Found July 12, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
Jose Calderon ended being the prized catch of the free agency period for the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs signed the crafty point guard to a four-year $29 million deal. Calderon can play the heck out of the point guard position, but many people expected the Mavs to land a center such as Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum. The Mavs ended up with no big named players besides Calderon, but according to ESPN Dallas, Calderon believes the Mavericks don’t need a star center to be successful. “For sure, it’s important to have a big center,” Calderon said on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Durrett” on Thursday. “But at the end of the day, the way coach plays and if you play the right way with a guy like Dirk (Nowitzki), it makes everything a little bit easier for everybody. If you play the right way, you may not need that big a star at the 5 position. “You just need a guy who can complement Dirk, who can play defense and rebound the ball. Maybe you’re not looking at Dwight or Andrew Bynum like there were talks around there, but you mainly need a guy who can complement and can give you good work out there without being a star to make us a good team.”

Larkin ready to learn from Carlisle, veterans

DALLAS -- Much has changed for the Dallas Mavericks at point guard since they ended up with former University of Miami standout Shane Larkin late in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft. The Mavs have added veteran point men Jose Calderon and Devin Harris to their roster since June 28 but Larkin welcomes the competition. Instead, the former Hurricane and son of Hall of Fame shortstop...

Dallas Mavericks upgrade backcourt with Monta Ellis

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Larkin has surgery on broken ankle

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Mavs First Round Pick Shane Larkin Breaks Ankle In Practice

The Dallas Mavericks suffered a serious blow today during summer league practice today, but everything should work itself out. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Mavs first round pick and rookie point guard Shane Larkin broke his ankle on Friday during summer league practices. Shane Larkin, the Dallas Mavericks' 1st-round pick, broke his ankle in summer league practice, sources...

Mavs First Round Pick Shane Larkin Out Three Months After Breaking Ankle

The Dallas Mavericks suffered a serious blow today during summer league practice today, but everything should work itself out. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Mavs first round pick and rookie point guard Shane Larkin broke his ankle on Friday during summer league practices. Shane Larkin, the Dallas Mavericks' 1st-round pick, broke his ankle in summer league practice, sources...

Shawn Marion gets dunked on during Chicago Pro-Am game

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Shane Larkin Out 2-3 Months With Broken Ankle

Shane Larkin suffered a broken ankle during practice with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday. Larkin could miss two to three months. "Yes it is true," Larkin posted on Twitter. "But if you think I won’t come back stronger then before then you got the wrong guy." Larkin was the 18th overall pick in last month's draft.

Sources: Mavericks Shelve Signing Of Devin Harris

The Dallas Mavericks have decided to shelve their plan to sign Devin Harris after an exam revealed that Harris has a dislocated toe, according to sources close to the situation. Harris will undergo surgery to repair the dislocation later this month. The Mavericks remain interested in signing Harris, sources said, but will wait until the start of the regular season to see how Harris...

Mavericks make no offer to Andrew Bynum

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Mavs add Ellis to backcourt after pair of setbacks

The Dallas Mavericks have made their biggest free agent play in a busy offseason, adding shooting guard Monta Ellis to a backcourt that's still crowded even after a couple of setbacks. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in an email Saturday that Ellis has agreed to a contract. It is reportedly a three-year deal valued between $25 million and $30 million. The deal with Ellis was...

Monta Ellis signs 3-year deal with Dallas Mavericks

Essentially the Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks have traded point guards. The Dallas Mavericks have signed former Buck Monta Ellis to a three-year-deal worth $30 million. The deal does included incentives with the minimum amount Monta could  receive being $25 million. Ellis averaged 19.2 points, six assists and 3.9 rebounds for the Bucks and a career average of 19.4 points...

Report: Monta Ellis, Mavericks Agree to Terms on Three-Year Deal

The Mavericks failed to woo Dwight Howard this offseason, and it appears that acquiring Rajon Rondo is a pide dream as well, but Mark Cuban was able to bring in at least one big name to join Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas. That name is former Milwaukee Bucks point guard Monta Ellis, who agreed to terms Friday on a three-year deal with the Mavs worth between $25 and 30 million, sources told...

Monta Ellis Agrees To Deal With Mavericks

Marc Stein of ESPN is reporting that Monta Ellis is going to the Dallas Mavericks: image from   The Dallas Mavericks have struck a free-agent deal with guard Monta Ellis, according to sources close to the process. Sources told that the Mavericks and Ellis have agreed to terms on a three-year deal that — depending on where Dallas ends up in terms...

John Wall and Dwight Howard speak Chinese during interview with Yi Jianlian

Yesterday, we featured a video from the fine folks over at Relativity Sports featuring Dwight Howard and Shawn Marion showing off their fine acting skills. In this clip that Relativity posted earlier in the week, Dwight Howard and John Wall got interviewed by former NBA player Yi Jianlian in Chinese in preparation for the Adidas “Quick vs. Fast” goodwill tour that would make...
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