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MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did the Mavericks get a steal in Deron Williams?

The Dallas Mavericks didn't shy away from taking another big risk at point guard this offseason. Fresh off the Rajon Rondo debacle in Dallas, Mark Cuban and company went out and got former All-Star point guard Deron Williams, in hopes he could recapture some of his old form.Here's more from Reid Hanson at SportDFW:"Today, the Mavericks can relish in the fact they signed a 31 year...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants Mavs to become a better rebounding team

Despite winning 50 games last season, the Dallas Mavericks have a few areas that could use some improvement heading into the 2015-16 season.One of those areas is rebounding, especially after losing center Tyson Chandler in free agency. The Mavericks finished 29th in defensive rebounding percentage last season, which allowed opponents tons of extra chances and put a strain on the...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks should have an agitated journey to the playoffs

As much as I believe the Dallas Mavericks will retain a certain competitive nature in their 2015-16 campaign, I cannot sugarcoat their offseason woes. Not acquiring a perennial big man will probably result in a heated and stressful jar for the 7th and 8th seeds in the Western Conference. After viewing their schedule, it is awe to the eyes how much talent they have to face in their...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

    That’s former NBA All-Star Josh Howard to you! As if the news of Greg Oden finding a new basketball home and the Lakers trying to coax Yi Jianlian into coming back to his old one wasn’t enough, it looks like the ghosts of 2007 have returned to haunt us even further this offseason. According to a report on Thursday by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki reveals he didn't used to root for other Europeans to succeed

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a dominant force in the league for a long time. Nowitzki is entering his 18th season, and during that time the NBA has changed drastically.  One of the biggest changes has been the influx of European talent in the NBA. Nowitzki has always been the gold standard for players making the transition, but the German superstar recently revealed...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Revenge, Dwight Powell Leads Canada Past Brazil 80-64

Canada grabbed a small measure of revenge for Brazil beating them in the Pan Am Gold Medal Game a month ago by laying a 80-64 beating on their opponent at the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup in Puerto Rico on Monday. Canada never trailed and was up by as much as 25 points in the fourth quarter, the Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell coming off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points in 18 minutes.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron, Kyrie to see reduced minutes next season

    With several Eastern Conference rivals getting significantly stronger this offseason, if the Cleveland Cavaliers want to make it back to the NBA Finals in 2016, they’re gonna have to do some maintenance around the edges. And the team knows it very well. According to a report on Saturday by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers plan to reduce the minutes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Nash to help produce film on Dallas' legal ecstasy scene

Despite spending just six of his 18 years as a player in the NBA with the Mavericks, the city of Dallas has left quite the impression with Steve Nash.  Unfortunately, it was more for events happening off the court during the 1980's.   According to Variety, Nash has signed on to be an executive producer for a new documentary about "the origins of the global rave movement in 1980...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks Put All Their Eggs in One Basket and It Backfired

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks discusses why DeAndre Jordan elected to not sign with the Mavericks at a press conference. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News) It would be hard to find a team who were bigger losers in free agency, and the trade market than the Dallas Mavericks this past year. The team had a verbal agreement with center, DeAndre Jordan, but the...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

    These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: A beast among boys

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made the last 15 years pleasant as pecan pie for the Mavericks team and their fan base. Competitiveness has not been an issue in the league for them since Cuban’s arrival, which makes perfect sense as Cuban is one of the most zealous men to ever walk this earth. The Mavs may be at a tipping point currently, but thanks to Cuban, the spill...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… After a hectic offseason that brought a number of unforeseen challenges to the Dallas Mavericks organization, their final roster is beginning to take shape. They have well over the maximum 15 spots allowed right now and will need to trim off some of the players towards the bottom...
Via HoopStuff
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Würzburg Warrior Warrants Your Love

An NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, 13-time All-Star, and four-time All-NBA First Team, Dirk Nowitzki represents his hometown of Würzburg, West Germany, quite well. The list goes on and on. Today, Nowitzki sits 7th in NBA history in scoring. This upcoming season, Dirk will pass one of the best players in the game of basketball for 6th on the all-time scoring...
Via The Sports Quotient
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: How is the team’s contingency plan going?

There is no doubt that the Dallas Mavericks are in a tough spot. The franchise lost Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, and Rajon Rondo, who were three of the five starters for the team last season. Players like Al-Farouq Aminu and Amar’e Stoudemire will also be missed as they were key role players who came off the bench for the team. Most importantly, quasi-acquiring DeAndre Jordan screwed...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs sign veteran swingman Richard Jefferson

Hands up if you saw this one coming: the Cavs are reportedly signing veteran small forward Richard Jefferson. ESPN’s Marc Stein was first with the report, with NEOMG’s Chris Haynes and the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd confirming and adding that it’s a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, worth a shade under $1.5 million.1 Another curveball in Mavs' offseason...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban proposes 20-team NBA playoff field

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is among the most savvy executives in the sports world. From a pure likability standpoint, he’s also one of the first ones that comes to mind. Though, Cuban’s outspoken mentality has not exactly made him best friends with the league itself. Using CyberDust, an open communication website, Cuban explained how he just proposed a 20-team playoff...
Via Sportsnaut
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan apologizes to Cuban, Mavs...on Twitter

The entire DeAndre Jordan fiasco that played out Wednesday came to a conclusion shortly after midnight east coast time on Thursday resulted in the center returning to the Los Angeles Clippers after verbally committing to the Dallas Mavericks. It brought on some hurt feelings from both sides, a few media-related spats and one great emoji war. Now, a couple days removed from all that...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Nets reach buyout agreement with Deron Williams

Early Friday morning, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that the Brooklyn Nets were working on a buyout agreement with guard Deron Williams. Williams, who has struggled a great deal since coming over from the Utah Jazz during the 2010-11 campaign, reportedly wants to join his home-town Dallas Mavericks. NBA.com’s David Aldridge is now indicating that the two sides have come to terms...
Via Sportsnaut
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Broussard apologizes for tweets about Mark Cuban

ESPN’s Chris Broussard is walking back is comments about Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s reaction to DeAndre Jordan backing out of the deal with the team, and has apologized for his tweets about the situation. Here’s the statement from Broussard’s Twitter. Regarding my Wednesday report: I should have attempted to contact Mark Cuban before reporting what my sources were telling...
Via Awful Announcing
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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