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Andrew Bogut Out Two Weeks With Bone Bruise In Knee

Dec 6, 2016 4:50 PM

Andrew Bogut has been diagnosed with a minor bone bruise in his right knee and will miss approximately two weeks.

Bogut's future with the Mavericks is uncertain as they attempt to work their way back into the playoff picture.

Bogut was acquired in the offseason via trade and is on an expiring contract.

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Mavs May Trade Andrew Bogut Closer To Deadline If Out Of Playoff Hunt

Dec 5, 2016 3:51 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have no intention of trading Andrew Bogut at this point in the season.

The Mavericks hope to be able to salvage their season and reenter the playoff picture at some point.

If the Mavericks have no hope of making the playoffs before the trade deadline, they could be motivated to move Bogut. 

Bogut could fetch a first round pick from a contender. Bogut will be a free agent in the 2017 offseason.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play When Healthy Despite Mavs' Struggles

Dec 4, 2016 7:16 PM

Dirk Nowitzki remains committed to salvaging the Dallas Mavericks' season as he continues to sit with lingering soreness in his right Achilles tendon.

"I'm all-in. I want to play," Nowitzki said. 

"This is obviously not a career-ending injury that I've got. It's something that just keeps lingering unfortunately. I can hopefully get over it.

"There's still a lot of season left. December just started. We know that there's a lot of games coming, so hopefully sometime soon I'll be out there and then stay out there. I don't want to jump in and out of the lineup with soreness or fight this whole year. I'd love to be healthy and stay out there once I go."

The Mavericks have the worst record in the Western Conference.

"It's frustrating for me," said Nowitzki. "The whole situation is frustrating to be dealing with something I never have before in my career, so it's tough. But once I'm out there, I don't want the same thing to happen again that just happened last week, so I want to make sure now it's good to go. At this stage of my career, I don't move well anyways, so if I'm out there at 80-90 percent, I don't think I'm a big help. I want to make sure my body's responding the right way and we'll go from there.

"Achilles injuries are tough, and they just limit your movement a lot. Limit my movement 10 years ago, I'd still be able to play effectively out there. But if you limit my movement now, I'm already a step slow, and that makes me three steps slow. It just makes no sense to be out there."

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Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Mark Cuban Sees No Reason For Mavs To Tank

Nov 28, 2016 12:54 AM

With the Dallas Mavericks starting the 16-17 season slowly, there have been suggestions that the team should begin the rebuilding process with a high draft pick in 2017. 

"Haters gonna hate. We think that you always compete," Cuban said on Sunday night. "If you're competing when the league is better like it is this year, if you don't do well, you'll be in a position to get a good pick. Which, remember, even if you have the worst record in the NBA, there's a 75 percent chance you're not going to get the top pick."

Cuban refuses to acknowledge this is a rebuilding season for the Mavericks as they're only a few games out of the eighth seed despite being 10 games under .500.

"There are so many teams that became four years away from four years away because guys just learned how to lose," Cuban said. "They stopped caring about any individual game and just got used to it, and you don't want guys developing those bad habits. We have so many young guys on this team, we want the games to mean something. Not to be, 'OK, who are we going to pull in the fourth quarter so we can lose this game?' That's not how teams develop good habits.

"The only way you overcome that is to have the ultimate superstar carry you through, and it's tough to draft the ultimate superstar. I don't see any Shaqs or LeBrons or Tim Duncans in this draft, so I don't think that's the right way to do it. You just ignore the haters, let them bitch, and go about your business."

Cuban didn't rule out making a trade for the future but isn't at that point yet.

"We'll play it by ear," Cuban said. "The one thing you don't do is panic. The one thing you don't do is make any rushed judgments. You see what you have -- right? -- and that's exactly what we'll do, and we'll make determinations from there. If we just can't get healthy, that will tell us one thing. If we can and we're just not any good, that will tell us another thing. If we can and we start rolling along and we think we can get a lot better, then that tells what we do there. You just don't know. The crazy thing you don't do is panic."

Cuban isn't worried about the Mavericks' draft position.

"This is not a race-to-the-bottom year," Cuban said. "So we get every chance to be as good as we can be. The team that has the worst record has a 75 percent chance that they won't get the No. 1 pick. That's not good odds. You'll get a top-three pick ... but there's no good reason to tank unless you think that there's three difference-makers. Not just All-Stars, but difference-makers.

"We'll see what happens across the course of the season to see if anybody emerges like that, but I'm not panicking, not rushing to judgment, not pulling the plug -- pick a euphemism."

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Dirk Nowitzki Likely To Return For First Time Since Nov. 4th

Nov 23, 2016 12:11 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is likely to return from his sore right Achilles' tendon on Wednesday.

"Feeling better," said Rick Carlisle. "I think there's a good chance he'll play tonight."

Nowitzki has played in only three games so far this season and hasn't played since Nov. 4th.

The Mavericks have a 2-11 record.

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Mark Cuban: NBA Has To 'Keep On Grinding' Despite New TV Deal

Nov 20, 2016 11:19 AM

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. 

“Generally speaking, I think we have some challenges,” Cuban said last week. “We don’t have NFL TV ratings, but we have a lot of room to improve. The fans love the game. The people participate. They play fantasy sports. They watch the games. Attendance is good.

“I think we’re in a good spot. People look up to NBA players and that’s always a good thing.”

Cuban also talked about how the NBA has the advantage of recognizable superstars.

“We’re unique among all the big four sports that our players are brands, they are recognizable because of fantasy sports and the love of the game,” he said. “Because of video games, they know the 15 guys on a lot of rosters. I think we’re in a great spot, but we have to continue to be humble. I think that’s going to be the key for us.

“We can’t think because we signed a big TV deal that everything is great. We’ve got to keep on grinding, keep on working hard and keep on trying to improve things because there’s a lot of room for improvement.”

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Chandler Parsons Would Have Accepted 'A Lot Less' Than $98M From Mavs

Nov 18, 2016 11:14 AM

The Dallas Mavericks' front office was unanimous that a long-term commitment to Chandler Parsons would be a poor business decision due to his knee problems.

There also were locker room concerns with Parsons, though they were described as "forgivable, fixable things." The primary concern was Parsons' close relationship with Mark Cuban and that he possessed so much power in personnel matters.

Parsons and Cuban quickly became close after he signed a three-year, $46 million offer sheet. Parsons and Cuban would go out together occasionally both during the season and in the offseason.

"We're boys. We're friends," Parsons tells ESPN. "Yeah, he was the owner of the team, but I didn't look at him any differently [than other friends]. We did stuff. We enjoyed similar activities off the court. We were friends hanging out."

Parsons became a go-to resource on personnel matters, proposing one move after another, some of which became reality. Parsons pitched Cuban on letting go of Monta Ellis, who clashed with Parsons and go all-in on recruiting DeAndre Jordan.

Parsons contends Cuban told him consistently after the 16-17 regular season that they would be able to agree upon a long-term deal.

"Throughout the whole process going into free agency, I always thought Dallas was going to be the place," Parsons said. "I thought we had a mutual understanding that I was going to be there for the whole time and I was going to retire a Mav. Obviously, the second surgery gave him a little doubt, and I believe some people got in his head about it."

Cuban simply shook his head when asked about that account.

Parsons and Cuban continued to discuss personnel moves, such as pursuing Hassan Whiteside and Harrison Barnes. Cuban later pushed hard for Parsons to opt in for the final season of his contract, which would have paid $6 million less than his max. Parsons could then sign a five-year deal with the cap even higher in the 2017 offseason, but that would have required him staying healthy for a whole season.

Parsons told ESPN he would have accepted a four-year deal for "a lot less" than the max of $98 million the Mavs could have given him.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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J.J. Barea Out Six Weeks With Leg Injury

Nov 17, 2016 7:58 PM

J.J. Barea will miss approximately six weeks with a left leg injury.

Barea spoke with El Nuevo Día and revealed he suffered a tear in a muscle connecting his left calf to his Achilles tendon.

"Thank God there is no damage to the Achilles tendon and no surgery is required. I have a tear in the muscle between my calf and the tendon. I will have to use a walking boot for two weeks and won't partake in any physical activity for the next month. I estimate that I will be out for about a month and a half. It could have been worse," Barea said, after suffering the noncontact injury while dribbling.

Barea is averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. He's also averaging a career-high 33.1 minutes.

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Mavs Release Quincy Acy To Sign Jonathan Gibson

Nov 17, 2016 3:52 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived Quincy Acy in order to sign Jonathan Gibson.

Dallas was down to only Seth Curry as a healthy point guard on their roster.

Acy is recovering from an injury of his own and could be re-signed at a later date if he clears waivers.

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Bucks, Grizzlies, Mavs No Longer Staying At Trump Hotels

Nov 15, 2016 9:22 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks have moved away from Trump hotels in New York City and Chicago, which bear Donald Trump's name through a licensing agreement.

Another Eastern Conference team contracted to stay at the Trump SoHo in New York this season has likewise already decided to switch to a different property in Manhattan when its current contract expires at season's end and that the Trump association is among the factors for the switch.

Seven other NBA teams are still currently scheduled to stay at Trump-branded properties this season.

Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban are both high-profile supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Trump SoHo has emerged in recent years as an increasingly popular property throughout the league because more teams are coming to New York for two-game trips since the Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn starting with the 2012-13 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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Andrew Bogut: Thunder Exposed Warriors Little Bit With Their Big Lineup In WCF
Andrew Bogut spoke about his exit from the Warriors ahead of his first return to Oracle Arena as a member of the Mavericks.

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Harrison Barnes Didn't Expect To Re-Sign With Warriors
Harrison Barnes knew after his exit interview with the Warriors that he had likely played his final game with the franchise.

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Mark Cuban Revoked ESPN Credentials Due To Concerns Of Automated Game Reports
Mark Cuban said he responded after learning that ESPN was relying on wire services for game coverage on 19 NBA teams.

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Mavericks Revoke Season Credentials For ESPN's MacMahon, Stein
Tim MacMahon covers the NBA on a more general level this season after serving as a full-time Mavericks' beat writer.

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Dirk Nowitzki Out At Least One Week With Sore Right Achilles
Dirk Nowitzki said the Achilles has been bothering him since before the season opener.

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Mavs Expected To Pursue DeMarcus Cousins In 2018
DeMarcus Cousins signed a four-year, $62 million contract extension in 2013 with the Kings.

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Mavs Exercise 17-18 Option On Justin Anderson
The Mavericks considered it an easy decision as Justin Anderson will make $1.6 million next season.

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Mavs Sign Jaleel Cousins
Jaleel Cousins went undrafted out of South Florida in 2016 and played for the Mavericks in Summer League.

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Andrew Bogut Believes Kevin Durant To Warriors 'Was Done Long Before Summer'
Andrew Bogut played his final season with the Warriors amid the possibility of being moved to create cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

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Dirk Nowitzki Pushed For Mavs To Trade For Rajon Rondo
Jameer Nelson was not giving the Mavericks adequate minutes that season at point guard and Dirk Nowitzki pushed for the trade.

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Dunc'd On: DAL Season Outlook w/Tim McMahon
Tim McMahon joins Nate Duncan to discuss the Mavericks.

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks
Host Danny Leroux, Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer break down the Southwest Division.

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Mavericks Sign C.J. Williams
C.J. Williams spent the 15-16 season with JDA Dijon Bourgogne in France, where he averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game in 34 games.

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Dirk Nowitzki Taking Year-By-Year Approach To Future
Last season, Dirk Nowitzki played 75 games for Dallas and averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in just over 31 minutes.

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Phil Jackson Regrets Not Trading For Jae Crowder In Tyson Chandler Trade
Jae Crowder was offered to the Knicks in the Tyson Chandler trade.

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Mavericks Paid Dirk Nowitzki More Than He Asked For In Free Agency
Dirk Nowitzki was on a discounted deal previously.

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Dirk Nowitzki Re-Signs With Mavs On Two-Year, $50M Deal
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks have finalized his new contract worth $50 million over two seasons.

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Harrison Barnes Braced For Warriors' Exit After Years Of Trade Rumors
Harrison Barnes was involved in trade rumors for Dwight Howard and Kevin Love before the Warriors pivoted to pursue Kevin Durant.

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