Michael Finley explains how the Mavericks ditched their 'sketchy' draft-room discussions of years past

Some people are saying the Mavericks got the steal of the NBA draft in Purdue's A.J. Hammons.That pick may have been aided by an improved focus in the Mavs' draft room, as Michael Finley explained recently on 105.3 The Fan.Finley, a former Mavericks player who's now the team's VP of basketball operations, detailed the "sketchy" conversations that used to go on in the draft room....
Via SportsDay
5 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: A Letter to Hassan Whiteside

After telling the Mavericks to forget Hassan Whiteside in free agency a few weeks ago, my tone has changed and I must address the issue. Dear Mr. Whiteside, I know that you have a lot on your plate right now and probably won’t have the time or desire to respond to me, but I wanted […] Dallas Mavericks: A Letter to Hassan Whiteside - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas...
Via The Smoking Cuban
7 hours ago

Hassan Whiteside wants to decide free agency on July 1, which is great for Dallas

The Mavericks have a stroke of luck thanks to Whiteside's early free agency plans. Top Mavericks free agent target Hassan Whiteside has never made more than the league minimum. In line for a max contract for the first time, Whiteside wants to make his decision as soon as possible, planning to decide his team on July 1, according to ESPN's Michael Wallace. If Whiteside does decide...
Via Mavs Moneyball
8 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Satnam Singh to Play Summer League

The Dallas Mavericks will have their 2015 second round draft pick, Satnam Singh, playing on their Summer League team this summer. With the 52nd pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected Satnam Singh out of Chawke, India. Singh gained national attention as he became the first Indian born player drafted into the […] Dallas Mavericks: Satnam Singh to Play Summer League...
Via The Smoking Cuban
10 hours ago

Is the Kevin Durant Situation Helping the Dallas Mavericks?

With teams lining up to meet with Kevin Durant, could it benefit teams like the Dallas Mavericks? These are new times in the NBA with the new raised salary cap, and nearly every team has enough cap to sign a max contract player. This offseason, the ability to pay a big name free agent will […] Is the Kevin Durant Situation Helping the Dallas Mavericks? - The Smoking Cuban - The...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Mavs free agency central: Who are Dallas' top targets and what are the chances they get them?

As free agency is set to kick off Thursday evening at 11 p.m., the Mavs are finalizing their plans to build a team capable of competing in the Western Conference.SportsDay Mavs insider Eddie Sefko put together a list of the top players that the Mavs are targeting in free agency this summer. Possible targets Future Mavericks? Find out which free agents Dallas could target Top 20 NBA...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Jeremy Lin could be a Deron Williams-level backup plan for the Mavericks

Although Dallas' top target is Mike Conley, and Williams has interest in return, perhaps a third point in Lin could be the one who ends up starting in Dallas next season. After the Mavericks secured verbal commitments from DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews last summer, point guard was the next order of business. I was convinced that hole would be filled by Jeremy Lin, and that the...
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2 days ago

Mavericks GM: What I like about A.J. Hammons, and why we were lucky to draft him

Dallas Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson recently joined KRLD 105.3 FM The Fan to discuss all things basketball. Here are some highlights.Question: What did you guys like about AJ Hammons?Donnie Nelson: What's there not to like? He's big. He has really good hands. Good footwork. He's a shot blocker, rebounder. Averaged 2.5 blocked shots and gets a rebound every three minutes...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Justin Anderson can't stop talking, and that's why the Mavericks love him

Although the Mavericks didn't have a first round pick in Thursday's draft, there's high hopes surrounding last year's selection Justin Anderson. This is why Dallas is learning to love him. "He still talks too much." Wesley Matthews chuckled while describing Justin Anderson, but his timing couldn't have been better. "Hurry up, man," Anderson called out from across the gym just seconds...
Via Mavs Moneyball
3 days ago

Signs Pointing to An End of the Chandler Parsons’ Era in Dallas?

  On Tuesday, Jeff “Skin” Wade of 105.3 The Fan tweeted that the Dallas Mavericks have decided they will not offer forward Chandler Parsons the max contract that he is seeking this offseason.   After opting out of the final year of the three-year, $46 million deal he signed with Dallas in 2014, Parsons’ future with the Mavs seems be completely up in the air. Of course, it’s...
Via Mavs Fanatic
3 days ago

Report: Mavs to target Conley, Whiteside in free agency

Dallas Buyers Club is apparently more than just an Oscar-winning film. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Thursday, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Heat center Hassan Whiteside have emerged as the Dallas Mavericks’ top-two targets in free agency this offseason. The Mavericks have fairly large voids at both positions, having trotted out the bizarro trio of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks Free Agency: Enter Hassan Whiteside

    You can just feel it. On the day of the 2016 NBA Draft, there are rumors swirling in regards to trade ups and trade downs, but also heavy discussion surrounding the beginning of Free Agency, which starts at 12:00 AM ET on July 1st.   Enter Hassan Whiteside.   This was reported by ESPN writer, Tim MacMahon:   Sources say the Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with center...
Via Mavs Fanatic
4 days ago

Report: Dwight Howard opts out to become NBA free agent

Dwight Howard has reportedly thrown his name into the NBA free agency hat after declining his player option with the Houston Rockets, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. The Vertical Sources: Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard has declined his $23.2 million player option for 2016-'17, enters free agency. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2016 That’s a lot of money...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Nowitzki opts out to become NBA free agent

As expected, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has reportedly opted out of his contract and is set to become an NBA free agent on July 1, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN sources say that Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki officially opted out of his contract today and will indeed become a free agent July 1 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2016 There have been some rumors...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors will target Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki may not have any intention of leaving the Dallas Mavericks, but the Golden State Warriors have plans to pitch him anyway. The San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami reports that — big shocker here — the Warriors’ front office was highly motivated after Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers to do what they can to improve the team so they can win it all next season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the Dallas Mavericks to win four straight and claim the title. ESPN’s True Hoop did...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban donates $1M to help protect Dallas LGBT community

The always philanthropy-minded Mark Cuban is now setting his sights on helping out his team’s local community by donating $1 million to the Dallas Police Department following the terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend. According to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Mavericks owner made the decision to donate this large chunk of change in response to the attack that killed...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban to donate $1 million for Dallas police to protect LGBT community

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will donate $1 million to the Dallas Police Department, which announced it will primarily use those funds to protect the LGBT community.Cuban's donation comes less than a week after a gunman killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. Hours after the attack in Orlando, a man armed with guns and chemicals thought to be...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The age dilemma: Examining the Dallas Mavericks’ recent draft picks

In the past few years, the Dallas Mavericks have consistently ranked near the oldest based on average age. This season, they were ranked 31st out of 32 NBA teams with an average age of 29.7 years old. Of course, age is not necessarily correlated with team performance. Two of the title contenders this year, the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, were ranked 32nd and 30th...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson gives the Cavaliers life after Game 3

The funeral was being planned, with the eulogy for the Cleveland Cavaliers brewing after the team showed up to Oracle Arena resembling the Washington Generals in the first two games of the NBA Finals. The memes were pouring in, and there were crying Jordan faces perched on every social media outlet that had something to do with the demise of the Cavs. Basketball experts and strangers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki discusses future NBA plans

Dirk Nowitzki seems to have a few options going into this summer. The 37-year-old superstar can stick with the Dallas Mavericks, exercise a player option or, the worst-case scenario—retire. Nowitzki is up there in age so his hanging up the sneakers wouldn’t be a major shocker. This is especially the case considering the Mavericks look to have an uphill battle to contend in...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a fan of hypocrisy and I love the fact that [NBA commissioner Adam Silver]’s not either...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Trashes ESPN Around The Horn Panelist Tim Cowlishaw On Twitter

ESPN Around The Horn panelist Tim Cowlishaw and Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner Mark Cuban engaged in a fairly eventful Twitter war late Wednesday evening.  Cowlishaw, who also serves as a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, first took a playful jab at Cuban, who is reportedly very interested in being Hillary Clinton’s running mate.  Why Mark Cuban is the perfect...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

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