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DONNIE NELSON RUMORS

For Mavs, draft again shaping up as prelude to free agency

DALLAS (AP) The Mavericks have the 21st pick in the NBA draft Thursday night and three openings in their starting lineup after Monta Ellis' decision to opt out of his contract. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson doesn't figure to find a cornerstone late in the first round and says Dallas' needs are widespread enough that the ''best player'' approach will apply. But...
Via AP on Fox
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavericks general manager opens up about trade deadline

The Dallas Mavericks did not make a trade during yesterday's deadline bonanza, but that doesn't mean they weren't one of the league's more active teams. Here's the team's general manager, Donnie Nelson, talking about how he spent the afternoon. He sure sounded busy. Nelson is one of the league's smarter decision-makers, and well before yesterday's deadline he did a fantastic job...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoudemire will sit 1st 2 games with Mavs to get acclimated

DALLAS (AP) Amare Stoudemire's debut with the Dallas Mavericks will have to wait a few days. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Thursday the newly signed forward would probably play Sunday against Charlotte. That means he will miss the Mavericks' return from the All-Star break Thursday night at Oklahoma City and a home game one night later against Houston. Dallas...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs Confident Of Signing Jermaine O'Neal Or Josh Smith

Donnie Nelson is confident of the Dallas Mavericks' chances of signing either Jermaine O'Neal or Josh Smith. The Mavericks need to improve their frontcourt depth after their trade of Brandan Wright in the deal for Rajon Rondo. "I feel pretty good that we'll be able to come to terms with one," Nelson said Tuesday on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. "Certainly to come up with both would be just...
Via RealGM
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavs Waiting To Submit Chandler Parsons Offer Sheet, Exploring Options

The Dallas Mavericks have not submitted an offer sheet on Chandler Parsons. Donnie Nelson said that the Mavericks are still exploring options and that the offer sheet won't be submitted until Thursday night. The Houston Rockets will have 72 hours to match the offer once it is submitted. Nelson said that the two teams could engage in sign-and-trade talks.
Via RealGM
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Not Searching For Roster Changes

The Dallas Mavericks are willing to listen but are not searching for roster changes. They currently have 15 guaranteed contracts. Donnie Nelson discussed the Mavericks' approach heading into next week's trade deadline. “We’re always looking for ways to improve," Nelson said. "Now with that being said, all of the parts are pretty intricately in twined. To get you got to give...
Via RealGM
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks president Donnie Nelson thinks David Stern deserves Nobel Peace Prize

With less than two days in his tenure as commissioner of the NBA, David Stern will soon give way to Adam Silver and leave a position that he’s held since 1984. Overall, many fans and NBA writers would say that Stern helped grow the game into enormous levels and Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson thinks he deserves high praise. Check out the below statement he told to Dwain...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Gersson Rosas Returns To Rockets' Front Office

Gersson Rosas is returning to the front office of the Houston Rockets as executive vice president of basketball operations. Rosas spent nine seasons with the Rockets before becoming general manager of the Dallas Mavericks in July. Rosas parted ways with the Mavericks after becoming uncomfortable in his role under Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson Rosas will share the executive VP title...
Via RealGM
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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