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Mavs, Wolves Break Off Wesley Matthews For Ricky Rubio Talks

Jun 21, 2017 7:28 PM

The Dallas Mavericks and Minnesota Timberwolves have broken off talks centered on a Ricky Rubio for Wesley Matthews trade.

Dallas and Minnesota would have also swapped lottery picks with the Mavericks moving ahead of the New York Knicks at No. 8 to get No. 7 with the Wolves getting No. 9.

Talks between the two teams are now dead.

Matthews has a player option for 18-19, while Rubio can become a free agent in 2019.

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Mavericks Debate Trading For Ricky Rubio

Jun 18, 2017 3:16 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have held internal discussions about trading for Ricky Rubio.

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been shopping Rubio for over a year. Minnesota drafted Kris Dunn last June and also have interest in moving in another direction in free agency.

The Mavericks also have interest in signing a free agent point guard.

Rubio won't be a free agent until 2019.

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Tags: Ricky Rubio, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavericks Interested In Signing Both Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday

Jun 14, 2017 2:48 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are serious contenders to sign both Jrue Holiday and Justin Holiday in free agency.

The Holiday brothers have strong interest in playing together.

Jrue Holiday is coming off a four-year, $41 million extension he signed in 2012 with the Philadelphia 76ers. Holiday was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013.

Justin Holiday will be a free agent after appearing in all 82 games last season for the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks

Jun 5, 2017 12:01 PM

Jan Vesely is receiving interest from multiple teams about a return to the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks have each expressed interest in Vesely.

Vesely was the sixth overall pick in 2011 by the Washington Wizards ahead of both Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson.

Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.

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Tags: Jan Vesely, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Nerlens Noel Could Receive Multiple Max Offers In Free Agency

May 30, 2017 1:51 PM

Nerlens Noel could receive multiple max contract offers in free agency, according to a source.

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Noel at the deadline and hope to keep him in restricted free agency.

A starting salary at the max contract would be approximately $25 million.

The free agent market for centers have been difficult to calibrate as supply has outpaced demand, but Noel is young and a game changer on defense.

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Tags: Nerlens Noel, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavs Have Scouted Frank Ntilkina More Than Any Other Team

May 16, 2017 9:35 PM

The Dallas Mavericks will pick No. 9 in this year's draft, which could put them in position to select Frank Ntilkina.

Dallas has scouted Ntilkina more than any other team in the league.

The Mavericks have a long-term need at point guard.

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Mark Cuban To Represent Mavericks At Lottery

May 10, 2017 2:10 PM

Mark Cuban will represent the Dallas Mavericks at the lottery.

The Mavericks were last in the lottery in 2013 but not since 2000 before that.

Dallas ended up trading the draft rights to Kelly Olynyk to the Boston Celtics for Lucas Nogueira, who was flipped to the Atlanta Hawks for Jared Cunningham.

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Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008

Apr 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts each were fired as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks around the same time in 2007.

The trio sat out the 07-08 season and interviewed with a number of teams as a package deal before settling on the Dallas Mavericks.

“Rick and I joked about this,” Casey says. “If he got a head coaching job, he would hire me as an assistant. And if I got a head coaching job, I was going to hire him as an assistant. We kind of bonded together on this. We got Terry with us and we kind of interviewed as a staff.

“We met with the Knicks. We interviewed in Chicago. We met with Donnie Nelson at Rick’s house. The next morning, Mark Cuban flew into Indy and we interviewed again. We were a package deal. Rick was the head coach. I was in charge of the defence. Terry was in charge of the offence.”

The Mavericks went on to win the title in 2011. Casey was then hired by the Toronto Raptors and Stotts went to the Portland Trail Blazers.

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Dirk Nowitzki Confirms He'll Return For 17-18

Apr 13, 2017 1:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has confirmed he will return next season for his 20th with the Dallas Mavericks.

Nowitzki said in early March that he planned to continue his career.

Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season as his minutes dropped to 26.4 per game.

Nowitzki had a PER of 17.0, which is still above league average but was his lowest since his second NBA season.

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NBA Prohibited Mark Cuban From Letting Tony Romo Play In Game

Apr 12, 2017 12:41 AM

Mark Cuban wanted Tony Romo to actually play in Tuesday's game for the Dallas Mavericks.

Romo recently retired to join CBS as a game analyst.

"I told him what I was going to do and said, 'Fine me if you don't like it.'"

Silver told Cuban the contract would not be honored, which killed the idea but did not stop the Mavericks from honoring Romo.

Romo dressed for the game and warmed up with the Mavericks.

"Signing him and stuff like that, would have been too much for a lot of reasons," Rick Carlisle said. "No. 1, he's a football athlete that's not ready to play in an NBA game. That's very risky. No. 2, to sign a guy with all of our requirements from a physical standpoint with the hours and hours of screening and all that kinds of other stuff, it just wasn't worth going there. And that's not really what this is about."

Romo was an excellent basketball player in high school.

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Mavericks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers
The Cavaliers will save $2.5 million in luxury tax payments with the Mavericks claiming DeAndre Liggins.

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Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff For Remainder Of Season
Both Jarrod Uthoff and Manny Harris were on 10-day contracts with the Mavericks.

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Rick Carlisle: Rule Changes Changed Culture To Emphasize Skilled Players
Rick Carlisle was asked to theorize why offense has been up around the NBA this season.

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Mavericks Sign Manny Harris, Jarrod Uthoff To 2nd 10-Day Contracts
Manny Harris has appeared in three games for Dallas this season, averaging 2.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game.

RealGM Staff Report

Mark Cuban: I Didn't Adapt To NBA, They Adapted to Me
When Mark Cuban arrived in the NBA, he was a younger owner with a set of ideas that disturbed their status quo.

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Mavericks Plan On Signing Manny Harris To 10-Day Contract
Manny Harris last played in the NBA with the Lakers during the 13-14 season.

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Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff To 10-Day Contract
Jarrod Uthoff has been playing for Fort Wayne in the D-League.

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Dirk Nowitzki Joins NBA's 30,000 Point Club
Dirk Nowitzki joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain as the other members of the 30,000 club.

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Mark Cuban Doesn't Put Russell Westbrook In MVP Conversation
Mark Cuban believes the MVP is a toss-up between James Harden and LeBron James.

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Dirk Nowitzki Intends To Play Next Season
Playing in 2017-18 would give Dirk Nowitzki an even 20 seasons in the league with the Mavericks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dario Saric, Yogi Ferrell Named Rookies Of The Month For February
Dario Saric led all rookies in scoring (17.0 ppg) and ranked second in rebounding (7.9 rpg) for the month.

RealGM Staff Report

Mavs Made Moves At Deadline With Draft Pick In Mind
Mark Cuban acknowledged the Mavericks made a number of moves at the deadline with the future in mind.

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Deron Williams Commits To Signing With Cavaliers
Deron Williams also considered signing with the Jazz.

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Mavericks Sign Ben Bentil To 10-Day Contract
Dallas also considered Pierre Jackson and Manny Harris for their open roster spots.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mavericks To Sign Quinn Cook To 10-Day Contract
The Mavericks waived Deron Williams shortly after Thursday's trade deadline.

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Mavericks Waive Deron Williams, Expected To Sign With Cavaliers
The Mavericks have waived Deron Williams.

RealGM Staff Report

Deron Williams Could Agree To Buyout With Mavs
The Mavericks would like to give Yogi Ferrell an extended look as their starting point guard.

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Mavs Acquire Nerlens Noel For 1st Rounder, Justin Anderson, Andrew Bogut
Nerlens Noel will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.

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Jazz Reach Out To Mavs On Trading For Deron Williams
Deron Williams was traded by the Jazz in 2011 to the Nets.

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Mavs Willing To Take On Salary In Exchange For Draft Picks
With the Mavericks finally taking a longer term view, they are willing to take on contracts before Thursday's deadline if draft compensation is attached.

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