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Dallas Mavericks: Giving Hope to the Undrafted

With much talk surrounding high draft picks, the Dallas Mavericks have a roster full of players who went undrafted. History in the NBA is often defined by high draft picks. From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, most of the best players in the history of the NBA found themselves being drafted high in the first […] Dallas Mavericks: Giving Hope to the Undrafted - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
3 hours ago

Have The Mavs Quietly Assembled an Athletic Team?

Looking back over the past several seasons, what’s been the primary frustration for Dallas Mavericks fans outside of unsuccessful fishing? Easy answer: athleticism.   How many games has Dallas lost due to not being able to compete above the rim, off the glass or in transition at the end of games? Easy answer: too many.   Perfect example is the Oklahoma City Thunder series...
Via Mavs Fanatic
5 hours ago

Mavs’ offseason moves set team up for another playoff run, Rick Carlisle says

DALLAS — With the announcement that they had officially re-signed 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki earlier this week, the Dallas Mavericks brought to a close a summer of moving and shaking that figures to make them once again a team to watch in the Western Conference during the upcoming season. Wednesday, the Mavericks announced that they had re-signed Nowitzki after the 38-year...
Via Mavs.com
8 hours ago

Smoking Hot Takes: Harrison Barnes Will Lead Mavs in Scoring

I predict that the Dallas Mavericks will see their new star, Harrison Barnes, lead the team in scoring in the upcoming season despite that title traditionally belonging to Dirk. Each year here at The Smoking Cuban, we like to discuss different scenarios for the team that may not be very likely, but are undoubtedly a […] Smoking Hot Takes: Harrison Barnes Will Lead Mavs in Scoring...
Via The Smoking Cuban
21 hours ago

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

The Dallas Mavericks’ basketball altar just got a lot holier. According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Thursday, former Providence point guard and streetball legend God Shammgod has been hired by the Mavericks as a player development assistant. Shammgod, 40, is best known in hoops circles for his fabled (and eponymous) crossover move. Shammgod enjoyed a memorable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Another One: Mavs to host annual volleyball tourney and Glow-in-the-Dark party this Saturday

  (Photo: Mavs.com)  This weekend the Dallas Mavericks will host the second annual Mavs SPIKED sand volleyball tournament and Glow-in-the-Dark party at the Sports Garden in Coppell.   The six-on-six coed tournament is scheduled to kick-off at 5:30 p.m. sharp on July 30 for teams of six to eight players at a cost of $350 per team. Participating teams will receive a commemorative...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Some Mavericks may be under more pressure to perform this season

Dirk is the constant, but who else on the team would be hard to replace — or under the gun? With the Mavericks’ offseason more or less officially coming to a close, we continue breaking down the various aspects of what happened with the team this year. Today, our staff answered this question: Besides Dirk, which player on this roster is the most irreplaceable or has the most...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Bogut could be ‘premier rim protector’ for Mavs’ D in 2016-17

Every defense needs its anchor, and the Mavericks have unquestionably added a terrific one in Andrew Bogut. Bogut, whom the Mavs acquired on July 7 via trade from the Golden State Warriors, is highly regarded within the Mavs’ organization. That should not be surprising, given the franchise was eager to target him once it became clear that the Warriors were reportedly looking to...
Via Mavs.com
1 day ago

Dallas Mavericks: This is Wes Matthews’ Year

Wesley Matthews may not have been exactly the player that we were hoping to see for the Dallas Mavericks last year, but we can plan on him picking up that production and getting back to his old ways this time around. The Dallas Mavericks made so many moves over the last few weeks trying to […] Dallas Mavericks: This is Wes Matthews’ Year - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

AP source: Mavericks boost Nowitzki's new deal to $50 million

Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract on Wednesday -- $10 million more than the deal struck before contracts could be signed. The person with knowledge of the contract...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Mavericks’ biggest weakness is playmaking. Here’s how they’ll fix it.

Our roundtable agrees that ball handling and playmaking is Dallas’ biggest weakness headed into this season. There are some fixes, but it may come at the expense of the offense. This is our sixth installment of an eight-part roundtable discussing the Mavericks offseason, and today, our writers tackle this question: What is the Mavericks' biggest weakness with this roster? There’s...
Via Mavs Moneyball
2 days ago

Dallas Mavericks Off-Season: Reason For Hope?

    As a lifelong fan of the Dallas Mavericks, I’ve witnessed firsthand how winning a championship changes the way you view every single transaction the organization makes. Whether it’s signing Harrison Barnes to a 4-year, $94-million contract, or giving Summer League standout Jonathan Gibson a 3-year partially guaranteed deal, I’m invested in every little bit of it. This...
Via Mavs Fanatic
3 days ago

Baking a Team: Do The Mavericks Have The Right Ingredients?

Dallas exits the offseason with a bunch of new faces, including a collection of former Warriors. Do they have the right ingredients to be a winning team? A wide array of ingredients go into the making of a great team. Just like every great cake is different – one may be chocolate, another red velvet, or have lemon icing – they have similar base ingredients. The same is true...
Via The Lottery Mafia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Dallas Mavericks’ contract with Dirk Nowitzki

On July 22, the Dallas Mavericks finalized their new deal with the long-time face of the franchise, Dirk Nowitzki, at $50 million over two seasons. This represents a $10 million increase over the originally reported deal of $40 million. The deal will keep Nowitzki playing until age 40. This signing represents a bright spot in the Dallas Mavericks’ otherwise disappointing free agency...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes on Warriors signing Durant: ‘I guess I died’

Harrison Barnes had an inconsistent season with the Golden State Warriors last year, but that didn’t stop him from signing a max contract with another team. Once the Warriors were in play for Kevin Durant, they decided to move on from Barnes. In some ways, he felt like the forgotten man. In a recent interview after a Team USA practice, Barnes spoke about how quickly his time with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico to host two regular season NBA games

The NBA is once again headed to Mexico. The league announced on Wednesday the Phoenix Suns will host two home games in Mexico against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, 2017. It’s the first time in league history that two regular season games will be hosted in Mexico in the same season. Mexico has hosted 22 preseason and regular season NBA games...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says he wasn't worried about re-signing Nowitzki: 'Dirk gets what Dirk wants'

With Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant officially retired, it's becoming less likely that we will see a superstar spend their entire career with one team.But listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it's safe to say you can add Dirk Nowitzki's name to that list. The outspoken owner told the Boston Globe that the thought of Nowitzki leaving the Mavs never entered his mind."Dirk wasn...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban speaks out against new deliberate fouling rules

The NBA is instituting a rule change to try to clamp down on the Hack-A-Player strategy, and Mark Cuban isn’t a fan. The league announced Tuesday that intentional fouls off the ball will not be rewarded in the last two minutes of every quarter. The Mavericks owner was critical of the rule, claiming that it rewards incompetence. Mark Cuban told ESPN he voted against new deliberate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams re-signs with Mavericks on a one-year deal

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed point guard Deron Williams on a one-year deal for $10 million, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The three-time All-Star signed with the Mavericks a year ago after taking a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets. He played in 65 games last season, averaging 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Deron Williams shot an eFG% of 68% on open spot up jumpers...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kevin Durant’s Decision Restored Hope For The Dallas Mavericks

No matter how some may feel about his decision, Kevin Durant’s choice to join the Golden State Warriors in free agency has sent the NBA into a frenzy. Half a dozen teams put their offseason priorities on hold for a chance at wooing the superstar to their franchise. Now, many of them are left with nothing. Some GMs may have lost any chance to assemble a roster that can come anywhere...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Mavericks Drafted Isiah Thomas?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 14, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Sure, DePaul’s Mark...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban, Mavs troll DeAndre Jordan

The Dallas Mavericks and team owner Mark Cuban clearly have not forgotten about when DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal agreement to sign with the team last year, and they trolled him pretty good with a clever jab early Thursday morning. The team agreed to terms on a four-year, $94 million deal with Harrison Barnes earlier in the week. However, since they couldn’t officially...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes tweets heartfelt message to Warriors fans

The major news surrounding the Golden State Warriors today involved the team signing marquee free agent Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. While Durant’s addition stole the headlines, the team did lose a free agent of its own in 23-year-old Harrison Barnes, who is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.  While Barnes struggled as the Dubs blew a 3-1 lead in this...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors, Mavericks agree to Andrew Bogut trade

Andrew Bogut will reportedly be headed to the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Golden State Warriors, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. Dallas and Golden State have agreed to an Andrew Bogut trade, sources say — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016 This trade will not be official until July 7 when the league moratorium is over, Stein reports. The move takes $11 million off...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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