Dallas Mavericks: Nicolas Brussino Will Be A Star

Nicolas Brussino has proven to the Dallas Mavericks that he is a great addition to this season’s roster. It only goes up from here for the young Argentinian. The Dallas Mavericks recently finalized their roster down to the top 15 who took the floor this preseason, according to Coach Carlisle and the rest of the […] Dallas Mavericks: Nicolas Brussino Will Be A Star - The Smoking...
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18 hours ago

The 90% Club Preseason Power Rankings

    Now that preseason is officially over1 and the regular season is just around the corner2. The Mavericks seem to be sputtering into the season but don’t forget the additions and upgrades this team made over the offseason. Some of them may seem like lateral moves but there is at least some young promising talent on this roster which is more than could have been said in past...
Via Mavs Fanatic
21 hours ago

Mavs face injury concerns heading into Wednesday’s season opener

DALLAS — With the preseason now behind them after limping to just a 2-5 mark in exhibition play, the Dallas Mavericks will try to make the necessary adjustments needed before Wednesday’s regular-season opener in Indiana. Falling to a lopsided 101-75 loss Friday night in Denver to conclude the preseason, the Mavericks admittedly weren’t able to jell with their new-look team...
23 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Three Lineups the Mavs Might Try Out

The Mavs face a tall order to make the playoffs this coming season, but with several clever lineups on the court, Dallas may be able to outsmart opponents into a few stolen wins. Few in the business are better at what they do then Rick Carlisle, and he may be the difference between a playoff […] Dallas Mavericks: Three Lineups the Mavs Might Try Out - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking...
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1 day ago

C.J. Williams Waived by Mavericks

On Saturday the Dallas Mavericks waived former NC State wing C.J. Williams. He averaged 3.4 points in 10.1 minutes per game for Dallas this preseason (5 games). Williams averaged 12 points per game last season playing professionally in France. According to D-League Digest, Williams is expected to join the Texas Legends in the D-League. Williams played in the D-League back in 2013...
Via Pack Insider
1 day ago

Dallas Mavericks: Finney-Smith a “Version of an Aminu Type”

Undrafted forward Dorian Finney-Smith defied the odds and made the final 15-man roster for the Dallas Mavericks, but the journey is just beginning. After another eventful offseason surrounding the roster, Dallas brought in a plethora of undrafted guys to compete for some the last spots on the roster. Instead of rounding out the roster with […] Dallas Mavericks: Finney-Smith a “Version...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Five PredictionsAbout the 2016-2017 Dallas Mavericks

  Last Tuesday, the great Zach Lowe of ESPN put out an article with some of his crazy predictions for the 2016-2017 NBA season.  He threw out some pretty interesting ones, but the one that stood out was that he thinks the Mavs are missing the playoffs.   Tap the breaks, pal.  We’ve all been reading your love-laced articles about Dirk and the boys for years and now you...
Via Mavs Fanatic
1 day ago

Mavericks expected to ‘go hard’ after DeMarcus Cousins

The talk around DeMarcus Cousins’ eventual trip to NBA free agency has already started. ESPN’s Tim MacMahon fired the first shot, noting the Dallas Mavericks are one team ready to  pursue the NBA’s best big man: For Mavs fans who might be wondering, DeMarcus Cousins is set to hit free agency in summer of 2018. Yes, Mavs expected to go hard after him. — Tim MacMahon...
Via The Sports Daily
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Rick Carlisle thinks Seth Curry can take ‘quantum leap’

If there’s one person who thinks that Seth Curry can make a name for himself beyond just the Splash Stepbrother, it’s Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle. In an interview with Leo Sepkowitz of SLAM Online, Carlisle expressed his excitement to see what Curry, Dallas’ new free agent acquisition, has to offer. “We have to get younger,” Carlisle said. “And he’s the right...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mavs expected to push hard for DeMarcus Cousins in 2018

The Dallas Mavericks have struck out time and time again with elite centers on the free agent market, but you have to admire their perseverance. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Saturday, the Mavericks are expected to go hard after Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins when he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2018. For Mavs fans who might be wondering...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks waive DeMarcus Cousins' younger brother, 4 others

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks waived Jaleel Cousins, the younger brother of Sacramento All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, and four others Saturday to get their roster to the regular-season limit of 15. Kyle Collinsworth, Keith Hornsby, Jonathan Gibson and CJ Williams also were waived. Cousins didn't appear in a preseason game after signing Monday. The 6-foot-11 center was undrafted...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks request waivers on five, set opening night roster

DALLAS—The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have waived Kyle Collinsworth, Jaleel Cousins, Keith Hornsby, Jonathan Gibson and CJ Williams. Collinsworth (6-6, 210) was signed on July 21, 2016. He appeared in five games for the Mavericks during the exhibition season and averaged 1.2 points and 1.4 assists in 11.0 minutes per game. Cousins (6-11, 255) was recently signed...
2 days ago

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavs start chase to get back to playoffs

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki goes into his 19th season looking to get Dallas into the top four in the Western Conference because the big German believes that is the easiest way to advance in the playoffs.The Mavericks haven't done that since winning the championship in 2011, which helps explain first-round exits in four of the past five seasons. Dallas didn't make the postseason...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Southwest Division Preview: Dallas Mavericks

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 9th Best Move of Offseason: Andrew Bogut is not the sort of player you can typically steal as cap fodder. He may be coming off of a major injury but he looked like an impact player in the Olympics and solves a major need as a defensive presence...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Salah Mejri shares stories, swats shots at Jr. NBA clinic

Salah Mejri plays basketball with the kind of intense, youthful passion you wouldn’t expect from a 30-year-old, and that isn’t a bad thing. His fire gives him confidence and the self-belief it takes to be the first player from Tunisia to play in the NBA. There was barely any organized basketball in his country as he grew up, which meant his first exposure to the game came when...
4 days ago

What's next? The Mavericks' old guard and new guard

Dirk Nowitzki is a player whose Q Score with me changed over the course of his career. While I’ve always considered him great, I just believed there was something mentally weak about him as he was becoming a great player in the 2000s. The image of David West tapping Dirk’s chin while both were face-to-face and Dirk not doing anything about it is forever etched into my mind. He...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlisle likens Mavs’ bad start to ‘Trump debate performance’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle peppered his postgame analysis of the team’s “abominable” start to its preseason game against the Houston Rockets with some political commentary thanks to a barb directed at Donald Trump. The Mavericks quickly fell behind the Rockets by an 18-2 margin early on in Wednesday’s exhibition match-up, a performance Carlisle, presumably...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban takes shot at media members with buffet zinger

Mark Cuban is known for his zingers, and the media was the target of one of his lines on Sunday. The Mavs began practicing from their new court facility on Sunday. Apparently there is one difference about it, and that is there will be no buffet in the media room. Why is that you ask? “There’s already enough fata–es in the media,” Cuban apparently told reporters on Sunday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

You take profundity wherever you can get it, but you don't expect to discover it in a Wikipedia section heading. The internet's favored source of information you need to double-check isn't something a middle school prankster made up organizes Dirk Nowitzki's NBA career into three phases: Difficult Start (1998-99), Big Three (1999-2004) and Franchise Player (2004-present). Putting...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban will stand for anthem, accepts if Mavs players do not

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made his opinion known regarding the national anthem protest sweeping the NFL and is expected to become an issue in the NBA during the 2016-17 season. Cuban recently indicated he intends to continue standing for the anthem but supports others who choose not to, including players on his team. “If you can’t protect the 1st Amendment rights...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban supports Mavericks players who may choose to kneel during anthem

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be upset if any of his players join Colin Kaepernick and others who are kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with CNNMoney, Cuban expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest. “[O]f all the ways you could protest, you could throw a bomb, you could shoot a gun, you could throw a punch, you could start a protest, you could...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks Additions: Quincy Acy, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Jonathan Gibson, A.J. Hammons Subtractions: Jeremy Evans, Raymond Felton, David Lee, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Chandlers Parsons, Charlie Villanueva 2016-17 Cap Space: None. Over Salary Floor. Under Luxury Tax. 2017-18 Maximum Cap Space: $39.1 million Analysis: The Dallas...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

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