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Dallas Mavericks: Finding Players Where Many Fear to Look

The Dallas Mavericks have had a rough season, there is no denying that. Although the year has not gone as well as many would have hoped, there seems to be a pretty good basis for the lack of success. Just look at the Mavs current roster. There are a lot of people excited about the...
Via The Smoking Cuban
4 hours ago

Texas notes: Update on Leonard, Barnes returns to small forward

Yesterday, Jabari Young of The San Antonio Express-News relayed that the original narrative about the Spurs‘ players only meeting regarding Kawhi Leonard being tense was not accurate, writing that Leonard even received support from some teammates who urged him not to return until he feels healthy enough to do so.Today, Tom Orsborn of The San Antonio-Express News seconded his colleague...
Via Hoops Rumors
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: 3 Things to Watch on Day 2 of Sweet 16

Day two of the Sweet 16 is here and there are plenty of things and prospects to watch for from a Dallas Mavericks perspective. The craziest NCAA Tournament got even crazier on the first day of the Sweet 16. The Martin twins at Nevada were picked by many to advance to the Elite Eight...
Via The Smoking Cuban
13 hours ago

Rick Carlisle does not think Ben Simmons is a rookie

Ben Simmons is considered a rookie by the NBA, but not Rick Carlisle.Simmons is enjoying an impressive season, one that could see him win the league’s Rookie of the Year Award. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell will receive his share of votes as well and is Simmons’ main competition for the honor. Ahead of Thursday night’s Dallas Mavericks-Utah Jazz game, Carlisle said Mitchell is...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Forgotten Dallas Mavericks: Roy Tarpley

Unlike Brad Davis, many of those who remember Roy Tarpley would probably be glad to forget the heartache he caused the team during his tenure with the Mavs. Still, many do not remember just how good the late Tarpley was for the Mavs during those few years. Let’s start off by addressing...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Former Mavs employee believes Cuban knew about harassment culture

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he didn’t know about the harassment culture plaguing his team. But, one former employee is calling BS on that.Melissa Weishaupt, one month after her anonymous comments would surface, is attaching her name to this ugly ordeal.When Terdema said that about staying anonymous, he made it seem like we’re being cowards with it, and we’re definitely...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks sign Aaron Harrison to 10-day contract

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed guard Aaron Harrison to a 10-day contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Harrison (6-6, 210) went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft and joined the Charlotte Hornets at the Orlando Pro Summer League. The Hornets signed him to a mulit-year contract on July 14, 2015. In two seasons with Charlotte...
Via Mavs.com
1 day ago

The Dallas Mavericks need to think big in the draft

For teams in 2018 like the Dallas Mavericks, the start of the playoffs is not the most important day of the season. Neither is game one of the NBA Finals nor its prospective game seven. Instead, the most important day is Tuesday, May 15. What is so important about this day? It is the day that the 2018 NBA Lottery will be held. The lottery is what decides if a poor season, augered...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks need to return to their tanking ways

As we enter the waning moments of this season in the Association, it is time to get serious. For teams like the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, it is time to balance winning and player safety to ensure their teams are at 100 percent en route to their championship aspirations. It is time for teams like the New Orleans Pelicans and Miami Heat to buckle down and fight...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Notes: Noel, Carlisle, Matthews, Tanking

Injuries have limited Nerlens Noel to just 24 games and 6 starts this season, leaving his impending unrestricted free agency as a major uncertainty. The former sixth overall pick will have a choice of where he can sign this upcoming offseason and he intends to approach it in the best shape of his life, Isaac Harris of NBA.com writes.“Once this summer ends I’ll be working harder than...
Via Hoops Rumors
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki: Tanking 'pretty obvious,' but Mavs will 'keep playing hard'

Dirk Nowitzki is a proud veteran, so it’s hardly surprising that he believes the Dallas Mavericks will “keep playing hard” despite the prevalence of “pretty obvious” tanking elsewhere in the NBA.Nowitizki made his vow — not to mention is observation about tanking — following Tuesday’s 110-97 victory over the New York Knicks. The win moved the Mavs to 22-46 in a season that has been...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki can tell which teams are tanking

This late in the NBA season, it seems fairly obvious which teams are trying to get into the playoffs, and which teams are jockeying for better draft position. Dirk Nowitzki says he can tell which category teams fall under.Dirk’s Dallas Mavericks beat the New York Knicks 110-97 on Tuesday night in a battle of two 20-plus win teams. Afterwards, Nowitzki said he can tell which teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wesley Matthews likely out for season

Mavericks forward Wesley Matthews suffered a stress fracture in his right leg, reports Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter). According to Charania, Matthews will likely miss the rest of the 2017-18 season as he rests and rehabs that injury.Matthews, in his third season in Dallas, averaged a modest 12.7 PPG in 63 games (33.8 MPG). While his scoring numbers with the Mavs haven...
Via Hoops Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki will probably play next year

Dirk Nowitzki has spent his entire 20-year NBA career with the Dallas Mavericks. But according to head coach Rick Carlisle, he’s not done yet. Seeing Nowitzki for one more season would be great. But the Mavericks are in bad shape. His return doesn’t break them, but it certainly doesn’t put them over the top.This season, the Mavericks are 21-45. Only three games separate them from...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former bar employee says woman ‘jumped’ during photo with Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban was not charged with sexual assault after an accusation was made against him at a nightclub in 2011, and witness accounts were one of the reasons the case was never pursued. Police did not speak with Christopher White, however, who was working at the nightclub.White used to work at the Barrel Room, which is the Portland nightclub where a woman says Cuban slid his hand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Donovan Mitchell out here helping a teenager land a date

Not only is Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell excelling on the court in his first NBA season, he’s doing the people’s work off the court. In fact, Mitchell is out here helping a high school student get that date with the girl of his dreams.How so? Well, just check this out. The teenager legitimately slid into Mitchell’s direct messages to ask for two tickets to a Jazz game so he...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

No one wants to jump with Dennis Smith Jr.

I still remember the wild debates Davion, Dhevin and I had about the 2003 draft class and which players would be the most fun to watch. Davion couldn’t wait to see LeBron James suit up for Cleveland, Dhevin still believes in Carmelo Anthony and I was sold on Dwyane Wade after watching him at Marquette. It was an easy choice for all of us, and our individual personalities somewhat...
Via Yardbarker
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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