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...
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3 days ago  |  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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs well represented in international play this summer

The Dallas Mavericks will be heavily represented during international play this summer for EuroBasket. Dirk Nowitzki will make his return back to international play with the German team, but multiple other Mavericks will also be playing this offseason.Here's more from Earl K. Sneed at Mavs.com:"Leading the German team into battle with the group stage of EuroBasket being played in...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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12 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle on Chandler Parsons: 'He'll be one of the best young players in NBA'

After free agent shooting guard Monta Ellis decided to sign with the Indiana Pacers, a hole opened up on the Dallas Mavericks roster.While Wesley Matthews filled the void, the responsibility to create offense for others, like Ellis did, is expected to fall on Chandler Parsons as well, who should shoulder more responsibility offensively this upcoming season.Here's what Carlisle told...
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14 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: JaVale McGee Signing Grade

(Feb. 22, 2015 – Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Dallas Mavericks added a third big man to their rotation at the five spot by adding one of the league’s most entertaining, yet worrying, players in “Shaqtin’ A Fool” star JaVale McGee on a two-year deal at the veteran’s minimum. After struggling with...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 20, 2015 – Source: Bob Levey/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… This is not a projection of who will start this upcoming season, but a breakdown of who the Mavericks should be starting in the 2015-16 campaign: PG: Deron Williams There’s a legitimate argument to be made that Deron Williams will be a better fit for the Dallas...
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27 days ago  |  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...
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28 days ago  |  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
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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...
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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...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Does Deron Williams Make the Dallas Mavericks a Title Contender?

Deron Williams wasn’t happy playing for the Brooklyn Nets. So, instead of completing the final two seasons of his contract, the point guard accepted a buyout and soon agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was excited about the addition. He said of Williams: “I’m a longtime fan. When this situation popped up, it was...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

LeBron, Kyrie among nominees for first-ever NBPA Players Awards

This is the rare awards show from which LeBron James has yet to take any hardware home. That could soon change. The NBA announced in late April that the National Basketball Players Assocation (NBPA) would launch its own season-end awards show, the Players Awards The awards will be held Sunday, July 19 at the Rio in Las Vegas, and broadcast on Tuesday, July 21 on BET. All awards...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Barea sticking with Mavericks after return last season

J.J. Barea is returning to Dallas after considering a move to Miami in free agency. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that Barea has agreed to terms with the Mavericks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because players can't sign contracts until Thursday. The deal is reportedly for two years and $5.6 million. The 6-foot guard told a...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs formidable in the West with addition of DeAndre Jordan

In a matter of hours, the Dallas Mavericks went from potential deadbeats to playoff contenders in the Western Conference. In the process, the Mavs severely weakened the Los Angeles Clippers. I don't know if DeAndre Jordan's ready to be the best player on a decent team, but he's about to get that chance. Jordan and shooting guard Wesley Matthews will join Chandler Parsons as the foundation...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Dallas Mavericks Justin Anderson

The Dallas Mavericks conducted business in a smart manner on draft night last Thursday. They selected the Virginia wingman Justin Anderson, which may have surprised fans. I had high hopes for this guy ever since watching his draft scouting video by Mike Schmitz: Justin Anderson Scouting Analysis . Anderson has a high ceiling and the great thing is he is ready to contribute some valuable...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle: Parsons' responsibilities will continue to grow

Although he's currently recovering from knee surgery, Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons will need to prepare for a bigger role in the upcoming season.With Dirk Nowitzki getting a year older and the future of Monta Ellis uncertain, Parsons should have the ball in his hands more often next year. Here's what Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told Earl K. Sneed at Mavs.com...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Al-Farouq Aminu's contract market will be in $4 million per year range

Dallas Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu was a reclamation project for Rick Carlisle, and it turned out to be a successful one. As the season moved on, Aminu earned more trust and minutes and became a valuable role player for the Mavericks, particularly in the postseason.Aminu, still just 24-years-old, will now be an unrestricted free agent with a chance to cash in on his improved...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle: 'We have to get more consistent defensively'

After winning 50 games last season while finishing just 20th in defensive efficiency last season, the path for the Mavericks to improve upon last year's performance is fairly obvious.While there are multiple player personnel decisions to make, including the potential re-signing of defensive-minded free agents like Tyson Chandler and Al-Farouq Aminu and the upcoming draft, it sounds...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Lakers: Rondo To Hollywood?

If Dallas Maverick’s head coach Rick Carlisle states that under any circumstances Rajon Rondo will not be back at any price tag or chance, then it’s easy to say it’s for the best. However, in LA, Los Angeles Lakers brass have not reached that tipping point yet. Lakers’ GM Mitch Kupchak and Vice President of basketball operations Jim buss are still very interested in the pass...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

How Rick Carlisle has developed his coaching tree

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has plenty of impressive individual accomplishments. He's just one of four active coaches to have won a championship, and he's only had one losing season in 13 years as a head coach. His .590 career winning percentage is also one of the best of any active coach.Over time, Carlisle's success and style has spread out across the league, as former...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle: Mavs have to 'get creative' to build around Dirk Nowitzki

As Dirk Nowitzki enters the 18th year of his NBA career, the Dallas Mavericks will be challenged with the task of building around a fading superstar.  Although Nowitzki is still playing at a high level, head coach Rick Carlisle admitted that the Mavericks will have some work to do in order to keep the team competitive while building around Nowitzki. Here's what Carlisle told Mavs...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle isn't going anywhere unless he wants to

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the most stable organizations in professional sports. They have a clear hierarchy, with strong ownership, an experienced general manager and one of the smartest head coaches in the league.That, more than anything else, is why they're so consistently successful. And don't expect any changes anytime soon. Here's what Dallas GM Donnie Nelson had to say...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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