Sefko: Questions about Hassan Whiteside's maturity won't stop Mavericks' pursuit of free agent

If you put much stock in what the wise guys in Las Vegas know, the Mavericks are the favorites to reel in center Hassan Whiteside in free agency.Right now, that ranks right up there with campaign promises for reliability.The Mavericks will send their recruiting entourage to meet Whiteside and his representatives, although it was believed they won’t be showing up with flowers and...
Via SportsDay
1 hour ago

Dallas Mavericks: No Plan to Meet with Howard

The Dallas Mavericks will apparently not be pursuing the services of Dwight Howard early on as they have aimed the free agency period in a different direction. The Dallas Mavericks seem to have there free agency pitch ready and have zeroed in on their top two choices in the free agent class. Hassan Whiteside and […] Dallas Mavericks: No Plan to Meet with Howard - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 hour ago

Mavericks free agency 2016: Dallas chases Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside

As the Mavericks head into free agency, Plan A involves chasing Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside, and it appears that Chandler Parsons will be left at the wayside. Wade has told the Mavericks and Spurs he's available (June 29, 6:05 p.m.): Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Dwyane Wade has reached out to a select few teams to inform them he's available and will be listening to offers. ...
Via Mavs Moneyball
2 hours ago

Mavs Announce Summer League Roster, Schedule

    The Dallas Mavericks have released their roster and schedule for the 2016 Orlando Summer League. The team will be coached by new Texas Legends head coach Bob MacKinnon, who joined the Mavs organization on Tuesday.   2015 second-round pick Satnam Singh and the Mavs will kick things off on Saturday, July 2nd against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Tipoff is set for 8 a.m. CT and...
Via Mavs Fanatic
3 hours ago

Mavericks set to chase free agents again

DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks again will seek major upgrades in free agency, a year after DeAndre Jordan's jolting change of heart ruined their plans.They're going after another center, too.Miami's Hassan Whiteside is expected to be among the top targets for Dallas, along with Memphis point guard Mike Conley. And those pursuits are likely to jeopardize Chandler Parsons' future...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Dallas Mavericks Orlando Summer League Roster Revealed

Earlier this morning, the Dallas Mavericks announced the full roster for the Orlando Summer League team. The club has already arrived in Orlando and will be coached by Bob MacKinnon, who is the new head coach of the Mavericks D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. The team will practice through Friday and will begin the summer league season […] 2016 Dallas Mavericks Orlando Summer...
Via The Smoking Cuban
6 hours ago

2016 Mavericks Orlando Summer League Roster

The Mavericks have revealed their 2016 Orlando Summer League roster. The team will be coached by new Texas Legends head coach Bob MacKinnon, and the club has already arrived in Orlando. The team will practice through Friday before league action kicks off on Saturday morning. The Mavs’ Orlando schedule is as follows, with the roster listed below: Sat. July 2 vs. OKC, 8 a.m. CT Mon...
8 hours ago

Cowlishaw: The Mavericks' best possible free-agent move isn't about whom they can bring in

It's that time of the year where the Mavericks hop in the boat to pursue a big fish, only to return to shore empty-handed. Last year they made it all the way back only to lose DeAndre Jordan at the dock. What if this year the disappointment is ... that the big fish stays?Don't get me wrong, I don't fault the Mavericks for going after Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside. In so many...
Via SportsDay
8 hours ago

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
9 hours 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
10 hours ago

Predict the Mavericks' starting five and bench for the 2016-17 season

How do you think the offseason will play out in Dallas? We did a community exercise last year attempting to predict how the Mavericks' offseason would shake out, and it could not have gone worse. No one expected DeAndre Jordan's decommital or Zaza Pachulia's abrupt arrival or any of the other dozen weird things that happened. But hey, that's the fun of it all, right? We're trying...
Via Mavs Moneyball
11 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
1 day 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

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

Chandler Parsons Seeking Max Deal Mavs Won't Offer

Chandler Parsons could re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks but he looks forward to being recruited by other franchises. "He'll be all ears," one source said. Parsons' camp remains confident of signing a max contract starting around $22 million despite a series of injuries during his tenure with the Mavericks. Sources say multiple renowned orthopedic specialists have given Parsons clearance...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 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
8 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
9 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...
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
20 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

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