MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dallas Mavericks: 5 Options for the Last Training Camp Invite

After an eventful offseason, the Dallas Mavericks have one more training camp invite to hand out over the next couple of weeks. Who might get the call? After swinging (and missing) for the fences once again in free agency, Dallas rebounded nicely by adding a couple former NBA champions in Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut. […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 Options for the Last Training Camp...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavs are motivated, ready to prove preseason naysayers wrong

DALLAS — Despite entering the 2016-17 season with their fair share of critics, the Dallas Mavericks expect to finish the grueling 82-game schedule with a return trip to the playoffs for the 16th time in 17 years. Making a bevy of moves this offseason, the Mavericks believe they will return to the floor better than last year’s squad that finished with the sixth seed in the Western...
Via Mavs.com
1 day ago

Why the Mavs will Surprise People in 2016

The 2016 NBA is approaching quickly. The Dallas Mavericks are coming into the year with expectations all over the place. Most have this squad barely making the playoffs, or not making it at all. Dallas may surprise those people this year. Dallas once again failed to reel in their top coveted free agents this summer. […] Why the Mavs will Surprise People in 2016 - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Deron Williams expects to be ‘full go’ for training camp

Eight weeks removed from sports hernia surgery, Mavs point guard Deron Williams said on Friday he expects to be ready for training camp, which starts in late September. “I had my sports hernia repaired, so now I’m pretty much fully cleared, but I’m taking it slow and trying to get back in shape, and trying to get back to where I need to be,” Williams said. “But I should...
Via Mavs.com
2 days ago

With his health nearing 100 percent, Devin Harris looks forward to seeing how Mavs’ backcourt looks in ’16-17

DALLAS — After undergoing surgery on both his left great toe and left thumb back on May 10, 12-year veteran guard Devin Harris says he’s expected to be ready when the Dallas Mavericks begin training camp on Sept. 27. The 6-3, 185-pounder battled his fair share of nagging injuries and finished the 2015-16 season averaging 7.6 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 0.9 steals in...
Via Mavs.com
2 days ago

Dallas Mavericks: Top 5 Most Important Opponents This Season

As we prepare for another Dallas Mavericks season, it is time to take a look at the most important teams the Mavs will need to beat this year to compete. The Dallas Mavericks will be in for an interesting season this year. After fighting all of last season through injuries and lower production from some players, […] Dallas Mavericks: Top 5 Most Important Opponents This Season...
Via The Smoking Cuban
2 days ago

Simba just can’t wait to be King.

  Justin Anderson (a.k.a. Simba) played with the heart of a lion for the Dallas Mavericks towards the end of the 2015-2016 season. His energy as both a starter and a bench player was just what the doctor ordered when Chandler Parsons went down with yet another season-ending knee injury. In Parson’s absence, Anderson looked like a guy that was tired of bouncing back and forth...
Via Mavs Fanatic
9 days ago

Why Yi Jianlian Is Ready For An NBA Comeback

After being out of the NBA since 2012, China's star big man Yi Jianlian will be making his return. The 7'0", five year NBA veteran reportedly signed a one year deal recently with the Los Angeles Lakers for roughly eight million dollars, per ESPN's Marc Stein. Yi's NBA Stats Per 36 MinutesYEARTEAMPTSREBBLK2007-08MIL12.47.51.22008-09NJN13.38.31.52009-10NJN13.68.11.02010-11WAS11...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban a critic of NBA players in Olympics but backing Bogut

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Beyond the rehab, Andrew Bogut would need to clear one final hurdle to play in the Olympics.Mark Cuban, his new boss.Cuban has been opposed to NBA players competing in the Olympics, but the Dallas Mavericks owner gave Bogut the clearance he needed to play for Australia after injuring his left knee in the NBA Finals.And Cuban is pulling for his new center, who...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban pins Seth Curry’s struggles last season on ‘dysfunctional’ Kings

Basketball fans aren’t the only ones who think that something smells in Sacramento. In a recent interview with ESPN Radio Dallas, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban placed the blame on the “dysfunctional” Sacramento Kings for the struggles last season of guard Seth Curry, who the Mavs signed to a two-year, $6 million deal this summer. “On a dysfunctional team in Sacramento last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Charlie Villanueva gets tattoo for alopecia awareness

Charlie Villanueva has always been open about his struggle with alopecia and he has served as an advocate for the disease which causes hair loss and is diagnosed in more than 200,000 cases per year in the United States. Now, Villanueva is taking his advocacy one step further. Villanueva recently showed off a brand new tattoo that he received as a sign of solidarity to those also...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 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.
Via Yardbarker Video
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Bogut mocks Rio over poor athlete housing conditions

It’s no secret that the Olympic village where the athletes are staying in Rio is not the most glamorous of places, and Dallas Mavericks center Andrew Bogut provided us with a closer look at it on Monday night. Using the hashtag #IOCLuxuryLodging, Bogut mocked the housing conditions in a series of tweets. In one of them, he showed himself rigging up a shower curtain so he and his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Center JaVale McGee's Improved Outside Shot Could Make the Warriors Even More Dangerous

Former Dallas Mavericks center JaVale McGee has been invited to the Golden State Warriors' training camp. According to multiple sources, McGee will most likely receive an offer from the Warriors to join their 15-man roster. RELATED:  JaVale McGee Wants You to Drink More Water After releasing Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli and Marreese Speights to sign Kevin Durant, the Warriors...
Via Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban among judges for 2017 Miss America pageant

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) NBA team owner and businessman Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes will serve as celebrity judges for the 2017 Miss America competition. Cuban owns the Dallas Mavericks and several business ventures. Foster is featured on VH1's ''Barely Famous.'' Swindell is a Platinum-selling...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Here’s 10 minutes of JaVale McGee bloopers to celebrate his signing with the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors stunned the basketball world by signing Kevin Durant this offseason.  JaVale McGee might not match Durant’s scoring output, but he could best him in Shaqtin’ A Fool appearances! After losing both Andrew Bogut and Festus Ezeli during the offseason (and being greatly exposed by the Cavaliers in the painted area during the NBA Finals) the Warriors need...
Via The Comeback
July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

God Shammgod hired by Mavericks as player development assistant

The Dallas Mavericks’ basketball altar just got a lot holier. According to a report by Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports on Thursday, former Providence point guard and streetball legend God Shammgod has been hired by the Mavericks as a player development assistant. Shammgod, 40, is best known in hoops circles for his fabled (and eponymous) crossover move. Shammgod enjoyed a memorable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki shows off his (lack of) soccer skills at charity event

Dirk Nowitzki officially got paid Wednesday afternoon, so how did the German celebrate? By playing soccer of course. The Dallas Mavericks forward was back in his homeland for a charity soccer match in Mainz, and demonstrated exactly why he made the right choice with basketball. In Nowitzki’s defense, a bicycle kick is not exactly a beginner’s move. Plus, you just try swinging...
Via The Comeback
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Mavericks boost Nowitzki's new deal to $50 million

Dirk Nowitzki has signed his contract with Dallas, and a person with knowledge of the deal says it's worth more than the original agreement.The 38-year-old star who has spent all 18 of his seasons with the Mavericks signed a two-year, $50 million contract on Wednesday -- $10 million more than the deal struck before contracts could be signed. The person with knowledge of the contract...
Via Associated Press
July 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes reflects on his awkward exit from the Warriors

When the Golden State Warriors signed Kevin Durant, they had to say farewell to multiple members of their 73-win squad from last season. Harrison Barnes was among the costly castoffs.Barnes' exit was somewhat overshadowed by the hubbub surrounding Durant's decision. And Barnes admitted it was an awkward feeling after spending the first four years of his NBA career with the Warriors...
Via FOX Sports
July 21, 2016  |  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
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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