Dallas Mavericks: Why 76ers Fans Shouldn’t Hate the Trade

The Dallas Mavericks landed a great trade just hours before the deadline this last week. Landing Nerlens Noel was something the Mavs needed, but the price was something we didn’t want either. The Dallas Mavericks went into the NBA Trade Deadline expecting to make a move or maybe even two. Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut, and […] Dallas Mavericks: Why 76ers Fans Shouldn’t Hate...
Via The Smoking Cuban
8 hours ago

Nerlens Noel Finally Has the Veteran Leadership He Never Had

For the first time in the short career of Nerlens Noel, he has veteran leadership on his team…and he’s ecstatic about it. Trust the process. The mantra for the Philadelphia 76ers has overwhelmingly been adopted by fans across the league, but for their players, trusting in that process can be difficult at times. Nerlens Noel […] Nerlens Noel Finally Has the Veteran Leadership...
Via The Smoking Cuban
17 hours ago

Mavs fill 2 spots with 10-day contracts after roster shuffle

DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Ben Bentil and guard Quinn Cook to 10-day contracts to fill the open spots from a roster shake-up that came at the trading deadline. The addition Sunday of Bentil and Cook puts both in position for their NBA debuts. Dallas plays Monday night at home against Miami. Bentil was drafted in the second round by Boston last year but...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photos: Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans

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1 day ago

Kyle Korver helped convince Deron Williams to sign with Cavs

Three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams is en route to Cleveland, and one of his old teammates may have had something to do with it.According to Joe Vardon of on Saturday, Cavaliers swingman Kyle Korver helped convince Williams, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks earlier this week, to join the team. Korver and Williams were teammates on the Utah Jazz from...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban throws Twitter tantrum over Bleacher Report video

Mark Cuban got spitting mad on Saturday after Bleacher Report posted a video on Twitter with the tag line “Dirk Forever” showing Dirk Nowitzki throwing up an air ball.It was a funny video, some might say, about a legendary player. But Cuban didn’t take it well. He tweeted, the deleted this message. This is hardly the first time Cuban has exploded over what some might consider...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Deron Williams Set to Sign With Cavs

Former Dallas Mavericks point guard, Deron Williams is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. As no surprise to the NBA, D-Will signed with the Cavs shortly after clearing waivers. As to be expected, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Deron Williams have struck a deal the moment D-Will cleared waivers. LeBron James and others have all […] Dallas Mavericks: Deron Williams Set...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Deron Williams clears waivers and will sign with Cavs

Deron Williams has cleared waivers after being waived by the Dallas Mavericks, and his agent says his next move is to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t shocking news whatsoever, as ESPN’s Marc Stein previously reported Williams would sign with Cleveland if he did clear waivers.Williams brings more than a decade of NBA experience to an already experienced Cleveland...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quinn Cook ‘ready to make a statement’ for Dallas Mavericks

It took 77 NBA D-League regular season games of domination for a NBA organization to finally give Quinn Cook a shot.  According to NBA D-League expert Chris Reichert, Cook is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks this weekend. The Dallas Mavericks are planning to sign Quinn Cook to a 10-day deal, per league sources …
Via Duke Report
1 day ago

Mavericks struggle in loss to Timberwolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Dallas Mavericks 97-84 on Friday night. Ricky Rubio added 13 points and 14 assists a day after the Timberwolves declined an opportunity to trade him to the New York Knicks for Derrick Rose. The Wolves shot 52.6 percent to pull within...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets, Cavaliers likeliest landing spots for Andrew Bogut

After the Philadelphia 76ers buy out center Andrew Bogut, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets will be active chasers, according to the Akron-Beacon Journal‘s Jason Lloyd.“The Cavs have long had their eye on Bogut, but they’ll have competition for him – primarily from the Houston Rockets,” the report read.Bogut would fit on either team as a backup center. LeBron...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Donnie Nelson on the Nerlens Noel Trade

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2 days ago

Justin Anderson receives high praise for his time in Dallas

  With the 21st pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks select Justin Anderson, guard, Virginia – words that Justin Anderson never forget.   As a 21 year-old, the bright-eyed Anderson joined the Mavericks after completing his junior season at the University of Virginia. For Dallas, he was a young, 6-6, 230 pound athletic prospect who was expected to be one of the...
Via Mavs Fanatic
2 days ago

LeBron James could be getting the playmaker he needs despite quiet deadline day

After a flurry of NBA trade deadline activity, the Dallas Mavericks made one more move.The Mavericks announced they waived Deron Williams on Thurday afternoon, opening the door for the former No. 3 overall pick to join the Cleveland Cavaliers as the backup point guard LeBron James so desperately wants. This is very good news for the Cavs, as Williams is about the best playmaker Cleveland...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Reasons why 76ers got so little for Nerlens Noel emerge

The Philadelphia 76ers traded 2013 lottery pick Nerlens Noel on Thursday, and they didn’t get a huge haul in return.Noel, once the No. 6 pick, netted the 76ers a bench player in Justin Anderson, a first-round pick that reportedly may turn into a pair of second-rounders, and Andrew Bogut, who will be traded or bought out by Philadelphia. Noel may not be a star, but he has career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Mavericks get Noel from 76ers for Bogut, Anderson

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Mavericks have acquired big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick. The two teams agreed on the deal on Thursday before the trade deadline. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia 76ers ruined their process by trading Nerlens Noel

The 2017 NBA trade deadline must be the season for fleecing your opponents.Although the Dallas Mavericks didn't quite pull off the same kind of heist the New Orleans Pelicans did in acquiring DeMarcus Cousins earlier in the week, owner Mark Cuban should be very, very happy after his team traded Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut and a top-18-protected first-round pick for Nerlens Noel...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Report: Cavs have interest in signing Andrew Bogut

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in signing Andrew Bogut if the center becomes available, according to a report.ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes says the Cavaliers have been monitoring Bogut as a potential buyout candidate. Bogut was with Dallas to start the season and knew it was a possibility he would be traded prior to the deadline. He was part of the Mavericks’ trade with Philly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Six years ago today, Utah traded Deron Williams and 'Nothing Was The Same'

The Utah Jazz traded Deron Williams to the New Jersey Nets on February 23, 2011. Six years later, that pain still resonates with me.As a student of the game, you get a feeling when trades are going to work. Pau Gasol to the Lakers was an ideal match. Rasheed Wallace to Detroit was like adding one more bash brother to Gordon Bombay’s Mighty Ducks.D-Will to the Nets had different...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

An Open Letter Apology To Dirk Nowitzki

It’s Dirk Week here at The Sports Fan Journal. For no reason in particular, we thought we should take some time to show our appreciation for one of the NBA’s most underappreciated superstars. At some point in his next four games, Dirk will join one of the most elusive clubs in all of sports, the 30,000-point club, cementing him as one of the greatest players in league history...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing left to prove. After all, he's widely considered the greatest foreign-born player in...
Via Yardbarker
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban jokingly addresses Twitter war with Donald Trump

There seems to be no end in sight to the war of words — or tweets, more appropriately — between Mark Cuban and President Donald Trump. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner has responded to recent unflattering tweet from Trump with a joke about the President’s evidently overabundance of free time.The latest dust-up between the two bigger-than-life personalities came when Trump...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mavs Are Just Doing What Comes Naturally

What the Dallas Mavericks have done in 2017 flies in the face of tanking rhetoric as established by Sam Hinkie's infamous "Process" and popularized by fans just looking for a little hope. The Mavericks are competing with anyone and everyone they've played in the New Year. It hasn't really been the product of a conscious decision to hurt their chances of drafting a superstar. At least...
Via RealGM - NBA
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Curry, Yogi Ferrell has the Mavericks thinking playoffs

This season started off rough for the Dallas Mavericks. They had a record of 4-17 through the first 21 games and were without their superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki, who was battling a strained Achilles. Without Nowitzki, free agent acquisition Harrison Barnes had to step up in his place. Barnes admirably held his own, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 36.5...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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