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Mavs Release Eric Griffin, Yuki Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi.

Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas.

Togashi (5-7, 143) was signed by the Mavericks on Oct. 15 and did not play in a game for Dallas.

The Mavericks roster now stands at 18 players.

Via RealGM Staff Report

RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On NBA Season Over-Unders

In this two-part episode, host Daniel Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti of BoxScoreGeeks.com (@ArturoGalletti) go through the over-unders for all 30 NBA teams for the 14-15 season. 

Timestamps for the discussion on each team:

Part One

Atlanta Hawks (40.5 wins)- 

2:10

Boston Celtics (26.5 wins)- 

6:13

Brooklyn Nets (41.5 wins)- 

8:58

Charlotte Hornets (45.5 wins)- 

14:35

Chicago Bulls (55.5 wins)- 

16:58

Cleveland Cavaliers (58.5 wins)- 

25:23

Dallas Mavericks (49.5 wins)- 

33:15

Denver Nuggets (40.5 wins)- 

38:36

Detroit Pistons (36.5 wins)- 

43:05

Golden State Warriors (50.5 wins)- 

48:09

Houston Rockets (49.5 wins)- 

54:25

Indiana Pacers (32.5 wins)- 

1:00:46

Los Angeles Clippers (55.5 wins)- 

1:06:32

Los Angeles Lakers (31.5 wins)- 

1:12:07

Memphis Grizzlies (48.5 wins)- 

1:17:25

Miami Heat (43.5 wins)- 

1:21:13

Lightning Round

1:25:43

Click here to listen or download Part 1 

Part Two

Milwaukee Bucks (24.5 wins)- 

1:20

Minnesota Timberwolves (25.5 wins)- 

4:30

New Orleans Pelicans (41.5 wins)- 

9:25

New York Knicks (40.5 wins)- 

14:15

Oklahoma City Thunder (57.5 wins)- 

22:12

Orlando Magic (28.5 wins)- 

28:50

Philadelphia 76ers (15.5 wins)- 

34:52

Phoenix Suns (42.5 wins)- 

40:11

Portland Trail Blazers (48.5 wins)- 

44:01

Sacramento Kings (30.5 wins)- 

46:46

San Antonio Spurs (56.5 wins)- 

49:31

Toronto Raptors (49.5 wins)- 

54:49

Utah Jazz (25.5 wins)- 

58:26

Washington Wizards (49.5 wins)- 

1:01:20

Other bets on the board-

Click here to listen or download Part 2

You can also click here to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Mavericks Trying To Trade Gal Mekel, Bernard James

The Dallas Mavericks are attempting to trade Gal Mekel and Bernard James due to their need to create a roster spot.

The Mavericks would prefer to keep one or two of their 15 roster spots open entering this upcoming season, the sources said. No trade for either player is currently imminent, a source said.

Mekel averaged 2.4 points and 2.0 assists in 31 games as a rookie with Dallas last season. James has averaged 2.1 points and 2.3 rebounds during the past two seasons with the Mavericks.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Mavericks To Sign Yuki Togashi To Non-Guaranteed Deal

The Dallas Mavericks will sign Yuki Togashi after he passes his physical on Tuesday.

Togashi will be eligible to practice with the team, but he is most likely to end up with the Texas Legends in the NBA D-League.

Togashi, a 5-foot-7 guard who played for Dallas in Summer League, is going to sign a non-guaranteed deal.

Via Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Felton Out At Least 10 Days With High Ankle Sprain

Raymond Felton will be out for at least 10 days with a high right ankle sprain.

"It’s a pretty bad one, so we’ve got to deal with it the right way,’’ Rick Carlisle said after Sunday morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center. "Ten days from now we’ll give you an update as to where he’s at.’’

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Felton in June from the New York Knicks.

Felton was expected to compete with Jameer Nelson as the Mavs’ starting point guard.

Via Dwain Price/Star-Telegram

Carlisle Apologizes For Criticising Parsons' Weight, Conditioning

Rick Carlisle apologized to Chandler Parsons via a press release from the Dallas Mavericks for criticizing his weight and conditioning.

"It was unfair and inappropriate to single out Chandler Parsons after the game Friday night," Carlisle wrote in a statement issued Sunday afternoon.

"I have apologized to him and the entire team for this error in judgment. Not only is Chandler Parsons one of our best players, he is also one of our hardest working players and the kind of high character person we strive to bring to our city and franchise.

"I also made it clear to our players and staff this morning that this type of bad example is not acceptable and beneath the dignity of a championship organization like the Dallas Mavericks."

Parsons reported to training camp at approximately 235 pounds after being listed at 215 pounds over the past three seasons. The Mavericks would like Parsons to play at 225 pounds.

"An increase of 18 to 20 pounds is just too much," Carlisle said Friday night. "We talked about it today. We talk about it a lot. He'll get there, but he looked tired out there and a little heavy-legged, and the extra 7 or 8 pounds aren't helping.

"I don't mean to call him out in public or ridicule him, but it's just a fact. He's an important guy for us. We just need him to get to his right conditioning and weight level so he can play his best because we're going to need him to play a lot of minutes over the course of 82 games."

"His opinion of heavy is different than mine," Parsons said Friday. "We kind of go at it every day about it. At the end of the day, I respect his opinion. After training camp, my weight fluctuates. I'll get it down."

Parsons posted a shirtless picture of himself on Instagram on Saturday afternoon, showing off his six-pack abs.

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Rick Carlisle Asking Chandler Parsons To Lose Extra Weight

Chandler Parsons had nine points, six rebounds and six assists in 20 minutes in the Dallas Mavericks' second preseason game on Friday.

Afterward, Rick Carlisle said the veteran forward needs to increase his basketball shape by losing some weight.

“Parsons looked tired out there,” Carlisle said. “His shot was short. He’s working on losing some weight. He’s a little heavier than he’s been. He’s up over 230 and we’d like to see him get down to at least 225. That’s a work in progress. Tonight was one of those nights where I think the extra weight was a hindrance.

“He’s gotten stronger, but he’s been playing at 215 his first three years. An increase of 18-to-20 pounds is just too much. And we talk about it a lot. He’ll get there. But he looked tired and a little heavy-legged. And the extra seven or eight pounds aren’t helping.

“I don’t mean to call him out publicly. It’s just a fact. He’s an important guy for us. We need him to get the right conditioning because we’re going to need him to play a lot of minutes over the course of 82 games.”

Parsons said he played between 220 and 225 pounds most of last season.

"His (Carlisle’s) opinion of heavy is different than mine,” Parsons said. “We kind of go at it everyday about it. At the end of the day, I respect his opinion. After training camp, my weight fluctuates.”

Via Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Chandler Never Thought Carmelo Would Leave Knicks

Tyson Chandler never thought Carmelo Anthony would leave the New York Knicks in the offseason.

The Dallas Mavericks were one of the teams who pursued Anthony in free agency, along with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets.

Chandler was recently asked if he tried to recruit Anthony to the Mavericks.

“It wasn’t strong,” Chandler said with a laugh. “I didn’t ever think he was coming. I didn’t think Carmelo was ever leaving New York. I talked to him because it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t. But I never thought he was going anywhere. I thought if anywhere he was going it was to the Lakers. But when the Lakers didn’t have a strong enough roster to tempt him.”

Via Michael Lee/Washington Post

Cuban Hopes To Honor Duncan, Nash, Terry If They Plan To Retire After Season

Mark Cuban said he hopes to honor Tim Duncan on March 24, the San Antonio Spurs' last scheduled trip to Dallas in the regular season, if Duncan states he is retiring.

Cuban would similarly honor Steve Nash and Jason Terry if they make it clear they plan to retire at the end of the season.

“If we get word that it’s his last year here, we’ll do something special,” Cuban said. “We did the same thing for David Robinson. I’m hoping Tim will bless us with those words."

Via Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mavs Were Fully Committed To Parsons Before Receiving Word From LeBron

The Dallas Mavericks committed to signing Chandler Parsons to an offer sheet even before they were officially told by LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony that they wouldn't sign with the club.

"I told Chandler from the start [of free agency]: 'Do you want me to be brutally honest with you?'" Mark Cuban says now. "And he said yes. So I told him with as much granularity as I could that I think it's a 10 percent chance at best that we could get Melo, but we had to try. Then, we started hearing our percentage was getting higher, and I told Chandler that, too.

"But then, when we weren't hearing a whole lot from the Melo camp, we knew we were pretty much out. So I told Chandler [on July 9]: 'I could end up being the dumbest idiot in NBA history, but even if LeBron comes back to us and says he's choosing us, I'm committing to you.'"

The Cleveland Cavaliers also strongly pursued Parsons while waiting on a decision from James. Sources say the Cavs told Parsons he was "Cleveland's guy" if James signed elsewhere.

Sources say Parsons' camp tried to convince the Rockets to agree to a four-year, $48 million deal before signing an offer sheet with the Mavericks.

"LeBron and Melo, those are long shots," Cuban concedes. "But you do 'em because you have to run things out. People give you a hard time when you don't get this person or that person, but you never win any games you don't play. And in the worst case you develop a relationship for the next time something comes up. It's as much about trying to develop relationships as it is about trying to hit the home run.

"When it comes to restricted free agency, you look at what it takes to get the player away and you can't pay less than that. We went through and looked at all the numbers and all the permutations, and we realized that the pricing for free agents in this market was going to be far more than anybody expected, just because of how cap room was playing out and who the free agents were."

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Dallas Mavericks Archives

Morey Responds To Criticism From Cuban

Mark Cuban recently criticized Daryl Morey and the Rockets for not caring about chemistry.

Victor Liz Working To Re-Sign Overseas; No NBA Camp Deal

Victor Liz is working to re-sign overseas, meaning no NBA deal with the Mavericks or another organization, sources told RealGM.

Doron Lamb Signs With Mavericks

Doron Lamb won an NCAA championship at Kentucky.

Zoran Dragic In Talks With Heat, Spurs, Mavericks, Magic

Zoran Dragic informed teams of the Oct. 5 buyout deadline in the language of his contract with Unicaja Malaga of the European League, a source told RealGM.

Grunwald: Raptors Never Had Serious Discussions With Mavs On Carter For Nash

Glen Grunwald was asked to explore a trade of Vince Carter to the Mavericks for Steve Nash.

Charlie Villanueva To Sign With Mavericks After Deciding Between Dallas, Clippers

Charlie Villanueva is nearing a decision on a veteran's minimum deal with either the Mavericks or Clippers, a league source tells RealGM.

Bernard James Re-Signs With Mavericks

Bernard James has re-signed with the Mavericks.

Petteri Koponen Hopes To Play In NBA By 15-16

The Mavericks own the draft rights to Petteri Koponen.

RealGM Radio: On The Southwest Division With Maisonet, Tjarks

They review the events of the offseason including which teams improved and which teams got worse, with special attention for the overhauls in Dallas and Houston. After that, the group previews the upcoming season including ranking the teams 1-5.

Mavs, Bernard James Finalizing One-Year Contract

Bernard James has been with the Mavericks since the 12-13 season.

Raymond Felton Suspended Four Game By NBA For Weapon Charges

Raymond Felton's suspension will start in the 2014-15 season.

Shawn Marion Leaning Toward Signing With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion is leaning strongly toward signing with the Cavaliers over the Pacers.

Shawn Marion Taking Patient Approach In Free Agency

Shawn Marion and the Mavericks have admitted his return is unlikely.

Ivan Johnson Signs Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Ivan Johnsonís contract with the Mavericks will be for two seasons, with partial guarantees, league sources told RealGM.

Shawn Marion Unlikely To Re-Sign With Mavs

Shawn Marion spent five seasons with the Mavericks and helped the franchise win the 2011 NBA Finals.

Parsons Left Rockets In Part For Bigger Role

Chandler Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last season.

Jameer Nelson Finalizes Two-Year, $5.6M Deal With Mavericks

Jameer Nelson will earn $2.73 million in the first season of his deal and $2.86 million in Year 2.

Jameer Nelson To Sign $2.7M Deal With Mavericks

The Mavericks are using their room exception to sign Jameer Nelson.

Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees To Two-Year, $2.1M Deal With Mavericks

Al-Farouq Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.

Mavericks Void One-Year Deal Of Rashard Lewis

Rashard Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.
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