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MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Mavs rookie laughed at for trash talking Spurs bench

Mavericks rookie big man Salah Mejri threw down a dunk with his team down 20 to San Antonio on Friday night. This in itself is rather unremarkable. What is hilarious, though, is the fact that he appeared to turn to the Spurs bench and talk some trash/celebrate. Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan had the only appropriate reaction for when a rookie playing in a game down 20 gives it to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban opposes rule change to stop hack-a-player strategy

Count Mark Cuban among those who don’t want to see the league protect bad free throw shooters with new rules. The Mavericks owner likes the strategy, saying it makes fans feel a part of the game and adds a strategic element. “Will they leave him in or leave him out?” Cuban told ESPN.com’s Tom Haberstroh. “How do both teams feel about it? How will they foul? Is it a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Parsons on Carlisle: 'We have to find a way to get on the same page'

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has been playing his best basketball of the season, maybe of his career, so he was surprised and disappointed to be sitting on the bench for basically the final six minutes of Dallas' three-point loss to the Miami Heat on Wednesday.Parsons expressed his surprise afterward, and on Thursday, he expounded on his belief why there is a measure...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki responds to Kareem’s ‘one-trick pony’ talk

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar asserted that Dirk Nowitzki is a one-trick pony because of his one-legged fadeaway jumper, but the Dallas Mavericks power forward — shockingly — doesn’t agree with the criticism. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Nowitzki respects the Hall of Famer’s opinion but won’t get into a war of words with Abdul-Jabbar, who previously...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs C JaVale McGee wants you to follow his cat Raja, one of the 'flyest species' ever

Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee has a new companion named Raja -- a Sphynx cat born on Dec. 2 2015. Sphynx cats do not have coats, though they are not completely haireless. In McGee's estimation, Sphynx cats are one of the flyest species you'll ever see. It helps that he's taken some glamour shots and given the kitten a gold chain and its own Instagram account. Check it out...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Williams out against Heat after injuring hip at Hawks

DALLAS (AP) Mavericks point guard Deron Williams will be out against Miami on Wednesday night after injuring his right hip in the previous game at Atlanta. Dallas is also without backup guard Devin Harris, who will miss his sixth straight game with left big toe sprain. It's the same toe that required surgery before the 2013-14 season. Williams left in the second quarter of a...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks and the trade deadline

The NBA trade season has been as appealing as a frump knitting while gluten free cookies are baking in the oven. It has been stale with very few teams making any sort of noise. That especially goes for the Dallas Mavericks. Owner Mark Cuban recently stated to the media, “I don’t even know when it is” in regards to the trade deadline. He then went on to bluntly state, “There’s...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks troll Dirk Nowitzki over his new haircut

Dirk Nowitzki got a haircut, and it did not go down well in the Dallas Mavericks locker room. Nowitzki posted a picture of his new look to Twitter on Sunday night, with an added comment: his teammates have apparently taken to calling him Ellen DeGeneres. Whole team calls me Ellen DeGeneres with my new hairdo!!!! @TheEllenShow pic.twitter.com/NabypGbSAr — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: No trades are tempting to Mavericks

NBA teams are closing in on the 2016 trade deadline, but don’t expect the upstart Dallas Mavericks to make any moves. Earl K. Sneed of the team’s official site notes owner Mark Cuban is content with the roster. Mark Cuban says "nothing is really tempting to us" as the trade deadline approaches. @dallasmavs like the team currently constructed. — Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks relentlessly mock Dirk Nowitzki over bad haircut

Dirk Nowitzki walked into a barber shop sometime in the last few days, and walked out looking like a kid from a "Home Improvement" episode. Whole team calls me Ellen DeGeneres with my new hairdo!!!! @TheEllenShow pic.twitter.com/NabypGbSAr — Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 1, 2016 As Dirk tweeted, his Dallas Mavericks teammates are calling him “Ellen DeGeneres”. Even...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks tweet Chandler Parsons in same class as Stephen Curry, then delete it

Whoever was in charge of the Dallas Mavericks twitter account during Wednesday night’s game against the Golden State Warriors got a little carried away watching Chandler Parsons play. That’s not to say Parsons didn’t have a good game, because he did. Parsons led Dallas in scoring with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc. Stephen Curry, meanwhile...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel, Chandler Parsons spotted tearing it up in Dallas

Say what you want about Johnny Manziel, but if he’s going to go down in flames, damn it he’s going to have fun doing it. Despite all the criticism and punishment that has stemmed from his partying, Manziel was again spotted partying with no shame alongside Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons. According to Central Track, the two went to a concert by rapper Mike Stud, then...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mavericks Rookie Salah Mejri With The "Not In My House" Blocks Of The Night On Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant

The Oklahoma City Thunder walked away from Friday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks with the win, but the play that everyone will be talking about will be the one Mavericks rookie center Salah Mejri made on Thunder superstars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. He had yet to play much since joining the team, but Rick Carlisle was not too happy with what the team was doing...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle's Adaptability Amid Annual Overhauls

Since the beginning of his tenure with the Dallas Mavericks, it seems that Rick Carlisle has never had it easy. While his rivals in San Antonio base their success off continuity, Carlisle typically spends his summers getting familiar with a brand new supporting cast brought in to surround Dirk Nowitzki. This year is no different. Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler were allowed to...
Via RealGM - NBA
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia came incredibly close to starting the NBA All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant’s All-Star starting spot is such bologna, right? Kobe deserves to be nowhere near that honor, and his success in the fan vote totally robbed the next-highest vote getter… Zaza Pachulia. When the NBA announced its All-Star starters, the biggest surprise was the performance of Pachulia, who finished ahead of Draymond Green and only 14,000 votes behind Kawhi Leonard...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban thinks NBA season should be extended 10 days

Many sports fans believe that once the NBA Finals finally wraps up in mid-to-late June, the NBA season has been exceedingly long, a war of attrition that begins in late October that ultimately results in basketball burnout after 82 regular-season games and  drawn-out postseason. Not Mark Cuban. In fact, the Dallas Mavericks outspoken owner believes the season should be extended...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle ejected for sarcastically clapping at referee (Video)

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was ejected from Sunday night's game against San Antonio after earning a second technical foul for sarcastically clapping at a referee.It happened just 43 seconds into the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading the Mavs 78-56. Carlisle earned his first technical for arguing a foul call on J.J. Barea with referee Sean Corbin. Clearly frustrated...
Via Holdout Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joakim Noah's injury could end his tenure with the Bulls

The rocky relationship between Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls took an unexpected turn Friday night when the veteran darted off the court in pain after suffering a shoulder injury. Noah’s injury occurred in the 83-77 loss to the Dallas Mavericks after he played just six minutes and posted two points. He ran right to the locker room and the team didn’t waste much in the way...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki impersonates Donald Trump

Dirk Nowitzki is making Dallas great again, both on and off the court.Don't believe it? Well, let Nowitzki make his case . . .  as none other than Donald Trump.With Donald Trump and his cult of personality having taken the nation by storm, the Mavericks choice make a promotional video spoofing the presidential candidate is a clever one.And who better to play Mr. Trump than a foreigner...
Via Yardbarker
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks' Future Revolves Around Maximizing Chandler Parsons

With a 22-16 record and a +0.8 point differential, the Dallas Mavericks are in the middle of the pack in the Western Conference, exceeding most outside expectations for the team this season. Instead of crumbling in the aftermath of the DeAndre Jordan saga, they have been able to re-tool on the fly, integrating buy-low veterans like Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia into a system that...
Via RealGM - NBA
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pelicans Are Running Out Of Time

On Wednesday, the Pelicans, then 11-22, played the Mavericks, a team they had beaten twice this season and played three times overall. Dallas elected not to play four starters — Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Zaza Pachulia, and the wizard Dirk Nowitzki — as their old legs were still reeling from a comeback victory in double overtime against Sacramento the night before. As it is...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle threatens change after Mavs' ’embarrassing’ loss

The standings might suggest otherwise, but the Dallas Mavericks are not a good team right now—and head coach Rick Carlisle isn’t happy about it. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Carlisle called the team’s 36-point first half during a 103-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors “embarrassing” and threatened that changes could follow. “Look, if it’s going to be like that...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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