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Unlike ’15-16, Mavs should have benefit of health entering training camp

DALLAS — Slowed by injuries to two of their top contributors before the 2015-16 schedule even began and again during the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks now expect to hit the ground running when training camp gets underway in late September. Seeing new addition Wesley Matthews battle back from a torn Achilles that ended his ’14-15 season, the Mavericks weren’t at full strength...
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Wesley Matthews says with work, Mavs can be better defensive team in 2016-17

What a difference one year has made for Wesley Matthews. Wesley Matthews’ Back-to-School Shopping Spree at Academy View photos from Wesley Matthews’ back-to-school shopping spree at Academy! View Gallery View More Galleries Last Friday the Mavs wing visited Academy in Dallas to take 70 local kids from the Boys & Girls Club on a $200 back-to-school shopping spree....
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1 day ago

Mavs’ Wesley Matthews vows to be better, stronger one year after Achilles injury

DALLAS — After battling his way back onto the court following a gruesome Achilles injury that ended his 2014-15 campaign with the Portland Trail Blazers, sharpshooter Wesley Matthews says Dallas Mavericks fans will see him at his best during the upcoming season. Tearing his left Achilles against the Mavericks on March 5, 2015, Matthews admits that his goal was simply to be on the...
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1 day ago

Simba just can’t wait to be King.

  Justin Anderson (a.k.a. Simba) played with the heart of a lion for the Dallas Mavericks towards the end of the 2015-2016 season. His energy as both a starter and a bench player was just what the doctor ordered when Chandler Parsons went down with yet another season-ending knee injury. In Parson’s absence, Anderson looked like a guy that was tired of bouncing back and forth...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Joke’s On You, Harrison Barnes is a Gold Medalist

With all the jokes and criticism aside, newly signed Dallas Maverick, Harrison Barnes, is a gold medalist after Team USA beat Serbia on Sunday. It was just over a month ago when the Dallas Mavericks struck out on the big fish in free agency and disaster had struck again. Could Dallas recover and put a […] Joke’s On You, Harrison Barnes is a Gold Medalist - The Smoking Cuban ...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Everything That Has to Go Right for the Mavericks to Win the 2017 Title

    Spoiler: There’s a lot…   (By the way, even I think I spent way too much time on this.)   That team that plays in San Antonio has a philosophy that basically means “focus on our team, not theirs” when it comes to preparation.  There are obvious things that need to happen on other teams for the Mavericks to accomplish this insane goal but here are the things that...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

5 Questions I Have For the 2016-17 Dallas Mavericks

With the addition of some younger players to go with some old faces, questions still surround the Dallas Mavericks going into the new season. Dallas went into the offseason with plenty of holes in the roster, but with one goal in mind: swing for the fences again while still bringing back Dirk Nowitzki on his […] 5 Questions I Have For the 2016-17 Dallas Mavericks - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
2 days ago

Andrew Bogut, Australia Ousted by Serbia in Semi-Final 61-87

With a chance to play for a gold medal and have a rematch against Team USA, Australia found themselves blown out against Serbia in the semi-final. After the United States beat Spain earlier in the day on Friday to secure their spot in the gold medal match on Sunday, all eyes pointed to Friday night’s […] Andrew Bogut, Australia Ousted by Serbia in Semi-Final 61-87 - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
3 days ago

Why Yi Jianlian Is Ready For An NBA Comeback

After being out of the NBA since 2012, China's star big man Yi Jianlian will be making his return. The 7'0", five year NBA veteran reportedly signed a one year deal recently with the Los Angeles Lakers for roughly eight million dollars, per ESPN's Marc Stein. Yi's NBA Stats Per 36 MinutesYEARTEAMPTSREBBLK2007-08MIL12.47.51.22008-09NJN13.38.31.52009-10NJN13.68.11.02010-11WAS11...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mavericks as Pokemon

With the Pokemon craze higher than ever, we take a look at which Mavericks remind us of which Pokemon Pokemon Go has made us all revert back to our 13-year-old selves. With the NBA as diverse as the Pokemon world, it’s hard not to compare the Mavericks to our favorite Pokemon. Sometimes comparing a point guard to a center can be tough, but at least this way we can put it in a different...
Via Mavs Moneyball
4 days ago

Michael Jordan totally should have played for the Mavericks in 2003

What might have been... We sometimes forget that Michael Jordan, the GOAT, retired three times. His legacy lends it self to a narrative that omits those details. Byron Russell will tell you the same. However, Jordan’s comeback, not the second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls, but the one with the Washington Wizards, is perhaps the most forgotten chapter of his storied career....
Via Mavs Moneyball
4 days ago

Harrison Barnes finally gets in a game, Twitter throws confetti

When did Harrison Barnes become that scrappy little underdog trying to get in the game?Barnes won a championship with the Golden State Warriors, helped them win an NBA record 73 games and scored a $95 million max contract from the Dallas Mavericks.Somewhere along the way, he also became THE WORST PLAYER TO MAKE TEAM USA'S ROSTER IN THE DREAM TEAM ERA.That might be a bit harsh, but...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago

Cuban a critic of NBA players in Olympics but backing Bogut

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Beyond the rehab, Andrew Bogut would need to clear one final hurdle to play in the Olympics.Mark Cuban, his new boss.Cuban has been opposed to NBA players competing in the Olympics, but the Dallas Mavericks owner gave Bogut the clearance he needed to play for Australia after injuring his left knee in the NBA Finals.And Cuban is pulling for his new center, who...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Charlie Villanueva gets tattoo for alopecia awareness

Charlie Villanueva has always been open about his struggle with alopecia and he has served as an advocate for the disease which causes hair loss and is diagnosed in more than 200,000 cases per year in the United States. Now, Villanueva is taking his advocacy one step further. Villanueva recently showed off a brand new tattoo that he received as a sign of solidarity to those also...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry talks about the origin of his infamous tattoo

Babe Ruth might have called his own shot, but he's got nothing on the Jason Terry, who famously got a Larry O'Brien trophy tattooed on his arm prior to the Mavericks pulling off one of the bigger upsets in NBA Finals history. Here, the Jet tells us how the idea for his ink came about.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut mocks Rio over poor athlete housing conditions

It’s no secret that the Olympic village where the athletes are staying in Rio is not the most glamorous of places, and Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut provided us with a closer look at it on Monday night. Using the hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging, Bogut mocked the housing conditions in a series of tweets. In one of them, he showed himself rigging up a shower curtain so he and his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Center JaVale McGee's Improved Outside Shot Could Make the Warriors Even More Dangerous

Former Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee has been invited to the Golden State Warriors' training camp. According to multiple sources, McGee will most likely receive an offer from the Warriors to join their 15-man roster. RELATED:  JaVale McGee Wants You to Drink More Water After releasing Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights to sign Kevin Durant, the Warriors...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Here’s 10 minutes of JaVale McGee bloopers to celebrate his signing with the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors stunned the basketball world by signing Kevin Durant this offseason.  JaVale McGee might not match Durant’s scoring output, but he could best him in Shaqtin’ A Fool appearances! After losing both Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli during the offseason (and being greatly exposed by the Cavaliers in the painted area during the NBA Finals) the Warriors need...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

The Dallas Mavericks’ basketball altar just got a lot holier. According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Thursday, former Providence point guard and streetball legend God Shammgod has been hired by the Mavericks as a player development assistant. Shammgod, 40, is best known in hoops circles for his fabled (and eponymous) crossover move. Shammgod enjoyed a memorable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki shows off his (lack of) soccer skills at charity event

Dirk Nowitzki officially got paid Wednesday afternoon, so how did the German celebrate? By playing soccer of course. The Dallas Mavericks forward was back in his homeland for a charity soccer match in Mainz, and demonstrated exactly why he made the right choice with basketball. In Nowitzki’s defense, a bicycle kick is not exactly a beginner’s move. Plus, you just try swinging...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Mavericks boost Nowitzki's new deal to $50 million

Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract on Wednesday -- $10 million more than the deal struck before contracts could be signed. The person with knowledge of the contract...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Baking a Team: Do The Mavericks Have The Right Ingredients?

Dallas exits the offseason with a bunch of new faces, including a collection of former Warriors. Do they have the right ingredients to be a winning team? A wide array of ingredients go into the making of a great team. Just like every great cake is different – one may be chocolate, another red velvet, or have lemon icing – they have similar base ingredients. The same is true...
Via The Lottery Mafia
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico to host two regular season NBA games

The NBA is once again headed to Mexico. The league announced on Wednesday the Phoenix Suns will host two home games in Mexico against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, 2017. It’s the first time in league history that two regular season games will be hosted in Mexico in the same season. Mexico has hosted 22 preseason and regular season NBA games...
Via The Comeback
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says he wasn't worried about re-signing Nowitzki: 'Dirk gets what Dirk wants'

With Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant officially retired, it's becoming less likely that we will see a superstar spend their entire career with one team.But listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it's safe to say you can add Dirk Nowitzki's name to that list. The outspoken owner told the Boston Globe that the thought of Nowitzki leaving the Mavs never entered his mind."Dirk wasn...
Via FOX Sports
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban speaks out against new deliberate fouling rules

The NBA is instituting a rule change to try to clamp down on the Hack-A-Player strategy, and Mark Cuban isn’t a fan. The league announced Tuesday that intentional fouls off the ball will not be rewarded in the last two minutes of every quarter. The Mavericks owner was critical of the rule, claiming that it rewards incompetence. Mark Cuban told ESPN he voted against new deliberate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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