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Mavs Willing To Take On Salary In Exchange For Draft Picks

Feb 20, 2017 11:58 PM

With the Dallas Mavericks finally taking a longer term view, they are willing to take on contracts before Thursday's deadline if draft compensation is attached.

The Mavericks have rebounded from their slow start to the season and are only three games out of the eighth seed despite being 12 games under .500.

Mark Cuban has been committed to staying as competitive as possible for as long as Dirk Nowitzki continues to play.

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Pistons Tried To Sign Yogi Ferrell

Feb 16, 2017 12:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons considered signing Yogi Ferrell at the end of training camp after they waived Lorenzo Brown and Ray McCallum.

"He's a guy on draft night that didn't get drafted, and we tried to get in the race for some money to have him guaranteed," Stan Van Gundy said. "But Brooklyn had gobbled him up. He ended up getting cut there and has really latched on and played very, very well for Dallas."

Ferrell has signed a multi-year contract with the Mavericks and is averaging 14.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

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Cavaliers Interested In Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut

Feb 4, 2017 11:13 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in Jose Calderon and Andrew Bogut should they become available in the buyout market.

Cleveland is also closely monitoring Deron Williams.

The Cavs know trading for Calderon, Bogut or Williams is highly unlikely given Cleveland's various salary-cap and asset limitations.

Neither Bogut nor Williams are particularly interested in a buyout from the Dallas Mavericks at this point.

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Yogi Ferrell Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Feb 4, 2017 11:10 AM

Yogi Ferrell and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a two-year deal that he'll sign on Tuesday when his first 10-day contract expires.

The Mavericks and Ferrell will bypass a second 10-day contract.

Ferrell is averaging 17.8 points, five assists and three rebounds while shooting 52 percent from 3-point range in 37.5 minutes per game for Dallas.

Ferrell had been biding time for his next NBA opportunity in the NBA Development League and even considered signing overseas until the Mavericks requested him to fly to Dallas on Jan. 27 for a 10-day contract.

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Mavericks To Sign Yogi Ferrell To 10-Day Contract

Jan 27, 2017 3:41 PM

The Dallas Mavericks plan to sign Yogi Ferrell to a 10-day contract.

Ferrell has averaged 18.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 35.7 minutes per game in 18 appearances with the Long Island Nets of the D-League.

Ferrell was waived by the Brooklyn Nets in early December after 10 games.

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Mavericks Sign Pierre Jackson To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 25, 2017 11:15 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed rookie guard Pierre Jackson to a second 10-day contract. 

Jackson (5-11, 176) has appeared in seven games for Dallas this season, averaging 3.1 points and 1.7 assists in 6.7 minutes per game. He recorded a career-high 10 points to go along with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 18 minutes in the Mavericks’ 122-73 win over the Lakers on Sunday (Jan. 22).

Jackson was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games. He then signed his first 10-day contract with the club on Jan. 15.

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Pelicans Considered Pursuing Harrison Barnes In Free Agency

Jan 18, 2017 9:52 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans internally discussed using all of their 2016 cap space on Harrison Barnes before deciding to split it up among E'Twaun Moore, Solomon Hill and others.

Barnes confirmed this week he would have considered the Pelicans had they pursued him.

Barnes instead signed a four-year, $95 million max contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Pelicans thought they needed to move on the available market and not wait on Kevin Durant to make his decision, which was tying up Barnes from moving forward.

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DeJuan Blair Signs With Texas Legends

Jan 17, 2017 12:56 PM

DeJuan Blair has been acquired by the Texas Legends of the D-League.

Blair previously played this season in China, averaging 24.1 points and 13.6 rebounds.

Blair played for the Mavericks, the D-League affiliate of the Legends, during the 13-14 season.

Dallas recently signed Pierre Jackson from the D-League.

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Mavericks Sign Pierre Jackson To 10-Day Contrat

Jan 16, 2017 10:54 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Pierre Jackson to a 10-day contract. 

Jackson (5-11, 176) was originally signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, before being waived by the team on Jan. 6 after appearing in four games with the club. In those four contests, he averaged 3.0 points in 7.1 minutes per game. He had seven points, one rebound and two assists in 11 minutes in his NBA debut versus Houston on Dec. 27.

Jackson has appeared in 13 games (all starts) for the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, this season, averaging a league-high 29.6 points to go along with 4.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 37.4 minutes. He played in 10 games for the Legends before he was signed by Dallas on Dec. 27, but then returned to the D-League squad after being the waived by the Mavericks on Jan. 6.

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Referees Claim Mark Cuban Pursuing Competitive Advantage 'Via Threats, Intimidations'

Jan 13, 2017 10:37 AM

The National Basketball Referees Association is aggressively asserting that the NBA is allowing Mark Cuban an outsize influence on how the game is officiated.

 

The NBRA is charging Cuban with pursuing a competitive advantage for his team “via threats and intimidation” toward game referees.

The Vertical obtained a series of memorandums distributed recently among the league’s 64 referees – including correspondences between the NBRA and NBA – that describe over a year of discord between the referees and league office, largely centered on Cuban.

In a recent letter to Byron Spruell, the NBA’s president of league operations, NBRA general counsel Lee Seham outlined what the union considers to be a lengthy pattern of documented violations by Cuban of the NBA constitution and “undue influence of the league’s management of its officials.”

“We consider the threat to the integrity of NBA basketball presented by Mr. Cuban’s misconduct to be real and growing,” Seham wrote on Dec. 9.

In response to the league rejecting Seham’s premise that Cuban holds an “inappropriate influence” over referee employment decisions, the union’s general counsel responded: “No other owner has communicated to our members with such force that he exercises control over their careers. He has communicated that he played a pivotal role in the termination of Kevin Fehr, a referee who met league performance standards. He has communicated to an NBRA board member, during contract negotiations, that the referees would continue to be at-will employees. He has told a referee, during a game, that he follows that referee’s game reports.”

Cuban responded to the accusations. 

“To suggest I have influence is to suggest that the NBA officials can be influenced,” Cuban told The Vertical in an email. “If an official can be influenced by pressure from anyone, they should not be in the NBA. I don’t believe they can be influenced. As far as my influence on employment, several years ago I sent a list to the NBA of officials who had been NBA officials for more than a decade and never made the playoffs.

“I asked why we weren’t bringing in better officials than those who weren’t able to crack the top half of officials. [I think it’s 37 who get selected as playoff refs.] I also asked if being an NBA official was a lifetime job and at what point do we recognize that there is someone else out there who can do a better job? I did this knowing that any terminated refs could receive substantial pensions. As far as anything else, I’ve been the same way since I bought the team and have no reason to change.”

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Mavericks Assign A.J. Hammons, Nicolas Brussino To D-League
Nicolas Brussino will be playing his first game in the D-League.

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Pierre Jackson Waived By Mavericks
Pierre Jackson was recently signed by Dallas to a two-year deal out of the D-League.

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Andrew Bogut Doesn't Expect To Remain With Mavs Long-Term
Andrew Bogut will be a free agent in the 2017 offseason.

Dallas Morning News

Trevor Ariza Waits To Confront Salah Mejri Outside Mavs' Locker Room
According to a source, Salah Mejri made a derogatory comment to Trevor Ariza about Ariza's wife and children.

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Pierre Jackson Signs Two-Year Deal With Mavericks
Pierre Jackson had been averaging 29.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 35.7 minutes per game this season for the Legends of the D-League.

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Dirk Nowitzki Acknowledges Injuries Could Force Him To Retire In 2017
Dirk Nowitzki is currently struggling with a persistent Achilles tendon problem and hasn't played since November 25th.

AFP

Mark Cuban Still Doesn't Put Russell Westbrook In 'Superstar' Category
Mark Cuban believes a true superstar can carry a mediocre roster to 50 wins and a postseason series win.

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Mavs Would Only Trade First Rounder For Top-5 Player In NBA
Mark Cuban referenced the Dallas Cowboys' historical trade of Herschel Walker that setup their success of the 1990s as what it would take to trade the pick.

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Andrew Bogut Out Two Weeks With Bone Bruise In Knee
Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and will miss approximately two weeks.

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Mavs May Trade Andrew Bogut Closer To Deadline If Out Of Playoff Hunt
Andrew Bogut could fetch a first round pick from a contender.

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Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play When Healthy Despite Mavs' Struggles
Dirk Nowitzki remains committed to salvaging the Mavericks' season as he continues to sit with lingering soreness in his right Achilles tendon.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mark Cuban Sees No Reason For Mavs To Tank
Mark Cuban didn't rule out making a trade for the future but isn't at that point yet.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Dirk Nowitzki Likely To Return For First Time Since Nov. 4th
Dirk Nowitzki is likely to return from his sore right Achilles' tendon.

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Mark Cuban: NBA Has To 'Keep On Grinding' Despite New TV Deal
Mark Cuban believes the NBA is heading in the right direction with their new television deal and the increased popularity of the sport but that more work can be done.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Chandler Parsons Would Have Accepted 'A Lot Less' Than $98M From Mavs
Chandler Parsons and Mark Cuban quickly became close and often discussed personnel decisions.

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J.J. Barea Out Six Weeks With Leg Injury
J.J. Barea is averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.

ESPN

Mavs Release Quincy Acy To Sign Jonathan Gibson
Dallas was down to only Seth Curry as a healthy point guard on their roster.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Mavs No Longer Staying At Trump Hotels
Seven other NBA teams are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.

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Mavericks Assign A.J. Hammons To D-League
A.J. Hammons has appeared in three games for Dallas this season.

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Dirk Nowitzki Resuming On-Court Drill Returning From Achilles Injury
Dirk Nowitzki will need to get through a full-speed practice or two this weekend with no setbacks before he's cleared to play.

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