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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10 hours 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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17 hours 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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10 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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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25 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan, Mavs Agree to Four-Year $80M Deal

A photo posted by DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:14pm PDT Free agent DeAndre Jordan has agreed to a four year, $80 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. Per Yahoo Sports: LAC free agent center DeAndre Jordan plans to announce that he will be signing with the Mavericks early this evening, a source told Yahoo. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo...
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July 03, 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

Dallas Mavericks: Why They Were NBA Draft Winners

Source: Bob Leverone/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Despite rumors of potentially trading down in the draft, the Mavericks kept their original selections at 21 and 52, and ended up selecting two very intriguing pieces. With their starting frontcourt on the way out in free agency, opting to fill that void was the direction they took with...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin Hunt to Dallas

  According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Denver Nuggets former lead assistant and recent interim head coach Melvin Hunt is officially on his way to Dallas. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle confirms earlier ESPN report that former Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt is joining Dallas staff as lead assistant — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 19, 2015 This marks the end of a fantastic five-year...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Rajon Rondo still be of use to the Mavericks?

It seems abundantly clear that Rajon Rondo will not be signing with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason. After a disastrous tenure with the Mavericks that included multiple scuffles with head coach Rick Carlisle and a mysterious leave of absence during the postseason with a back injury, Rondo will enter free agency this offseason and not look back.That doesn't mean that the Mavericks...
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June 16, 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...
Via Fox Sports
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

The Mavs will pitch free agents on their commitment to winning

The Mavericks are a winning organization. They routinely qualify for the postseason, contend for a championship, try and sign the biggest names and best players and won it all in 2011. Four summers later, they plan on using that reputation as a main selling point to lure free agents to Dallas. Here's Mavs.com's Earl K. Sneed with a few interesting words from head coach Rick Carlisle...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Rick Carlisle as good as we think he is?

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has been with the organization since 2009, and helped lead them to their first championship in 2011. He's widely regarded as one of the league's brightest basketball minds, and had much success in previous stops as head coach of the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers.But now, at 55 years old, coming off a disastrous season in which he alienated...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlisle says 'someone' will come back from 3-0

Before Sunday night's must-win performance against Houston, Dallas was down three games to nil, facing elimination and a challenge no team in NBA history has ever survived. Don't tell that to Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, who believes a team will eventually do the impossible. Here's The Dallas Morning News' Brad Townsend with a bit on what Carlisle had to say:“It’s inevitable...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs Coach Rick Carlisle Tapes Mouth Shut To Avoid Criticizing Refs (Video)

Rick Carlisle did some proactive censoring of himself Sunday. The Dallas Mavericks head coach hasn’t been a big fan of the officiating in his team’s first-round NBA playoffs series with the Houston Rockets. Carlisle also is sick of being fined for expressing his opinion on the referees, so he’s doing all he can to make sure he doesn’t shoot off at the mouth and eventually...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavericks’ Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut to avoid fine

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle was fined $25,000 by the NBA over the weekend for his comments about the officiating in Dallas’ Game 3 loss to the Houston Rockets. But after the Mavericks 121-109 win in Game 4, Carlisle taped his mouth shut to keep himself out of trouble. “Are you asking me a question about the officiating? I brought something just for that,” Carlisle...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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