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Dallas Mavericks sign J.J. Barea; Waive Gal Mekel

The Dallas Mavericks yesterday signed free agent guard Jose Juan Barea. The terms of the deal were not announced. Barea will wear number 5.The 6-0 point guard played for the Timberwolves the past three seasons, but he is very well known to the Mavericks.  He holds career averages of 8.3 points, 3.4 assists and 19.0 minutes in 509 career games (59 starts) while shooting .419 from...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
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Report: Dallas Mavericks Sign JJ Barea to Undisclosed Deal

The Dallas Mavericks have signed JJ Barea, bringing home the free agent in an undisclosed deal, according to Arya Ahmadi of Barea returns to Dallas a fan favorite, having played a key role in the Mavericks’ memorable NBA Championship run in 2011. He will provide even more depth to a backcourt already featuring Monta Ellis, Devin Harris, Raymond Felton and Jameer Nelson...
Via Basketball Bicker
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Mavs Charlie Villanueva proposes to Michelle Game with 6 carat stunner

Congratulations are in order for Dallas Mavericks forward Charlie Villanueva and his new fianceé, model Michelle Game. Charlie popped the question two days ago with a 6-carat stunner. The couple has been dating for a year and a half. Last night I said yes to the love of my life I couldn’t be happier to spend a lifetime with my best friend. He fills a part of my heart that...
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Chandler Parsons throws it down over Tim Duncan (GIF)

Dallas Mavericks offseason acquisition Chandler Parsons started off the season strong by throwing down a slam dunk over San Antonio Spurs big man Tim Duncan early in the first quarter of Tuesday night's season opener for both teams.Parsons made the strong drive down the lane, taking it to Duncan and finishing with the one-handed jam.As of this writing, however, this basket accounts...
Via Holdout Sports
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Dallas Mavericks: Is J.J. Barea Necessary To Mavericks?

Source: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images North America Dallas Mavericks: Is J.J. Barea Necessary To Mavericks? By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… J.J. Barea’s contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves is close to being bought out, which will allow the Puerto Rican guard to return to the Mavericks, where he won a ring in 2011. Both parties have stated their intent to come together...
Via HoopStuff
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Dirk Nowitzki: My Meals Are On Chandler Parsons Because ‘It’s My Money Anyway’

Dirk Nowitzki accepted a major pay cut this offseason in order to help the Dallas Mavericks attract big-money talent, and the 7-foot power forward doesn’t want to let some people forget that. Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Mavs in July — a deal that sees him bringing in about $12 million less per year than with his previous four-year, $80 million...
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Dirk Nowitzki has fantastic quote about Chandler Parsons

Dirk Nowitzki took a huge pay cut over the offseason to help the Dallas Mavericks afford other good players, and Chandler Parsons was the beneficiary. Dirk, who is certain to be a Hall of Famer, signed for $25 million over three years even though he easily could have earned around double that on the open...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Nowitzki: Parsons to pay meal tabs, 'it’s my money anyway’

Dirk Nowitzki has made a ton of money during his NBA career, so when the Dallas Mavericks approached him about taking a pay cut so the team could afford to be player in the free agency market, he obliged. The German superstar signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Mavs, which turns out to...Read More The post Dirk Nowitzki: Chandler Parsons to pay a lot of meal tabs ‘because...
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Dirk Nowitzki Is Making Chandler Parsons Pay For Meals Because “It’s My Money”

Dirk Nowitzki is that rare breed of NBA cat who is willing to make large financial sacrifices in the name of building a strong team around him. The former league MVP, 12-time All-Star and 2011 Finals MVP already has plenty of hardware to his name, and he’s also made a little over $200 million in Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Dirk Nowitzki: Dinners are on Chandler Parsons because ‘it’s my money anyway’

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki took a hometown discount deal (three-years, $25 million) in the offseason and sarcastically reminds his new teammate Chandler Parsons of that. “I told him every dinner on the road this year is on him,” Nowitzki said, per, “because it’s my money anyway.” Parsons, who singed a three-year...
Via Sports-Glory
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Mark Cuban talks about tanking strategy

Following the recent "The 76ers are tanking so bad we have to reform this thing, now who is with me? 28 of you? Great, we shou... What the hell?" vote down, Mark Cuban, the owner of Dallas Mavericks and probably one of the most basketball-savvy owners in the league, had the following to say in a Q&A with Dallas Morning News: "I don't see it as a good strategy...
Via Celtics Life
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Barea officially waived, waiting begins for Mavericks; Gal Mekel could be on his way out

As expected, Minnesota waived guard J.J. Barea just before the roster deadline Monday, so the Dallas Mavericks and Barea now will sweat out the 48 hours he must wait to clear waivers. For any team to claim Barea off the waiver wire, they would have to have available salary-cap space or a trade-exception to accommodate his $4.5-million salary. Teams like Houston, which would seem...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Mark Cuban says Mavericks would tank if they were only team doing it

Count Mark Cuban among the owners that hate tanking (they were one of the teams that voted to reform the lottery rules last week, reforms that did not have the votes to pass). But would he have the Mavericks ever tank? Well, it depends. In the right situation, maybe, he told the Dallas Morning News in a Q&A. On NBA teams tanking to get a higher draft pick Mark Cuban: I don’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Mavericks Rumors: Dallas to sign J.J. Barea

The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the final stages of a buyout for veteran point guard J.J. Barea. He could become a free agent early next week, and the Dallas Mavericks are interested in a reunion.Image by TonyTheTiger, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to ESPN Dallas:"Sources say that the Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, are planning to re-sign Barea next week once he clears waivers...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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J.J. Barea To Sign With Mavs After T’Wolves Buyout Is Completed

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to bring back a key piece in their championship run. J.J. Barea will reportedly sign with the Mavs after his buyout from the Timberwolves i s complete. Sources told that Barea will be waived by the Wolves before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline for teams to cut rosters down to 15 players and possibly as early as Sunday. Sources say that the Dallas...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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