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Former All-Star forward Josh Howard is attempting an NBA comeback

Former All-Star forward Josh Howard enjoyed a 10-year career in the NBA, but apparently he doesn't feel like he's finished quite yet.Howard, who spent the bulk of his career with the Dallas Mavericks, was last in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2012-13 season, which was cut short by an ACL injury. Despite being 35 years old with a tough injury history, Howard...
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Wesley Matthews responds to being labeled a "worst newcomer"

New Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews has a history of proving his doubters wrong. As an undrafted guard from Marquette, Matthews had to claw his way onto a roster as a rookie and prove that he could play. He hasn't looked back since. After signing a max deal during an offseason in which he's recovering from a torn Achilles, Matthews has the highest expectations of his career...
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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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Josh Howard reportedly attempting NBA comeback

    That’s former NBA All-Star Josh Howard to you! As if the news of Greg Oden finding a new basketball home and the Lakers trying to coax Yi Jianlian into coming back to his old one wasn’t enough, it looks like the ghosts of 2007 have returned to haunt us even further this offseason. According to a report on Thursday by Dwain Price of the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, former...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dirk Nowitzki reveals he didn't used to root for other Europeans to succeed

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a dominant force in the league for a long time. Nowitzki is entering his 18th season, and during that time the NBA has changed drastically.  One of the biggest changes has been the influx of European talent in the NBA. Nowitzki has always been the gold standard for players making the transition, but the German superstar recently revealed...
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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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Revenge, Dwight Powell Leads Canada Past Brazil 80-64

Canada grabbed a small measure of revenge for Brazil beating them in the Pan Am Gold Medal Game a month ago by laying a 80-64 beating on their opponent at the Tuto Marchand Continental Cup in Puerto Rico on Monday. Canada never trailed and was up by as much as 25 points in the fourth quarter, the Dallas Mavericks Dwight Powell coming off the bench to lead all scorers with 18 points in 18 minutes.
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Why Dallas needs Chandler Parsons to stay next offseason

It may not seem like it, but Chandler Parsons is slated to become a free agent in the 2016 offseason.For the Dallas Mavericks, retaining Parsons could be critical to their future, particularly if Dirk Nowitzki decides to retire or becomes less effective than he has been in the past. Here's more from Zach Cunningham at Mavs Moneyball:"If he stays, Dallas maintains hold of a player...
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Mavericks big man Salah Mejri swats Al-Farouq Aminu, summons Dikemebe Mutombo

Hall Of Fame center Dikembe Mutombo was probably most famous for his trademark finger wag after swatting an opponent at the rim. While NBA refs will quickly give you a technical foul for that these days, Salah Mejri brought it back from the dead at AfroBasket 2015, where he's playing for Tunisia. Watch the new Dallas Mavericks big man reject former Mavs forward Al-Farouq Aminu...
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Mavs guard Wes Matthews plans to play opening night

After tearing his Achilles last season, new Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews says he plans to play on opening night this year. Matthews ruptured his Achilles in March last year while with the Portland Trail Blazers. That didn't stop the sweet shooting wing from landing a max deal with the Mavericks, and it sounds like Matthews might be ready to go at the beginning of the year...
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Wesley Matthews Expects To Play Opening Night

Wesley Matthews expects to be in the Dallas Mavericks' lineup for opening night. Matthews is returning from a ruptured Achilles heel and signed with the Mavericks in free agency.
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Report: LeBron, Kyrie to see reduced minutes next season

    With several Eastern Conference rivals getting significantly stronger this offseason, if the Cleveland Cavaliers want to make it back to the NBA Finals in 2016, they’re gonna have to do some maintenance around the edges. And the team knows it very well. According to a report on Saturday by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cavaliers plan to reduce the minutes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Report: Steve Nash to help produce film on Dallas' legal ecstasy scene

Despite spending just six of his 18 years as a player in the NBA with the Mavericks, the city of Dallas has left quite the impression with Steve Nash.  Unfortunately, it was more for events happening off the court during the 1980's.   According to Variety, Nash has signed on to be an executive producer for a new documentary about "the origins of the global rave movement in 1980...
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Dirk Nowitzki models Dennis Schroder's clothing line

Dirk Nowitzki has done a lot in his career to help pave the path for European basketball players to make the transition to NBA stars. Now he's helping his fellow countryman Dennis Schroder by modeling his clothing line.Nowitzki showed off some of the Atlanta Hawks guard's style by wearing a few different pieces from his clothing line. Here's more from Hawks.com:"A 17-year NBA veteran...
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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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The Dallas Mavericks Put All Their Eggs in One Basket and It Backfired

Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks discusses why DeAndre Jordan elected to not sign with the Mavericks at a press conference. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News) It would be hard to find a team who were bigger losers in free agency, and the trade market than the Dallas Mavericks this past year. The team had a verbal agreement with center, DeAndre Jordan, but the...
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Dirk Nowitzki says Dario Saric is NBA ready

Dario Saric was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, by the Magic, but once Philadelphia acquired him, the plan was for him to remain in Europe for at least two more seasons.Saric wanted to come over this year, but couldn't get out of his current contract in order to do so. Many believe he's NBA-ready now, and that includes Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, who...
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Mavs Justin Anderson voted most athletic in rookie poll

Dallas Mavericks rookie Justin Anderson has already earned the respect of his peers, it seems. In a recent poll of 36 rookies from this year's draft class, Anderson was voted the most athletic, receiving 27.8 percent of the vote.  Here's Schuhmann at NBA.com with more on the best athlete category:  1. Justin Anderson, Dallas -- 27.8 percent 2. Pat Connaughton, Portland -- 13.9...
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Chandler Parsons posts video of shooting session after offseason surgery

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons underwent surgery this offseason to repair cartilage in his right knee, but he's already back on the floor getting shots up.The Mavericks were pretty secretive about the details of the operation and projected timeline. While there's some concern Parsons might not be ready for the season opener, this video he posted on his Instagram of a workout...
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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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Lakers Had Interest In Yi Jianlian

The Los Angeles Lakers had interest in Yi Jianlian this offseason. Yi was the sixth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. Yi returned to China during the lockout and has played there since 2012 after a brief stint with the Dallas Mavericks.
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Lakers reportedly tried to bring Yi Jianlian back to the NBA

    These days, former No. 6 overall pick Yi Jianlian is 30 years old and a punchline in NBA circles, widely considered to be one of the biggest draft busts of all-time. Ever since the Milwaukee Bucks selected him in the lottery over Joakim Noah in 2007, all Yi did was bounce around four different teams in five seasons, averaging 7.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 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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Watch Dirk Nowitzki bully German teammate Dennis Schroder

As a veteran on the German National Team, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki apparently likes to mess with the young guys a bit.That includes Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder, who sort of takes the role of Dirk's little brother in this situation. Here's a short clip of Nowitzki teasing Schroder about carrying the ball from a recent German National Team practice via Mavs...
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Dallas Mavericks rookie: 'Playing with Dirk is like God's gift to me'

One of the most exciting aspects for rookies entering the NBA is the ability to play with superstars they grew up idolizing. Dallas Mavericks rookie Satnam Singh, who was the first player of Indian descent drafted in NBA history, is understandably excited to play alongside Dirk Nowtizki.Here's what Singh told Sportskeeda.com when asked about playing with Nowitzki:"I am very happy...
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