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  • Dwyane Wade reacts to idea of him, retired stars Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki joining forces in Big3

    Clutch Points "Recently-retired Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade is mulling over the possibility of forming a team featuring himself, Kobe Bryant, and Dirk Nowitzki. A fan by the name of Tyler Allred tweeted Wade on May 19, saying the three of them “should form a team.” Wade responded with..." May 20

  • Mavs have no interest in trading for Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina

    247 Sports "The New York Knicks are ready to give up on recent top-10 pick Frank Ntilikina, the point guard from France, to instead concentrate on the cap space needed to pursue a pair of big-fish free agents and keep other more important roster members. The New York Post’s Marc Berman writes that..." May 20

  • Dwight Powell to decline option with Mavericks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dwight Powell will decline a team option for the 2019-20 season with the Dallas Mavericks and enter free agency, according to a report from Yahoo. Powell would earn $10.2 million if he agreed to the option and be a free agent after next season. If he declines the option it will..." May 20

  • Mavs’ Luka Doncic helps North Texas kids to get partial exemption from English test

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks rookie phenom Luka Doncic’s season may be over but he’s not done dishing dimes just yet – off the court that is. Doncic, one of the few Mavs that are extremely active in social media, granted the request of a North Texas high school of re-tweeting..." May 18

  • Charles Barkley advises Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis to learn to ‘walk away’ after fight in Latvia

    Clutch Points "NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley offered some words of wisdom for Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis, who has been making the headlines for all the wrong reasons as of late. Aside from being accused of sexually assaulting a neighbor back when he was playing for the New York..." May 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki Has Been Eating Ice Cream Every Day Since Retirement

    Complex "Dirk Nowitzki has a newfound freedom now that he’s retired. According to Bleacher Report, the former Dallas Mavericks player has gained 15 pounds since retiring in April: “I have not worked out once. … I’ve had ice cream almost every day.” Dirk..." May 18

  • Luka Doncic, Trae Young, Deandre Ayton Named 2018-19 NBA ROY Finalists

    Bleacher Report "The NBA unveiled the finalists for the 2019 Rookie of the Year award Friday: Dallas Mavericks swingman Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton. Doncic is the favorite after averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 72..." May 17

  • Lamar Odom Reveals His Wilt Chamberlain-Like Sex Count & Cheating On Khloe Kardashian”

    Total Pro Sports "Over the course of their seven-year marriage, Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian went through a bunch of mess that made the tabloids and news, and it usually had something to do with Odom cheating on his wife. Khloe would go on to split from Lamar Odom in 2014 amid all the cheating on..." May 15

  • NBA Likely To Move Up Start Of July Moratorium

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA is expected to tweak the start date and time of its annual July moratorium, sources tell Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com (Twitter link). According to Bontemps, rather than starting at 12:00 am eastern time on July 1, the moratorium will likely begin six hours earlier, on June 30 at 6:00..." May 15

  • Ideal Landing Spots for Star NBA Free Agent Tobias Harris

    Bleacher Report "The NBA's most interesting journeyman has reached the open market. While never an All-Star, Tobias Harris has often produced like one, most recently providing 20 points per night and compiling a brilliant 48.7/39.7/86.6 shooting slash. But for one reason or another,..." May 15

  • Kristaps Porzingis telling Mavericks he did not break his hand during fight

    Sportsnaut "Kristaps Porzingis was involved in a bloody fight in his home nation of Latvia over the weekend, and there have been reports he might have broken his hand. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News shared a report from Latvian newspaper Latvijas..." May 14

  • NBA rumors: Where will Sixers’ Jimmy Butler sign as a free agent?

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are plenty of questions surrounding the Sixers heading into the offseason. One of the biggest revolves around Jimmy Butler, the star wing they acquired in December from the Minnesota Timberwolves. When the Sixers made the trade, they knew full well that there was a..." May 14

  • Ranking the best and worst NBA fits for Zion Williamson

    USA Today "At some point Tuesday night, we’re going to expect a comment from assumed No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson about whichever team lands the opportunity to select him during the NBA draft lottery in Chicago.  Of course, we more or less already know what Williamson is..." May 14

  • Porzingis Jumped In Latvia For Getting Traded To The Mavs

    Deadspin "While in Latvia, Kristaps Porzingis was involved in a brawl with a “handful of Russians” over the weekend, according to TMZ. A video of the fight’s aftermath shows Porzingis having blood on his face and arguing with the people around him who appear to be on his side. At one..." May 12

  • One Trade Every Lottery Team Must Consider If It Wins No. 1 Pick

    Bleacher Report "Whichever team wins the NBA draft lottery on May 14 will focus its attention on Zion Williamson. That organization can also expect phone calls from franchises across the league looking to pry away the No. 1 pick. Regardless of how highly the lottery winner thinks of..." May 08

  • Blockbuster NBA Trades That Should Happen This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The approaching 2019 NBA offseason means attention will soon pivot from reality to fantasy. When the games end, roster reconstruction begins. That means the draft, free agency and, most of all, fanciful trade speculation. Every team has a shot to do something spectacular..." May 07

  • Rick Carlisle wants Luka Doncic to get in the best shape of his life

    247 Sports "Slovenian Luka Doncic is back home, and as Rick Carlisle promised, the Dallas Mavericks head coach is in Slovenia with him. "It is wonderful,'' Carlisle says in this exclusive interview. "We are here for three days, we have seen a lot, a little rainy, but Slovenia is..." May 06

  • Mavs legend Dirk Nowitzki credits Steve Nash, Michael Finley for showing him to be a leader on and off the court

    NBA.com "Dirk Nowitzki barely made it onto the stage Friday night at the Omni hotel to receive the prestigious Roger Staubach Award when an overzealous Dallas Mavericks fan shouted: “One more year!” A gracious Nowitzki laughed and said: “It’s too late for that, my..." May 05

  • Teams that should consider trading for Myles Turner this summer

    Clutch Points "The Indiana Pacers are in a rather awkward position as a franchise at the moment. Two members of their core play the same position and their lone All-Star is coming off a season-ending injury that will likely neutralize his impact next season when he eventually returns to the..." May 05

  • Mavericks Will Target Kemba Walker, Khris Middleton in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "After finding a new franchise cornerstone in Luka Doncic this past season, the Dallas Mavericks have big hopes for free agency this summer to boost their surrounding talent.  According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Mavs are looking for "shooters,..." April 30

  • NBA Free Agents Who Can't Afford to Stay Put This Summer

    Bleacher Report "Before every 2019 NBA free agent ventures into the open market, they'll inevitably be advised of how the grass isn't always greener on the other side. But as that adage concedes, sometimes the grass is greener—maybe dramatically so. A change of..." April 30

  • Breaking down how the Mavericks can add Nikola Vucevic this offseason

    Hoops Hype "The Dallas Mavericks added Kristaps Porzingis to a core with Luka Doncic and have since been linked to Orlando Magic big Nikola Vucevic. Vucevic, 28, is considered a top priority for Orlando this offseason after they made the playoffs. The 7-footer..." April 29

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Giannis Top April 2019 NBA Jersey Sales

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James hasn't played any games in April, but that didn't stop him from having the top-selling jersey in the NBA during the month. Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry and Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo rounded out..." April 25

  • Ratings For NBA Playoffs Down In 30 Out Of 33 Windows Compared To 2018

    Real GM Basketball "Television ratings for the 2019 NBA Playoffs have been down significantly during the first window.  Going into Wednesday's doubleheader of Game 5s, ratings and/or viewership have declined for 30 of the 33 playoff windows compared to last season. Twenty-six games have declined..." April 25

  • Dirk Nowitzki takes out full-page ad to thank Mavericks fans

    CBS Dallas Forth Worth "The retired (yes, it hurts to write that) Dirk Nowitzki continues to thank fans for their support during his 21 years in Dallas, and this time he’s doing it in print. The 7-foot German announced his retirement on April 9 during a celebration of his career at his last home game,..." April 21

  • Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki’s jersey from farewell game to be displayed at Hall of Fame

    Clutch Points "Barely two weeks into his retirement and Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is already receiving honorary recognition left and right. However, one such honor that certainly stands out is that of the Basketball Hall of Fame displaying his jersey from the last game of his career together with..." April 20

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. Undergoes Surgery For Stress Fracture In Leg

    Real GM Basketball "Tim Hardaway Jr. underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his lower leg.  Hardaway, who missed the last 11 games of the regular season due to the injury " April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis ‘No. 1 priority’ in offseason

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Mavericks obviously traded for Kristaps Porzingis – an impending free agent who was out for the season – to re-sign him this summer. Dallas got matching and Bird rights on Porzingis in the deal with New York. Then, it emerged Porzingis was being..." April 16

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • NBA Rumors: Dallas Will Pursue Kemba Walker This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "According to The Charlotte Observer, the Dallas Mavericks are seen as the team that’s the biggest threat to lure Kemba Walker away from the Hornets. Two sources with knowledge of the Mavericks’ thinking expect Walker, the Hornets’ three-time All-Star point..." April 15

  • Cavaliers To Interview Juwan Howard, Jamahl Mosley

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers will begin conducting interviews in the franchise's coaching search this week, including meetings with Miami assistant Juwan Howard and Dallas assistant Jamahl Mosley, league sources told ESPN. The Cavaliers are expected to meet with assistants on teams..." April 14

  • Mavs rookies Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson won’t play in Summer League

    Clutch Points "With the regular season already coming to a close, the Dallas Mavericks have already set out their plans for the upcoming Summer League. As it turns out, it will not include incoming sophomore studs Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson.

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Mavs' Tim Hardaway Jr. says he played through leg injury the entire season, will undergo surgery on it soon

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. acknowledged Thursday that he played the entire season with a sub-par left leg. Hardaway is scheduled to undergo surgery next week to correct a stress reaction in the left tibia. Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson said the club's..." April 12

  • Dirk Nowitzki Announces He Will Retire After 2018-19 Season

    SI "Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki announced on Tuesday night that he plans to retire after the 2018-19 season. Nowitzki made the announcement following the 120–109 win over the Suns in Dallas.  "As you guys might expect, this is my last home game," he..." April 10

  • Mavs assistant God Shammgod says he's getting his own Puma shoe

    The Score "Puma Basketball's upcoming shoe releases will apparently include a signature sneaker for Dallas Mavericks player development coach God Shammgod. Though no official announcement has been made yet, Shammgod told Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype he has a sneaker in the..." April 09

  • The Reason Why The Knicks Traded Kristaps Porzingis

    Fadeaway World "New York rocked the world in February when they traded their recovering franchise star, Kristaps Porzingis, to Dallas. For a while, Porzingis was hailed as one of the brightest young stars in the game, even earning his signature “the unicorn” nickname. Speculation seems to..." April 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s unofficial farewell tour brought unexpected joy to a losing season

    Mavs Moneyball "This isn’t how the Dallas Mavericks envisioned sending the face of the franchise into possible retirement. Instead of one last playoff run, the mounting losses take their toll, weighing heavy on the players. It’s especially true for Dirk Nowitzki. Yet as his career..." April 08

  • Mark Cuban says Mavs will be ‘balling like babies’ in Dirk Nowitzki’s potentially final home game

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks won’t be going to the postseason this 2018-19 campaign. On a positive note, the Western Conference franchise will be able to properly send off legendary forward Dirk Nowitzki when the regular season comes to an end as the Mavs know that Tuesday’s game could be..." April 07

  • NBA tells teams 2020-21 salary cap is $2 million lower than projected

    Clutch Points "The NBA’s salary cap has been steadily rising over the course of the past few years thanks to an extremely lucrative television deal, as well as the league being extraordinarily popular all over the world. Other than Michael Jordan’s heyday, it seems that the NBA right now..." April 05

  • Mavs Have Brightest Future Of Lottery Teams, According To Survey

    Real GM Basketball "The Dallas Mavericks have the brightest future out of the teams that didn't make the playoffs this season, according to a survey taken amongst a dozen NBA executives, coaches, and scouts. Participants were asked to rank the top 3 teams they thought had the brightest future in the..." April 05

  • Dorian Finney-Smith‘s diminished role

    Mavs Moneyball "Dorian Finney-Smith’s role is changing. On Monday night, he posted a modest stat line of nine points on four of eight shooting, knocking down one triple in just under 16 minutes of action. While it won’t land him on SportsCenter, it was his best scoring output since the middle of..." April 04

  • Source: NBA Would Have Blocked Kristaps Porzingis Trade If They Believed Case Was Strong

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA would not have allowed the Dallas Mavericks' trade for Kristaps Porzingis with the New York Knicks to be executed if they believed the sexual assault case again him appeared to be strong, according to a source briefed on the trade call. The New York Knicks made the..." April 03

  • One Team Expected Knicks To Attach Three FRPs To Unload Tim Hardaway Jr.

    Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks unloaded Tim Hardaway Jr. as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade, which frees up substantial cap space this offseason. Hardaway is owed $20 million in 19-20 and $18.98 million in 20-21. "There was at least one team that thought they'd get three..." April 03

  • The Mavs Are Planning A ‘Special Night’ For Dirk Nowitzki During Their Final Home Game

    Dime Magazine "The final week of the 2018-19 regular season is here and there are plenty of story lines to monitor across the NBA. While many will be focused on the battle for playoff position, a few legendary players may be winding down for the final time and, in two cases, there is legitimate..." April 03

  • Mavs Were Told Porzingis Incident Involved Extortion

    Hoops Rumors "The Mavericks were told that the Kristaps Porzingis situation was a case of extortion rather than a rape allegation before they acquired him from the Knicks, sources told Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. A woman who lived in the same..." April 02

  • Ben Simmons Explained Why Luka Doncic Would Get His Rookie Of The Year Vote

    Dime Magazine "A few months ago, it seemed virtually unthinkable that Luka Doncic would notbe the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year. The 20-year-old from Slovenia enjoyed a phenomenal start to the season and, with the Dallas Mavericks playing well, the consensus was that Doncic would run away with the award..." April 02

  • Kristaps Porzingis’ attorney calls rape allegation ‘completely meritless’

    Larry Brown Sports "Kristaps Porzingis is under investigation in New York after a woman filed a complaint last week accusing him of sexually assaulting her over a year ago, and the NBA star’s legal team is confident nothing will come of the allegations. On Monday, Porzingis’ attorney Ronald..." April 01

  • Woman wanted Knicks to 'mediate' with Porzingis

    ESPN "Eight months after a 29-year-old woman said that NBA star Kristaps Porzingisraped her inside his apartment, she contacted the New York Knicks' legal department to seek to "mediate in private" a payment of $68,000, according to emails obtained by ESPN. At the..." April 01