Richard Jefferson hints Deron Williams didn't enjoy time with Cavs

Deron Williams’ tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers was thoroughly forgettable, and apparently he feels the same way as well.In the latest episode of his “Road Trippin'” podcast, Cavs forward Richard Jefferson hinted to guest Dave McMenamin of ESPN that Williams did not exactly enjoy his time with the team: Jefferson: “When you ask Deron about golf, his eyes light up. When...
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Box Score 8/15: Stanton's power surge has no end in sight

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting for Stanton to hit a couple dozen more dingers this season. Happy birthday today to Oliver Perez, Gary Kubiak and Martin Biron. On this day in 2014 Mo'ne Davis became the first female player to throw a complete...
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Dennis Smith says Phil Jackson had him eat octopus tentacle during pre-draft meeting

The New York Knicks took some heat for passing on explosive guard Dennis Smith Jr. in this year’s draft, but Smith himself is probably glad that they did.In an interview with Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News that was published on Friday, Smith revealed that the Knicks and president Phil Jackson encouraged him to try a bizarre food during a pre-draft meeting.“We went out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Under Armour exec tells crazy story about Dennis Smith’s athleticism

The preposterous athleticism of Dallas Mavericks rookie Dennis Smith Jr. will be on full display at the NBA level next season, and one Under Armour executive probably thinks you should get your popcorn ready.Kris Stone, Under Armour’s professional basketball sports marketing director, recently told a crazy story about the No. 9 overall pick, who just signed an endorsement deal...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Is Josh McRoberts Going to Play?

The Dallas Mavericks made a trade shortly after the moratorium period ended this summer that many people began to question immediately. Will the addition of Josh McRoberts change the way the Mavs set their rotation? When you take on a contract worth $6 million, it wouldn’t seem to make much sense to then let that […] Dallas Mavericks: Is Josh McRoberts Going to Play? - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
9 days ago

Locked On Mavericks Podcast: Earl K. Sneed Conversation

In the latest episode of Locked On Mavs, the beat writer for the Dallas Mavericks, Earl K. Sneed, joins me to talk about everything regarding the Mavs offseason. Hosted by Nick Angstadt of Mavs Moneyball and myself, Isaac Harris of The Smoking Cuban, the Locked on Mavs podcast is a daily podcast as a branch […] Locked On Mavericks Podcast: Earl K. Sneed Conversation - The Smoking...
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9 days ago

Why Harrison Barnes is the 44th best player in the NBA

Throughout the offseason, we’ll be counting down the Top 50 players in the NBA from 50 to 1. Who will just miss the cut? Which names do you expect to see? Regardless, you’ll be able to find them all right here.Why He’s Great: We shouldn’t be at all surprised that Harrison Barnes spent the second-highest percentage of his total possessions in the league isolating, nor should...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the most amazing missed dunk of the NBA Summer League

If we do a post on a missed dunk, you know it must be an incredible missed dunk.And that was certainly the case on Thursday night in the NBA Summer League, when the Dallas Mavericks’ Dennis Smith Jr.  — the ninth overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft — showed off ridiculous hops to nearly throw down one of the best dunks you will ever see.Yes, he missed it, but who cares...
Via The Comeback
July 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Analysis: Dirk Nowitzki left $194 million on the table during NBA career

Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki will play a 20th NBA season after agreeing to a team-friendly two-year, $10 million deal last week. Suffice to say, the contract is well below Nowitzki’s market value, even if the 39-year-old’s impact has diminished in the twilight of his career, although he does remain a solid and productive player. However, the notion that Nowitzki didn...
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July 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Yogi Ferrell scores 23 as Dallas moves to 3-0 in NBA Summer League

Former Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell, who spent his rookie NBA season with Brooklyn and Dallas, is putting together a strong summer with the Mavericks in the Summer League. The 6-foot Ferrell, who recently had his contract fully guaranteed for ...
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July 12, 2017  |  Discuss

The Suns’ Josh Jackson got embarrassingly rejected by the rim

There’s plenty of hype about Phoenix Suns’ forward Josh Jackson, who was chosen fourth overall in this year’s draft after an impressive college season at Kansas. However, Jackson didn’t have great luck on one particular dunk attempt against the Dallas Mavericks in NBA Summer League action Sunday, getting rejected by the rim: And this isn’t even Jackson’s most embarrassing...
Via The Comeback
July 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Nowitzki, Mavs finalizing two-year, $10 million deal

It looks like Dirk Nowitizki will get his wish and play in a 20th NBA season. Even better? He’ll do it with the Dallas Mavericks. ESPN’s Tim McMahon reported via Twitter Thursday that the Mavs and Nowitzki are putting the finishing touches on a two-year, $10 million deal. As McMahon’s tweet notes, the second year of the deal is a team option for the 2018-19 NBA season. The...
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July 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban wants to 'emulate' Jerry Jones

As Jerry Jones prepares to take the stage in Canton later this summer as a newly inducted member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he has an admirer in Mark Cuban.Cuban hasn’t always had nice things to say about the NFL, but he spoke in glowing terms about his fellow Texan owner.“Hopefully I emulate all this,” Cuban said, per SportsDay. “Jerry had two goals: One, to be successful...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mavs to decline Nowitzki's option, aim for new deal

The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly informed Dirk Nowitzki that they are declining his $25 million option for the 2017-18 season. Instead, the franchise hopes to work out a new deal with the German superstar, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports.“…sources told ESPN that the club will work with Nowitzki next month to structure a new deal to his liking. A two-year deal is an option being...
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June 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Re-signing Nerlens Noel is Mavericks' top priority

The Dallas Mavericks will have money to spend in free agency. That number will increase should Dirk Nowitzki decide to opt out of his contract and re-sign for less.Though, it’s becoming readily apparent that the Mavericks’ top priority is to build and cultivate a young core surrounding big-money free agent signing Harrison Barnes.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, re-signing young...
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June 24, 2017  |  Discuss

2017 NBA Draft: Dallas Mavericks Select Dennis Smith Jr.

With the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks select Dennis Smith Jr., PG, NC State   Player: Dennis Smith Jr. is perhaps the quintessential boom-or-bust prospect in the NBA Draft this year. A hyper-athletic point guard, Smith can explode to the rim like few others and finish even among traffic. He can stroke the ball as well, scoring from all three levels. Defensively...
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June 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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