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Mavericks Assign Justin Anderson, Salah Mejri To D-League

Nov 21, 2015 6:31 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned guard Justin Anderson and center Salah Mejri to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.

Anderson (6-6, 228) is averaging 3.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.4 minutes in 10 games (one start) for Dallas this season. The rookie guard scored a career-high 11 points (4-4 FGs, 1-1 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 15 minutes at New Orleans on Nov. 10.

The Mavericks selected Anderson with the 21st overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft.

Mejri (7-2, 235) has seen action in five games for the Mavericks this year and is averaging 1.0 rebound in 3.9 minutes per game.

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Celtics, Mavs Interested In Hiring Kevin McHale As Consultant

Nov 19, 2015 11:28 AM

Danny Ainge immediately reached out to Kevin McHale following his dismissal from the Houston Rockets about a role with the Boston Celtics.

"I've always tried to get Kevin to come work with me and work with my big guys," Ainge told the Boston Herald. "I told Kevin that today. ... We've got a spot for him. I know we could figure something out for him in some capacity, but I think he's just in a wait-and-see mode.

"He appreciated me reaching out to him, but I think he's just going to lay low. He's probably got bigger and better things to do -- or more relaxing things to do."

The Dallas Mavericks also have interest in hiring McHale, who had him on payroll as a consultant in training camp in 2009.

"Maybe when the dust settles, I can get him out to teach the 'slippery eel' to Kelly [Olynyk] and Sully [Jared Sullinger] and Amir [Johnson]," Ainge told the Herald.


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Parsons: DeAndre Jordan Not A Priority To Mavs Or Even Clippers

Nov 12, 2015 7:27 PM

Chandler Parsons played a key role in the Dallas Mavericks' recruitment of DeAndre Jordan, but sat out the Los Angeles Clippers' visit on Wednesday.

Jordan had nine points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes.

One of the reasons why Jordan considered signing with the Mavericks was for a bigger role on offense.

"He's not a priority to us. And by the looks of their team, he's not to them, either," said Parsons.

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

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

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Dirk Nowitzki 'Definitely' Will Play Out Current Contract

Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is nearing the end of his career but he plans to play next season, which will be the final season of his current contract with the Dallas Mavericks.

"I always said that when the body is hurting every day, and when you’ve got to do all this extra stuff to just play, I think that’s when it’s time to go," said Nowitzki "But I feel good. I feel good right now and I felt good this summer. I mean, we had a five-games-in-six-days for the (Eurobasket), and I got through that just fine. ... I felt good. I don’t need to pop a thousand pills to play or practice. So as long as that’s still good, and it’s still fun to go. I’m going to definitely ride this contract out (this season and next). I don’t know. We’ll see what happens after that."

Nowitzki talked about how difficult training is compared to the games.

"Once you play and you move and the competing is there, that will always be fun," Nowitzki said. "But the summers, man. The summers are a beast sometimes. I’m usually in Germany (training), so if I was (in Dallas) working out with four or five guys all summer, that’d probably be easier, but I’m by myself basically, so I’ve got to push myself every day. Get up in the morning, leave the kids (Dirk and his wife, Jessica Ollson, have a two-year-old daughter, Malaika, and a seven-month-old son, Max) and go work out like a maniac for a couple of hours. That’s hard. That’s hard. But the playing will always be fun."

Sam Amick/USA Today

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

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Cuban Saved DeAndre Jordan Text Messages, Might Reveal Them At Some Point

Nov 10, 2015 10:40 PM

Mark Cuban said he saved all of his text messages from DeAndre Jordan and he might detail them at a later date.

Jordan agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks before reconsidering and eventually re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers.

"Look, this is not thermonuclear war," said Cuban. "This is a basketball game, and for fans, it’s supposed to be fun."

Ben Bolch/Los Angeles Times

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA

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Rick Carlisle, Mavericks Agree Upon Five-Year, $35M Extension

Nov 5, 2015 5:40 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a five-year extension with Rick Carlisle worth approximately $35 million.

Carlisle was widely believed to be in the final year of his second contract with the Mavs, but sources say the club actually held a little-known team option for the 2016-17 season.

Carlisle's deal is the richest in the NBA for any coach without a dual executive role.


Marc Stein/ESPN

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Chandler Parsons Hopes To Make Season Debut Sunday

Oct 30, 2015 11:13 AM

Chandler Parsons hopes to make his season debut on Sunday against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Parsons underwent knee surgery in the offseason.

Parsons averaged 15.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.1 minutes per game last season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

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

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Rick Carlisle, Mavs In Advanced Talks On Five-Year Extension

Oct 26, 2015 7:59 PM

Rick Carlisle and the Dallas Mavericks are nearing agreement on a five-year extension.

Carlisle joined the Mavericks in May of 2008.

Donnie Nelson memorably announced in April that he and Mark Cuban regard Carlisle as "our Jerry Sloan."

Carlisle is the third longest tenured head coach in the NBA.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Maurice Ndour Waived By Mavericks

Oct 26, 2015 4:57 PM

Maurice Ndour has been waived by the Dallas Mavericks.

"It was a really tough decision," Mark Cuban told Yahoo.


Ndour is sidelined indefinitely because of a stress reaction in his left leg, an injury that played a major role in the Mavericks’ decision.

Ndour plans to rehabilitate and explore his options – in the NBA and overseas – when he clears waivers Wednesday, sources said.

Ndour went undrafted in 2015 and joined the New York Knicks for the NBA summer league.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential

Oct 26, 2015 1:02 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

During the 14-15 preseason, the Golden State Warriors had the league's best mark with +11.0, which became a first indicator of their jump as title contenders.

Here's the full rankings from the 15-16 preseason:

1. Thunder: 12.5
2. Celtics: 11.6
3. Grizzlies: 11.5
4. Wizards: 10.4
5. Hornets: 10.0
6. Pistons: 7.1
7. Raptors: 5.6
8. Pacers: 4.7
9. Knicks: 4.0
10. Suns: 3.9
11. Nuggets: 3.5
12. Kings: 3.3
13. Magic: 2.8
14. Blazers: 1.8
15. Jazz: 0.4
16. Heat: 0.0
17. Hawks: -0.7
18. Rockets: -0.7
19. Nets: -1.0
20. Warriors: -1.3
21. Spurs: -1.9
22. Lakers: -2.1
23. Bucks: -3.4
24. Bulls: -3.6
25. Pelicans: -3.6
26. Clippers: -4.2
27. Cavaliers: -6.5
28. 76ers: -8.6
29. Mavericks: -10.7
30. Wolves: -11.0

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Mavericks Waive Sam Dalembert, Brandon Ashley, Tu Holloway, Jamil Wilson
Samuel Dalembert played in four games (one start) this preseason and averaged 4.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 12.8 minutes.

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Mavericks Waive Jarrid Famous, Sign Tu Holloway
Tu Holloway went undrafted in the 2012 NBA Draft and competed for a roster spot in the Mavericks 2012 training camp.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Dallas Mavericks Season Preview With Rob Mahoney
How much does Dirk Nowitzki have left, how soon can Wes Matthews and Chandler Parsons return to stabilize the wing positions, a grade for management and more.

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Maurice Ndour Out Indefinitely With Stress Reaction In Left Leg
Maurice Ndour has had a strong camp with the Mavericks.

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Chandler Parsons: No Way DeAndre Was Coming To Mavericks Unless I Presented
Chandler Parsons played a significant role in the Mavericks' initially successful, ultimately futile pursuit of DeAndre Jordan.

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Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play At Least Two More Seasons
Dirk Nowitzki won't announce his retirement plans in advance.

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Wesley Matthews Could Be Out Until Christmas
Wesley Matthews will definitely not be ready for the Mavericks' regular season opener.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Chandler Parsons Underwent 'Minor Hybrid' Microfracture Surgery
Chandler Parsons has not been fully cleared for the beginning of training camp with the Mavericks.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mark Cuban: Doc Rivers' Professional Life Was Over If He Didn't Get DeAndre Jordan
Mark Cuban was asked to respond to comments from Doc Rivers criticizing how he handled the DeAndre Jordan situation.

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

Deron Williams' Struggles With Nets Both Physical, Mental
Deron Williams is getting a fresh start this season with the Mavericks.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Mavs Tried To Sign Steve Nash As Player In Offseason
The Mavericks hoped Steve Nash would be interested in reuniting with Dirk Nowitzki and playing backup point guard.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Deron Williams Excited For Fresh Start With Mavs
Deron Williams had a difficult tenure with the Nets and is looking forward to a new beginning playing for his hometown Mavericks.

Earl K. Sneed/Mavs.com

Wesley Matthews Expects To Play Opening Night
Wesley Matthews is returning from a ruptured Achilles heel and signed with the Mavericks in free agency.

Bobby Karalla/Mavs.com

Kings Hire Roland Beech To Run Analytics Department
The Kings parted ways with Dean Oliver this offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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.

Marc Berman/New York Post

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

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Shams Charania/RealGM

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

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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