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Chandler Parsons Mum On Whether Surgery Was Microfracture

May 21, 2015 1:22 PM

Chandler Parsons was rumored to need microfracture surgery, but his surgery was simply announced as arthroscopic to address a cartilage issue in his right knee.

"I don't think they want me to answer whether it was or not," said Parsons.

Parsons missed part of the final stretch of the regular season and was shut down in the playoffs after Game 1. 

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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

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Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs

May 19, 2015 1:42 PM

The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources.

Gasol averaged 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 81 games this season.

"He's the best player at his position in the league," Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said. "You make preparations if it goes in a direction you're not happy about. You're not going to lose sleep at night. It's not going to do any good. He's going to do what he's going to do. Not in the next two weeks are we going to send him a big thing of flowers and it's going to change his mind. [By then], the cement is dry.

"We'll make our last, 'Hey, this is what's important to us. What's important to you?' Things of that nature. But I've got to think his mind is 99 percent made up."

Michael Wallace/ESPN

Tags: Marc Gasol, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dirk Nowitzki Won't Retire Before 2018

May 11, 2015 11:33 AM

Dirk Nowitzki fully intends to play out the remainder of his contract before retiring.

Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million contract last offseason with the Dallas Mavericks.

“No. I definitely want to fulfill my contract," said Nowitzki when asked about retirement. "I signed on for three years last summer and I’m not going to retire after the first year. If I commit to something, I commit to it fully. I’ve got two more years and hopefully make it count, make it good ones. Hopefully deep playoff runs, that’s what we wanted this year. We wanted homecourt advantage to set us up for a nice little run, we just weren’t consistent enough to really get there, so, we’ll see how the next few years play out.”

Nowitzki was also asked if retirement has crossed his mind.

“Some nights, it’s just not fun. Especially in an 82-game season, there’s just some nights where you just feel slow and things hurt a little bit. Still, I love to compete. I love the process of getting to the gym and working out and trying to get better. What’s harder sometimes is to motivate yourself in the summer. The summer workouts, and then go home with (shooting coach) Holger (Geschwindner) for four-five weeks of every day in the morning: lift, run, shoot. That sometimes is hard to get up with because when I’m here, there’s guys to work out with. Like just now, I’ve got Dwight Powell down there, we push each other, I talk a little crap to him and that’s fun. But in Germany, I work out by myself and then Holger comes at the end and we shoot. So that sometimes gets a little hard.”

KTCK-AM (via Dallas Morning News)

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

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Raymond Felton Picking Up $3.9M Player Option For 15-16

May 8, 2015 2:05 PM

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will file paperwork to exercise his $3.9 million player option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told RealGM.

Picking up the option was the clear choice for Felton, a 10-year NBA veteran.

Felton, 30, scored 11 points in three games during the Mavericks’ first-round series loss to the Houston Rockets.

The fifth overall selection in the 2005 draft, Felton has averaged 12.7 points and 6.3 assists for his career. He has also spent five seasons with Charlotte, three with New York and one each with Portland and Denver.

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Tags: Raymond Felton, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chandler Parsons Takes Recruiting Role On Mavs

May 4, 2015 11:44 PM

Chandler Parsons is in the process of becoming a bigger voice for the Dallas Mavericks and will attempt to recruit free agents.

“Shifting into GM mode,” Parsons said.

“I think it’s kind of like a known thing that I’d like to do that. I have a lot of good relationships with a lot of guys. Obviously now with the season just ended, I haven’t talked with them about who or what or whatever, but we’ll take a look here soon. I’ll be in Dallas pretty much all summer, so I’m sure we’ll have those conversations when the time comes.”

Parsons averaged 15.7 points and 4.9 rebounds this season and underwent knee surgery recently.

“I think we have a chance to make some noise next year," Parsons said. "Like I said, this year was a little frustrating, mostly just health wise. So my biggest goal right now is to do whatever I have to do [to rehabilitate his knee], no matter how long that’s going to be.”

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chandler Parsons Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery On Knee

May 1, 2015 5:05 PM

Chandler Parsons has undergone arthroscopic surgery to address a cartilage issue in his right knee.

Parsons attempted to play in the Dallas Mavericks' first round playoff series, but was eventually ruled out.

There had been speculation Parsons would undergo microfracture surgery.

Parsons signed with the Mavericks last offseason.

Sean Lester/Dallas Morning News

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

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Al-Farouq Aminu To Become Free Agent

Apr 30, 2015 12:22 PM

Al-Farouq Aminu will test free agency rather than take his $1.1 million player option for the 15-16 season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Aminu outperformed expectations with the Mavericks.

“I think it makes the most sense to me,” he said. “You just look for a great fit. This year, I think I found one. Hopefully, I can do the same.”

 

“We were lucky Al chose us,” Donnie Nelson said. “With an eye on the history that we’ve had here with Rick and our development program, he certainly should opt out, and he will, as noted. We hope to be in a position to reacquire his services.”

Michael Florek/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Al-Farouq Aminu, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rajon Rondo Excluded From Mavericks' Playoff Share

Apr 29, 2015 4:40 PM

Rajon Rondo did not receive a playoff share as the Dallas Mavericks divided up $208,940, their portion as a team that competed in the first round.

Rondo left the team after Game 2, ostensibly with a back injury. 

Rondo did not stay around to support his teammates.

Assuming the other 14 Maverick players got full playoff shares, their take per person was $14,924.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Rajon Rondo, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Report: Mavericks, Rajon Rondo Mutually Decided To Part Ways

Apr 29, 2015 1:31 PM

The Dallas Mavericks and Rajon Rondo made a mutual decision to part ways the day after Game 2.

Sources say the two sides framed the reasoning as a back injury as a favor to try to help Rondo save face.

Rondo was going to be replaced in the starting lineup for Game 3 regardless of the decision.

The Mavericks felt Rondo's behavior was impacting other players, particularly Monta Ellis.

Dirk Nowitzki said he didn't regret the Rondo deal after the Mavericks were eliminated in Game 5.

“If you can get a player like Rondo, I think you go for it any time,” Nowitzki said as he walked to the team bus for the final time of his 17th season. “I don’t think anybody is looking back at that now. It was a deal that was there. It was a deal we went for it, and it just didn’t pan out for both sides, and both sides moved on.

“But Mark (Cuban) and Donnie (Nelson) always pull the trigger to make this team better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s a gamble and sometimes it doesn’t. So you just move on afterwards.”

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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

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Sources: DeAndre Jordan Interested In Playing For Mavs

Apr 29, 2015 8:29 AM

DeAndre Jordan has made it clear through back channels that he will be extremely interested in coming to play for the Dallas Mavericks, according to sources.

Signing Jordan would mean letting Tyson Chandler leave again after another one-season stint with the Mavs.

"That's up to management and what they decide to do," Chandler said of his possible future in Dallas.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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

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Lakers Remain Interested In Rajon Rondo Despite New Skepticism
The Lakers hope to sign a foundational piece in free agency and they're not convinced Rajon Rondo is that type of player.

Kevin Ding/Bleacher Report

Chandler Parsons May Need Microfracture Surgery
Chandler Parsons would miss the beginning of next season if he undergoes microfracture surgery.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Rick Carlisle Fined $25K By NBA For Public Criticism Of Officiating
Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating following a 130-128 loss on Friday to the Rockets.

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Carlisle Believes Refs Have Not Controlled Physicality In Mavs-Rockets Series
Mark Cuban also appeared agitated about the officiating, with Adam Silver in attendance.

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Brad Stevens 'Little Bit Surprised' By Rajon Rondo Situation With Dallas
Brad Stevens coached Rajon Rondo for 52 games from last season until the Celtics traded him in December.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Expected To Be Pursued By Spurs, Mavs, Knicks, Lakers
The Spurs and Mavericks reportedly believe they have a shot to sign LaMarcus Aldridge.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Chandler Parsons Out For Season With Knee Injury
Chandler Parsons could also need surgery to repair the knee.

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Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Injured Back
Rajon Rondo has struggled to adapt since coming to the Mavericks in a trade in December.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Chandler Parsons Likely Out For Series Against Rockets
Chandler Parsons' sore right knee hasn't responded to treatment since he left a game on April 2.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rajon Rondo Planned To Sign Max Contract With Lakers Before Mavs' Trade
When the Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo, he was open to re-signing with the franchise.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Pacers, Mavs, Grizzlies, Lakers Win Draft Tiebreakers
The Pacers won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz to get the No. 11 seed in the lottery.

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2015 NBA Playoffs First Round Matchups
Anthony Davis will be making his first appearance in the playoffs.

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Mark Cuban Irked About Officiating Treatment Of Monta Ellis
Mona Ellis ranks 10th in the league with 609 drives this season and 35th in the league in free throws attempted with 277.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Amar'e Stoudemire Expects To Play Several More Seasons
Amar'e Stoudemire has averaged 9.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game with the Mavericks.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Heat, Hornets, Cavs Lead In 14-15 Trade Score; Bucks, Mavs Rank Last
J.R. Smith had a -4.3 BPM with the Knicks and +3.4 with the Cavaliers for a difference of +7.7.

Nathan Walker/Nylon Calculus

Mavs Concerned By Monta Ellis' On-Court Slump, Moodiness
Monta Ellis has struggled on the court of late and has shot just 38.9 percent from the floor since the All-Star break.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Amar'e Stoudemire Fined $15K For Verbal Abuse Of Ref, Failing To Leave Court Timely
Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $15,000 for verbally abusing an official and failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon ejection.

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Carlisle: It Takes Group Effort To Stop Westbrook, Paul
Rick Carlisle believes it takes a group effort to slow down point guards like Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul.

Dwain Price/Star Telegram

Mavs No Longer Interested In JaVale McGee
The Mavericks are not interested in making any additions to their roster with a month remaining in the regular season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Amar'e: I Came To Mavericks To Win, This Is Unacceptable
The Mavs are 5-6 since the post-All-Star break arrival of Amar'e Stoudemire.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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