MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mark Cuban still will not call Russell Westbrook a superstar

Mark Cuban is a very stubborn man. The outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks still refuses to classify Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook as a superstar despite his historic output thus far in 2016. “He’s putting up superstar numbers. That’s for damn sure,” Cuban said of Westbrook on Friday, via Tim MacMahon of ESPN. “I’m not taking anything away from what he’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers

Via Mavs Fanatic
13 hours ago

Mavericks Defeat Pacers 111-103, End Two Game Skid

  DALLAS, TX—“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda   On Star Wars Night at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks did just what the Yoda ordered, defeating the Indiana Pacers  111-103, in a bounce back performance conclude the last game of their four-game homestand.   After an embarrassing 38-point, home loss to the Sacramento Kings that prompted a 35...
Via Mavs Fanatic
17 hours ago

Pacers can't pull off winning road trip, fall 111-103 to Mavericks

DALLAS -- Wesley Matthews matched a season high with 26 points, Harrison Barnes had 25 and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 111-103 on Friday night for just their third win in 15 games.Two nights after a listless second half in a 31-point home loss to Sacramento prompted a team meeting, the Mavericks started the third quarter with a 10-2 run that gave them a double-digit...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Motivated Dallas Mavericks Beat Pacers at Home

Looking to bounce back from their embarrassing lost to the Sacramento Kings, the Dallas Mavericks came motivated as they beat the Pacers at home. After losing by 31 points to the Kings on Wednesday night, Rick Carlisle and the coaching staff held a team meeting after the game to discuss their effort and poor performance. […] Motivated Dallas Mavericks Beat Pacers at Home - The...
Via The Smoking Cuban
17 hours ago

As the Mavericks fall further out of contention, dealing Andrew Bogut seems like a surefire option

The Dallas Mavericks aren’t a good basketball team – and for the first time in the Dirk-era, it’s time for the organization to actively tank. Tanking isn’t an easy proposition for a team which hasn’t had a losing record since the new millennium. But, barring an impossible string of wins, the Mavericks season is already lost. Ravished by injuries to key veterans Nowitzki...
Via The Comeback
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics interested in trading for Andrew Bogut

The Boston Celtics have largely struggled to defend the rim in the Brad Stevens era, but they may just the right solution in mind. According to a report by Marc Stein of ESPN on Friday, the Celtics are interested in trading for Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut. Bogut, 32, is averaging 3.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 0.9 blocks in 25.0 minutes per game in 2016-17 but is currently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Look For Revenge From Early Season Loss to Pacers

The Dallas Mavericks started the season in about the same place they have stayed through the first 21 games. The ‘L’ column. Now, the Mavs look to seek vengeance for the first loss of the season. The Dallas Mavericks have had a really difficult season, and the MFFLs maybe even more so. This offseason was […] Mavericks Look For Revenge From Early Season Loss to Pacers - The...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Dallas Mavericks: Four Trade Destinations For Andrew Bogut

Andrew Bogut and his expiring contract could be a hot commodity on the trade market this winter. Here are four potential trade destinations. After being traded to Dallas (by his choice) this summer from Golden State, Andrew Bogut was supposed to be one of the bigger pieces in getting the Mavericks back into the playoffs. […] Dallas Mavericks: Four Trade Destinations For Andrew...
Via The Smoking Cuban
2 days ago

Photos: Dallas Mavericks vs Sacramento Kings

Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

Wise on the floor but young in years, Dorian Finney-Smith has made big first impression during his rookie season

If a rookie season is like an Intro to NBA class, consider Dorian Finney-Smith in the advanced placement section — and on the accelerated track. “He just gains more wisdom as he gets his (tail) kicked,” Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle deadpanned recently. Carlisle has even gone as far as to say Finney-Smith takes it personally when opponents score on him. He becomes upset when...
Via Mavs.com
3 days ago

Is Harrison Barnes the NBA’s Most Improved Player?

He’s averaging career bests. The NBA’s Most Improved Player award rewards the player who has grown the most from one season to the next. It’s not awarded based on highly scientific parameters, but it suits a purpose. While there is still a lot of season to be played, one name comes to the forefront. Despite the Dallas Mavericks’ woeful start, there’s no reason Harrison...
Via Mavs Moneyball
4 days ago

Mavericks not looking to trade Andrew Bogut right now, per report

However, Dallas could revisit this scenario if the playoffs are out of reach. The Dallas Mavericks have no immediate plans to trade center Andrew Bogut but will not rule out the idea should the playoffs be out of reach, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. MacMahon said the Mavericks’ focus, while holding the worst record in the Western Conference at 4-15 heading into Monday...
Via Mavs Moneyball
4 days ago

Dirk Nowitzki hopes he’s back from his lingering Achilles injury in days, not weeks

The injury has been bothering Dirk all year. Dirk Nowitzki spoke to the media for the first time in three games, since playing 27 minutes against the Clippers and deciding to sit out more games with lingering Achilles soreness. Nowitzki didn’t have much new information about his injury, calling it day-to-day and saying he hoped to be back as soon as possible, but not knowing whether...
Via Mavs Moneyball
6 days ago

Deron Williams Considers an MMA Career 'Realistic' After He Retires From the NBA

Deron Williams is in the twilight of his NBA career. The 32-year-old point guard is on a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, where he's currently averaging a career low in minutes. Also, he's been notoriously injury-prone throughout his career, so it's not hard to imagine that he'll be hanging 'em up fairly soon. However, Williams has some big plans after the NBA—he...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban criticizes officiating in Clippers-Nets game

DALLAS (AP) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is again expressing frustration with NBA officials, although this time his criticism has nothing to do with his own team. Prior to the Mavericks' game Wednesday night against San Antonio, Cuban complained about missed traveling and double-dribble calls in the first 15 seconds of the Clippers-Nets game Tuesday night - Brooklyn's Bojan...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says the Mavericks aren’t tanking, but they should

Ravaged with multiple injuries to key starters, the Dallas Mavericks start to the 2016-17 has been an unmitigated disaster. But, despite winning an NBA-low three of 16 games, Mavs owner Mark Cuban isn’t ready to throw in the towel. Cuban said Dallas is always going to compete, as attempting to land the number one pick is no certain guarantee. “Haters gonna hate. We think that...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The End Of The "One Last Shot" Era In Dallas

The Dirk Nowitzki farewell tour is turning out similarly to that of Kobe Bryant’s a year ago. Sure, there may not be the gift-giving, brutal inefficiency, and general basketball horror, but there’s losing -– a lot of losing. At 2-13, the Dallas Mavericks have the worst record in the NBA. And with four back-to-backs in the month of December, their schedule isn’t exactly easing...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle offers great perspective for 2-11 Mavericks

The 2016-17 season has been tough so far for the Dallas Mavericks, and that’s putting it lightly. Dallas is currently 2-11 and on a six-game losing streak. The Mavs are dead last in the Southwest Division, and they’re also the worst team in the NBA’s Western Conference. To add insult to injury, though, it’s not just the West that Dallas is looking up at. With only two wins...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs Finally Reach The Season Where It Stopped Working

When losing J.J. Barea to injury is a massive problem, you're in it up to your neck. The Dallas Mavericks will be without their mosquito-like guard for at least another month after he tore a calf muscle against the Celtics last week. Most NBA fan bases are quietly pleased when J.J. Barea goes away, but the Mavs need him: Deron Williams has a bum calf too, Devin Harris has yet to...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fall Of Wesley Matthews

In a game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 5, 2015, Wesley Matthews of the Portland Trail Blazers slipped after receiving a pass and tore his left achilles. Less than two months earlier, he became the Blazers' all-time leader in three-pointers made. However, the once nicknamed "Iron Man" and fan favorite would miss the remainder of the season. An achilles tear is known to...
Via The Sports Quotient
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis effortlessly blocks shot without jumping

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis often does things that few other NBA players can pull off, and that was the case in Monday night’s game against the Mavericks. Mavericks guard Justin Anderson attempted to drive on him, and that was a really bad idea. He did manage to get close to the hoop, but the shot he put up was swatted away by Porzingis, who didn’t even need to...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks, ESPN appear to have resolved credentials issue

The Mavericks recently caused a stir when they revoked media credentials for two ESPN reporters. The issue now appears to be resolved. News emerged last week that ESPN writers Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon were no longer allowed to cover Mavericks home games for ESPN. Earlier in the week, the two made a joint statement on the matter. Here it is in its entirety courtesy of ESPN. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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