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  • Delon Wright would have returned to the Grizzlies, then 'it kind of fell apart'

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "With Ja Morant resting in the Grizzlies' 138-122 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday, one of the night's sublpots got a boost. Tyus Jones slid into the starting lineup for Memphis and played a key role against a Mavericks team featuring former..." November 12

  • Inside the NBA's silent tension surrounding Daryl Morey

    ESPN "NOBODY SAW MUCH of Daryl Morey in the days after the Houston Rockets landed in Tokyo for the NBA's Japan Games. The Rockets' general manager confined himself to his room at the Ritz Carlton in Roppongi Hills during the team's six-day visit, spotted leaving for..." November 12

  • Mark Cuban on load management: 'Best thing to ever happen' to NBA

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is not afraid to offer up contrarian opinions when it comes to both his sport and the political world. Cuban took that a step further on Monday in talking about the recent drama surrounding “lead management” in the..." November 12

  • After 1-of-11 shooting, Kristaps Porzingis not mad he was benched to end game

    Pro Basketball Talk "With 9:04 left in the game Monday night in Boston, Kristaps Porzingis picked up his fifth personal foul. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle subbed him out. Porzingis never saw the floor again. After a 1-of-11 shooting night when Porzingis had more fouls (five) than..." November 12

  • Kristaps Porzingis' early play impressing Cuban: 'The guy is a bona fide superstar'

    The Score "Through eight games of NBA action following a 20-month ACL rehab, Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis is already looking closer to his old self than many anticipated. The Latvian has averaged 20.1 points along with a career-high 8.3 boards and 2.6 blocks in..." November 12

  • As Mavs use seventh starting lineup of the season, Rick Carlisle says he’s ‘open’ to settling on one group

    Dallas Morning News "Kristaps Porzingis’ absence guaranteed that the Mavericks would field their seventh different starting lineup in nine games. So they did: Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Boban Marjanovic, Seth Curry and Luka Doncic started. " November 12

  • Trae Young And Luka Doncic Are Unfamiliar With the Sophomore Slump

    The Big Lead "Luka Doncic and Trae Young went No. 3 overall and No. 5 overall, respectively, in the 2018 NBA Draft. Both were obviously quite talented, but there were questions about Doncic's ability to adjust to the NBA without elite athleticism and Young's ability to overcome his lack of size on..." November 08

  • NBA Rumors: Here’s Celtics’ Offer To Knicks For Kristaps Porzingis At 2017 Draft

    NESN "At this rate, the trades Danny Ainge hasn’t made are seemingly just as known as the deals he has done, as the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations typically is willing to talk about anything and everything when it comes to player movement. With former New York..." November 08

  • Ten NBA things I like and don't like, including Luka Doncic trickery

    ESPN "As we put the first 10% of the season in the books, here are 10 things to check out: 1. We need to talk about Nikola Nikola Jokic has probably racked up more "likes" in this space than any other player. And so it is with a heavy heart that I note: Jokic does..." November 08

  • Inside the NBA Brought Chris Jericho on Set and Then All Hell Broke Loose in The Wrestling Ring

    Black Sports Online "The funniest thing is Jericho’s face throughout. He is truly looking at these dudes like “what the hell is going on, I was supposed to just do a quick promo.” You can’t put a Wrestling ring in the studio and not think Shaq is going to act up. " November 08

  • Luka Doncic’s Model Girlfriend Anamaria Goltes Attended Mavs Win Over the Magic

    Sports Gossip "I'm not saying that Luka Doncic is winning the MVP this season. He's in the conversation for sure. However, he could possibly be winning MVP in the relationship department.  " November 07

  • Map Shows The Most Hated NBA Teams In Every State For 2019-2020 Season

    Total Pro Sports "he Los Angeles Lakers are truly back. After several years of being quite irrelevant when it comes to having a Championship contender, the team went out and signed LeBron James and traded for Anthony Davis in back-to-back offseasons. " November 07

  • NBA head coaching jobs are increasingly stable

    SB Nation "The NBA head coaching profession is among the least stable in all of sports. Some franchises cycle through a new head coach seemingly every year. The names who hold jobs for a decade or more are essentially legends, and even then, respected status and success is no guarantee of stability. The..." November 07

  • NBA now forbids teams from using apps that auto-delete communication with players, agents

    Pro Basketball Talk "To crack down on widespread tampering, the NBA began requiring teams to keep communications with agents and players for one year. The league can audit five teams annually. But what about workarounds? Pete Thamel, Seerat Sohi and Charles Robinson of Yahoo..." November 07

  • Ranking NBA's biggest early surprises: New-look Suns, unrecognizable Warriors, Lakers defense lead the way

    CBS Sports "The thing we most love about sports is the stuff we never see coming. They don't make movies about the favorite winning the game they're supposed to win -- instead it's the scrappy underdog who defies the odds and people's expectations with an unprecedented show of fortitude. A..." November 07

  • Free Agents 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 the club isn’t permitted to trade that player..." November 07

  • Kristaps Porzingis was fine staying in New York before Mavs trade

    SNY TV "The Knicks are in Dallas to play Kristaps Porzingis and the Mavs on Friday for the first time since the trade. So there will be plenty written and said about the deal over the next couple of days.  Below, let's try to separate fact from..." November 07

  • Former NBA commissioner David Stern all in on sports betting

    Newsday "David Stern is no stranger to the long battle against legalized betting in American sports. In 1991, he testified in the U.S. Senate hearings that led to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. The Supreme Court overturned that law 18 months ago, opening the door to..." November 07

  • Jalen Rose Explains Why Fans and Media Are to Blame for Load Management in the NBA

    The Big Lead "Kawhi Leonard is not playing tonight against the Milwaukee Bucks. Leonard will miss his second game in eight days because of load management. Both of those games just happened to be broadcast on ESPN, so no one besides Kawhi's aching back is happy with the..." November 06

  • Why Luka Doncic is already the NBA’s best player

    Sportsnaut "There are many superstars in the NBA, but Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is already the best player in the NBA today. Kevin Durant is out for the season in Brooklyn. Stephen Curry suffered a serious injury early in the Golden State Warriors’ campaign. LeBron James..." November 05

  • The Biggest Sneaker Storylines of the 2019-20 NBA Season

    Complex "The NBA made its long-awaited return only a few weeks ago and has already provided fans with the buzzer beaters, scuffles, memes, and superstar performances they had been yearning for during the offseason. The new-look Los Angeles Lakers are dominating thus far as expected with the..." November 05

  • Joakim Noah Still Hoping To Sign With Contender

    NBC Sports Chicago "Former Bulls center Joakim Noah reportedly suffered what sounded like a potentially career-ending injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windhorst reported the news on Monday on The Hoop Collective Podcast, but has since walked it..." November 05

  • NBA Rumors: Mavericks Could Trade For Chris Paul To Form Powerful Big Three

    Fadeaway World "The Dallas Mavericks are one of the surprise teams of the season with an early win-loss record of 4-2 and a 4th place standing in the West. Mostly, it has been the combination of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis who have carried the Mavs, and their performance has been nothing short..." November 04

  • Jose Calderon Announces Retirement, Joins NBPA As Special Assistant

    Real GM Basketball "Jose Calderon has announced his retirement as a player from the NBA and has joined the NBPA as a Special Assistant. The position is newly formed and a season-long position that both the union and Calderon hope will become a recurring role. " November 04

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic reacts to Lakers’ LeBron James calling him a ‘bad motherf***er’

    Clutch Points "After the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, Lakers star LeBron James called Mavs youngster Luka Doncic a “bad motherf***er.” James and Doncic had a special duel. LeBron finished with 39 points, 12 rebounds and 16..." November 03

  • 7 takeaways from a classic between Lakers and Mavs

    The Score "Well, that was scintillating. With all due respect to the 317-point shootout between the Rockets and Wizards earlier this week, the NBA delivered its first instant classic of the 2019-20 season on Friday night in Dallas, with LeBron James and the Los Angeles..." November 02

  • Luka Doncic gets stitches for head laceration; Mavericks unhappy with officiating

    ESPN "Mavericks star Luka Doncic needed three stitches to repair a laceration on his head suffered in a collision late in a 119-110 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night, but the team's medical staff determined he did not have a concussion. The..." November 02

  • NBA reminds teams to keep all electronic communications with players, agents

    NBC Sports "It was part of Adam Silver’s and the NBA’s new “crackdown” on tampering — five random teams will get audited by the NBA at the end of the season. Just to make sure they didn’t break the rules. This week the NBA sent out a memo to all 30..." November 01

  • Rookie Scale Option Decisions Still To Come

    Hoops Rumors "Thursday, October 31 is the deadline for teams to exercise rookie scale options for the 2020/21 season. These options apply to either the third or fourth year of a rookie scale contract for players who were drafted in the first round. If they’re not exercised, the player becomes an..." October 31

  • It's early, but some teams are already looking to fix holes in their rosters

    ESPN "It's only the second week of the NBA season, but front offices are already contemplating their shortcomings. There are a handful of teams who know they might have to make a significant roster move during the season. The market is mostly quiet now -- trade season doesn't really..." October 30

  • Chris Paul Could Form Mavs ‘Big Three’ With Luka Doncic And Kristaps Porzingis

    Fadeaway World "Chris Paul landed in Oklahoma City this summer after two long seasons in Houston. While many are predicting his tenure in OKC to be short-lived, the Thunder (and Paul) seem ready to spend at least a full season together. But according to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, CP3..." October 30

  • 5 Players Who Can’t Be Traded This Season

    Fadeaway World "00:29 01:05 Even though we were all expecting some big trades for this season, there are a handful of players that have recently signed contract extensions and are therefore ineligible to be moved right now. Whenever a player signs a deal, he has to wait before..." October 30

  • EA Sports cancels NBA Live 20

    Kotaku "EA Sports’ NBA Live 20, which had the honour of being officially delayed before it was even officially announced, has now been cancelled. It’s the fourth time in ten years that EA has not released an annual entry in its flagship basketball game on a home..." October 30

  • Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts knows how valuable Seth Curry can be to Mavericks

    Dallas Morning News "Seth Curry was a Maverick from 2016 to 2018 (though he sat out the second season with a leg fracture) and then was an important role player on the Portland team that advanced to last season’s Western Conference finals. That gives Blazers coach Terry Stotts, an assistant for four..." October 29

  • Kristaps Porzingis showing the Knicks what they missed out on

    Clutch Points "When the New York Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis midway through last season, they were operating under the assumption that they would land both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency. Instead, they ended up with Julius Randle and Elfrid..." October 29

  • Special Trade Eligibility Dates For 2019/20

    Hoops Rumors "In a pair of previous articles, we took a closer look at the trade restrictions placed on two groups of players who signed free agent contracts this summer. The smaller of the two groups featured players who can’t be traded by their current teams until January 15, having re-signed..." October 28

  • 4 NBA Players Who Will Be First-Time All-Stars in 2019-20

    12 Up "The NBA season is fresh and young as players get accustomed to new surroundings and start the 82-game journey. Some players look poised for breakout years, and with the amount of young talent in the league, it wouldn't be surprising to see a handful of first-time All-Stars...." October 26

  • What would a one-free-throw rule mean for the NBA?

    ESPN "Kevin Pelton's NBA mailbag is back, featuring your questions on an experiment using a single free throw attempt for all points, Russell Westbrook's shooting numbers, the best way to enforce 3-point shooting fouls and how scoring relates to win projections. You can tweet..." October 26

  • Tencent cuts off Rockets from NBA streaming schedule

    Channel News Asia "Chinese internet giant Tencent has struck Houston Rockets games from its programming schedule for the current NBA season, following through on a threat it made after a team executive angered Beijing by supporting pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The Rockets' 117-111 loss to..." October 25

  • The Trae Young-Luka Doncic rivalry is already off to a fire start this season

    Clutch Points "Last season’s top two rookies seem to have picked things up right where they left off last year, as Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic both impressed in their respective season openers. It was Doncic..." October 25

  • Tim Donaghy asserts that 2002 Kings, 2006 Mavericks ‘should have rings’ if not for the officiating

    Dallas Morning News "The name Tim Donaghy conjures many memories and opinions, few if any of them positive, especially in certain NBA cities, particularly Dallas. Not that Donaghy, who officiated NBA games from 1994 to 2007, ever wronged the Mavericks when during the 2006-07 season he admittedly disclosed..." October 25

  • Charles Barkley: Mike Pence "needs to shut the hell up"

    Larry Brown Sports "Charles Barkley issued a strong response to Vice President Mike Pence. Earlier on Thursday, Pence weighed in on the NBA’s Hong Kong-China controversy. Pence said the NBA sided with the Chinese government by silencing free speech. “Some of the..." October 24

  • Mike Pence denounces China's response to Hong Kong protests, blasts NBA for 'embracing censorship'

    CNN "Vice President Mike Pence accused the National Basketball Association of acting "like a wholly owned subsidiary of the authoritarian regime" in China on Thursday. Speaking in Washington, Pence accused the NBA and sportswear giant Nike of not sufficiently speaking out in..." October 24

  • Knicks feel Spurs tampered with Kristaps Porzingis

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks believed the San Antonio Spurs tampered with Kristaps Porzingis when he was still on their team. The Knicks traded Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks shortly before the 2019 trade deadline. " October 24

  • Bradley Beal, Luka Doncic say no beef after chippy matchup

    ESPN "Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal got sick of seeing Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic score with ease Wednesday night and decided to do something about it. Beal made it his mission to get physical with Doncic in the fourth quarter. That resulted..." October 24

  • NBA execs have differing opinions on Jaylen Brown's new Celtics contract

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Boston Celtics inked Jaylen Brown to a four-year, $115 million deal on Tuesday, plenty of C's fans were happy to see their prized 22-year-old forward get locked up for a few more seasons. But the deal left some NBA executives scratching their..." October 24

  • Adam Silver’s Fight to Save the NBA in China

    Wall Street Journal "He’s caught between the two most powerful countries on earth. American politicians have urged him to suspend business with China. Chinese state-run television has threatened retribution against him personally. But as NBA commissioner Adam Silver continues to deal with an..." October 23

  • 7 NBA Players Who Should Get Traded This Season

    Complex "The NBA season literally just got underway last night, but as we all know, so much of the NBA machine is pushed by trade rumors and speculation. Teams are always looking to get better and stars are constantly on the move. If a team says they're not trading someone, that's likely a..." October 23

  • Chinese State TV Refuses to Air NBA's Opening Night Slate

    SI "Chinese state television did not air the NBA's opening night games, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported on Tuesday. According to Windhorst, Tencent, the NBA's streaming partner, also reduced its schedule, only deciding to show the Lakers-Clippers game. " October 23

  • Stephen Jackson Says NBA Teams Received A Mass Text, “Don’t F*ck With Carmelo”

    Hot New Hip Hop "A number of current and former NBA veterans have shown support for Carmelo Anthony as he continues to search for a spot on an NBA roster. The latest players to speak out in favor of the 10-time All Star are Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, both of whom spoke about the disrespect..." October 23