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  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Dirk Nowitzki to come off bench for Mavs this season

    Sportsnaut "Dirk Nowitzki was a starter in the first NBA game he ever played, but the Dallas Mavericks legend will likely be opening games on the bench in 2018-19. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he expects Nowitzki to shift into a reserve role for..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Dennis Smith Jr. says he won't compete in dunk contest this year: 'I don't think it's for me'

    Dallas Morning News "One major surprise of the Mavericks' annual media day was point guard Dennis Smith Jr. saying he won't participate in this season's slam dunk contest. "I don't think it's for me," Smith said. "The gimmicks and everything that comes with it. I'm..." September 21

  • NBA Concludes Investigation Into Mavs’ Workplace Misconduct

    Hoops Rumors "The investigation into alleged workplace misconduct within the Mavericks‘ business offices, which began seven months ago, has concluded. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter), the Mavs and the NBA have come to an agreement that team owner Mark..." September 19

  • Report: Mavs’ Luka Doncic has often been best player on the court during pickup games at team facility

    Clutch Points "Luka Doncic has yet to play a single game on American soil after missing the entirety of the Summer League, but the Dallas Mavs rookie is quickly becoming the best player in pickup games at the team’s practice facility, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. While his..." September 17

  • Luke Doncic will share burden of revitalizing the Mavericks

    Hoops Rumors "It’s not fair to saddle a 19-year-old rookie with the responsibility of turning the Mavs‘ franchise around. Fortunately, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News writes, Luka Doncic won’t have to. Although Doncic will face pressure as a highly touted European charged..." September 16

  • DeAndre Jordan's success in Dallas highly dependent on young backcourt

    Yardbarker "The success of the DeAndre Jordan signing will be determined by how well he can work in the pick and roll with Dennis Smith and Luka Doncic, writes Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. Adding Jordan on a one-year, $22.9M contract and moving up in the draft to..." September 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki May Be Willing To Play 6th Man Role

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki may be willing to come off the bench in his 21st season. Nowitzki has primarily been playing center over the past few seasons but the Dallas Mavericks acquired DeAndre Jordan this offseason. "Obviously, the last couple years, I've played more at the [center..." September 14

  • Dirk Nowitzki's not sure if he'll start next year

    Yardbarker "Dirk Nowitzki isn’t sure if he’ll start or become the Mavericks’ sixth man during his 21st season in the league, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. The free agent addition of DeAndre Jordan would logically push Nowitzki to the bench..." September 13

  • DeAndre Jordan is on the downslope of his career

    Yardbarker "As part of an ongoing series in anticipation of training camp starting later this month, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News asks whether newly-acquired All-Star big man DeAndre Jordan is on the downslope of his career. Now a 10-year veteran, Jordan actually averaged 12.0..." September 12

  • Dirk Nowitzki Says Luka Doncic is Better Than He Was at 19

    105.3 The Fan "Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki joined the Ben and Skin Show Tuesday to discuss his upcoming celebrity tennis tournament, rookie Luka Doncic and second-year guard Dennis Smith Jr.  Here are the highlights: How good is Doncic:  "Yeah, he's..." September 12

  • Mavericks making incremental progress in turnaround

    Yardbarker "Heading into the summer, the Mavericks appeared to have one of the worst long-term situations in the league, with ESPN ranking them 22nd in their future rankings. The list is compiled by Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton as they project how each team will perform over the next three..." September 11

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Mavs eagerly await debut of Luka Doncic

    Hoops Rumors "Coach Rick Carlisle is telling Dallas fans that they’ve got something special in rookie Luka Doncic, relays Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. The Mavericks have been thrilled about the 19-year-old’s potential ever since they were able to engineer a deal with the Hawks to..." September 09

  • Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki scrimmages for first time since April ankle surgery

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki returned to the practice facility on Wednesday, as the Mavs’ German-born forward participated in his first team scrimmage since he underwent ankle surgery in April earlier this year. The 40-year-old Mavericks icon took the..." September 06

  • Luka Doncic won't play in FIBA qualifiers, preparing for NBA season

    Yardbarker "The third overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft, Luka Doncic, will not be part of the Slovenian national team for September’s FIBA World Cup qualifiers, per Sportando report. Instead, he will remain in the United States to prepare for the upcoming NBA season, Doncic confirmed with a..." September 02

  • Luka Doncic sends message of support his Slovenian national team “brothers”

    EuroHoops.net "Dallas Mavericks guard and reigning EuroLeague MVP Luka Doncic wrote a message of support directed to the players of the Slovenian national team ahead of Round 2 of the World Cup Qualifiers, in light of his absence from the games. Doncic confirmed that he’ll miss..." August 31

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Dennis Smith Jr. growing into his role at shooting guard

    Yardbarker "Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. is looking forward to the challenge of playing more at the shooting guard spot with the addition of rookie Luka Doncic, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News writes. Coach Rick Carlisle said he’s not concerned about how Smith and..." August 25

  • Skylar Diggins compares her salary to Harrison Barnes’: ‘Do you know his stats? Was he an All-Star?’

    Pro Basketball Talk "WNBA players are pushing for higher salaries, better travel accommodations and more attention. Somehow, Harrison Barnes got caught in the crosshairs. Skylar Diggins, via Wealthsimple: I’m the highest paid player on the Dallas Wings, and my..." August 23

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds 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. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • Investigation results on Dallas’ workplace issue hoped to be made public next week

    Clutch Points "The investigation of the Dallas Mavericks’ reportedly hostile workplace is nearing its conclusion and the results are hoped to be made public by next week. While residing within the confine of the Mavs and the NBA, the impact of those results could potentially be felt all..." August 21

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Luka Doncic picks DeAndre Ayton for Rookie of the Year

    Pro Basketball Talk "Deandre Ayton and Luka Doncic stirred plenty of pre-draft debate. I found them so similar, I rated them in the same tier atop the draft. Those frequent pre-draft comparisons often lead to lasting personal rivalries, each player still trying to one-up the other throughout their..." August 16

  • NBA Insider Shams Charania Leaves Yahoo Sports for The Athletic

    Bleacher Report "One of the biggest names in the basketball world has found a new home. On Tuesday, NBA reporter Shams Charania announced that he will join The Athletic and Stadium: "I am excited to announce I am joining The Athletic and Stadium as the lead Senior..." August 14

  • NBA may play 2019 preseason game in India

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA has been working to make inroads in India — it’s nation far more fixated on Cricket, field hockey, and soccer, but it has a lot of youth playing basketball at schools, and it has the second largest population of any country in the world (nearly 1.4 billion..." August 14

  • Michael Porter says he has no beef with Luka Doncic, entire incident an ‘accident’

    Pro Basketball Talk "It looked like we could have a beef starting between two rookies — Luka Doncic and Michael Porter Jr. Two players both with the potential to star in the NBA but both with questions about if they will be able to fulfill that promise. Everything started when Porter liked an..." August 12

  • NBA teams with the most nationally televised games in 2018-19

    247 Sports "The NBA schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season was officially released in full on Friday, and it features 2,460 total games - a whole lot of basketball.  Between ESPN, ABC, TNT, and NBA TV there will be no shortage of games to see on the screen throughout the '18-19..." August 12

  • Kawhi Leonard Will Return To San Antonio In January And More Highlights From The 2018-19 NBA Schedule

    Dime Magazine "Earlier this week, the NBA revealed the schedules and television information for its three marquee regular season dates: Opening night (with the entire televised opening week schedule included), Christmas Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Fast forward to Friday afternoon and the league..." August 10

  • Michael Porter Jr under fire for alleged Luka Doncic shade

    Larry Brown Sports "If you think that the rookie-on-rookie feud between Donovan Mitchell and Ben Simmons was so last year, Michael Porter Jr appears to have you covered. The Denver Nuggets forward caused a bit of a ruckus this week by allegedly liking a comment on Instagram calling fellow rookie Luka..." August 10

  • Report: Mavericks’ investigation not done because investigators ‘being as thorough as humanly possible’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Mavericks launched an investigation of their predatory work environment in February. A month ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the investigation should be completed by the end of July. It’s now Aug. 10. Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning..." August 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘We Should Be a Lot Better Than Last Year’

    SLAM Online "Dirk Nowitzki is looking forward to his 21st season in the NBA, and says the Mavs “should be a lot better” than the 24-58 abomination in 2017-18. Nowitzki, 40, is especially excited to join forces with free agent acquisition DeAndre Jordan. Dallas also..." August 10

  • Mavericks To Sign Jalen Jones, Waive Terry Larrier

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks are expected to sign Jalen Jones and waive Terry Larrier. Larrier has suffered a significant knee injury.  " August 09

  • Dirk Nowitzki Unsure If 2018/19 Season Will Be His Last

    Hoops Rumors "Dirk Nowitzki will set a new NBA record this fall when he officially enters his 21th season with a single franchise. But even after making history as a Maverick, Nowitzki isn’t ready to assume he’ll call it a career after the 2018/19 campaign. Speaking at a kids’..." August 09

  • Best Free Agents Still Available That Teams Need to Pounce On

    Bleacher Report "Believe it or not, NBA free agency isn't over yet. The marquee players have already gone about their business, but some noteworthy names remain on the market. None of them have the leverage necessary to broker huge deals, which is part of their charm. They pack a..." August 09

  • When Will the Dallas Mavericks' Sexual Harassment Investigation Be Released?

    The Big Lead "It has been nearly six months since Sports Illustrated published a lengthy exposé on a corrosive culture towards women in the Dallas Mavericks’ workplace, and the franchise has still not released the results of its investigation. Anecdotally, it feels like a large portion..." August 08

  • Nets, Mavs, Pelicans Eyeing Mario Chalmers

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets, Mavericks, and Pelicans are among the teams that have shown some interest in unrestricted free agent point guard Mario Chalmers, a source tells Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link). Chalmers, 32, suffered a torn Achilles in 2016 and sat..." August 07

  • How much does scorekeeper bias affect NBA box scores?

    The Score "Statistics are meant to be objective. But it's always worth remembering how they're recorded: by an employee of an NBA team. Each NBA team employs a scorekeeping crew, whose job is to watch each game in real time and instantly categorize and credit every play in an official..." August 07

  • A 2016 salary cap spike helped the Warriors and hurt the NBA. Worse, nobody saw that coming.

    Washington Post "A month into the NBA’s annual free agency period, many available players have had to scrounge for whatever they can get or opt into existing deals. After teams’ wild spending in 2016, there simply isn’t enough money to go around. A decision made in 2015 by the..." August 07

  • Mavericks re-sign Salah Mejri

    Pro Basketball Talk "Salah Mejri didn’t act fast enough. The Mavericks extended him a qualifying offer in June but pulled it before the end of the month. Mejri still agreed to re-sign on the first day of free agency, but by not accepting the qualifying offer and instead accepting the minimum, Mejri..." August 03

  • Donte Ingram To Get Training Camp Deal With Mavericks

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks will sign Donte Ingram of Loyola Chicago to an Exhibit 10 contract, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. A four-year player with the Ramblers, Ingram gained national prominence in March during their unlikely run to the Final Four. " August 02

  • Mavericks To Waive Chinanu Onuaku

    CBS Sports "Onuaku will be waived by the Mavericks, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Onuaku was dealt from Houston to Dallas earlier this week, but it was merely a financial move and he's now set to be released in order to open up a roster spot for the newly-signed Devin Harris. " August 02

  • Mavericks Face Roster Decisions

    Hoops Rumors "Today’s agreement with Donte Ingram on a training camp contract gives the Mavericks commitments to 22 players, two over the maximum allowed by NBA rules, tweets salary cap expert Albert Nahmad. Only 17 of those players are officially under contract right now, so Dallas will have..." August 02

  • Rockets To Trade Chinanu Onuaku To Mavericks

    Houston Chronicle "The Rockets traded reserve center Chinanu Onuaku to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. In the deal, the Rockets will send the Mavericks cash and the Mavericks have the right to swap second-round picks with the Rockets in 2020. The Rockets' pick will be protected if it's..." August 02

  • Mavericks Sign Codi Miller-McIntyre

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks continue to fill out their training camp roster, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed free agent guard Codi Miller-McIntyre to their 20-man roster. Terms of the deal aren’t known, but it’s likely a training camp contract with little to no..." August 01

  • Mavericks Sign Terry Larrier

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks have signed undrafted rookie forward Terry Larrier to their offseason roster, the team announced today in a press release. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but a minimum-salary deal with little to no guaranteed money seems likely. Larrier, who began his college..." July 31