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Mavericks Decline $25M Team Option For 17-18 On Dirk Nowitzki

Jun 25, 2017 1:26 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have declined their $25 million option for the 17-18 season on Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki could sign a new two-year deal with the Mavericks.

The decision by the Mavericks on Nowitzki will give the team flexibility in free agency.

This is the third time Nowitzki has been a free agent since 2014.

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Mavericks To Decline Team Option On DeAndre Liggins

Jun 24, 2017 7:58 PM

The Dallas Mavericks will decline their team option on the contract of DeAndre Liggins for the 17-18 season.

The Mavericks claimed Liggins on waivers from the Cleveland Cavaliers during the final week of the regular season.

Dallas could have kept Liggins on a $1.6 million deal.

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Mavericks Pick Up $1.31M Option On Yogi Ferrell

Jun 24, 2017 7:56 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have exercised their team option on the contract of Yogi Ferrell.

Ferrell is signed for just $1.31 million for the 17-18 season.

Ferrell was one of the NBA's best success stories after joining the Mavericks from the D-League.

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Johnathan Motley Signs Two-Way Deal With Mavericks

Jun 24, 2017 7:03 PM

Johnathan Motley has agreed upon a two-way NBA contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

Motley went undrafted out of Baylor.

Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a redshirt Junior.

Under these contracts, which are similar to those used in Minor League Baseball, a player will be able to make an NBA salary on a pro-rata basis while with the parent club, while also being able to earn his G League salary when with the affiliate team.

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Mavs' Top Offseason Priority Will Be Re-Signing Nerlens Noel

Jun 24, 2017 1:51 PM

The Dallas Mavericks' top priority in the offseason will be to re-sign Nerlens Noel in restricted free agency.

Noel was acquired by the Mavericks at the deadline from the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Mavericks have also been linked to signing Jrue Holiday, but it may be difficult for them to have sufficient cap space.

Dallas is focused on developing their young core of Noel, Harrison Barnes, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seth Curry.

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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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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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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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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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Mavs Have Scouted Frank Ntilkina More Than Any Other Team
The Mavericks have a long-term need at point guard.

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Mark Cuban To Represent Mavericks At Lottery
The Mavericks were last in the lottery in 2013 but not since 2000 before that.

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Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008
Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts each were fired as head coach of the Pacers, Wolves and Bucks around the same time in 2007.

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Dirk Nowitzki Confirms He'll Return For 17-18
Dirk Nowitzki said in early March that he planned to continue his career.

Earl K. Sneed/Mavs.com

NBA Prohibited Mark Cuban From Letting Tony Romo Play In Game
Tony Romo dressed for the game and warmed up with the Mavericks.

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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.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Dwain Price/Star Telegram

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

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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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