Mavericks coach praises Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay before preseason game

There is definitely going to be a learning curve for Emmanuel Mudiay, not only in the preseason but throughout the course of the year with the Nuggets. Even though Mudiay struggled against Chris Paul and the Clippers in his first preseason game, he is drawing positive attention around the league. “You know, Denver is going to be an improved team this year,” Dallas Mavericks head...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Mudiay, Denver Nuggets look to bounce back against Dallas Mavericks

  The Denver Nuggets will look to rebound from a tough loss against the Los Angeles Clippers when they face off against Rick Carlisle and a Dallas Mavericks team trying to prove that they are still a threat in the wild, wild West. All eyes are on Emmanuel Mudiay to see how he responds after a tough outing in Los Angeles. Preseason Game 2 Nuggets @ Mavericks 6:30 p.m. MT on KTXA...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews 'tying to be ready' for season opener

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews has a reputation for being one of the toughest guys in the league. After tearing his Achilles with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, Matthews has rehabbing hard in order to be ready to play for the Mavs.According to head coach Rick Carlisle, though, Matthews playing on opening night may be somewhat of a long shot.Here's more from...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle excited to have a different type of player at center

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was pretty close to working with DeAndre Jordan this offseason, but after Jordan went back to the Clippers, the Mavs had to scramble and find a replacement.  By acquiring Zaza Pachulia, the Mavs may have added a much different element to their offense that both Jordan and last year's starting center, Tyson Chandler, don't bring to the table...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: when will Wesley Matthews return?

Wesley Matthews, who tore his Achilles tendon in the early part of March last season, is now going to take a little more time than expected to recover from his injury. Matthews, however optimistic, never had a definite time table for his return and was already expected to miss training camp. Matthews, who just signed a four year, seventy million dollar deal with the Mavericks, could...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mavericks' five biggest storylines heading into '15-'16

At this time a year ago, there was a palpable buzz surrounding the Dallas Mavericks. They were coming off a surprisingly competitive seven-game first round series against the eventual NBA champions, they had signed one of the most coveted free agents on the market in Chandler Parsons and they were bringing back Tyson Chandler, the missing piece from their 2011 championship team....
Via RealGM - NBA
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks moving on from DeAndre Jordan's change of heart

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki won't let his 18th NBA season be clouded by DeAndre Jordan's decision to renege on Dallas and stay with the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency. Competitive or not without Jordan in the tough Western Conference, the Mavericks are moving on with yet another transformation of their roster. They would have had a makeover either way. "It's a player we didn...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews Could Be Out Until Christmas

Wesley Matthews will definitely not be ready for the Dallas Mavericks' regular season opener. Matthews is still returning from a torn Achilles sustained on March 5th. Asked if Christmas was a realistic date for Matthews' return, Rick Carlisle said: "It's a definite maybe. "It could be sooner. It's hard to say. His court activity has been ramped up some. He will participate in certain...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: Dirk to see fewer minutes this season

    For 17 NBA seasons, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a model of ageless German grace. Those exquisite one-legged fadeaways, those sublime rainbow three-pointers, those regal pick-and-pops that should be set on an everlasting loop to the sweet sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach. But if even God had to rest on the seventh day, Dallas should probably consider lessening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants to follow the 2011 formula for Mavs

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle plans on following the championship formula he established in 2011. While it's a different team, with Dirk Nowitzki a few years older, Carlisle knows exactly what he wants to focus on once the Mavericks get their first practice as a unit.  Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com:  “Offensively, I like our team,” Carlisle...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs may cut Dirk Nowitzki's minutes this season

Dirk Nowitzki has shown incredible durability throughout his career, but as he enters his 18th season, the Dallas Mavericks and head coach Rick Carlisle may want to save him for the postseason and decrease his minutes. For the first time since his rookie year, Nowitzki averaged less than 30 a minutes game. That number could decrease even further this upcoming season.  Here's more...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will start at center for the Mavericks?

After losing Tyson Chandler in free agency to the Phoenix Suns, and missing out on DeAndre Jordan in free agency, the Dallas Mavericks took a committee approach to the center position.The Mavericks added Zaza Pachulia, Samuel Dalembert, Salah Mejri and JaVale McGee, but it's still unclear who will start at the 5 next season.While Pachulia may be the favorite, the Mavericks might...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

50 Questions for 2015-16: How Ugly Might Things Get in Dallas?

Getting ready for the 2015-’16 season? I’m asking 50 questions before things get under way. Have an important question for the upcoming NBA season you want answered? Find me on Twitter (@thatjoemags). Thanks for reading! In the two months since DeAndre Jordan publicly spurned Dallas in free agency, I’ve done my best to avoid thinking about the Mavericks. As the Clippers have...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is a licensed pilot

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has an impressive list of skills to his name.  The first, of course, is his basketball coaching prowess. But Carlisle is also a pretty impressive pianist, and now, he's also a licensed pilot. Here's more form Tim MacMahon's profile of Carlisle for ESPN: "And Carlisle is now a licensed pilot on the brink of achieving his instrument rating...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the Mavericks get a steal in Deron Williams?

The Dallas Mavericks didn't shy away from taking another big risk at point guard this offseason. Fresh off the Rajon Rondo debacle in Dallas, Mark Cuban and company went out and got former All-Star point guard Deron Williams, in hopes he could recapture some of his old form.Here's more from Reid Hanson at SportDFW:"Today, the Mavericks can relish in the fact they signed a 31 year...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle wants Mavs to become a better rebounding team

Despite winning 50 games last season, the Dallas Mavericks have a few areas that could use some improvement heading into the 2015-16 season.One of those areas is rebounding, especially after losing center Tyson Chandler in free agency. The Mavericks finished 29th in defensive rebounding percentage last season, which allowed opponents tons of extra chances and put a strain on the...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle says rookie swingman Justin Anderson is a solid defender

If there's a glaring weakness for the Dallas Mavericks, it's a lack of strong defensive players on the roster. Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is hoping that first-round pick Justin Anderson can address some of those issues.Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com about what he sees in the rookie from Virginia. “Justin is a unique kid,” Carlisle explained while...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs forward Dwight Powell continues his impressive offseason

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell was one of the breakout stars of Summer League in Las Vegas, and he's following up that performance with some strong international play for his home country of Canada.The versatile 24-year-old forward, acquired in the Rajon Rondo trade last season, is expected to be a key contributor for Canada in the FIBA Americas Championships.It sounds like...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle aiming for a balanced offense

With all the changes the Dallas Mavericks made this offseason, and all the depth added, head coach Rick Carlisle is aiming to have the Mavs be a little more balanced than they have been in recent years.With multiple rotation quality players, Carlisle says he'll be focused on keeping everyone involved to achieve that offensive balance.Here's what Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed of Mavs...
Via Fox Sports
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle: Devin Harris and JJ Barea playing together 'has been good'

The Dallas Mavericks will enter the 2015-16 season with three veteran point guards likely sharing the load at the position with Deron Williams, Devin Harris and JJ Barea.Luckily for head coach Rick Carlisle, the three will likely be able to play together at times, as Harris and Barea had success together last season as a backcourt duo.Here's more from Earl K. Sneed at Mavs.com:The...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

Source: Chris Covatta/Getty Images North America By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… After a hectic offseason that brought a number of unforeseen challenges to the Dallas Mavericks organization, their final roster is beginning to take shape. They have well over the maximum 15 spots allowed right now and will need to trim off some of the players towards the bottom...
Via HoopStuff
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle: Mavericks won't rush Wesley Matthews back from injury

Once DeAndre Jordan changed his mind and spurned the Mavericks in free agency to re-sign with the Clippers, Wesley Matthews became the biggest offseason acquisition in Dallas.Matthews was inked to a deal worth $70 million over four years, and coming off of a torn Achilles injury, the Mavericks will do everything possible to protect that investment.“You know, we’ve done research...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Dalambert To Sign One-Year Deal With Mavs

Sam Dalembert has agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million veteran’s minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to a source. Dalembert played for coach Rick Carlisle two years ago in Dallas, and will get an opportunity to play a significant role at center for the Mavericks
Via RealGM
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: 'I have no plans on leaving'

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle is one of the league's most respected coaches, and there's no doubt a lot of teams around the league would love to have him. With Carlisle entering the last year of his contract, it's fair to speculate about his future with the Mavericks, especially with Dirk Nowitzki likely retiring soon. Here's what Carlisle told Dallas radio station...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Expect the Dallas Mavericks Rookie Justin Anderson to Make an Immediate Impact

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 15: Justin Anderson #23 and Satnam Singh #52 of the Dallas Mavericks during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on July 15, 2015 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Jack Arent/NBAE via Getty Images) In almost every NBA draft there’s a player or multiple players who slip in the draft and some whose stock drops...
Via The Sports Journal
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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