Found October 01, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Dallas Mavericks: Mavericks’ Offseason Grade By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer… Moves Made Signed Wayne Ellington: 2 years, $5,423,340 Signed Jose Calderon: 4 years, $29 million Signed Gal Mekel: 3 years, minimum Signed Samuel Dalembert: 2 years, $7,568,030 Signed Monta Ellis: 3 years, $25,080,000 Signed Devin Harris: 1 year, vet minimum Signed DeJuan Blair: 1 year, vet minimum Resigned Brandon Wright: 2 years, $10 million - After the Mavericks missed out on the marquee free agents this offseason, specifically Dwight Howard, the franchise had to do something to fill the gaps in the roster after quite a few of the mainstays from last season moved on. The future in Dallas is definitely blurry right now. The biggest signing, although not monetarily, was Monta Ellis. Ellis is a scorer and a high volume shooter. With the losses the team had over the offseason, notably OJ Mayo, they need his scoring ability on the perimeter, but his shot attempts need to be cut down. He is a much be...

New Mavs Ellis vows 'Monta Ball' with Nowitzki

DALLAS -- The Mavericks believe they are creating a unique offensive partnership with Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis. They will share the load. Batman and Robin, but some nights, maybe the other way around. Shoulder-to-shoulder. But when Dirk's shoulder meets Monta's shoulder, he will encounter another presence: As Ellis demonstrated at Monday's Media Day, he arrives...

Delonte West signs one-year deal with professional team in China

Following the path of such stars as Tracy McGrady, Stephon Marbury and J.R. Smith, former Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West is heading to the Far East to continue his basketball career, because he cannot find the right situation for himself…Read more →

Jury selected for Cuban's trial

Seven women and three men were picked Monday to decide the government's lawsuit charging billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with insider trading. The jury includes one man who said he was ''leaning'' toward Cuban's side based on what he'd already heard about the case. One woman said she was ''impressed'' with Cuban as a...

US: Cuban's drive led him to cheat

A government lawyer says the drive to win that helps Mark Cuban succeed in business led the billionaire basketball owner to cheat by using insider information to sell stock in an Internet company. "Mark Cuban violated the law, and he knew better," Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer Jan Folena said Tuesday during opening statements to jurors at Cuban's insider...

Cuban testifies in civil lawsuit

Mark Cuban told jurors in federal court that he became angry in 2004 when he learned of a pending development that would reduce the value of his investment in an Internet search company. The CEO of told the billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner that the company planned to sell more shares to the public. That would dilute the value of Cuban's stake. "I was upset...

Cuban expected to testify Thursday

Mark Cuban is expected to testify Thursday in the government's insider trading lawsuit against him, which could come down to whether jurors believe the billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner's account of a 2004 phone call. Cuban is likely to say that he never promised to refrain from selling his shares in an Internet company after learning news that would cause their value...

Report: Delonte West Signs With Chinese Team

Former Cavaliers and Mavericks guard Delonte West has had enough begging NBA teams for a job.  West will be taking his ball game across the seas. CSN Northwest is reporting that West has signed a one-year deal with Fujian Xunxing of China, a source confirmed. West, 30, will have the opportunity to catch with an NBA team once the Chinese Basketball Association’s season concludes...

Dallas Mavericks icon Avery Johnson becomes ESPN Analyst

Former NBA Coach of the Year and NBA Champion Avery Johnson has joined ESPN as an NBA studio analyst. He has vacillated between the coaching game and the broadcasting game the past few years, but has now decided on the cushy, well paid life of a sports talking head. Avery Johnson will be on the ESPN NBA studio shows, including NBA Coast 2 Coast and NBA Tonight. Johnson debuts Monday...

Mavs new jersey to the final vote

During the summer, Mark Cuban challenged Mavericks fans to design the newest Mavericks jerseys to be worn for the 2015-16 season. We were able to get a sneak peek at several of the designs submitted through the crowdsourcing site crowdSPRING during the summer and everyone seemed impressed with some of the designs. Now, Mark Cuban and the Mavericks have pared the list down to...

Caption the Photo: Dallas Mavericks Starting Five

NBA teams held their media days over the weekend and this gem of the Mavericks presumed starting five was taken.  Yes, that’s Samuel Dalembert performing a split for some reason. Dirk doesn’t look too thrilled.

Mark Cuban Was A Fine Contributor in 2000-2012

Mark Cuban is one of the most notorious owners in sports, let alone in the NBA. Over the years, he hasn’t gotten along with NBA officials too well. From running on the court, to taunting them, to complaining about them at press conferences – he’s done it all. And because of that, he’s donated quite a bit of money to the league. It has been reported that since he’s been...
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