Salah Mejri shares stories, swats shots at Jr. NBA clinic

Salah Mejri plays basketball with the kind of intense, youthful passion you wouldn’t expect from a 30-year-old, and that isn’t a bad thing. His fire gives him confidence and the self-belief it takes to be the first player from Tunisia to play in the NBA. There was barely any organized basketball in his country as he grew up, which meant his first exposure to the game came when...
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What's next? The Mavericks' old guard and new guard

Dirk Nowitzki is a player whose Q Score with me changed over the course of his career. While I’ve always considered him great, I just believed there was something mentally weak about him as he was becoming a great player in the 2000s. The image of David West tapping Dirk’s chin while both were face-to-face and Dirk not doing anything about it is forever etched into my mind. He...
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Mavs search for consistency with their starters, second unit as preseason nears an end

DALLAS — It was a tale of two halves for the Dallas Mavericks during their second-to-last preseason outing Wednesday night against Houston, falling to a 106-91 defeat in front of their hometown fans. Sliding into a double-digit hole quickly after the opening tipoff Wednesday against the rival Rockets, the Mavericks’ starters surrendered a 21-4 run at the beginning of the game...
12 hours ago

Carlisle likens Mavs’ bad start to ‘Trump debate performance’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle peppered his postgame analysis of the team’s “abominable” start to its preseason game against the Houston Rockets with some political commentary thanks to a barb directed at Donald Trump. The Mavericks quickly fell behind the Rockets by an 18-2 margin early on in Wednesday’s exhibition match-up, a performance Carlisle, presumably...
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6 Stats to Monitor For Dallas This Season

Going into a season, there’s many things to watch for, depending on the team you cheer for. There’s many stats available to look into for this Dallas team this year. With all kinds of new players coming in to play for the Mavericks this season, the stats are gonna look a little different night in […] 6 Stats to Monitor For Dallas This Season - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
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Be Patient, the Harrison Barnes Adjustment Will Take Time

A change of scenery for Harrison Barnes brought a new max contract and more importantly, a new role. A new role that will take some time to just to. Four years ago, Harrison Barnes was drafted into a Golden State team that already had Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in the back court. Combine that […] Be Patient, the Harrison Barnes Adjustment Will Take Time - The Smoking Cuban...
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1 day ago

7 Must Watch Games for the Dallas Mavericks This Season

The Dallas Mavericks season is always full of ups and downs, each game mattering more than the last. This season, here are just a few of the games you won’t want to miss. The NBA season is nearly here and with it, the Mavericks are just one week away from the first game of the […] 7 Must Watch Games for the Dallas Mavericks This Season - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban...
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2 days ago

Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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Carlisle Ranks High in NBA GM Survey

    The annual NBA GM Survey is fairly self-explanatory, asks every GM1 to vote for superlatives and sign their yearbook at the beginning of the year instead of at the end.   Some of these categories are obvious and end of the year awards: MVP, Best Defensive Player, Rookie of the Year, etc.  While others are somewhat opinion based projections: Which player forces...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

Kieran Hayward: The next Keith Hornsby?

By CODY WORSHAM Tiger Rag Editor Kieran Hayward has big shoes to fill. First order, of course, is replacing the outside shooting, energy, and athleticism of Keith Hornsby, now playing for the Dallas Mavericks, on the wing. Having the same initials helps, but having Hornsby’s skillset and mental makeup helps, too. That’s something head coach […]
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2 days ago

Who Are the Five Most Important Mavericks This Season?

  The Dallas Mavericks have had underwhelming rosters for multiple seasons now. Fans have not had much confidence outside of the fact that Rick Carlisle is still in the driver’s seat and Dirk Nowitzki keeps standing-up Father Time for their inevitable date.   Going into the 2016-17 season, you can feel the positive energy coming from MFFLs everywhere. The assurance that Wes...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

Mark Cuban takes shot at media members with buffet zinger

Mark Cuban is known for his zingers, and the media was the target of one of his lines on Sunday. The Mavs began practicing from their new court facility on Sunday. Apparently there is one difference about it, and that is there will be no buffet in the media room. Why is that you ask? “There’s already enough fata–es in the media,” Cuban apparently told reporters on Sunday...
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Justin Anderson is the X-Factor in Big D

For a Dallas Mavericks organization that has (mostly) ignored the NBA Draft since stealing Dirk Nowitzki from Milwaukee in a deal 20 years ago, sophomore Justin Anderson is a ray of hope for both the present and future.  After a ho-hum showing in the regular season, the 21st pick of the 2015 NBA Draft enjoyed a mini-breakout in a short but sweet postseason series against Oklahoma...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bledsoe finds rythm, leads Suns past Mavericks

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe and rookie Marquese Chriss each scored 17 points for Phoenix.Point guard Deron Williams led Dallas with 17 points but didn't have an assist.MAVERICKS: C Andrew Bogut had 10 points and a team-high four assists. ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting. ... Free agent addition Harrison Barnes, who signed a max deal at four years and $94 million...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks tune up in preseason with with over Thunder

DALLAS -- Jonathan Gibson's three-point play with 1:43 left broke a tie and put Dallas ahead to stay.Dwight Powell scored 16 points and J.J. Barea added 15 for the Mavericks. Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, while Kyle Singler added 17 points.THUNDER: Russell Westbrook had 12 points and seven assists in 24 minutes. ... Enes Kanter grabbed 13 rebounds...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

You take profundity wherever you can get it, but you don't expect to discover it in a Wikipedia section heading. The internet's favored source of information you need to double-check isn't something a middle school prankster made up organizes Dirk Nowitzki's NBA career into three phases: Difficult Start (1998-99), Big Three (1999-2004) and Franchise Player (2004-present). Putting...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Is The NBA's Safe Place For Combo Guards

A combo guard is generally accepted to be a negative term in the NBA. It typically refers to a player with the size of a traditional point guard and the mindset and skills of a traditional scoring guard. It's a quality that front offices are weary of come draft time. Rather than being able to play both positions, the thinking goes, they will be unable to play either. Combo guards...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks hoping personalized pillows help improve their game

The Dallas Mavericks are exhausting all options to improve their team heading into next season, and that includes making sure their players have no excuse for being exhausted. Mark Cuban has invested in a company called Bedgear, which makes personalized pillows that are designed to give people a better night’s rest. On Thursday, representatives from Bedgear were at the American...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban will stand for anthem, accepts if Mavs players do not

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made his opinion known regarding the national anthem protest sweeping the NFL and is expected to become an issue in the NBA during the 2016-17 season. Cuban recently indicated he intends to continue standing for the anthem but supports others who choose not to, including players on his team. “If you can’t protect the 1st Amendment rights...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban supports Mavericks players who may choose to kneel during anthem

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be upset if any of his players join Colin Kaepernick and others who are kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with CNNMoney, Cuban expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest. “[O]f all the ways you could protest, you could throw a bomb, you could shoot a gun, you could throw a punch, you could start a protest, you could...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks Additions: Quincy Acy, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Jonathan Gibson, A.J. Hammons Subtractions: Jeremy Evans, Raymond Felton, David Lee, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Chandlers Parsons, Charlie Villanueva 2016-17 Cap Space: None. Over Salary Floor. Under Luxury Tax. 2017-18 Maximum Cap Space: $39.1 million Analysis: The Dallas...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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