MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wise on the floor but young in years, Dorian Finney-Smith has made big first impression during his rookie season

If a rookie season is like an Intro to NBA class, consider Dorian Finney-Smith in the advanced placement section — and on the accelerated track. “He just gains more wisdom as he gets his (tail) kicked,” Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle deadpanned recently. Carlisle has even gone as far as to say Finney-Smith takes it personally when opponents score on him. He becomes upset when...
Via Mavs.com
2 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Wesley Matthews Didn’t Like Team’s Intensity

After the Dallas Mavericks lost at home to the Charlotte Hornets, Wesley Matthews took time afterwards to talk about the lack of intensity the team had. After playing (and losing) to the Charlotte Hornets for the second time in four days, Wesley Matthews was honest and blunt in talking about how the team lost on […] Dallas Mavericks: Wesley Matthews Didn’t Like Team’s Intensity...
Via The Smoking Cuban
4 hours ago

Struggling teams clash when Mavericks host Kings

Two teams still hoping to jumpstart their seasons hook up Wednesday night when the Dallas Mavericks and Sacramento Kings face off at American Airlines Center. Though the season is only about a quarter old, the Mavericks (4-16) and Kings (7-13) appear headed to the lottery. Missing the playoffs is nothing new for Sacramento, which is working on a decade-long postseason drought....
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Andrew Bogut’s Days May Be Numbered in a Mavericks Uniform

The Dallas Mavericks have reportedly said that they will be willing to shop Andrew Bogut if the time comes where his trade value is higher than his value to the team. The Mavs picked up the pieces from their predictable free agency strikeout this past offseason, when they snatched Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut from […] Andrew Bogut’s Days May Be Numbered in a Mavericks Uniform...
Via The Smoking Cuban
12 hours ago

Harrison Barnes must seek out free throws

Barnes is a light in the dark this season, but he must find ways to make the game easier for himself. With 20 games in the books, it’s safe to say the gamble the Mavericks took on Harrison Barnes in free agency was worth it. In an expanded role, the 24 year old fifth-year forward is in a new role and putting up career highs: 21 points on nearly 46 percent shooting, with six rebounds...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Is Harrison Barnes the NBA’s Most Improved Player?

He’s averaging career bests. The NBA’s Most Improved Player award rewards the player who has grown the most from one season to the next. It’s not awarded based on highly scientific parameters, but it suits a purpose. While there is still a lot of season to be played, one name comes to the forefront. Despite the Dallas Mavericks’ woeful start, there’s no reason Harrison...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Mavericks not looking to trade Andrew Bogut right now, per report

However, Dallas could revisit this scenario if the playoffs are out of reach. The Dallas Mavericks have no immediate plans to trade center Andrew Bogut but will not rule out the idea should the playoffs be out of reach, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. MacMahon said the Mavericks’ focus, while holding the worst record in the Western Conference at 4-15 heading into Monday...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Dirk Nowitzki Addresses His Lingering Achilles Injury

Dirk Nowitzki’s role has been mostly cheerleader/assistant coach this season. (Dallas Morning News)   On the court, Saturday night’s 107-82 win over the Chicago Bulls was a season-high in terms of good vibes for the Mavericks.  Off the court, the pre and post game feelings weren’t as positive.   About forty five minutes before tip-off, Mavs.com beat writer Earl K. Sneed...
Via Mavs Fanatic
3 days ago

Barnes, Matthews power Mavericks past Bulls 107-82

DALLAS (AP) Wesley Matthews scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half in the Dallas Mavericks' 107-82 victory over the Chicago Bulls 107-82 on Saturday night. Harrison Barnes scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half to help Dallas win its second straight game after losing 13 of its first 15. Chicago was coming off a 111-105 victory over defending champion Cleveland on...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban criticizes officiating in Clippers-Nets game

DALLAS (AP) Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is again expressing frustration with NBA officials, although this time his criticism has nothing to do with his own team. Prior to the Mavericks' game Wednesday night against San Antonio, Cuban complained about missed traveling and double-dribble calls in the first 15 seconds of the Clippers-Nets game Tuesday night - Brooklyn's Bojan...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban says the Mavericks aren’t tanking, but they should

Ravaged with multiple injuries to key starters, the Dallas Mavericks start to the 2016-17 has been an unmitigated disaster. But, despite winning an NBA-low three of 16 games, Mavs owner Mark Cuban isn’t ready to throw in the towel. Cuban said Dallas is always going to compete, as attempting to land the number one pick is no certain guarantee. “Haters gonna hate. We think that...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The End Of The "One Last Shot" Era In Dallas

The Dirk Nowitzki farewell tour is turning out similarly to that of Kobe Bryant’s a year ago. Sure, there may not be the gift-giving, brutal inefficiency, and general basketball horror, but there’s losing -– a lot of losing. At 2-13, the Dallas Mavericks have the worst record in the NBA. And with four back-to-backs in the month of December, their schedule isn’t exactly easing...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle offers great perspective for 2-11 Mavericks

The 2016-17 season has been tough so far for the Dallas Mavericks, and that’s putting it lightly. Dallas is currently 2-11 and on a six-game losing streak. The Mavs are dead last in the Southwest Division, and they’re also the worst team in the NBA’s Western Conference. To add insult to injury, though, it’s not just the West that Dallas is looking up at. With only two wins...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs Finally Reach The Season Where It Stopped Working

When losing J.J. Barea to injury is a massive problem, you're in it up to your neck. The Dallas Mavericks will be without their mosquito-like guard for at least another month after he tore a calf muscle against the Celtics last week. Most NBA fan bases are quietly pleased when J.J. Barea goes away, but the Mavs need him: Deron Williams has a bum calf too, Devin Harris has yet to...
Via RealGM - NBA
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fall Of Wesley Matthews

In a game against the Dallas Mavericks on March 5, 2015, Wesley Matthews of the Portland Trail Blazers slipped after receiving a pass and tore his left achilles. Less than two months earlier, he became the Blazers' all-time leader in three-pointers made. However, the once nicknamed "Iron Man" and fan favorite would miss the remainder of the season. An achilles tear is known to...
Via The Sports Quotient
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kristaps Porzingis effortlessly blocks shot without jumping

New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis often does things that few other NBA players can pull off, and that was the case in Monday night’s game against the Mavericks. Mavericks guard Justin Anderson attempted to drive on him, and that was a really bad idea. He did manage to get close to the hoop, but the shot he put up was swatted away by Porzingis, who didn’t even need to...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks, ESPN appear to have resolved credentials issue

The Mavericks recently caused a stir when they revoked media credentials for two ESPN reporters. The issue now appears to be resolved. News emerged last week that ESPN writers Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon were no longer allowed to cover Mavericks home games for ESPN. Earlier in the week, the two made a joint statement on the matter. Here it is in its entirety courtesy of ESPN. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Steph Curry Hits a 3 in His Brother's Face, Seth Returns the Favor By Breaking Steph's Ankles

The Brothers Curry went head-to-head last night as the Golden State Warriors took on the Dallas Mavericks in Oakland, with Seth and Steph starting at point guard for their respective teams. While the two didn't spend too much time guarding each other, unfortunately, the game wasn't without a few instances of Curry-on-Curry crime. RELATED: A Day in the Life of Seth Curry As...
Via Stack
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Harrison Barnes: Departure from Warriors was ‘difficult’

Harrison Barnes was unceremoniously shoved out the door by the Golden State Warriors, and he admits that, while not surprising, it was difficult. Barnes, who is set to return to Golden State as a member of the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night, said that he knew the writing was on the wall once the Warriors lost the NBA Finals. “There were a lot of emotions after a Game 7 loss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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