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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks

Sep 24, 2016 12:14 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) break down the Southwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:06), choose the Southwest’s best newcomer (32:09) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (39:13).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (45:39), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (50:31), choose breakout players (59:46) and much more.

 

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Mavericks Sign C.J. Williams

Sep 19, 2016 11:25 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard C.J. Williams. 

Williams (6-5, 225) spent the 2015-16 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. Williams also played for the San Antonio Spurs’ 2016 summer league teams that competed in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

Before joining Dijon in 2015-16, Williams played for Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia in Cyprus (2012-13), the D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders (2013-14) and Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia in Italy (2014-15).

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Dirk Nowitzki Taking Year-By-Year Approach To Future

Sep 16, 2016 12:03 PM

Dirk Nowitzki signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason but he's still taking his playing future on a year-by-year basis.

“I always said I wanted to kind of take it year-by-year. Signing a two-year deal doesn’t mean I necessarily have to play those two years. I think we’ll see how next year goes, how the body responds and then we’ll make that decision again next year,” Nowitzki said. “But obviously, I would love to play the next two years and then just see how it goes.”

Last season, Nowitzki played 75 games for Dallas and averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in just over 31 minutes per night.

The Mavericks were unable to sign Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside but they did acquire Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut.

“Hopefully for the next two years [I’m] still doing some of the same things I was going to be able to do last year, just be able to help the guys spread the floor, maybe some timely baskets here and there and maybe get a rebound every now and again,” he said.

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Phil Jackson Regrets Not Trading For Jae Crowder In Tyson Chandler Trade

Aug 26, 2016 11:34 AM

Phil Jackson said his biggest mistake since taking over the New York Knicks was not taking Jae Crowder in the Tyson Chandler trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

Crowder emerged as one of the NBA's best defensive players since his trade to the Boston Celtics.

"One of the first deals I engineered when I came back to New York was to trade Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas for Shane Larkin, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert, plus a second-round pick that the Mavs owed to the Celtics," said Jackson. "In talking with (Dallas), I was given the option of taking that pick or else taking Jae Crowder. I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn’t get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early. While Cleanthony has missed lots of time in the past two seasons with us, he still has the potential to be a valuable player. Even so, I should have taken Crowder.

“Anyway, for all of us, making mistakes are part of the learning process."

Charley Rosen/Today's Fastbreak

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Mavericks Paid Dirk Nowitzki More Than He Asked For In Free Agency

Aug 3, 2016 1:35 PM

The Dallas Mavericks offered Dirk Nowitzki a two-year, $50 million deal, which was more than he asked for in free agency.

Nowitzki was on a discounted deal previously.

“Dirk wasn’t even in the country and people couldn’t even reach him when free agency started,” Mark Cuban said. “I basically told him, look, you tell me the price and it actually started lower. His agent said ‘how about this much’ and we said ‘we’ll have a little more money, we’ll give you more’ and as the numbers started getting bigger and bigger, it was like ‘what about this number?’ ‘We’ll give you more.’ Finally, it was like ‘this is what we got left, take it!’ We wanted to make it a two-year deal with a team option so that people wouldn’t speculate that he was going to retire because Dirk is the type of guy, he’s just a good guy. He would hate going city to city to city and everyone asking him if he was going to retire because he has no intention of retiring after this year and, with the team option that we have, he gave us the flexibility that said ‘if we find somebody that we can send the money to that he likes, we all like, then let’s do it and if not, let’s give the money to Dirk again which I’m fine with too.”

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Dirk Nowitzki Re-Signs With Mavs On Two-Year, $50M Deal

Jul 22, 2016 2:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have finalized his new contract worth $50 million over two seasons. The deal contains $30 million in guaranteed money and a team option for Year 2 if he decides to play in the 17-18 season.

Nowitzki had initially agreed upon a two-year, $40 million deal with the Mavericks.

Nowitzki was a free agent after coming off a three-year, $30 million deal in 2014 that contained a player option for 16-17.

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Harrison Barnes Braced For Warriors' Exit After Years Of Trade Rumors

Jul 21, 2016 11:57 AM

Harrison Barnes had a few years to brace for his departure from the Golden State Warriors as he was involved in trade rumors in 2013 for Dwight Howard, in 2014 for Kevin Love and then from 2015 until July of 2016, it was well-known Kevin Durant would be pursued in free agency.

"Dwight trade rumors. Kevin Love trade rumors. Kevin Durant ... oh, that one happened," said Barnes. "There's been a few instances where you consider what might happen. I was just more so glad to be there as long as I was."

Barnes was the No. 7 overall pick in 2012 and disappointed a lot of Warriors' fans but he still was good enough to receive a max contract in free agency from the Dallas Mavericks.

"It's been a chaotic summer," Barnes said. "I haven't really had time to process too much. We lost in the Finals. I'm going to Dallas. I'm here on the Olympic team. Even being here hasn't sunk in yet. It's been a whirlwind. I'm just trying to take it all in."

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Kyle Collinsworth Signs Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal With Mavs

Jul 21, 2016 11:42 AM

Kyle Collinsworth is close to a two-year partially guaranteed deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Collinsworth has secured a training camp invite with the Mavericks as a part of the deal. He gets a sum of guaranteed money and a shot at making the roster.

"I'm excited about the opportunity," Collinsworth said. "All you can ask for is an opportunity, and the Mavericks are a great team and organization."

Collinsworth played for Dallas in the Summer League.

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Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp

Jul 20, 2016 1:17 PM

Rodrigue Beaubois has declined an invitation from the Dallas Mavericks to join them for training camp.

The Mavericks were offering a three-year, partially guaranteed deal for the NBA's minimum. Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson.

Beaubois is close to a deal with Saski Baskonia in Spain.

Beaubois showed promise early in his career with the Mavericks before he was hampered by injuries.

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Mavs Sign Nicolas Brussino

Jul 15, 2016 8:37 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard-forward Nicolas Brussino.

Brussino (6-7, 195) is an Argentinian swingman who spent the 2015-16 season with Penarol Mar del Plata, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 59 games. He shot 55.6 percent from the field, 39.4 percent from 3-point range and 72.1 percent from the foul line last season.

Brussino has represented the Argentinian National Team since 2012. He went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.

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Jonathan Gibson Signs With Mavericks
In five games in the Summer League, Jonathan Gibson has averaged 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 28.0 minutes.

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Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavs
Quincy Acy spent last season with the Kings, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game.

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Mark Cuban Believes Warriors With Durant Will Drive Interest In NBA
Mark Cuban declined to comment on potential changes to the CBA, other than saying that "a lot of research" will be necessary before any changes are proposed.

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Warriors Gave Andrew Bogut Choice Between Mavs, Rockets
The 76ers also expressed heavy interest but the Warriors felt like they owed it to Andrew Bogut to trade him to a team with realistic playoff aspirations.

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JaVale McGee Waived By Mavericks
JaVale McGee averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 10.9 minutes in 34 games.

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Anthony Randolph Agrees To One-Year Deal With Real Madrid
Anthony Randolph received interest from the Mavericks.

Marc J. Spears/The Vertical

Mavericks Consider Signing Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois played for Strasbourg in France last season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Pacers Acquire Jeremy Evans From Mavericks
Jeremy Evans gives the Pacers an additional bench option on the wing.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks Agree Upon Two-Year, $40M Deal
Dirk Nowitzki's previous contract was a three-year, $25 million deal.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Seth Curry Finalizing Two-Year, $6M Deal With Mavs
Seth Curry spent the past two seasons with the Kings.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Zaza Pachulia Agrees To One-Year, $2.9M Deal With Warriors
Zaza Pachulia spent last season with the Mavericks.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Harrison Barnes, Mavs Agree Upon Four-Year, $94M Deal
With the Warriors agreeing to terms with Kevin Durant, they will rescind their qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes to make him an unrestricted free agent.

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Mavericks Agree To Acquire Andrew Bogut From Warriors
The Warriors needed to unload Andrew Bogut's salary to create cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

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Harrison Barnes Expected To Sign Four-Year, $95M Max Deal With Mavs
Golden State was expected to keep Harrison Barnes if Kevin Durant didn't choose to sign with them.

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Deron Williams Agrees To One-Year, $10M Deal With Mavs
Deron Williams has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a one-year deal.

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Dwight Powell, Mavericks Agree Upon Four-Year, $37M Deal
Dwight Powell has re-signed with the Mavericks on a four-year, $37 million-plus contract.

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Mavs To Sign Harrison Barnes To Full Four-Year, $95M Max Offer Sheet
The Mavericks realize Harrison Barnes will likely only be available to them if Kevin Durant chooses to sign with the Warriors.

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Mavs Considering Offer To Harrison Barnes
Dallas has so far been unable to gain much traction in free agency.

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Wizards, Spurs, Wolves, Hornets, Blazers, Mavs, Magic In Mix For Ian Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi had a breakout season for the Pacers in 15-16.

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Chandler Parsons Agrees Upon Four-Year, $94M Deal With Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies are nearing agreement on a four-year, $94 million max contract.

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