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The Dallas Mavericks have surrounded Dirk Nowitzki with a bunch of veteran newcomers and a lot of players with one-year deals.
Dallas now seems to be holding season-long auditions after being unable to persuade Deron Williams to come home to play and team up with its 11-time All-Star. While trying to get back in the playoffs this season, the Mavs are also keeping financial flexibility if they want to take another stab at a big-name free agent next summer.
One big kink in the plan is that Nowitzki won't be playing with Elton Brand, Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman and O.J. Mayo at the start of the season. The 34-year-old Nowitzki will likely miss at least the first 10 games after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
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For the second time this NBA preseason, The Dallas Mavericks have suspended guard Delonte West and put the “indefinite” tag on it. “We have suspended Delonte for conduct detrimental to the team,” President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson said. “The suspension is effective immediately and no other statements will be issued.” Delonte took to Twitter [...]
The NBA preseason is about working out the kinks and getting your legs in shape. So when your team has averaged over 19 turnovers through five preseason games, your head coach can crack jokes and not be terribly upset about it. Dallas Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle channeled his inner Kama Sutra when describing the Dirk Nowitzki-less Mavs’ turnover issues.
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2011-12 Record: 36-30, lost first round
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The Dallas Mavericks have suspended guard Delonte West for the
second time in 10 days.
Delonte West has again been suspended indefinitely by the Mavericks for conduct detrimental to the team.