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DALLAS -- The names have been mentioned. Superstars like New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams and Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard -- the players that will likely headline the 2012 crop of NBA free agents.
It is believed that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn't re-sign Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and DeShawn Stevenson because he wanted the salary cap space to make a run at a couple of stars to pair with Dirk Nowitzki.
However, Cuban has said he isn't necessarily trying to acquire both Williams and Howard, claiming he could spread the cap room around among several star players instead of two superstars.
But listening to Nowitzki's comments following Saturday's season-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the franchise's greatest player is hoping for superstars.
"We need some guys that can make plays for themselves," Nowitzki said. "That's pretty obvious. If you look at all the top teams now, they have at least two-three guys they can throw the ball to and they do their thing."
Nowitzki then specifically mentioned how Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden each carried a Thunder team on different nights in the four-game sweep of the Mavericks.
"If you want to be an elite team in the league right now, you have to have 2-3 guys that can go off at any time," Nowitzki added.
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DALLAS – Break out your brooms, the sweep is over. There were some dramatic moments in this four game series. But none were more dramatic than the posture of the Mavericks captain Dirk Nowitzki leaving the court.
His stellar 34 point performance was not enough.
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DALLAS -- Jason Terry isn't supposed to give his jersey away after games. Many of the jerseys that NBA players wear have already been purchased by fans in advance.
But Terry didn't care about that Saturday night. In what could be his final game with the Mavericks, the 13-year NBA veteran handed his uniform to Neal Hawks, a long-time Mavericks season ticket holder.
Jason Kidd might have played his last game as a Dallas Maverick on Saturday, but it won't be the final game of his storied career.
"I'll land somewhere early, I would think," Kidd told The Dallas Morning News.
Kidd became an unrestricted free agent after the defending NBA Champions were swept out of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks are being scattered into pieces and we don't mean that as a metaphor.
Foundation players Jason Terry and Jason Kidd have uncertain futures. MVP Dirk Nowitzki is offering ideas for what needs to happen to next year's roster, and that means more changes. And even coach Rick Carlisle followed Saturday's 102-97 loss to Oklahoma City which completed...
Dirk Nowitzki said the Mavericks need to add players who can create for themselves.
The Dallas Mavericks have decided they will not give Lamar Odom a playoff share, about $14,000. It was a players vote following Dallas' first round sweep at the hands of the Thunder that determined Odom would miss out on the money.
The team had already banished Odom after a season of ups and downs, but mostly downs. Circumstances in his personal life made it a tough go for Lamar...
Jason Terry‘s uber-superstitiousness has previously been well-documented. So with his Mavericks facing a possible sweep by the Thunder on Saturday, Terry is calling on his own weird brand of superstition to bail his team out. The Star-Telegram’s Dwain Price tweets us the details.
“I broke every broom in the house. That’s a little superstition, so I don’t think there will...
Kris Jenner gives me bonuses all the time T..
Now we know how his teammates felt about him — A team source has confirmed that Odom will miss out on about a $14,000 playoff share. The team voted on it, and said no way to giving Lamar a cut. ”If the Lamar thing would have worked out and if he would have played like the year before when he was the best sixth man, I think we would...
DALLAS The defending NBA champs made one last stand Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With perhaps their most complete quarter of the season, the Dallas Mavericks raced to a 13-point lead.
But that lead evaporated as Thunder guard James Harden put on one of the most cold-blooded displays you'll see this postseason. He embarrassed at least three different Mavs defenders...
Donnie Nelson continues to insist that Rick Carlisle will remain with Dallas next season despite being in limbo on his contract.
When the Dallas Mavericks returned home for Game 3 of this first-round series, they
greeted fans with royal blue T-shirts bearing the slogan, "All-In." It was a take-off on
owner Mark Cuban's question to Lamar Odom in the halftime locker room during a game in
Memphis in early April. In truth, many of the players didn't believe the owner was "all in...
Mavericks players voted not to give Lamar Odom a playoff share.
What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year the Dallas Mavericks were headed to the NBA Finals after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder. Now their offseason has already begun after getting swept at the hands of that same Thunder team.
The Thunder did not change their team all that much, they were just young and with a year's more experience, they got a lot better...