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Barring injury, Mavericks' starting lineup is set for season opener at San Antonio

For the first three quarters of Monday’s exhibition game against Memphis, the Mavericks showed some true colors. They might not always play that well — they were up 91-75 going into the fourth quarter and up to then, the Grizzlies had played mostly heavy lifters as well. But with the exception of Jae Crowder, who sat until playing the entire fourth quarter, the Mavericks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons motivated to prove his worth

The Dallas Mavericks signed small forward Chandler Parsons this past offseason, and believe that he will be the missing piece that helps take them to the next level. They believe that they are truly championship contenders now with Dirk Nowitzki leading the way once again. Parsons will add another legitimate scorer, and there is plenty of athletic ability and potential for him to...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks

Dallas has rarely missed the playoffs in the Dirk-era, but they’ll have another tough fight on their hands. Dallas should be in the mix for one of the lower seeds and the fight is so close that one wrong move or one injury at the wrong time could knock them out. They’re bringing in a couple of big names, the Chandler guys, but with the pieces they’re losing like Vince Carter’s...
Via Analytics Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi. Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas. Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavs request waivers on Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Mavericks requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Griffin was originally signed July 18 after playing for the Mavs in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals in 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter stuffs Dirk Nowitzki at the rim (Video / GIF)

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Vince Carter blocked a slam dunk attempt by Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki in the closing moments of the first quarter Monday night's preseason game at the American Airlines Center.Nowitzki got his own rebound after his three-point attempt was blocked and appeared to have an easy dunk, but Carter displayed his hops and stuffed his former...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies fall to Chandler-led Mavericks in preseason play

DALLAS -- Tyson Chandler's off-season work on his shot was apparent on Monday night. Chandler scored 14 points and added a game-high eight rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-103 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The center's eight points in the first quarter included two jump shots from near the foul line. "I've been working on it," Chandler said. ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks season preview: Player projections

With the regular season a little over a week away, it’s the time of the year where we start to take a look at the make-up of the teams. This is part three of my Dallas Mavericks season preview, and you can find my roster analysis and team projections at these links. Let’s start by taking a look at who the Mavs starters should be. PPG=Points per game, APG= Assists per game, RPG...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Dellavedova and Dirk Nowitzki Combine for Funniest Moment of NBA Preseason

The NBA preseason is awesome. You get to see your favorite veterans like Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki play as they get tuned up for the start of the regular season. You also get to see young guys like Cleveland Cavaliers Matt Dellaveda doing their best to prove that they deserve more minutes once the regular season begins.So that means we get to see some pretty spirited...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Trying To Trade Gal Mekel, Bernard James

The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James due to their need to create a roster spot. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently imminent, a source said. Mekel averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 assists in 31 games as a rookie with Dallas...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: NBA season is too long, should be trimmed

The NBA already is experimenting with shortening the length of its games. Should it look at trimming the length of its season, too? Dirk Nowitzki thinks so. The Dallas Mavericks star told reporters Wednesday that he believes the league’s current 82-game schedule is too long. “I think you don’t need 82 games to determine the best eight in each conference,” Nowitzki said,...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki, Erik Spoelstra: Number of NBA games an issue

The NBA announced Tuesday that they’re going to experiment with a 44-minute game on October 19 when the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets face off in a preseason game at the Barclays Center. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra don’t think the length of the game is a problem, but the length of the season is. “I think you don’t need...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle apologizes for calling Parsons overweight

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle apologized on Sunday for some recent comments he made about his team’s biggest offseason acquisition. After Chandler Parsons missed five of six 3-pointers during a preseason game last week, Carlisle said Parsons needs to lose some weight and work on his conditioning. “Parsons looked tired out there,” Carlisle said,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons answers Carlisle’s overweight comment with shirtless pic

Looks like Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has some concerns about the team’s latest acquisition, small forward Chandler Parsons. He apparently thinks Parsons a bit on the heavy side: “Parsons looked tired out there. His shot was short. He’s working on losing some weight. He’s a little heavier than he’s been,” Carlisle said after the team’s 118-90 loss...
Via Low Brow Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Parsons take subtle shot at Carlisle with Instagram post?

I’m not sure if Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons is thirst trapping, or throwing shots at his coach, Rick Carlisle. Chandler posted this photo to Instagram on Saturday with a piggy emoticon, after his coach made comments to the media about his weight. Carlisle said he wants to see Chandler closer to the weight he was last season when he played for the Rockets. ...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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