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Chandler Parsons: No Way DeAndre Was Coming To Mavericks Unless I Presented

Oct 8, 2015 11:59 AM

Chandler Parsons played a significant role in the Dallas Mavericks' initially successful, ultimately futile pursuit of DeAndre Jordan. Jordan committed to the Mavericks and then changed his mind to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Parsons talked about the experience in an exclusive interview with Shams Charania.

"We had Mavs gear shipped to DeAndre for the season," Parsons said. "We picked out his locker. We picked out where he was going to sit on the team bus and plane. We picked out his No. 6 jersey. We narrowed down which home he would buy in Dallas, talked about restaurants here.

"I think I've earned the right to speak freely about the Mavs and our future. There was no way DJ was going to come unless I presented our pitch. It's not like I was gassing him up and lying. Everything he was saying that he wanted, we were going to give to him. Everything: the opportunity to get the ball more, to be an MVP candidate, to be the man and take the next step in his career.

"It's not like I was just making this [expletive] up. He's still a friend. But when I saw him in Las Vegas for Team USA, all I could really say was, 'Are you [expletive] serious?' "

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play At Least Two More Seasons

Sep 28, 2015 7:35 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has two seasons remaining on his current deal and he was asked at the Dallas Mavericks' media day whether he's begun considering retirement.

"Obviously it gets closer, but it's not like I'm thinking of the beach every day," said Nowitzki. "I want to play two more years under contract here, hopefully at a high level, compete, hopefully be efficient when I'm out there. And then retirement obviously comes soon enough. But as of now, I still think I can play at a high level. I'm going to work my butt off here these four weeks to get in the best shape I can get, and then leave it all out there again." 

Nowitzki was asked if he will wait until 2017 to consider retirement.

"Obviously if you know me a little bit I'm not going to do what some of these athletes do and announce it the year before and have a farewell tour. That's the worst thing that I can think about, (have to) talk about every day. When I'm gone, I'm gone. That's how it's going to go." 

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wesley Matthews Could Be Out Until Christmas

Sep 28, 2015 7:27 PM

Wesley Matthews will definitely not be ready for the Dallas Mavericks' regular season opener.

Matthews is still returning from a torn Achilles sustained on March 5th.

Asked if Christmas was a realistic date for Matthews' return, Rick Carlisle said: "It's a definite maybe.

"It could be sooner. It's hard to say. His court activity has been ramped up some. He will participate in certain aspects of training camp, but nothing live to start with."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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

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Chandler Parsons Underwent 'Minor Hybrid' Microfracture Surgery

Sep 28, 2015 11:22 AM

Chandler Parsons underwent a "minor hybrid" microfracture operation on May 1st, according to sources.

Parsons has not been fully cleared for the beginning of training camp with the Dallas Mavericks, but remains optimistic of being available for their Oct. 28th opener.

The Mavs and Parsons have been vague about the details of the operation, which was announced simply as an "arthroscopic surgery to address a cartilage injury in his right knee."

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Mark Cuban: Doc Rivers' Professional Life Was Over If He Didn't Get DeAndre Jordan

Sep 22, 2015 5:54 PM

Mark Cuban was asked to respond to comments from Doc Rivers in which he expressed the sentiment that Cuban didn't handle the DeAndre Jordan situation very well.

“It shows you what someone will do when their entire future is vanishing in front of them," said Cuban. "His professional life was over if he didn’t get DJ. He did what he needed to do.”

Jordan backed out of his agreement in the offseason with the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Colin Cowherd/Fox (via Jason McIntyre/The Big Lead)

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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Deron Williams' Struggles With Nets Both Physical, Mental

Sep 17, 2015 5:30 PM

The issues Deron Williams faced during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets were both physical and mental, according to sources close to the situation.

Williams was acquired by the Nets in 2011 in a costly trade and he signed a new deal in 2012 worth more than $100 million.

"He played a lot better with less than he did with more, when he was more of a focal point," former Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks said.


Williams' leadership was also criticized by Paul Pierce.

"Before I got there, I looked at Deron as an MVP candidate," Pierce said. "But I felt once we got there, that's not what he wanted to be. He just didn't want that.

"I think a lot of the pressure got to him sometimes," Pierce said. "This was his first time in the national spotlight. The media in Utah is not the same as the media in New York, so that can wear on some people. I think it really affected him."

Williams is getting a fresh start this season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: Deron Williams, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Mavs Tried To Sign Steve Nash As Player In Offseason

Sep 15, 2015 2:59 PM

The Dallas Mavericks attempted to convince Steve Nash to come out of retirement and join their team as a player as recently as June.

The Mavericks hoped Nash would be interested in reuniting with Dirk Nowitzki and playing backup point guard.

Nash had also received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 14-15 season.

Nash remained adamant he would only play for the Los Angeles Lakers if he were physically able to return.

The Golden State Warriors will hire Nash as a consultant.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

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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.”

Earl K. Sneed/Mavs.com

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
JaVale McGee has signed with the Mavericks.

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Mavericks Sign Salah Mejri
Salah Mejri played in 34 games with Real Madrid last season and averaged 4.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 8.6 minutes.

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Knicks Tried To Negotiate With Maurice Ndour After His Agreement With Mavs
The Mavs offered Maurice Ndour a fully guaranteed deal for more than the $600,000 rookie free-agent minimum, with a second year partially guaranteed.

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Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller
Mike Miller was traded by the Cavaliers to the Blazers and he'll be waived.

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Jamil Wilson Signing With Mavs
Jamil Wilson has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Mavericks, league sources told RealGM.

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Sam Dalembert To Sign One-Year Deal With Mavs
Sam Dalembert played for coach Rick Carlisle two years ago in Dallas.

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Mavs, Brandon Ashley Agree To Multi-Year Deal
The Mavericks have reached agreement with Brandon Ashley on a partially guaranteed multiyear contract, league sources told RealGM.

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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.

Ramona Shelburne/Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

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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