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After career season, Zaza Pachulia hopes he left lasting impression on Mavs’ front office

DALLAS — He was nearly voted into the All-Star game for the first time in his career, finishing fourth and slightly more than 14,000 votes behind for the final Western Conference frontcourt starting spot. He also recorded a career-high number of double-doubles this season, making the most of his first time as the predominant starter for a team at the center position. Now, Dallas...
Via Mavs.com
20 minutes ago

Why Mavericks guard J.J. Barea sometimes gets taller on game days

The Dallas Mavericks official website lists point guard J.J. Barea as being six feet tall.Actually, Barea is 5-10 (5-10 3/4 wearing his sneakers).According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, Barea said he used to laugh when he was introduced before games as being six feet tall. "Me and about 20,000 other people in the arena knew that was a lie," Barea said. "I'm 5-10 on a good...
Via SportsDay
10 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Best Role Player This Season

With the Dallas Mavericks’ finishing the regular season strong despite the injuries, who was the best role player this season in Dallas? The Dallas Mavericks had one of the most injury plague seasons in recent history for the franchise. From the recovery of Wesley Matthews, the plethora of injuries to role players, and the injury […] Dallas Mavericks: Best Role Player This Season...
Via The Smoking Cuban
21 hours ago

Raymond Felton proved his worth to Mavs during ’15-16 season

DALLAS — Bouncing back from an injury-riddled 2014-15 campaign that caused a slip in his production after joining the Dallas Mavericks via a trade last summer, 11-year veteran guard Raymond Felton lifted the team when it needed him most this season. Accompanying former center Tyson Chandler in a six-player trade from New York prior to last summer’s NBA Draft, Felton quickly...
Via Mavs.com
23 hours ago

Deron Williams Would Like To Re-Sign With Mavs

Deron Williams will decline his $5.6 million player option for next season with the Dallas Mavericks to test free agency but he has interest in re-signing. “This has been a great year for me, as far as just being happy and enjoying playing basketball again,” Williams said last week during his exit interview. “You know, with all the guys on the team and the coaching staff, it’s...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks are the front runners for acquiring Dwight Howard

It may take some long, hard reminiscing, but Dwight Howard was once a stud. He was a physical specimen who could not be reckoned with. Those memories are deeply rooted in the past though, as he has not lived up to expectations ever since leaving the Orlando Magic in 2012. The Dallas Mavericks are rumored to have some interest in him this summer, as it seems very likely that Dwight...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What if the Dallas Mavericks got the 5th Seed?

After finishing the season on an impressive note, the Dallas Mavericks found themselves as the 6th seed in the West. But what if they could have finished 5th? At the beginning of the season, Dallas was considered by many to be one of the worst teams in the league with most people predicting them to […] What if the Dallas Mavericks got the 5th Seed? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Mavs hope Deron Williams makes himself at home in Dallas

DALLAS — Although his 2015-16 season was admittedly mired by injuries, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams also says his first campaign with the Dallas Mavericks helped to rekindle his love for the game of basketball. Bouncing back from a lackluster ’14-15 season with the Brooklyn Nets, Williams proved to be a valuable contributor for the Mavericks after signing a...
Via Mavs.com
2 days ago

Report: Nowitzki to opt out of contract, re-sign with Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t going to retire just yet, nor will he be leaving the Dallas Mavericks anytime soon. But the 37-year-old said he is going to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. “We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do,” Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas, according to ESPN’s Tim...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook: Kevin Durant and I will always have each other’s backs

If you’re searching for the greatest love story of our time, look no further than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook clearly appreciated teammate Kevin Durant going out of his way to rebuke comments made by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggesting that Westbrook is not a “superstar.” Westbrook was asked on Wednesday about what it meant for Durant, who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dallas Mavericks face big questions this offseason

On April 25, the Dallas Mavericks officially concluded their 2015-16 season, bowing out of the first round after a generally uncompetitive series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. While the Mavericks surpassed many pundits’ expectations by finishing with a solid win record in the regular season, they were missing too many pieces to possibly contend for a championship. Of course...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons wants Dwight Howard to come to the Mavericks

Chandler Parsons is quite fond of his old teammate Dwight Howard. He said in an interview with ESPN that he’s excited about “the opportunity to go into free agency this summer” with Howard. Parsons actually helped recruit Howard to the Houston Rockets in 2013, and it sounds like he’s trying to do it again with the Dallas Mavericks. “I think he can still dominate the game...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki has no plans to retire, wants to finish career with Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks don’t have to think about life after Dirk Nowitzki just yet. Speaking with reporters following the Mavericks’ series-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night, Nowitzki made it clear that retirement is far from his mind, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com: “I signed on for three years a couple years ago. My intention was always to finish this...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Anderson elbows Russell Westbrook in the face going for a loose ball

The Western Conference first-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks was a competitive, five-game series. That trend held firm in the fifth game on Monday night, and went down to the final minutes of the game. Late in the fourth, a loose ball had players from both teams on the floor. Of course, the forever-energetic Russell Westbrook was in the mix, and...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Mark Cuban: ‘He’s an idiot’

After the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to close out their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, the team’s top players spoke to the media to discuss the series that was, among other hot topics. One of the most talked about topics had nothing to do with the five-game series that had just ended in a Thunder win. Instead, it was all about what Dallas...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Justin Anderson finishes alley-oop with authority

The Dallas Mavericks started with excitement early in their game five match-up against the Thunder with this alley-oop to Justin Anderson….. #TheLobTheJam for Justin Anderson on TNT! #NBARapidReplay #THUNDERvMAVS https://t.co/dt62BmO2Qi — NBA (@NBA) April 26, 2016 The post Watch: Justin Anderson finishes alley-oop with authority appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban on Westbrook: ‘He’s an All-Star but not a superstar’

It’s starting to become readily apparent that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just loves to hear himself talk. The always entertaining executive is now making waves around the NBA following comments he made regarding Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Monday. Mark Cuban says Kevin Durant is the Thunder's only superstar. What about Russell Westbrook? "He's an...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Chris Broussard Steals Photo From Dallas Morning News Editor

Damon Marx, the sports editor for the Dallas Morning News, took a photo of Kevin Durant and Justin Anderson connecting after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night.  Durant was ejected from the game after smacking Anderson in the face. The two players both attended Montrose Christian School in Maryland and met up after the contest with their...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Carlisle shrugs off Chris Broussard in-game interview

Chris Broussard might want a do-over on the question he asked Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle between quarters during Game 4 of the Thunder-Mavs playoff series on Saturday. Dallas was down by 10 points after three quarters, 89-79, but their offense had shot the ball well in the third. Broussard’s first question was about how Dallas can better defend Oklahoma City. Ok, fine...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejri, Westbrook earn technicals after NBA playoffs bench skirmish

Salah Mejri has made himself a big part of the playoff series between the Thunder and the Mavericks. During Game 4 between the teams on Saturday, Mejri and Russell Westbrook were hit with technical fouls for a skirmish by Oklahoma City’s bench. Matters developed when Thunder bench player Anthony Morrow would not give a ball that went out of bounds over to Mejri. Mejri and Westbrook...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle accuses Thunder of playing dirty, calls out Kevin Durant

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle isn’t happy with Kevin Durant, or the Oklahoma City Thunder for that matter. He accused Durant and the Thunder of playing dirty in Game 3 Thursday. In particular, Carlisle was upset about an elbow thrown by Durant in the chest of Salah Mejri. “There were four, what I would categorize as, non-basketball physical escalations that were initiated...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Raymond Felton

At Chesapeake Arena last Tuesday in Oklahoma City, there was one point guard who fueled his team with aggressive drives to the basket and pull-up jumpers. 21 points, 11 rebounds... Just another great game for Russell Westbrook, right?No, this was not Russell Westbrook.It was.... Raymond Felton?Yes, Raymond Felton. The same Raymond Felton who was drafted 5th overall by Charlotte...
Via The Sports Quotient
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Raymond Felton strike Steven Adams' midsection in scuffle

There were no pre-game shenanigans between the Thunder and Mavericks on Thursday, but tempers continued to flare during Game 3.This time, between one of the biggest and one of the smallest players on the court.While battling Steven Adams in the paint for rebounding position at the 7:18 mark in the third, Raymond Felton took offense to a forearm shiver from Adams that clipped him...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 2 win

What a game. Dallas Mavericks fans across the world all breathed a sigh of relief as Steven Adams’ game-winning tip-in came just tenths of a second too late. Tying the series up at 1-1, the win has given hope to a ravaged Dallas Mavericks team as they head back to home court. The crucial victory also provides strategic lessons for the upcoming games. In game one, the Mavericks...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook dismisses Villanueva's pregame stunt: 'That's for the guys who don't play'

Before the tipoff at the Thunder-Mavericks Game 2, Mavs forward Charlie Villanueva meandered between Russell Westbrook and teammate Cameron Payne's artistic warmup, and caught a Westbrook shove in response.Mavs reserve center JaVale McGee entered Westbrook's personal space too and also got pushed away.After the Mavericks eked out a 85-84 victory that ended with a Steven Adams would...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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