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MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi. Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas. Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks...
Via RealGM
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavs request waivers on Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Mavericks requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Griffin was originally signed July 18 after playing for the Mavs in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals in 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter stuffs Dirk Nowitzki at the rim (Video / GIF)

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Vince Carter blocked a slam dunk attempt by Dallas Mavericks teammate Dirk Nowitzki in the closing moments of the first quarter Monday night's preseason game at the American Airlines Center.Nowitzki got his own rebound after his three-point attempt was blocked and appeared to have an easy dunk, but Carter displayed his hops and stuffed his former...
Via Holdout Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks season preview: Player projections

With the regular season a little over a week away, it’s the time of the year where we start to take a look at the make-up of the teams. This is part three of my Dallas Mavericks season preview, and you can find my roster analysis and team projections at these links. Let’s start by taking a look at who the Mavs starters should be. PPG=Points per game, APG= Assists per game, RPG...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Dellavedova and Dirk Nowitzki Combine for Funniest Moment of NBA Preseason

The NBA preseason is awesome. You get to see your favorite veterans like Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki play as they get tuned up for the start of the regular season. You also get to see young guys like Cleveland Cavaliers Matt Dellaveda doing their best to prove that they deserve more minutes once the regular season begins.So that means we get to see some pretty spirited...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Trying To Trade Gal Mekel, Bernard James

The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James due to their need to create a roster spot. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently imminent, a source said. Mekel averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 assists in 31 games as a rookie with Dallas...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs explore trades to free up roster spots

The Dallas Mavericks have been shopping point guard Gal Mekel and center Bernard James in trade talks, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently imminent, a source said. Dallas currently has 20 players on its preseason roster. Mekel...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: NBA season is too long, should be trimmed

The NBA already is experimenting with shortening the length of its games. Should it look at trimming the length of its season, too? Dirk Nowitzki thinks so. The Dallas Mavericks star told reporters Wednesday that he believes the league’s current 82-game schedule is too long. “I think you don’t need 82 games to determine the best eight in each conference,” Nowitzki said,...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki, Erik Spoelstra: Number of NBA games an issue

The NBA announced Tuesday that they’re going to experiment with a 44-minute game on October 19 when the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets face off in a preseason game at the Barclays Center. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra don’t think the length of the game is a problem, but the length of the season is. “I think you don’t need...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks Injury Update: Monta Ellis participates in entire practice

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a 1-2 start in the preseason following a 2013-2014 season in which they won 49 games, fourth in the Southwest Division. The biggest weakness to improve upon coming into the season is the defense which ranked 20th in points allowed. On the injury front, guard Monta Ellis is recovering quickly following a sprained ankle on Monday.  Pkantz  via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle apologizes for calling Parsons overweight

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle apologized on Sunday for some recent comments he made about his team’s biggest offseason acquisition. After Chandler Parsons missed five of six 3-pointers during a preseason game last week, Carlisle said Parsons needs to lose some weight and work on his conditioning. “Parsons looked tired out there,” Carlisle said,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons answers Carlisle’s overweight comment with shirtless pic

Looks like Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has some concerns about the team’s latest acquisition, small forward Chandler Parsons. He apparently thinks Parsons a bit on the heavy side: “Parsons looked tired out there. His shot was short. He’s working on losing some weight. He’s a little heavier than he’s been,” Carlisle said after the team’s 118-90 loss...
Via Low Brow Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Parsons take subtle shot at Carlisle with Instagram post?

I’m not sure if Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons is thirst trapping, or throwing shots at his coach, Rick Carlisle. Chandler posted this photo to Instagram on Saturday with a piggy emoticon, after his coach made comments to the media about his weight. Carlisle said he wants to see Chandler closer to the weight he was last season when he played for the Rockets. ...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle: Chandler Parsons needs to lose some weight

Dallas Maverick coach Rick Carlisle doesn’t like that forward Chandler Parsons bulked up this summer. The 6-foot-9 Parsons was listed at 215 pounds during his three-year tenure with the Houston Rockets, but reported to Mavs training camp at approximately 235 pounds. Parsons, who signed a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas, had nine points on 4-of-12 shooting, six rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This Dallas Mavericks team has the chance to be special

The time has come for the Dallas Mavericks. After making strides and improving all across the roster during the offseason, the Dallas Mavericks should have big expectations for the team moving forward. The former defensive player of the year; Tyson Chandler is back with the Mavericks, and he provides the much needed upgrade on defense that the Mavericks were desperately looking for...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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