MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dallas Mavericks Heading South of the Border

    It’s been reported that the Dallas Mavericks will be heading to Mexico sometime this upcoming season. They will take on the Phoenix Suns in Mexico City and will be the road team, so don’t worry Mavericks fans. You still get 41 home games.   There is no date set as of yet, but it’s no shocker that another NBA game is taking place outside of the United States. The NBA...
Via Mavs Fanatic
12 minutes ago

Mavericks center Salah Mejri to have knee surgery Thursday, will miss international play

FIBA has shared news that Mavericks center Salah Mejri is set for knee surgery Thursday, meaning he'll miss international competition for his native Tunisia.To see the tweets on mobile, click here.Mejri, 30, sounded disappointed that the surgery will keep him out of international competition.Mejri, a rookie last season, saw his time on the court increase during the season, finishing...
Via SportsDay
1 hour ago

 Sefko: Three alternative free-agency strategies if (when?) Mavericks' Plan A again goes out the window

You know what they say about "fool me once, shame on you."The problem with that saying is that it never extends to "fool me four times."Way back in 2012, when Deron Williams spurned the Mavericks in free agency, it was shame on him for letting the Mavericks twist in the wind while he made up his mind.In 2013, it was Dwight Howard. Then Carmelo Anthony and, finally, DeAndre Jordan...
Via SportsDay
12 hours ago

Mavericks heading south of the border next season

The Mavericks will play a set of games in Mexico City in January with the San Antonio and Phoenix Suns.Reports out of Mexico leaked the news and a source confirmed that the Mavericks will be involved in the international games.The NBA has stressed global games for more than two decades and the Mavericks have played internationally several times, including preseason games at Mexico...
Via SportsDay
17 hours ago

Chandler Parsons doesn’t owe the Mavericks s--t

Parsons doesn’t need to take a pay cut and he is worth a max contract. These are the misconceptions about Parsons, who is probably headed out of Dallas by next week. When Chandler Parsons leaves the Mavericks this summer, as it seems he will, it’s going to make a lot of people happy. Parsons will be happy, since it’ll be his flourish on a dotted line of a multi-million contract...
Via Mavs Moneyball
20 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks an Option for Jamal Crawford?

The Dallas Mavericks have been announced as one of the teams who will pursue the services of Jamal Crawford if he is made available. The Dallas Mavericks have made it clear at this point who they are targeting first and foremost with our free agency endeavors. But, after our pursuit of Hassan Whiteside and Mike […] Dallas Mavericks an Option for Jamal Crawford? - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
20 hours ago

Miami Herald Predicts “Max Dallas” for Hassan Whiteside

With growing speculation surrounding the potential destination of Hassan Whiteside, the Miami Herald predicted Whiteside will go to Dallas. Hassan Whiteside, the 27-year-old center who had a tremendous season in Miami, is set to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1st. Averaging a double-double and a league leading 3.7 blocks a game, Whiteside is arguably […] Miami Herald Predicts...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Every Mavericks rumor in NBA free agency

A constantly updated post with every important rumor about the Dallas Mavericks for the 2016 offseason. Anything can happen when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks free agency. They can sign a restricted free agent in a club with their billionaire owner, they can create a wacky cartoon video for a free agency pitch, or they can verbally sign a superstar free agent only to see him back...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Chandler Parsons on opting out: ‘Cuz I have a brain’

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons opted out of a contract that would have paid him $16-plus million next season. There was obviously a financial motivation behind this. The star wing might have struggled through an injury-plagued 2015-16 campaign, but he knows darn well his value on today’s open market is much more than what his contract suggested. Cuz I have a brain...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks to steal Hassan Whiteside in free agency?

All the talk concerning the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers is nice when it comes to star center Hassan Whiteside—just don’t forget the Dallas Mavericks. Remember those Mavericks? The team with Dirk Nowitzki (who will surely re-sign this summer) that almost landed DeAndre Jordan last summer before an odd change of heart sent him back to the Los Angeles Clippers? Those Mavericks...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: A Letter to Hassan Whiteside

After telling the Mavericks to forget Hassan Whiteside in free agency a few weeks ago, my tone has changed and I must address the issue. Dear Mr. Whiteside, I know that you have a lot on your plate right now and probably won’t have the time or desire to respond to me, but I wanted […] Dallas Mavericks: A Letter to Hassan Whiteside - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas...
Via The Smoking Cuban
2 days ago

Report: Mavs to target Conley, Whiteside in free agency

Dallas Buyers Club is apparently more than just an Oscar-winning film. According to a report by Tim MacMahon of ESPN on Thursday, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley and Heat center Hassan Whiteside have emerged as the Dallas Mavericks’ top-two targets in free agency this offseason. The Mavericks have fairly large voids at both positions, having trotted out the bizarro trio of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Nowitzki opts out to become NBA free agent

As expected, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has reportedly opted out of his contract and is set to become an NBA free agent on July 1, per ESPN’s Marc Stein. ESPN sources say that Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki officially opted out of his contract today and will indeed become a free agent July 1 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2016 There have been some rumors...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Warriors will target Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki may not have any intention of leaving the Dallas Mavericks, but the Golden State Warriors have plans to pitch him anyway. The San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami reports that — big shocker here — the Warriors’ front office was highly motivated after Sunday’s Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers to do what they can to improve the team so they can win it all next season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Great Pat Riley story from 2006 NBA Finals revealed

Pat Riley is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NBA history. This story certainly helps explain why. Riley won five championships as a head coach — his latest coming in 2006 as head coach of the Miami Heat. It was during that series that Riley’s Heat came back from down 2-0 against the Dallas Mavericks to win four straight and claim the title. ESPN’s True Hoop did...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban donates $1M to help protect Dallas LGBT community

The always philanthropy-minded Mark Cuban is now setting his sights on helping out his team’s local community by donating $1 million to the Dallas Police Department following the terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend. According to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Mavericks owner made the decision to donate this large chunk of change in response to the attack that killed...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban to donate $1 million for Dallas police to protect LGBT community

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will donate $1 million to the Dallas Police Department, which announced it will primarily use those funds to protect the LGBT community.Cuban's donation comes less than a week after a gunman killed 49 people inside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday. Hours after the attack in Orlando, a man armed with guns and chemicals thought to be...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The age dilemma: Examining the Dallas Mavericks’ recent draft picks

In the past few years, the Dallas Mavericks have consistently ranked near the oldest based on average age. This season, they were ranked 31st out of 32 NBA teams with an average age of 29.7 years old. Of course, age is not necessarily correlated with team performance. Two of the title contenders this year, the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers, were ranked 32nd and 30th...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Richard Jefferson gives the Cavaliers life after Game 3

The funeral was being planned, with the eulogy for the Cleveland Cavaliers brewing after the team showed up to Oracle Arena resembling the Washington Generals in the first two games of the NBA Finals. The memes were pouring in, and there were crying Jordan faces perched on every social media outlet that had something to do with the demise of the Cavs. Basketball experts and strangers...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki discusses future NBA plans

Dirk Nowitzki seems to have a few options going into this summer. The 37-year-old superstar can stick with the Dallas Mavericks, exercise a player option or, the worst-case scenario—retire. Nowitzki is up there in age so his hanging up the sneakers wouldn’t be a major shocker. This is especially the case considering the Mavericks look to have an uphill battle to contend in...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a fan of hypocrisy and I love the fact that [NBA commissioner Adam Silver]’s not either...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban Trashes ESPN Around The Horn Panelist Tim Cowlishaw On Twitter

ESPN Around The Horn panelist Tim Cowlishaw and Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner Mark Cuban engaged in a fairly eventful Twitter war late Wednesday evening.  Cowlishaw, who also serves as a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, first took a playful jab at Cuban, who is reportedly very interested in being Hillary Clinton’s running mate.  Why Mark Cuban is the perfect...
Via College Spun
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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