Found October 05, 2013 on RealGM:
Jose Calderon sat out Friday's scrimmage due to a sore left hamstring. Calderon has been limited over the past three days. The Dallas Mavericks are also dealing with injuries to Devin Harris and Shane Larkin, which will open up time for Gal Mekel. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime for any guy coming to a new situation with some guys banged up,” Carlisle said. ““Gal, he’s picking things up as he goes along. We need him and we need him to play.”

Dallas Mavericks get ready for first preseason game without Jose Calderon

As the Dallas Mavericks get ready for their first preseason game of 2013, they’ll have to do so without one of their big offseason acquisitions. After signing on for four years in the summer, long-time Toronto Raptor Jose Calderon is dealing with some hamstring pain and will sit out of the Mavericks preseason game with the new-look New Orleans Pelicans on Oct. 7. Calderon first...

Mavericks Shawn Marion thinking about retirement and expecting 1st child

Shawn Marion is about to enter his 15th season in the NBA. But per a report with the Dallas Morning News, “The Matrix” is thinking about the end of his career because, “he wants to be able to walk” when his playing days are over. That’s what happened with Shawn Marion when he ran into former coach Frank Johnson after the Mavericks’ first preseason practice. Johnson was...

Rookie Larkin wants to pay dividends for Mavs

DALLAS Shane Larkin believes he has a debt to pay to the Dallas Mavericks. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle "told me himself that he had a big part in them drafting me,'' says the rookie, selected No. 18 out of the University of Miami. "He thought I was the best point guard in the draft and that's why he took me. That's why they brought me here. And now, it'...

Jose Calderon likely to miss Mavs’ preseason opener due to injury

Jose Calderon was one of the free agent pickups by the Mavericks that lets you know they have no interest in rebuilding and after missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 years last season are trying to get back as soon as possible. Calderon is a productive point guard but he’s also an aging one who Dallas signed to a four-year contract this summer. At 31 years old the team...

Vince Carter Not Planning to Retire Soon, Feels Like He Has Many Years Left at 36

Vince Carter is 36 years young and does not see any reason to stop playing basketball anytime soon. The veteran forward said in training camp that he thinks he has at least a few more years left to play, even as the years limit the bounce in his once-springy legs. Now in the last year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Carter told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he will “let...

Vince Carter has no plans to retire

From the looks of the calendar Vince Carter is in the twilight of his NBA career. But don’t ask the Dallas Mavericks’ small forward if he’s thought about retiring and hanging up his high-flying sneakers. Although he is in the last year of his contract Carter who turns 37 on Jan. 26 doesn’t have a timetable for ending his career. “I don’t want to do that to myself...

Vince Carter Still Has No Timetable On Retirement

Vince Carter will turn 37 on January 26, but he continues to have no timetable for when he may retire. “I don’t want to do that to myself,” Carter said. “I don’t want to limit myself. I think doing that you’ll start thinking about [retirement] as the season goes on. I’ll just let the body pretty much dictate how I’m feeling in the end.” Carter averaged 13.4 points...

Fab Melo: Celtics 'Didn't Give Me A Chance'

Fab Melo was traded by the Boston Celtics in the offseason despite being the organization's first round pick in the 2012 NBA draft. In Melo's mind, he was never given the opportunity to earn a role on the Celtics. "They didn’t give me a chance," Melo said of his rookie season with the Celtics. "Even in practice I wasn’t getting a chance." The Dallas...
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