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O.J. Mayo: The New Jason Terry In Big D -- With Dirk Nowitzki (knee) sitting out Monday's preseason game against the Rockets, Mayo assumed the role of the Mavericks' primary scorer. He finished the night with 20 points (7-of-12 FG, 3-of-6 3Pt, 3-of-4 FT) in under 24 minutes while working as Dallas's starting shooting guard. Dallas brought in Mayo this past offseason after losing Jason Terry to the Celtics. Despite getting the start Monday night, the early indication is Mayo will be asked to play the same sixth man role Terry held for the past eight seasons. Mayo was deployed as the Grizzlies sixth man with mixed results this past season, but as we've seen with Terry over the years, Dallas likes to rely more heavily on their sixth man than other teams. Mayo is coming off a couple of somewhat disappointing campaigns, but he should be given a chance in Dallas to carry a bigger share of the scoring load and live up to the potential he showed during his first two seasons ...
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DALLAS -- "I'm doing everything I can to avoid surgery," Dirk Nowitzki announced late Monday after sitting out the Dallas Mavericks' preseason home-opening win over Houston. "I guess that's obvious that I really don't want it done now." Dirk's desire to not miss games is admirable, though some wisdom - and continued swelling in the knee - suggests...
DALLASWhen the Mavericks lost top assistant Terry Stotts this summer as he became the new head coach in Portland, Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle was left with a big vacancy on his coaching staff. But Carlisle went with someone he knew, both on a personal and professional basis by bringing in Jim O'Brien, the former head coach of the Celtics, Sixers and most recently the Pacers...
DALLAS Dallas Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended for "conduct detrimental to the team'' after a late Monday locker room incident in which the guard "cut it loose,'' according to a source.
"Cut it loose'' would seem to be a polite way to describe an action so negative that Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he was obligated to announce...
Mavericks guard Delonte West has been suspended for conduct detrimental to the team.
Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton said Tuesday that coach Rick Carlisle didn't indicate how long the suspension would be. She declined to provide further details.
The Mavericks play their next preseason game at home Wednesday night against Phoenix.
West has battled a bipolar disorder during his...
The Dallas Mavericks' suspension of Delonte West lasted one day. The guard was reinstated to the team after meeting Tuesday with coach Rick Carlisle and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, according to multiple media reports. "Delonte West will be back with the team (Wednesday) for shootaround and be available for (Wednesday) night's game vs. Phoenix...
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is scaling back his activity level in an attempt to avoid arthroscopic surgery on his sore right knee. Nowitzki didn't play in the Mavericks' exhibition loss to FC Barcelona Regal in Spain on Oct. 11. He subsequently returned to practice for three days but didn't play Monday in the Mavericks' preseason victory over the Houston...
Dirk Nowitzki has been battling a knee injury that has already required two procedures to drain it. The Dallas Mavericks and Mowitzki have not ruled out surgery if the knee does not improve. Nowitzki has already said he has no intentions of playing an entire season on a swollen knee. Yesterday, Nowitzki sat out against the Houston Rockets, but it is not clear if it was due...
Jason Terry seems to have embraced the Celtics culture faster than any free agent acquisition in NBA history — especially for a veteran who has won a championship in another city. Terry has yet to play a regular season game in Boston and he already sounds like someone who bleeds green, complete with knowing who to love and who to hate. The former Maverick talked about that in the...
Besides inside-practice notes on Delonte, Dirk and Jae, DB.com goes 1-on-1 with Rick Carlisle as he reviews our stat thesis: Elton Brand is an 'elite' defensive big. So 'elite' that he can mentioned in the same breath with Tyson Chandler, Rick? 'Well,' Carlisle tells us, 'that's not preposterous, but ...' Premium Mavs inside:
I asked coach Rick Carlisle this afternoon if Delonte West fully understood the coach's motivation in the Monday night suspension handed him by the team. Rick told me he did. I asked GM Donnie Nelson if the Tuesday meeting with Delonte went well enough to lift the suspension. Donnie tells me it did. End of suspension.
Delonte West met with Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson on Tuesday to explain what happened.
The NOC has been doing behind-the-scenes videos with new Celtic Jason Terry. In the most recent edition just released, JET and Dionte Christmas play a game of pick-up basketball against 5 female basketball players. Hopefully this wasn't the reason Christmas got waived from the team!
Jason Terry told CLNS he is ready to lead after his first game in the Garden as a Celtic. Rajon Rondo had 11 assists in extended preseason minutes Tuesday night. KG talked the state of the Celtics defense after losing to Brooklyn. Courtney Lee also made his Garden debut Tuesday night. Armond Hill was the [...]
This one just in from Jason Terry is a Celtic...Terry and Christmas play 2 on 5 vs the Roxbury womens team and lose! Thanks to Tom Reed at thenoctv.com
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Jason Terry will be posting an online diary up on ESPN Boston. Here's a snippet from his first entry:
The funniest moment on the trip was we were attracting a lot of attention because of KG's [Kevin Garnett] size. He's so tall that they recognized him easily. We were getting bombarded by pictures. So all of sudden, KG takes the camera from one lady and started taking...