Reasons why 76ers got so little for Nerlens Noel emerge

The Philadelphia 76ers traded 2013 lottery pick Nerlens Noel on Thursday, and they didn’t get a huge haul in return.Noel, once the No. 6 pick, netted the 76ers a bench player in Justin Anderson, a first-round pick that reportedly may turn into a pair of second-rounders, and Andrew Bogut, who will be traded or bought out by Philadelphia. Noel may not be a star, but he has career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Six years ago today, Utah traded Deron Williams and 'Nothing Was The Same'

The Utah Jazz traded Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets on February 23, 2011. Six years later, that pain still resonates with me.As a student of the game, you get a feeling when trades are going to work. Pau Gasol to the Lakers was an ideal match. Rasheed Wallace to Detroit was like adding one more bash brother to Gordon Bombay’s Mighty Ducks.D-Will to the Nets had different...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Report: Mavericks get Nerlens Noel in trade with 76ers

The Dallas Mavericks are acquiring Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers ahead of the NBA trade deadline.The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news on the trade and says the Mavs are sending Philly Justin Anderson, a first-round pick, and Andrew Bogut’s expiring contract for Noel.The 76ers have been trying to move Jahlil Okafor to fix their surplus of big men...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rick Carlisle hints Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams could be on the move

The Dallas Mavericks are said to be willing to take on contracts if it means they can receive draft pick compensation in return. At 22-34 on the season, this makes perfect sense. Dallas is going nowhere fast and has a few solid veteran assets, some of whom are on expiring contracts — making them more valuable for contenders.As Dallas returned to practice on Wednesday, it was without...
Via Sportsnaut
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Dallas Mavericks Q&A with Bobby Karalla

(photo: Danny Bollinger, Bobby Karalla, writer for the Dallas Mavericks on, took some time to answer some questions regarding the Mavs’ trade deadline situation, playoff hopes and Dirk approaching a huge career milestone. Enjoy!   This is a very busy time of the season with the trade deadline coming up, and rumors are swirling. Obviously everyone has an opinion...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Report: Mavs were told 'no trade' hours before Cousins deal

The Sacramento Kings’ decision to trade DeMarcus Cousins was something of a surprise. Perhaps no team was more surprised than the Dallas Mavericks, who were rebuffed right before the actual deal was made.“Late Sunday night, the Dallas Mavericks engaged in a DeMarcus Cousins trade discussion with the Sacramento Kings, sources tell, but were rebuffed when a...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

An Open Letter Apology To Dirk Nowitzki

It’s Dirk Week here at The Sports Fan Journal. For no reason in particular, we thought we should take some time to show our appreciation for one of the NBA’s most underappreciated superstars. At some point in his next four games, Dirk will join one of the most elusive clubs in all of sports, the 30,000-point club, cementing him as one of the greatest players in league history...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Mark Cuban trolls President Trump by wearing No. 46 at celebrity game

Playing in the NBA All Star Celebrity Game, Mark Cuban was not going to miss a chance to take a shot at President Donald Trump. He did so with his jersey.Specifically, Cuban used his jersey number to tweak President Trump, the United States’ 45th Commander in Chief. Cuban and Trump are long-time rivals, dating back to well before Trump’s presidency, or even candidacy. Cuban...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing left to prove. After all, he's widely considered the greatest foreign-born player in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban jokingly addresses Twitter war with Donald Trump

There seems to be no end in sight to the war of words — or tweets, more appropriately — between Mark Cuban and President Donald Trump. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner has responded to recent unflattering tweet from Trump with a joke about the President’s evidently overabundance of free time.The latest dust-up between the two bigger-than-life personalities came when Trump...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell has the Mavericks thinking playoffs

This season started off rough for the Dallas Mavericks. They had a record of 4-17 through the first 21 games and were without their superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was battling a strained Achilles. Without Nowitzki, free agent acquisition Harrison Barnes had to step up in his place. Barnes admirably held his own, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 36.5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder's Kanter reportedly out 6-8 weeks with broken forearm

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter left Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks after punching a chair on the sidelines. We’re to assume that Kanter was frustrated about his play on the court, which included four points and three turnovers in nine minutes in the Thunder’s 109-98 win.Here’s video of the punch and Kanter then holding his arm: At first, reports...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban claims to own a pair of ‘styyyy-lish’ Russell Westbrook jeans

Mark Cuban earlier this season doubled-down on a claim by again questioning whether Russell Westbrook really is a legitimate NBA superstar. But when it comes to a “styyyy-lish” pair of jeans, the Dallas Mavericks owner cannot help but give credit where credit is due.Cuban’s Mavericks square off against Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder squad for the first time this season...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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