Harrison Barnes, Carlisle Discuss Potential Small Ball

With Harrison Barnes coming to Dallas, could the small ball, “death lineup” be coming to Dallas also? When Kevin Durant chose to join the Golden State Warriors this past summer, Harrison Barnes instantly found himself on the open market looking for a new team. With money to spend, Dallas came calling with a max contract […] Harrison Barnes, Carlisle Discuss Potential Small...
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3 hours ago

Barnes, Bogut highlight latest round of changes for Mavs

DALLAS (AP) Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are in, Chandler Parsons and Zaza Pachulia are out and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has a retooled roster for the sixth consecutive time since winning a championship. ''Well, we love it,'' Carlisle said at media day this week as someone chuckled. ''What's more exciting than getting seven new guys? New blood. It's fresh every year. '...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavs hope to establish defense-first mentality early in training camp, Rick Carlisle says

DALLAS — After finding success at the defensive end of the floor to close the 2015-16 schedule, the Dallas Mavericks could once again be reliant on that side of the ball this upcoming season. Last season, the Mavericks ranked 14th in the NBA while allowing 102.6 points per game. The Dallas squad also finished the season with just a 104.3 defensive rating, which ranked 16th in...
14 hours ago

Andrew Bogut Talks Dallas Trade, Minutes & Warriors

Mavs Media Day on Monday provided time for Andrew Bogut to talk about the Dallas trade situation, upcoming minutes, and watching the Warriors this season. It was a different type of Media Day for Andrew Bogut as the big man has spent the past four seasons in Golden State. Now, after an eventful summer in […] Andrew Bogut Talks Dallas Trade, Minutes & Warriors - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

“I Can Finally Guard My Position” -Wesley Matthews

Wesley Matthews took to Media Day on Monday to address the topic of having Harrison Barnes alongside of him defending on the wing. Last year, coming off his gruesome Achilles injury, Matthews defied the odds and was in the starting lineup on opening night. Not only was he in the starting lineup, but he took […] “I Can Finally Guard My Position” -Wesley Matthews - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Photos: Dallas Mavs Media Day 2016-17

Today, the Dallas Mavericks kicked off the 2016-17 season with media day at the American Airlines Center. All 20 Mavs on the training camp roster were in attendance to take photos and conduct interviews. Check out photos below!                                  
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

What if Dirk Sat During the National Anthem?

    It’s finally here.  You gaze around the room taking in all of the energy.  As far as the eye can see people are donning blue, silver, and white.  The ManiAACs are right where they should be, Mavs Dancers lined up and ready to take the stage, and the drumline is holding down their end of the arena.  From your seat you can see “notorious billionaire entrepreneur and...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Mavs see defense, versatility as their calling cards during ’16-17 season

DALLAS — Before stepping onto the court for the first time as a team Tuesday to begin training camp presented by Bedgear, the Dallas Mavericks kicked off the start of the 2016-17 season by meeting with members of the press Monday at the organization’s annual Media Day. Hoping to build on last season’s 42-40 record and the sixth seed in the Western Conference, the Mavericks...
1 day ago

Dirk Nowitzki Almost Alone After Departures of Legends This Summer

After years of heated battles, Dirk Nowitzki will be able to breathe a little easier without the intense defense of Kevin Garnett. (Getty Images)   News came down Friday that future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett was announcing his retirement after an illustrious 21 year career.   This comes roughly two months after another legendary big man called it quits after a close to two decade...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

Mavericks Media day and Training Camp Information

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks today announced the details for 2016 Mavericks Media Day and Training Camp presented by bedgear. The Mavericks will open Training Camp by holding its annual Media Day at 12:45 pm on September 26 at American Airlines Center. This yearly event provides the opportunity for credentialed media to shoot photos, video and conduct interviews with Mavericks...
5 days ago

Steve Kerr: JaVale McGee has ‘real chance’ to make Warriors roster

The Golden State Warriors have one of the best rosters in NBA history heading into the 2016-2017 season, and apparently JaVale McGee has a legitimate shot at being a part of it. McGee signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Warriors over the summer, and head coach Steve Kerr was asked on Wednesday if the veteran center has an actual chance of making the team. “I think JaVale...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million to talk policies

Mark Cuban wants to interview Donald Trump and is apparently willing to fork over a large sum of money for the opportunity. The Mavericks owner was initially in favor of Trump as a presidential candidate but has changed his mind. Cuban has taken shots at the Republican nominee since then with tweets like this one as an example. Can media ask @realDonaldTrump -" if elected,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki jokes about getting Ben Stiller to charity event

Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is hosting a charity tennis tournament on Sunday, and Ben Stiller is among the celebrities and pro tennis players who are planning to attend. How did that connection come about? We’ll just let Dirk explain: Dirk Nowitzki on getting movie star Ben Stiller to play in his charity tennis game: "I slid into his DM's, like the kids say these days...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr concerned about Warriors’ defense

While the Golden State Warriors likely have the NBA’s most talented roster, head coach Steve Kerr does have a concern about one area — rim protection. With Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezili gone, new addition Zaza Pachulia figures to get the majority of the minutes at center. Kerr noted his concern, pointing out that Pachulia is not a traditional rim protector. “The thing...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first-round draft pick in the history of the Dallas Mavericks

Since it's inception in 1980 as an NBA expansion team, the Dallas Mavericks have had 31 first-round draft picks. The Mavericks found success and became competitive by just their third year, landing a spot in the playoffs. Dallas made two seemingly unspectacular acquisitions in the late 1990s that transformed the team into a perennial powerhouse. Ultimately, it was Dirk Nowitzki who...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: The Harrison Barnes dilemma

A common fallacy in sports today is the belief that losing more games than you win is doom upon a franchise, that this scenario is the mark of death, per say. No, the mark of death upon a franchise is not the day it loses 50 or more games, the mark of death of a franchise is the day it refuses to accept 50 losses, and decides to wage it’s entire future on a very unproven and unpopular...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dirk Nowitzki Two Year Farewell Tour

In an offseason filled with big names switching teams, not-so-big names getting lucrative paydays, and all-time greats calling it quits, Dirk Nowitzki stuck to what he knows best: playing basketball for the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki signed a two year, $50 million contract with the Mavs this offseason; presumably (the guy will be 40 by the end of this contract) one final payday...
Via The Sports Quotient
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Terry talks about the origin of his infamous tattoo

Babe Ruth might have called his own shot, but he's got nothing on the Jason Terry, who famously got a Larry O'Brien trophy tattooed on his arm prior to the Mavericks pulling off one of the bigger upsets in NBA Finals history. Here, the Jet tells us how the idea for his ink came about.
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August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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