May 23, 2013 12:58 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Jarrett Jack and Jerryd Bayless, according to a source.
The Mavericks will first pursue Dwight Howard and Chris Paul, but both are considered relative longshots.
Both Jack and Bayless have been key reserves during the playoffs for the Warriors and Grizzlies, respectively.
May 23, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
Dwight Howard is considering signing with the Golden State Warriors as well as the previously reported Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks, a source close to the player said Thursday.
According to the source, Howard's main concern involves "what team he feels has the best chance to win championships, has the best team and system around him."
Howard can't officially sign with a team until July 10, when a moratorium on NBA business is lifted.
May 22, 2013 2:15 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks are hoping to trade the 13th overall pick in order to clear additional cap space to pursue Dwight Howard, according to sources.
The 13th overall pick has a cap hold of $1,655,300.
The Mavericks' future first rounder was traded to the Lakers in the Lamar Odom deal and is top-20 protected through 2017.
May 21, 2013 8:52 PM EDT
The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery was held on Tuesday in Times Square with the Cleveland Cavaliers winning for the second time in three years and third time in ten years. The Washington Wizards moved up from the eighth slot to draft third.
1. Cleveland Cavaliers
2. Orlando Magic
3. Washington Wizards
4. Charlotte Bobcats
5. Phoenix Suns
6. New Orleans Pelicans
7. Sacramento Kings
8. Detroit Pistons
9. Minnesota Timberwolves
10. Portland Trail Blazers
11. Philadelphia 76ers
12. Toronto Raptors
13. Dallas Mavericks
14. Utah Jazz
May 21, 2013 10:22 AM EDT
The Houston Rockets have emerged as an attractive free agent possibility for Dwight Howard, according to sources.
Howard became familiar with the area after spending part of two summers ago working with Hakeem Olajuwon.
Howard is also intrigued by the possibility of playing with James Harden.
Howard will engage in the free agency process and is expected to hear pitches from the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and the Rockets.
May 17, 2013 8:49 PM EDT
Rick Carlisle has studied past NBA drafts and is aware of the talent that figures to fall to the Mavericks on June 27.
“You know, if you look at the history of drafts, which I have in the last couple of weeks, and if you look at the last 10 drafts, there’s a history of being multiple guys 13 and below that turn out to be really good, solid, long-term NBA players,” Carlisle said, while standing on the sideline during day 2 of the NBA draft combine. “So, you know, there’s value in this draft. Our job is to find it.”
The Mavericks will pick in the lottery for the first time since 2004, when they selected Devin Harris with a pick acquired from the Washington Wizards.
Carlisle is confident the Mavericks will add a player capable of stepping in right away.
“Well, you want to get a guy with as much experience as possible,” Carlisle confessed. “One of the reasons that (Jae) Crowder was in our rotation most of the year last year and one of the reasons that Bernard James did a good job for us when he played was because those guys had experience and they were older players. I think there’s been a move towards putting a value on maturity and for good reason.”
May 15, 2013 12:17 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks have had two relatively difficult seasons since winning The Finals in 2011.
The Mavericks were eliminated in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs and didn't qualify in 2013.
The Mavericks were unable to sign Deron Williams last offseason and are hoping to have better success this offseason in signing either Dwight Howard or Chris Paul.
"We'd love to get one of those two," said Dirk Nowitzki. "We'd love to get a player in here who can create his own shot and be a superstar-type player. It's still a long way to go until July. Those guys need to clear their minds a little bit and get away and then start thinking what they want to do with their futures. Hopefully, that's where we come in and put a great pitch out there and see what happens."
Nowitzki said he would like to be involved in the free agency pitch.
"I'll definitely be a little involved. But I'll be in the draft 'war room' for the first time ... order some pizza and talk some basketball. I got one year left on this deal and then I'm coming off the books. So if that helps for us to be better I'm going to take a paycut. That's part of the pitch. (Mark) Cuban and Donnie (Nelson) have got to be part of the pitch. I think Dallas and the fans here, the sellout streak, the city to live in is gorgeous and has gotta be in the top five in the league. Hopefully, some of those guys will decide to come, and if not, we've gotta have a plan B. If none of those top free agents come, we gotta make some moves with sign and trades or something. We want to get back to the playoffs and be a factor. We owe it to these fans who come out every single night to support us."
May 13, 2013 4:37 PM EDT
The Dallas Mavericks will have new uniforms for the 15-16 NBA season and are eliciting the help from fans in the redesign.
“The Mavs are going to re-do our uniforms for the 2015-16 season.. if we get a unique and original design," wrote Mark Cuban on his blog. "What’s the best way to come up with creative ideas? You ask for them. So we are going to crowd source the design and colors of our uniforms.
“You know what an NBA uniform looks like. You know what the Mavs colors are for today and the past. We want some new ideas that stay true to our logo and at least close to our current color schemes. Show us what you got !”
May 08, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
Dirk Nowitzki has returned from an end of the regular season vacation to the Caribbean and is ready to begin his offseason training.
Nowitzki has started each of the past two seasons slowly due either to being out of shape physically or because of injury.
Nowitzki had a PER of 23.4 during the 10-11 season in which the Dallas Mavericks won The Finals, but it has dropped to 21.7 and 19.8 in the past two seasons.
May 03, 2013 1:42 PM EDT
Kaleb Canales is leaving the Portland Trail Blazers to take an assistant coaching position with the Dallas Mavericks.
Canales, a finalist for the Blazers' coaching vacancy last offseason that ultimately went to Terry Stotts, served as a defensive coordinator on Portland's staff this season.
Stotts had said he wanted to remove the "coordinator" label and make both ends of the court a team effort from the coaches.
Canales was the Blazers' interim coach in 2012, when the organization fired Nate McMillan.
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The Mavericks finished the season with nine players on expiring contracts.
O.J. Mayo holds a player option for the second season of his contract with the Mavericks.
O.J. Mayo can opt to make a $4.2 million salary from the Mavericks next season, or decide to test the free agent market.
Rick Carlisle called a timeout just to take O.J. Mayo out of Monday night's game. He then ripped into the guard after the game.
Josh Akognon went undrafted in 2009 out of Cal State Fullerton.
Mark Cuban says that he hopes Vince Carter is a guy that will retire with the club.
Mark Cuban acknowledged his part in failing to construct a playoff team.
The Mavericks will miss the playoffs for the first time during a full season in which Mark Cuban has had ownership of the franchise.
Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent after next season, bringing his future with the Mavericks into question.
Geno Auriemma said that Mark Cuban is a financial genius, but "his genius would take a huge hit if he drafted Brittney Griner."
Apr 03, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Josh Akognon will take the roster spot of Justin Dentmon.
Mark Cuban would be willing to give Brittney Griner the opportunity to prove she could play in the NBA.
The Dallas Mavericks, who haven't shaved in weeks as they climb back to .500, are a win away from reaching the mark.
The Mavericks elected to sign another point guard out of their D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends.
The Mavericks have decided not to give Chris Wright a second 10-day contract.
Jason Terry's former teammates believe the guard will receive a loud ovation on Friday.
Dirk Nowitzki will turn 35 in June.
Dominique Jones is still open to signing with an NBA team before the end of the season, preferably under a contract that is partially guaranteed for next season.
The Mavericks released Dominique Jones on Saturday after reaching a point of complete frustration with his inconsistent play and off-floor issues.
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