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Deron Williams Excited For Fresh Start With Mavs

Sep 3, 2015 12:55 PM

Deron Williams had a difficult tenure with the Brooklyn Nets and is looking forward to a new beginning playing for his hometown Dallas Mavericks.

“Just getting started, man. A fresh start is what I’m most excited about,” Williams said Wednesday. “You know, playing with this group of guys, I feel like we have a great group of guys here, and so (I’m looking forward to) just getting everybody healthy and getting on the court with them.”

He added: “It’s been a great transition for me. You know, it’s tough to pick up and move that quick and find schools for your kids and all that. But, as far as what’s going on here, these guys have been great and helping. The transition has been really smooth, and I’m excited about this season.”

Williams hopes to lighten the burden on Dirk Nowitzki.

“It’s going to be great. I mean, Dirk could play until he’s 50, man, the way he shoots the ball,” Williams explained. “He’s always going to be able to shoot the ball, and he does so much more. I’ve always had a lot of respect for his game and what he does and brings to the court, and so I’m definitely excited as a point guard to be able to play with someone of his caliber.

“I mean, I’m definitely excited about that. You know, there’s definitely a stability about this organization that’s definitely intriguing. You know, they have guys that have been here forever, so it’s just about plugging in the new pieces — myself included — and just trying to get to work. But, you know, I’m just excited about this opportunity, and I’m ready to get the season going.”

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Tags: Deron Williams, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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Wesley Matthews Expects To Play Opening Night

Aug 24, 2015 12:28 PM

Wesley Matthews expects to be in the Dallas Mavericks' lineup for opening night.

Matthews is returning from a ruptured Achilles heel and signed with the Mavericks in free agency.

Bobby Karalla/Mavs.com

Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Kings Hire Roland Beech To Run Analytics Department

Aug 15, 2015 7:50 PM

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to hire Roland Beech to run their new analytics department.

Beech was previously with the Dallas Mavericks and was particularly influential during their 2011 title run.

Beech is also the founder of 82games.com.

The Kings parted ways with Dean Oliver this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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JaVale McGee Signs With Mavs

Aug 13, 2015 2:39 PM

JaVale McGee has signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced on Thursday.

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Tags: JaVale McGee, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Official Signing

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Mavericks Sign Salah Mejri

Jul 30, 2015 5:10 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed center Salah Mejri.

Mejri (7-2, 235) played in 34 games with Real Madrid last season and averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.6 minutes on the way to winning the Spanish League title. He increased those averages to 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 10.3 minutes in eight Euroleague games as Real Madrid went on to also capture the Euroleague Championship with a win over Greek-power Olympiacos in the final game.

A native of Jendouba, Tunisia, Mejri was a member of the Tunisian National Team that competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The team secured its bid to the London Olympics by winning the 2011 FIBA African Championships where Mejri was named Most Valuable Player.  

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Tags: Salah Mejri, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs

Jul 29, 2015 10:11 AM

The New York Knicks attempted to negotiate with Maurice Ndour even after he reached a verbal agreement to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Dallas offered the undrafted Ohio University forward a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

The Knicks offered Ndour less than a $200,000 guarantee.

Ndour had an impressive Summer League with the Knicks.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Maurice N'dour, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller

Jul 26, 2015 11:11 PM

The Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Mike Miller.

Miller was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Portland Trail Blazers and he'll be waived.

The Cavs' trade of Miller "was right thing to do" according to a LeBron James' source. Miller was previously waived by the Miami Heat in a tax-savings move that angered James.

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Tags: Mike Miller, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Portland Trail Blazers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jamil Wilson Signing With Mavs

Jul 26, 2015 11:57 AM

Free agent forward Jamil Wilson has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.

Wilson, a second-year pro out of Marquette, will sign his deal on Monday. The 6-foot-7 product averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Washington Wizards in five summer league games this month.

Wilson played three seasons at Marquette after transferring from Oregon. He went unselected in the 2014 NBA draft, joining the Phoenix Suns on a training camp deal last October.

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Tags: Jamil Wilson, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sam Dalembert To Sign One-Year Deal With Mavs

Jul 25, 2015 2:29 PM

Sam Dalembert has agreed on a one-year, $1.4 million veteran’s minimum deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to a source.

Dalembert played for coach Rick Carlisle two years ago in Dallas, and will get an opportunity to play a significant role at center for the Mavericks

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Tags: Samuel Dalembert, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavs, Brandon Ashley Agree To Multi-Year Deal

Jul 25, 2015 1:35 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have reached agreement with undrafted Arizona forward Brandon Ashley on a partially guaranteed multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

Ashley, 6-foot-9, averaged 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists over seven games for the Atlanta Hawks’ summer league entry in Las Vegas this month.

Ashley declared for the NBA Draft after his junior season at Arizona, where he averaged 12.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 2014-15.

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Tags: Brandon Ashley, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Maurice NDour Signs With Mavericks
Maurice Ndour played in the Summer League with the New York Knicks, but the Mavericks offered more guaranteed money.

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Richard Jefferson Agrees To Sign With Cavs
Richard Jefferson gives the Cavaliers additional depth on the wing.

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John Jenkins Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Mavericks
John Jenkins and the Mavericks have agreed upon a three-year deal, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Jarrid Famous Agrees Upon Three-Year Deal With Mavs
Jarrid Famous has agreed to a partially guaranteed one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.

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J.J. Barea Signs Four-Year, $16M Deal With Mavs
J.J. Barea originally agreed to sign a two-year, $5.7 deal with the Mavericks.

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Deron Williams Signs Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mavericks
Deron Williams grew up in the Dallas area and considered signing with the franchise in 2012.

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Cuban: Never Thought I Had To Quarantine DeAndre
Mark Cuban, Chandler Parsons and Dan Fegan were with DeAndre Jordan at his house in Pacific Palisades when the initial decision was made.

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JaVale McGee, Mavericks Open Contract Discussions
The Mavericks have opened up discussions on a potential deal with JaVale McGee, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Joel Freeland Signing Two-Year Deal With CSKA Moscow After Declining Mavs' Offer
Joel Freeland had several other offers, including veteran-minimum proposals from the Cavaliers and Spurs, sources said.

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Deron Williams, Nets Agree Upon Buyout; Will Sign With Mavs
Deron Williams will sign a two-year, $5 million deal with the Mavericks.

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Cuban Provides Details Of Trying To Meet With Jordan
Mark Cuban wrote a post on social media detailing his accounts of DeAndre Jordan reversing his decision to sign with the Mavericks to remain with the Clippers.

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Deron Williams Discusses Buyout With Nets, Wants To Play For Mavs
Deron Williams has two seasons and $43.3 million remaining on his contract with the Nets.

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Mavs, Bucks Agree To Zaza Pachulia Trade
Zaza Pachulia became an extra big in the Bucks' rotation with their signing of Greg Monroe.

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Wesley Matthews Gets Extra $13M With Jordan Staying With Clippers
Wesley Matthews had agreed upon a four-year, $57 million contract with the Mavericks if DeAndre Jordan signed and a four-year, $70 million deal if Jordan were to decide not to sign with the club.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Mark Cuban: DeAndre Jordan Never Responded To Calls, Texts
DeAndre Jordan ignored repeated phone calls and text messages from Chandler Parsons and Cuban.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mavericks Plan On Pursuing Kevin Seraphin
Kevin Seraphin has spent his entire career with the Wizards and had a PER of 9.6 this past season in 79 games.

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DeAndre Jordan Signs Four-Year $87.7M Max Deal With Clippers
DeAndre Jordan has changed his mind on leaving the Clippers.

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Clippers Believe DeAndre Jordan On Cusp Of Reversing Decision
Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer and a group of players that included Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, Paul Pierce and J.J. Redick met with DeAndre Jordan without the presence of his agents.

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Clippers Lobbying For DeAndre Jordan To Reverse Mavs' Decision
DeAndre Jordan agreed to join the Mavericks on Friday.

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Charlie Villanueva, Mavs Agree Upon New Deal
Charlie Villanueva signed with the Mavericks last offseason and averaged 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game.

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