MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

ESPN Projects Mavericks Miss Playoffs, Have Losing Record

    This morning, ESPN released their 9th annual Summer Forecast which took a selection of “experts” on a panel and produced projections as to where each team will finish at the seasons end. Without further ado, here is where the Dallas Mavericks fell:   Via ESPN   I always find this projection amusing based on a number of key factors. The biggest one of them all would...
Via Mavs Fanatic
15 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks Off-Season: Reason For Hope?

    As a lifelong fan of the Dallas Mavericks, I’ve witnessed firsthand how winning a championship changes the way you view every single transaction the organization makes. Whether it’s signing Harrison Barnes to a 4-year, $94-million contract, or giving Summer League standout Jonathan Gibson a 3-year partially guaranteed deal, I’m invested in every little bit of it. This...
Via Mavs Fanatic
18 hours ago

ESPN Projects Dallas Mavericks to Finish 9th in West

It’s still July and ESPN has released their early projections for the Western Conference. Is Dallas really going to miss the playoffs? After an offseason of rebounding once again in Dallas, most people around the league would agree that Dallas didn’t do too bad considering their circumstances after the first initial days of free agency. […] ESPN Projects Dallas Mavericks to...
Via The Smoking Cuban
19 hours ago

Baking a Team: Do The Mavericks Have The Right Ingredients?

Dallas exits the offseason with a bunch of new faces, including a collection of former Warriors. Do they have the right ingredients to be a winning team? A wide array of ingredients go into the making of a great team. Just like every great cake is different – one may be chocolate, another red velvet, or have lemon icing – they have similar base ingredients. The same is true...
Via The Lottery Mafia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Where Will Dwight Powell Fit In

The Dallas Mavs brought Dwight Powell back on a big contract over the next four years. Will we be able to utilize his talents? The Dallas Mavericks have definitely thrown some curveballs at the fans and NBA followers in general this summer. It started with not only the pursuit of Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley, […] Dallas Mavericks: Where Will Dwight Powell Fit In - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Examining the Dallas Mavericks’ contract with Dirk Nowitzki

On July 22, the Dallas Mavericks finalized their new deal with the long-time face of the franchise, Dirk Nowitzki, at $50 million over two seasons. This represents a $10 million increase over the originally reported deal of $40 million. The deal will keep Nowitzki playing until age 40. This signing represents a bright spot in the Dallas Mavericks’ otherwise disappointing free agency...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki officially re-signs with the Mavericks on a $50 million deal

Dirk is finally making that money he deserves. The Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed to a two year deal worth $50 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. After taking discounts on consecutive contracts for Dallas, Nowitzki is finally get paid lucratively, which he has more than deserved after 18 amazing seasons with this franchise. If Nowitzki had taken the max on his previous...
Via Mavs Moneyball
4 days ago

Harrison Barnes on Warriors signing Durant: ‘I guess I died’

Harrison Barnes had an inconsistent season with the Golden State Warriors last year, but that didn’t stop him from signing a max contract with another team. Once the Warriors were in play for Kevin Durant, they decided to move on from Barnes. In some ways, he felt like the forgotten man. In a recent interview after a Team USA practice, Barnes spoke about how quickly his time with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico to host two regular season NBA games

The NBA is once again headed to Mexico. The league announced on Wednesday the Phoenix Suns will host two home games in Mexico against the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 12 and Jan. 14, 2017. It’s the first time in league history that two regular season games will be hosted in Mexico in the same season. Mexico has hosted 22 preseason and regular season NBA games...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says he wasn't worried about re-signing Nowitzki: 'Dirk gets what Dirk wants'

With Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant officially retired, it's becoming less likely that we will see a superstar spend their entire career with one team.But listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it's safe to say you can add Dirk Nowitzki's name to that list. The outspoken owner told the Boston Globe that the thought of Nowitzki leaving the Mavs never entered his mind."Dirk wasn...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban speaks out against new deliberate fouling rules

The NBA is instituting a rule change to try to clamp down on the Hack-A-Player strategy, and Mark Cuban isn’t a fan. The league announced Tuesday that intentional fouls off the ball will not be rewarded in the last two minutes of every quarter. The Mavericks owner was critical of the rule, claiming that it rewards incompetence. Mark Cuban told ESPN he voted against new deliberate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki expresses frustration with Mavs' free agency failures

For the fourth consecutive summer, the Dallas Mavericks missed out on their primary free-agent targets, only to overpay for mid-tier options instead. After losing out in the sweepstakes for Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley, Dallas had to resort to giving Harrison Barnes a four-year, $94.4 million contract. It’s a deal that will likely come back to haunt the organization long term...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams re-signs with Mavericks on a one-year deal

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed point guard Deron Williams on a one-year deal for $10 million, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. The three-time All-Star signed with the Mavericks a year ago after taking a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets. He played in 65 games last season, averaging 14.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Deron Williams shot an eFG% of 68% on open spot up jumpers...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

How Kevin Durant’s Decision Restored Hope For The Dallas Mavericks

No matter how some may feel about his decision, Kevin Durant’s choice to join the Golden State Warriors in free agency has sent the NBA into a frenzy. Half a dozen teams put their offseason priorities on hold for a chance at wooing the superstar to their franchise. Now, many of them are left with nothing. Some GMs may have lost any chance to assemble a roster that can come anywhere...
Via The Sports Quotient
18 days ago  |  Discuss

What if the Mavericks Drafted Isiah Thomas?

This article was originally published on Pick and Popovich on June 14, 2016. Every Wednesday, Pick and Popovich will dive down the rabbit hole and explore a different NBA “What if.” The only rule is that the scenario must come from a place that is somewhat realistic and grounded in at least somewhat believable rumor or hearsay. Otherwise, anything goes. Sure, DePaul’s Mark...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban, Mavs troll DeAndre Jordan

The Dallas Mavericks and team owner Mark Cuban clearly have not forgotten about when DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal agreement to sign with the team last year, and they trolled him pretty good with a clever jab early Thursday morning. The team agreed to terms on a four-year, $94 million deal with Harrison Barnes earlier in the week. However, since they couldn’t officially...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA executives reportedly upset over Warriors signing Pachulia

The rich are getting richer in the NBA, and those who don’t fall into that category are certainly not pleased. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Tuesday citing anonymous texts, some NBA executives are angry about the Warriors landing Zaza Pachulia for chump change on top of their addition of Kevin Durant. I have gotten almost as many angry texts/etc from team execs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors Add David Lee On Veteran Minimum Contract

David Lee is chasing a ring. And there’s nothing wrong with that.  The Golden State Warriors’ have signed the 33-year-old two-time NBA All-Star to a veteran minimum contract, according to Turner Sports’ David Aldridge.  Lee will sign a one-year, $1.29 million contract.  That’s one year, $1.29M for West, on top of getting Zaza Pachulia for $2.9 million. Amazing value for...
Via College Spun
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Zaza Pachulia Joins Warriors As Starting Center

After becoming Kevin Durant's chosen one, the Golden State Warriors quickly traded away Andrew Bogut to the Dallas Mavericks for a future second round pick to clear cap space before signing Zaza Pachulia to a one-year, $2.9 million deal. Pachulia coincidentally started 69 games last season for the Mavericks, averaging 8.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and just 0.3 blocks in...
Via RealGM - NBA
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks sign Dirk Nowitzki to two-year deal

Future Hall of Fame big man Dirk Nowitzki will return to the Dallas Mavericks for at least two more seasons. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Dallas has agreed to bring Dirk back on a two-year, $40 million contract. Story online soon @espn: Mavs and Dirk Nowitzki have come to terms on the framework of a new two-year, $40 million deal, league sources say. — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks reportedly finalizing two-year deal with Seth Curry

With all the money being thrown around in NBA free agency, it looks like the Dallas Mavericks got a bargain Monday, finalizing a two-year deal with Seth Curry, The Vertical reported.Curry, the younger brother of Warriors star Steph, had his qualifying offered rescinded by the Kings on Sunday, making him a free agent.Though his statistics last season aren't all that impressive --...
Via FOX Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes tweets heartfelt message to Warriors fans

The major news surrounding the Golden State Warriors today involved the team signing marquee free agent Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. While Durant’s addition stole the headlines, the team did lose a free agent of its own in 23-year-old Harrison Barnes, who is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.  While Barnes struggled as the Dubs blew a 3-1 lead in this...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors, Mavericks agree to Andrew Bogut trade

Andrew Bogut will reportedly be headed to the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Golden State Warriors, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. Dallas and Golden State have agreed to an Andrew Bogut trade, sources say — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016 This trade will not be official until July 7 when the league moratorium is over, Stein reports. The move takes $11 million off...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks reportedly to offer Harrison Barnes 4-year, $95M deal

DALLAS -- The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State's Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas' plans said Saturday.The people spoke to The Associated Press about the potential maximum contract on the condition of anonymity because no deals can...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Day One of the Dallas Mavericks’ Free Agency

Here we go again. In a seemingly recurring theme, the Dallas Mavericks have once again struck out on premier free agents. The team’s top three targets, including Mike Conley, Hassan Whiteside, and Nic Batum, all chose to stay put. Conley signed with the Memphis Grizzlies on a record breaking five-year $153 million deal, Whiteside with the Miami Heat on a four-year $98 million deal...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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