Found October 11, 2012 on Next Level Sports Network:
TEAMS: Dallas Mavericks
Newly signed Dallas Mavericks shooting guard O.J. Mayo has had a tough first two games of the preseason, his first in preparation for a debut season with the Mavs. Those two games might be already getting underneath his skin, showing signs of frustration at practice this week. Mayo had to restart his shooting drill several [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Brand brings much-needed toughness to Mavs

Elton Brand started in Dirk Nowitzki's place as the Mavericks wrapped up their European Vacation earlier this week. While the power forward switch had to do with Dirk's swollen knee, it meant some extra work for Brand with the first unit. That's where Brand feels the most comfortable, though he knows that won't be his role in Dallas. He's a backup now, at least...

Nowitzki practices after knee drained again

Dirk Nowitzki went through a full practice with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday after having his swollen right knee drained for the second time in a month. Nowitzki says he doesn't know why the swelling keeps coming back and that arthroscopic surgery remains an option if it keeps happening. He says he won't play on a swollen knee all season. It is the same knee and same...

Dirk practices after knee drained

Dirk Nowitzki went through a full practice with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday after having his swollen right knee drained for the second time in a month. Nowitzki said he doesn't know why the swelling keeps coming back and that arthroscopic surgery remains an option if it keeps happening. ''I'm not going to play on a swollen knee all season,'' Nowitzki...

Cuban Can Rationalize, But His Actions May Have Cost Mavericks D-Will

One of the worst kept secrets in the Association last season, was that the Dallas Mavericks were going to make a full-court push to sign Free Agent point guard Deron Williams this past summer. That is the reason that the report from the “New York Times” earlier this week was so surprising; as Williams revealed that the Mavericks Team Owner Mark Cuban was not present when he met...

Nowitzki to take week off to rest knee, hopes to avoid surgery

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is dealing with a sore right knee for the second straight training camp and could be facing arthroscopic surgery. Nowitzki will give the knee a week of rest and treatment to see whether it responds, The Dallas Morning News reported. He didn't play in the Mavericks' exhibition loss to FC Barcelona Regal in Spain on Tuesday night. ...

Mavericks Injury News: Dirk Nowitzki Sits Out With Knee Injury

The Dallas Mavericks are on a European tour as part of their preseason.  They took on Alba Berlin last Saturday and took on FC Barcelona Regal yesterday.  Yesterday, they were without star Dirk Nowitzki.  Nowitzki has been battling a sore right knee since Monday and sat out the game against FC Barcelona Regal.According to Chuck Cooperstein of ESPN Dallas, Nowitzki saw his right...

Mark Cuban says Deron Williams’ reason for not signing with the Mavs makes Nets front office look bad

For a while it looked like Deron Williams could sign with the Mavericks this past offseason, but he wound up back with the Nets. Earlier this week, Deron explained that Mark Cuban’s absence from his free agent meeting with Dallas helped him choose to re-sign with Brooklyn. When asked about Williams’ comments, Cuban couldn’t resist responding with a little mind game.“I’m...

Sports Tweet of the Week: Who the Hell is This Guy Delonte West?

I’m definitely psyched for the NBA season to start.   No lock outs.  Crazy trades were made.   I’m curious to see how Stevie Nash fits in with Howard and Bryant.  Curious to see if the Heat repeat.  But I’m also curious to see what kinds of tweets hit the league.Well if this is any indication, Delonte West just got the ball rolling in serious way.  Who in the hell is this guy?

Mark Cuban no-show swayed Deron Williams

Mark Cuban was too busy on the Los Angeles set of his TV show "Shark Tank" to come to a July meeting with then-free agent Deron Williams in New York, costing the Dallas Mavericks any chance of landing him, according to the Brooklyn Nets point guard.Williams had two teams in mind when he become a free agent this summer his hometown Mavericks and his previous team, the Nets...

2012/13 NBA Team Rankings & Previews: #13 Dallas Mavericks

#13 - Dallas Mavericks2011/12 Record: 36-30, lost Eastern Conference First Round2012/13 Projected Record: 45-37, playoffs Key Additions:Darren Collison - Point GuardO.J. Mayo - Shooting GuardDahntay Jones - Shooting GuardElton Brand - Power ForwardChris Kaman - CenterKey Departures:Jason Terry - Shooting GuardJason Kidd - Point GuardBrendan Haywood - CenterLamar Odom...

Nowitzki Dealing With Sore Right Knee, May Require Surgery

Dirk Nowitzki will wait a few days to see if the knee, which bothered him last season season, improves.

Nowitzki Practices On Friday Without Issue, Surgery Remains Possible

Dirk Nowitzki practiced on Friday without any issues in his right knee.
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