Game Night: Mavs looking to start season off with win

  The wait is finally over: The NBA has returned!   The 2016-2017 NBA Regular Season inauguration last night featured the Cleveland Cavaliers receiving their 2016 NBA Championship rings.   The Dallas Mavericks know a few things when it comes to NBA championships. They have four players in Dirk Nowitzki, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, and J.J. Barea, who have rings. The...
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3 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Previewing the Opener in Indy

The NBA season is finally here, and the Dallas Mavericks open Game 1 with a tough test in Indiana. It should be a great match up on many different levels, and it will be a great view of how the Mavs will look against good competition all season. Game 1 is different for every team. […] Dallas Mavericks: Previewing the Opener in Indy - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas...
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4 hours ago

Five Mavs stats to keep an eye on in 2016-17

Basketball season is finally here, everyone. Breathe it in. Enjoy it. We made it. This Mavs team is so different from last season’s squad for a variety of reasons. Yes, there are plenty of new faces in the locker room, and yes, the team is much younger. But even the returning players are beginning this season under entirely different circumstances. Wesley Matthews, in particular...
4 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks Dilemma: What to Do With Justin Anderson

The Dallas Mavericks have a handful of capable players that will be fighting for minutes this season. What will the Mavs do with Justin Anderson? Early in the 2015-16 season, Justin Anderson was struggling to find a spot in Rick Carlisle‘s rotations, even spending time with the Dallas Mavericks D-League team the Texas Legends. Being […] Dallas Mavericks Dilemma: What to Do With...
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1 day ago

The Time is Now for Seth Curry

With the recent injury to Devin Harris, the time is now for Seth Curry to prove he is worthy of heavy minutes in Dallas. When Dallas decided to go younger this offseason by filling out the roster with younger, flyer type deals, Seth Curry immediately fit the bill. Already with a crowded backcourt, Dallas handed […] The Time is Now for Seth Curry - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
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1 day ago

Highlights from the Mavs Tipoff Luncheon

The Mavericks organization and a couple hundred big MFFLs came together on the AAC floor Monday afternoon for the annual Mavs Tipoff Luncheon, which this year benefited the Mavs Foundation. 2016 Mavs Tipoff Luncheon View photos from the Mavs Tipoff Luncheon at American Airlines Center. View Gallery View More Galleries This is the calm before the storm, so to speak, as the...
1 day ago

The 90% Club Preseason Power Rankings

    Now that preseason is officially over1 and the regular season is just around the corner2. The Mavericks seem to be sputtering into the season but don’t forget the additions and upgrades this team made over the offseason. Some of them may seem like lateral moves but there is at least some young promising talent on this roster which is more than could have been said in past...
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2 days ago

C.J. Williams Waived by Mavericks

On Saturday the Dallas Mavericks waived former NC State wing C.J. Williams. He averaged 3.4 points in 10.1 minutes per game for Dallas this preseason (5 games). Williams averaged 12 points per game last season playing professionally in France. According to D-League Digest, Williams is expected to join the Texas Legends in the D-League. Williams played in the D-League back in 2013...
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2 days ago

Mavericks expected to ‘go hard’ after DeMarcus Cousins

The talk around DeMarcus Cousins’ eventual trip to NBA free agency has already started. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon fired the first shot, noting the Dallas Mavericks are one team ready to  pursue the NBA’s best big man: For Mavs fans who might be wondering, DeMarcus Cousins is set to hit free agency in summer of 2018. Yes, Mavs expected to go hard after him. — Tim MacMahon...
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Rick Carlisle thinks Seth Curry can take ‘quantum leap’

If there’s one person who thinks that Seth Curry can make a name for himself beyond just the Splash Stepbrother, it’s Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. In an interview with Leo Sepkowitz of SLAM Online, Carlisle expressed his excitement to see what Curry, Dallas’ new free agent acquisition, has to offer. “We have to get younger,” Carlisle said. “And he’s the right...
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Report: Mavs expected to push hard for DeMarcus Cousins in 2018

The Dallas Mavericks have struck out time and time again with elite centers on the free agent market, but you have to admire their perseverance. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Saturday, the Mavericks are expected to go hard after Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018. For Mavs fans who might be wondering...
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Mavericks waive DeMarcus Cousins' younger brother, 4 others

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks waived Jaleel Cousins, the younger brother of Sacramento All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, and four others Saturday to get their roster to the regular-season limit of 15. Kyle Collinsworth, Keith Hornsby, Jonathan Gibson and CJ Williams also were waived. Cousins didn't appear in a preseason game after signing Monday. The 6-foot-11 center was undrafted...
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Dirk Nowitzki, Mavs start chase to get back to playoffs

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki goes into his 19th season looking to get Dallas into the top four in the Western Conference because the big German believes that is the easiest way to advance in the playoffs.The Mavericks haven't done that since winning the championship in 2011, which helps explain first-round exits in four of the past five seasons. Dallas didn't make the postseason...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southwest Division Preview: Dallas Mavericks

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 9th Best Move of Offseason: Andrew Bogut is not the sort of player you can typically steal as cap fodder. He may be coming off of a major injury but he looked like an impact player in the Olympics and solves a major need as a defensive presence...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What's next? The Mavericks' old guard and new guard

Dirk Nowitzki is a player whose Q Score with me changed over the course of his career. While I’ve always considered him great, I just believed there was something mentally weak about him as he was becoming a great player in the 2000s. The image of David West tapping Dirk’s chin while both were face-to-face and Dirk not doing anything about it is forever etched into my mind. He...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlisle likens Mavs’ bad start to ‘Trump debate performance’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle peppered his postgame analysis of the team’s “abominable” start to its preseason game against the Houston Rockets with some political commentary thanks to a barb directed at Donald Trump. The Mavericks quickly fell behind the Rockets by an 18-2 margin early on in Wednesday’s exhibition match-up, a performance Carlisle, presumably...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban takes shot at media members with buffet zinger

Mark Cuban is known for his zingers, and the media was the target of one of his lines on Sunday. The Mavs began practicing from their new court facility on Sunday. Apparently there is one difference about it, and that is there will be no buffet in the media room. Why is that you ask? “There’s already enough fata–es in the media,” Cuban apparently told reporters on Sunday...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

You take profundity wherever you can get it, but you don't expect to discover it in a Wikipedia section heading. The internet's favored source of information you need to double-check isn't something a middle school prankster made up organizes Dirk Nowitzki's NBA career into three phases: Difficult Start (1998-99), Big Three (1999-2004) and Franchise Player (2004-present). Putting...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban will stand for anthem, accepts if Mavs players do not

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made his opinion known regarding the national anthem protest sweeping the NFL and is expected to become an issue in the NBA during the 2016-17 season. Cuban recently indicated he intends to continue standing for the anthem but supports others who choose not to, including players on his team. “If you can’t protect the 1st Amendment rights...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban supports Mavericks players who may choose to kneel during anthem

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be upset if any of his players join Colin Kaepernick and others who are kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with CNNMoney, Cuban expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest. “[O]f all the ways you could protest, you could throw a bomb, you could shoot a gun, you could throw a punch, you could start a protest, you could...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

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