets Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Sources tell Schultz the parties are “really close” to agreeing on contract terms. The Mavericks rescinded their qualifying offer to Ferrell last..." July 19

  • Amar'e Stoudemire, I'll Be On An NBA Roster Next Season

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says when the NBA season kicks off in the fall ... he WILL be on an NBA roster -- telling TMZ Sports he's already been in contact with "a few teams." We broke the story ... the 35-year-old Stoudemire is gunnin' for an NBA..." July 18

  • Mavericks Sign Their Second Draft Pick Brunson

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The Dallas Mavericks announced Monday they have signed guard Jalen Brunson. Brunson was selected by the Mavericks with the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Mavericks said in a news release Monday. Brunson..." July 16

  • Mavs sign Kostas Antetokounmpo to two-way deal

    CBS Sports "Antetokounmpo agreed to a two-way contract with the Mavericks on Friday, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports. Antetokounmpo, younger brother of Giannis, was taken with the 60th and final pick of the 2018 NBA Draft. It appears Dallas has liked what it has seen thus far, as he will..." July 14

  • Mavericks working on deal with Yogi Ferrell after rescinding qualifying offer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks have rescinded their qualifying offer to guard Yogi Ferrell, but the sides are said to be working on a deal. Yahoo’s Shams Charania reported the news Friday about Ferrell, saying the Mavs rescinded the qualifying offer. However, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon..." July 14

  • NBA Teams With 2018/19 Cap Room Remaining

    Hoops Rumors "Last Wednesday, we noted that only three NBA teams still had significant cap room available. Depending on your definition of “significant,” that’s still the case. One of those three teams – the Kings – made a player for another’s..." July 12

  • Cavs could have ended with Luka Doncic if not rejecting trade with Hawks "The Atlanta Hawks offered the Cleveland Cavaliers the opportunity to trade up to No. 3 in a deal that would have involved Kent Bazemore in this year’s NBA draft, as reported by Bleacher Report. Hawks swapped spots with the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5, and a trade between Luka..." July 12

  • Results of sexual harassment investigation on Mavs out within the month

    Clutch Points "Its been awfully quiet for the Dallas Mavericks with regards to the status of the controversy the franchise found itself in after a Sports Illustrated exposé, published earlier in the year, revealed that there have been a spate of sexual harassment incidents as well..." July 11

  • Lamar Odom announces plans to move to China

    Page Six "Lamar Odom is ready for a new life overseas. The former NBA star and ex-husband to Khloé Kardashian announced in a since-deleted Instagram post on Tuesday that he’s packing up and moving to Shenzhen, China. “Happy & proud to..." July 11

  • Adam Silver Says NBA Free Agency Will Be Moved to Earlier Time Next Summer

    Bleacher Report "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is apparently aware his league's offseason generates plenty of buzz and is ready to move up the start of free agency accordingly. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Silver said the start of free agency will be earlier than..." July 11

  • Move to eliminate NBA one-and-done rule gaining momentum, commissioner Adam Silver says

    USA Today "The NBA’s one-and-done rule is unofficially done. Commissioner Adam Silver made it clear on Tuesday that there is growing support for a change that would allow players to enter the league at the age of 18 rather than require them to play one year of college basketball – or..." July 11

  • Michele Roberts on N.B.A. Competitive Imbalance: Don’t Blame the Players

    New York Times "Michele Roberts has heard the complaints about the N.B.A.’s best team, the Golden State Warriors, signing an All-Star. She has heard the whining about the league’s best player, LeBron James, moving westward in the first week of free agency. She has seen fans and pundits proclaim the..." July 09

  • Mark Cuban says under 50 percent chance Dirk Nowitzki plays past this season

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are about to have a bit of a change the next few seasons. Once Dirk Nowitzki retires it’s going to change from Nowtizki’s team to one of the other young guy’s teams like Dennis Smith Jr. or Luka Doncic. There has been a lot of talk of..." July 09

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo has extremely high praise for Luka Doncic

    Sportsnaut "Many who watch the NBA would likely say that Giannis Antetokounmpo is the most exciting young player the Association has to offer. But according to the Milwaukee Bucks superstar, an incoming rookie might even be ready to overtake him as the best international player. That incoming..." July 08

  • Yogi Ferrell Expected To Accept Qualifying Offer

    CBS Sports "Ferrell is expected to play for his $2.9 million qualifying offer this season, Tim MacMahon of reports. With free agency winding down, it doesn't appear Ferrell has many, if any, significant suitors. Taking the qualifying offer this year will allow him to re-join free..." July 07

  • Mark Cuban says DeAndre Jordan 'gave us the best chance to win now'

    ESPN "It took Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and DeAndre Jordan a matter of seconds to make up a few years after the big man left the franchise at the altar in free agency. "There's like four guys I hold grudges with, and three of them are from grade school, maybe even..." July 07

  • Mark Cuban touts Luka Doncic as top player in draft: 'Wasn't even close'

    ESPN "The Dallas Mavericks believe they got the best player in the draft by trading up to select Slovenian swingman Luka Doncic with the third overall pick. "He was the top player on our board," Mavs owner Mark Cuban told ESPN. "It wasn't even..." July 07

  • Mavericks Release Guard Kyle Collinsworth

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have released guard Kyle Collinsworth, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets. Collinsworth had two non-guaranteed years remaining on his contract. He was due to make $1,378,242 if he had stayed on the roster through January 10th. " July 06

  • Luka Doncic Will Be At NBA Summer League, But The Mavs Are Unsure If He’ll Play

    Dime Magazine "One of the more disappointing elements of the 2018 NBA Summer League is that Mavericks sensation Luka Doncic isn’t projected to play. It’s not disappointing in that he has to play — he’s coming off of a long season in Europe and is totally in his right to charge his..." July 06

  • Ryan Broekhoff to sign with Dallas Mavericks "All-EuroCup wing Ryan Broekhoff has joined the Dallas Mavericks, his agency Priority Sports, announced on Twitter. " July 05

  • Mark Cuban’s response to increased playoff travel: “So?”

    Pro Basketball Talk "With LeBron James moving to the Western Conference, destroying even further the idea of balance between the East and West in the NBA, the cries have gone up again to change the playoff to a 1-16 seeding regardless of conference. Balance out the schedule, then get the best teams in the..." July 05

  • Mavericks still working on Luka Doncic's buyout from Real Madrid "Shortly after the Dallas Mavericks landed Luka Doncic via a Draft-night trade with the Atlanta Hawks, they knew they might have to wait a while to get him on the court. That continues to be the case for Doncic, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 Draft, but there seems to be progress..." July 05

  • Who's still available on the Mavericks' free agent wish list?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Free agency is less than two days old and already the market is thinning. The Dallas Mavericks verbally agreed to terms with center DeAndre Jordan on Saturday night and other potential free agent targets are already off the table. Guard Will Barton..." July 03

  • Dallas expected to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki after inking DeAndre Jordan

    Pro Basketball Talk "It looks like Dirk Nowitzki will be headed back to the Dallas Mavericks. I know, you’re shocked. The German superstar and future hall-of-famer had his team option declined before free agency as a way to give the Mavericks some flexibility heading into the summer. Of..." July 01

  • Salah Mejri Re-Signs with Mavericks After DeAndre Jordan Contract

    Bleacher Report "The Dallas Mavericks are bringing backup center Salah Mejri back next season after he re-signed with the team Sunday.  Mejri's representatives at Priority Sports announced his new deal.  Per Marc Stein of the New York Times, Mejri's..." July 01

  • NBA salary cap expected to spike considerably after next season

    Sportsnaut "The NBA released its 2018-19 salary cap on Saturday evening, mere hours prior to the start of free agency. As expected, the cap has been set at $101.9 million with a luxury tax threshold of $123.7 million. It’s expected that the market this summer for non-stars is going to be..." July 01

  • Report: DeAndre Jordan Verbally Agrees to One-Year Deal With Mavericks

    SI "DeAndre Jordan reportedly verbally agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, according to The New York Times' Mark Stein.  Teams and players cannot formally sign contracts until July 6. Jordan opted out of his $24.1 million contract with the..." July 01

  • Doug McDermott, Pacers Reportedly Agree to Terms on 3-Year, $22M Contract

    Bleacher Report "Doug McDermott is on the verge of changing uniforms once again. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Saturday that McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $22 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. The Dallas Mavericks had the opportunity to..." July 01

  • Mavericks will make DeAndre Jordan their 'top target' in free agency

    The Sports Daily "After recently opting out of his contract, DeAndre Jordan is set to hit the market yet again as an unrestricted free agent. After Jordan was unsure about his player option with Los Angeles, Jordan is now open for business — firmly in the sites the Dallas Mavericks according..." June 30

  • Mavs decline 2018-19 option on Dirk Nowitzki’s contract

    New York Times "The Dallas Mavericks on Friday night declined Dirk Nowitzki’s $5 million team option for next season to make him a free agent and maximize their financial flexibility this off-season, according to two people familiar with the decision. The move was mutual and a new contract for..." June 29

  • Amar'e Stoudemire Gunning for NBA Comeback, 'I Feel Great'

    TMZ "Amar'e Stoudemire says he's not ready to walk away from pro basketball -- telling TMZ Sports he's aiming to return to the NBA next season.  The 35-year-old big man hasn't played in the Association since May 2016 -- but, he kept himself busy playing..." June 29

  • Mavs Withdraw Salah Mejri’s Qualifying Offer

    Hoops Rumors "For the second time this week, the Mavericks have rescinded a player’s qualifying offer shortly after issuing it. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link), the club’s QO for Salah Mejri is no longer on the table, putting the big man on track to become an..." June 28

  • Report: Mavs, Bulls, Suns, and Pacers interested in Marcus Smart

    247 Sports "Marcus Smart is drawing a lot of interest on the market.  According to Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz, the Dallas Mavericks, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns, and Indiana Pacers are all interested in the possibility of signing Smart this summer.  In addition to..." June 28

  • Mavericks Closing In on DeAndre Jordan, Three Years Later

    New York Times "The Dallas Mavericks are actively exploring trade possibilities with the Los Angeles Clippers and the former All-N.B.A. center DeAndre Jordan in hopes of finding a workable deal to acquire Jordan this week, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Three years after..." June 28

  • Mavericks Withdraw QO For Doug McDermott

    Hoops Rumors "Doug McDermott won’t become a restricted free agent on Sunday after all, according to Zach Lowe of, who reports (via Twitter) that the Mavericks have withdrawn their qualifying offer to the four-year veteran. It’s a quick turnaround for the Mavs,..." June 27

  • Wizards may consider Nerlens Noel to replace Marcin Gortat

    Clutch Points "The Washington Wizards will need a new true center after parting ways with Marcin Gortat after trading him to the L.A. Clippers for Austin Rivers. Among their options is unrestricted free agent Nerlens Noel, according to’s David..." June 27

  • Mavericks Could Decline Option On Dirk Nowitzki To Create $5M In More Cap Space

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks could decline their team option on Dirk Nowitzki to create $5 million in cap space. Nowitzki will absolutely be re-signed by the Mavericks, possibly using the $4.4 million cap room exception. " June 27

  • Yogi Ferrell Receives Qualifying Offer From Mavericks

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have tendered a qualifying offer to guard Yogi Ferrell, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. " June 26

  • Luka Doncic won’t play for Slovenia in upcoming FIBA World Cup qualifying round

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks decided to trade up in the 2018 NBA Draft, sending their No. 5 pick, along with a 2019 protected first round pick, to the Atlanta Hawks for their No. 3 selection. In doing so, the Mavs were able to acquire Slovenian-born sensation Luka..." June 25

  • 5 Players Who Should Be on the Trade Block After 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Now that the 2018 NBA draft has passed, the offseason's other big shoe, free agency, is ready begin its descent July 1. In the interim—or even afterward—trades could keep things interesting.  Some teams could feel pressure to deal a critical player..." June 25

  • Mavs willing to forgive DeAndre Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks were already fooled once by DeAndre Jordan, but they are reportedly willing to bet that he won’t fool them again. Mavs insider Mike Fisher of 247 Sports reported on Saturday that the team has decided to let bygones be bygones and would forgive the LA..." June 24

  • Mavs drafted Kostas Antetokounmpo with an eye on Giannis?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dallas Mavericks selected Giannis Antetokounmpo’s younger brother Kostas with the No. 60 overall pick in this year’s draft, and one prominent NBA figure believes that the choice was hardly a coincidence. During NBA TV’s coverage of the draft this week, former..." June 23

  • After full season in Europe, Luka Doncic not expected to play in Summer League

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton played 35 games for Arizona last season. Marvin Bagley III played 33 games last season for Duke. Jarnen Jackson Jr. played 35 for Michigan State. None of them played past March. Luka Doncic played 61 games for Real Madrid — at a higher level than NCAA basketball..." June 23

  • Rick Carlisle plans on playing guard Luka Doncic at power forward

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks and Rick Carlisle fell in love with Luka Doncic during the predraft process. They liked him so much that they traded a future first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks to move up two spots to grab a guy they hope becomes their next..." June 22

  • Despite pick tipping, NBA Draft draws fifth best overnight rating on record

    Awful Announcing "Thursday night’s NBA Draft was not the spoiler-free affair the league hoped for, but that doesn’t seem to have held back ratings much. Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily reports Friday that ESPN and ESPN2’s draft coverage combined for..." June 22