Phil Jackson Regrets Not Taking Former Mavericks Player

New York Knicks President, Phil Jackson, told reporters that his biggest mistake with the Knicks organization was when he chose not to take former Dallas Mavericks guard, Jae Crowder. The Dallas Mavericks have been known in the past for their drafting woes. From bad picks to bad trades to passing up very talented players, the […] Phil Jackson Regrets Not Taking Former Mavericks...
Via The Smoking Cuban
12 hours ago

All-Time Rank: Dirk Nowitzki vs. Charles Barkley

As we sift our way through the best power forwards in the history of the NBA and how they stack up against the Big German, we compare today with the Round Mound of Rebound. Dirk Nowitzki has spent 18 years in the league with the Dallas Mavericks and has gone from holding the title of […] All-Time Rank: Dirk Nowitzki vs. Charles Barkley - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban -...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Dallas Mavericks: Nicolas Brussino a Non-Factor in Rio

New Dallas Mavericks player, Nicolas Brussino, showed very little in Argentina’s time in Rio, but does that mean he will not be able to help Dallas at some point? The Dallas Mavericks made a handful of moves that were very surprising this summer to most people. Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut were a bit of […] Dallas Mavericks: Nicolas Brussino a Non-Factor in Rio - The Smoking...
Via The Smoking Cuban
2 days ago

Round Table: Awards Predictions For 2016-2017 Dallas Mavericks

    We are only 62 days away from the regular season tipping off for the Dallas Mavericks, so we figured why not collect some of the Mavs Fanatics and do a round table discussion on who we feel are the prime candidates for some of the awards this season.     Best New Addition:   Ryan Wilson: Let me just say this. I hope at the end of the season I’m wrong with my preseason...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle hopes to see Justin Anderson ‘keep building’ entering Year 2

DALLAS — After coming on strong to close his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks near the end of the 2015-16 schedule, much will be asked of versatile swingman Justin Anderson entering Year 2. Selected with the 21st overall pick in last June’s NBA Draft, Anderson found it hard to immediately crack Mavs coach Rick Carlisle’s rotation early in the season while sliding behind...
2 days ago

Mavericks announce 2016 preseason schedule

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced their 2016 preseason schedule today, which tips off on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 pm in Shreveport, La., against the New Orleans Pelicans. The 2016 preseason schedule will see Dallas play three home games at American Airlines Center, two games at opposing NBA arenas and two neutral site games. The Mavericks will open up their home preseason...
3 days ago

Another year in Rick Carlisle’s system should bode well for Deron Williams

DALLAS — Despite seeing his 2015-16 season derailed by injuries, three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams returned to playing at an elite level during his first campaign with the Dallas Mavericks. Starting 63 of his 65 appearances last season, Williams ranked second on the team in scoring while averaging 14.1 points an outing. The Colony native also pulled down 2.9 rebounds...
3 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
5 days ago

The Mavericks as Pokemon

With the Pokemon craze higher than ever, we take a look at which Mavericks remind us of which Pokemon Pokemon Go has made us all revert back to our 13-year-old selves. With the NBA as diverse as the Pokemon world, it’s hard not to compare the Mavericks to our favorite Pokemon. Sometimes comparing a point guard to a center can be tough, but at least this way we can put it in a different...
Via Mavs Moneyball
8 days ago

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
20 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
24 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
24 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
25 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
25 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
26 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
28 days ago  |  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

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
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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