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Mavs GM on the draft and the holes the team is looking to fill this summer

Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson joined the Shan and RJ Show on KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan to talk about their draft pick and plans for free agency. Here are some highlights: Whether the team is trapped between rebuild and contending:Nelson: I think you're always looking for young additions, like Justin Anderson, hopefully A.J. [Hammons] that are your young building block pieces that as you...
Via SportsDay
1 day 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
3 days ago

Sefko: Mavericks on the outside looking in as 2016 draft approaches 

Donnie Nelson said what all good personnel decision-makers should say when they are on the sidelines of the NBA draft without a first-round pick."I think this is actually not a bad draft to sit out," the Mavericks president of basketball operations said recently. "Next year's draft is one that you're not going to want to sit out."That's an educated opinion that leans toward the Mavericks...
Via SportsDay
9 days ago

Sefko: If Cavs-Warriors is Ali vs. Frazier as Nelson says, can Mavs get back to being a heavyweight contender?

As the final games of a marathon season begin Thursday night in the NBA finals, it really is the showdown everybody wanted.It's a healthy Cleveland team -- a very different one from the one that lost to Golden State in the finals last year -- against the record-smashing Warriors."This is basketball's version of Ali vs. Frazier," Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie...
Via SportsDay
26 days ago

Dallas Mavericks: Donnie Nelson Attends Euroleague Finals

The Euroleague Finals took place on Sunday and Dallas Mavericks’ GM Donnie Nelson was in attendance in Berlin, Germany. With the Euroleague Finals coming to a dramatic ending, Fenerbahce Istanbul fell in overtime to CSKA Moscow in a thriller. With the Euroleague being known as the second most talented league in the world behind the […] Dallas Mavericks: Donnie Nelson Attends...
Via The Smoking Cuban
May 20, 2016

Mavericks general manager opens up about trade deadline

The Dallas Mavericks did not make a trade during yesterday's deadline bonanza, but that doesn't mean they weren't one of the league's more active teams. Here's the team's general manager, Donnie Nelson, talking about how he spent the afternoon. He sure sounded busy. Nelson is one of the league's smarter decision-makers, and well before yesterday's deadline he did a fantastic job...
Via Fox Sports
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Stoudemire will sit 1st 2 games with Mavs to get acclimated

DALLAS (AP) Amare Stoudemire's debut with the Dallas Mavericks will have to wait a few days. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Thursday the newly signed forward would probably play Sunday against Charlotte. That means he will miss the Mavericks' return from the All-Star break Thursday night at Oklahoma City and a home game one night later against Houston. Dallas...
Via Associated Press
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mavs Confident Of Signing Jermaine O'Neal Or Josh Smith

Donnie Nelson is confident of the Dallas Mavericks' chances of signing either Jermaine O'Neal or Josh Smith. The Mavericks need to improve their frontcourt depth after their trade of Brandan Wright in the deal for Rajon Rondo. "I feel pretty good that we'll be able to come to terms with one," Nelson said Tuesday on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. "Certainly to come up with both would be just...
Via RealGM
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks Not Searching For Roster Changes

The Dallas Mavericks are willing to listen but are not searching for roster changes. They currently have 15 guaranteed contracts. Donnie Nelson discussed the Mavericks' approach heading into next week's trade deadline. “We’re always looking for ways to improve," Nelson said. "Now with that being said, all of the parts are pretty intricately in twined. To get you got to give...
Via RealGM
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mavericks president Donnie Nelson thinks David Stern deserves Nobel Peace Prize

With less than two days in his tenure as commissioner of the NBA, David Stern will soon give way to Adam Silver and leave a position that he’s held since 1984. Overall, many fans and NBA writers would say that Stern helped grow the game into enormous levels and Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson thinks he deserves high praise. Check out the below statement he told to Dwain...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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