3 Ways the DeMarcus Cousins Trade Affects Dallas

The NBA world was shocked on Sunday night as the Kings traded DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. How does this effect the Dallas Mavericks? After records were broken and Anthony Davis took home the MVP trophy, the All-Star game in New Orleans quickly took a backseat on Sunday night as trade news overtook […] 3 Ways the DeMarcus Cousins Trade Affects Dallas - The Smoking...
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Dissecting the Remaining Schedule for the Mavericks

Dallas returns to action Friday, February 24th and will have 26 games to claim the final playoff spot. So, what kind of competition does the Mavericks’ schedule entail? After having over a week off, Minnesota is the next stop on the Mavericks’ schedule. Dallas is 3 games behind Denver going into the home stretch of […] Dissecting the Remaining Schedule for the Mavericks - The...
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4 hours ago

An Open Letter Apology To Dirk Nowitzki

It’s Dirk Week here at The Sports Fan Journal. For no reason in particular, we thought we should take some time to show our appreciation for one of the NBA’s most underappreciated superstars. At some point in his next four games, Dirk will join one of the most elusive clubs in all of sports, the 30,000-point club, cementing him as one of the greatest players in league history...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wes Matthews struggles in three-point contest

    The Dallas Mavericks lone NBA All-Star Weekend representative, Wes Matthews, didn’t quite have the showing many Mavs fans had hoped during the 2017 NBA All-Star Challenge on Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.   Competing in the JBL Three-Point Contest, Matthews managed to tally just 11 points on 8-of-25 three-point attempts, failing to make the...
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1 day ago

Did Mark Cuban Admit That the Dallas Mavericks are Tanking?

Dallas Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, made a lot of comments after his participation in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday evening. What can we make about his comments about the Mavs? The Dallas Mavericks have had a rough season so far and the fans have been enduring, waiting to see or hear the ultimate […] Did Mark Cuban Admit That the Dallas Mavericks are Tanking? - The...
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1 day ago

LOOK: Mark Cuban trolls President Trump by wearing No. 46 at celebrity game

Playing in the NBA All Star Celebrity Game, Mark Cuban was not going to miss a chance to take a shot at President Donald Trump. He did so with his jersey.Specifically, Cuban used his jersey number to tweak President Trump, the United States’ 45th Commander in Chief. Cuban and Trump are long-time rivals, dating back to well before Trump’s presidency, or even candidacy. Cuban...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut does not expect to be moved before deadline

Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut is expecting to stay put for now.Bogut was asked recently if he anticipates being moved by the team prior to the February 23 trade deadline.“That’s not a question for me to answer,” the 32-year-old said, per Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Sports News. “But I don’t think anything’s going to happen.”Bogut was singing a different tune just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing left to prove. After all, he's widely considered the greatest foreign-born player in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Have These Mavericks Done During All-Star Weekend?

(Photo by Brad Rempel/USA Today Sports)   The NBA All-Star Weekend festivities will invade the city of New Orleans this weekend and the Mavs will have minimal involvement.  Guard Wesley Matthews will be the lone representative of the Mavericks organization in the Big Easy as he will participate in the Three Point Shooting Contest on Saturday night.   This will be the second...
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4 days ago

Mark Cuban jokingly addresses Twitter war with Donald Trump

There seems to be no end in sight to the war of words — or tweets, more appropriately — between Mark Cuban and President Donald Trump. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner has responded to recent unflattering tweet from Trump with a joke about the President’s evidently overabundance of free time.The latest dust-up between the two bigger-than-life personalities came when Trump...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs' Deron Williams ejected vs Celtics for arguing foul

DALLAS (AP) Mavericks guard Deron Williams was ejected in the second quarter against Boston on Monday night after getting two quick technical fouls for arguing a foul call. Williams, who was in his second game back after missing eight games with a right big toe sprain, was called for pushing off while driving for a layup. He intercepted a pass intended for official Justin VanDuyne...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks look to remain hot against Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks are surging again but they face an even hotter team Monday night with the Boston Celtics coming to American Airlines Center. The Mavericks (22-32) are in the mix for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference. Winning 11 of its last 16 games has given Dallas hope that the season will continue beyond game No. 82. The Mavericks, hoping to finish off a 3-1...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic overwhelmed by Mavericks' 3-point barrage in big loss

DALLAS (AP) -- Wesley Matthews scored 12 of his 20 points in the first quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks cruised to a 112-80 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points in 18 minutes, hitting a 3-pointer to give Dallas its first 30-point lead at 67-37 in the first minute of the third quarter before going to the bench for good a little more than...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mavs Are Just Doing What Comes Naturally

What the Dallas Mavericks have done in 2017 flies in the face of tanking rhetoric as established by Sam Hinkie's infamous "Process" and popularized by fans just looking for a little hope. The Mavericks are competing with anyone and everyone they've played in the New Year. It hasn't really been the product of a conscious decision to hurt their chances of drafting a superstar. At least...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki has amazing response to Twitter troll

Future Hall of Fame basketball player Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career. At 38 years old, he’s ancient when it comes to playing basketball. This likely isn’t lost on Dirk, who has been dealing with an Achilles injury over the past couple months. Fresh off a performance that saw him put up 25 points against the Portland Trail Blazers, Dirk took to Twitter to put a...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell has the Mavericks thinking playoffs

This season started off rough for the Dallas Mavericks. They had a record of 4-17 through the first 21 games and were without their superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was battling a strained Achilles. Without Nowitzki, free agent acquisition Harrison Barnes had to step up in his place. Barnes admirably held his own, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 36.5...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Yogi Ferrell is a future star!

Last month, if you heard the name Yogi Ferrell, there’s a great chance that you did not know who that was. Even today, there is still a slight possibility that Yogi Ferrell is still a name that you aren’t acquainted with; that will change soon enough. Ferrell is an undrafted rookie who played for the Brooklyn Nets earlier in the season, but is now the interim starting point for...
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Yogi Ferrell earns two-year contract with stellar play

The NBA truly is a place where amazing happens — at least for Yogi Ferrell.Ferrell went from being called up by the Dallas Mavericks from the D-League last week and signed to a 10-day contract to being on the verge of signing a two-year contract with his stellar play.The former Indiana point guard has led the Mavericks to four straight wins, including victories over the Spurs and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yogi Ferrell is shooting like Steph Curry and busting out Jordan shrugs

After being undrafted out of Indiana last June, Yogi Ferrell was waived after playing 10 games for the Brooklyn Nets, and signed with the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week on a 10-day contract. And the 6’0″ point guard may have already found himself a permanent home. Ferrell has started all four of his games with Read more...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James goes off on Charles Barkley with vicious, unfiltered takedown

Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' disappointing 104-97 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday evening, LeBron James vented his frustration to ESPN's Dave McMenamin -- targeting former basketball great and current NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley, who recently spoke out on LeBron's remarks about needing 'help'. Barkley called them "inappropriate. Whiny. All of the above. The Cleveland...
Via FOX Sports
20 days ago

Carlisle takes ruthless shot at Mavericks' ball-handlers

Rick Carlisle’s acid tongue has struck again.Speaking with the media after practice Saturday, the Dallas Mavericks head coach was asked about undrafted rookie guard Yogi Ferrell, who just signed a 10-day contract with the team, and proceeded to roast the Mavs’ ball-handlers in the process.“Yogi is one of the guys high on the call-up list in the D-League, so we’ll take a good...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Kanter reportedly out 6-8 weeks with broken forearm

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter left Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks after punching a chair on the sidelines. We’re to assume that Kanter was frustrated about his play on the court, which included four points and three turnovers in nine minutes in the Thunder’s 109-98 win.Here’s video of the punch and Kanter then holding his arm: At first, reports...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban jokingly claims voter fraud in All-Star voting process

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is among the most divisive figures in all of sports. His often absurd takes on the game of basketball have combined with a new-found interest in politics. It’s most defintely not a great combination for someone as high profile as Cuban.Though, Cuban himself also does have a witty sense of humor. It’s been shown numerous times in the past. And...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite poor start, Dallas Mavericks’ playoff chances aren’t DOA after all

The Dallas Mavericks haven’t let a rough start stop their chances of making the NBA Playoffs. Ravaged by injuries to start the 2016-17 season, the Dallas Mavericks won just three of their first 16 games. Starters Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut missed action, while unproven backups Salah Mejri, Seth Curry and Dorian Finney-Smith logged big minutes. Dallas was dead...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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