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Mavs Interested In Evan Fournier, Kent Bazemore, Evan Turner, Marvin Williams

Jun 24, 2016 2:40 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have identified Evan Fournier, Kent Bazemore, Evan Turner and Marvin Williams as possible replacements for Chandler Parsons if they have cap space to spend on a wing, according to a source.

The Mavericks would like to re-sign Parsons if they have space but they are not prepared to offer him a max contract.

Dallas' top targets in free agency will be Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside.

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Tags: Evan Fournier, Kent Bazemore, Evan Turner, Marvin Williams, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chandler Parsons Seeking Max Deal Mavs Won't Offer

Jun 24, 2016 1:59 PM

Chandler Parsons could re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks but he looks forward to being recruited by other franchises.

"He'll be all ears," one source said.

Parsons' camp remains confident of signing a max contract starting around $22 million despite a series of injuries during his tenure with the Mavericks. Sources say multiple renowned orthopedic specialists have given Parsons clearance to resume full basketball activities and expressed optimism that his knee would not prevent him from having a long, productive NBA career.

The Mavericks appear to prefer to sign Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley with their cap space.

Dallas has made it clear to Parsons they don't intend to offer him a max contract.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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

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Mavericks Targeting Hassan Whiteside, Mike Conley As Top Priorities

Jun 23, 2016 5:01 PM

The Dallas Mavericks expect to be granted a meeting with Hassan Whiteside in the opening hours of free agency.

The Mavericks are targeting Whiteside and Mike Conley as they attempt to remain competitive in the final seasons of Dirk Nowitzki's career.

Whiteside and Conley are both expected to command maximum contracts, prices that sources say the Mavs are prepared to pay.

The Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs are among the teams that would interest Conley. Conley's interest in the Mavericks is in large part due to his respect for Rick Carlisle.

Tim MacMahon, Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Mike Conley, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Warriors Have Interest In Dirk Nowitzki

Jun 20, 2016 9:07 PM

The Golden State Warriors plan on pursuing Dirk Nowitzki this offseason.

Nowitzki has spent his entire career with the Dallas Mavericks and has been widely expected to re-sign with the team this offseason.

Nowitzki turned 38 this month and has said he would be weary of staying with the Mavericks in a rebuilding process.

Nowitzki could offer the Warriors an upgrade at center over Marreese Speights or Festus Ezeli.

Golden State still plan to pursue Kevin Durant as their first order of business.

“We will be very aggressive,” one Warriors executive said late Sunday night. “Very, very aggressive.”

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dirk Nowitzki Expects To Re-Sign With Mavs On Multi-Year Deal

Jun 8, 2016 11:56 AM

Dirk Nowitzki expects to opt out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks and then sign a new two- or three-year deal.

"Haven't decided 100 percent, but I've met with Donnie (Nelson) and I just met with Mark (Cuban) once I came back from vacation just seeing what the next few years could bring for this franchise, who's available, what's best for both sides," Nowitzki said. "Since I felt great and played sort of decent, I might opt out and maybe sign a two- or three-year deal. We'll see how it goes, but that's probably the plan for now."

Nowitzki was asked if he's received the answers he's wanted from the Mavs.

"Obviously, we want to take a step forward again. There are some names out there that obviously we'd love to have (in free agency), but we all know how that worked the last few years. Sometimes, there's some luck involved.

"But it's not for lack of trying. Mark and Donnie always have tried their best to keep this a winning franchise and a playoff franchise. I don't think anything else is planned but that."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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

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Mark Cuban: Players Shouldn't Assume 'Money Train' Is Coming This Offseason

Jun 8, 2016 10:41 AM

With the cap jumping over the next two seasons, players are expected to receive a windfall in the form of contracts that are astronomical compared to those of the past.

There is an expectation that many average or below average players will be paid the way the NBA's stars have.

"Every player thinks it's just going to be a money train this summer," said Mark Cuban. "There's a lot of money; there's not THAT much money. ... And I think there's going to be teams that save their money for next year, because it's a better free agent class. People just presume now that everybody's going to get paid a lot of money, and it'll be interesting to see if that happens."

The Dallas Mavericks have several free agents this offseason, most notably Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons.

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Dunc'd On: OKC/GSW Game 4, Mavericks Offseason

May 25, 2016 3:05 AM

Oklahoma City puts Golden State on the brink of elimination after their 73-win season.  Why was the Thunder small lineup so effective, what is wrong with Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, and can the Warriors do anything differently to salvage the series.  We also look at the Dallas Mavericks' offseason (33:00). Will they bring back free agents Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki, and for how much?  How can they use their projected $38.8 million in cap space to lure a center and point guard, and whom should they target?

With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGMThe Athletic and the Sporting News    (@DannyLeroux). 

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Mark Cuban Would Consider Being Hillary Clinton's Running Mate

May 20, 2016 8:14 PM

Mark Cuban would consider running for vice president of the United States if he's asked by Hillary Clinton.

Cuban's hypothetical interest in being the country's next vice president comes a week after Cuban told The Washington Post that a group of conservative politicians had asked him to run as a third-party candidate in this year's presidential election.

"Absolutely," Cuban responded while adding that he would seek to alter some of Clinton's platform were he to become her running mate.

"If she's willing to listen, if she's willing to, you know, hear other sides of things, then I'm wide open to discussing it," Cuban said.

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Mark Cuban Received Interest In Running For President

May 15, 2016 11:46 AM

Mark Cuban received interest from some members of the Republican party to run for president as an independent to stop Donald Trump.

Cuban, like Trump, is a businessman turned reality television star.

“I don’t see it happening,” ­Cuban wrote in an email.

Cuban said he was told his “bluster and volume, combined with substance and the ability to connect with voters on a more personal basis,” could make him a winning candidate.

“He could come after me all he wanted, and he knows I would put him in his place,” Cuban said of Trump. “All that said, again, I don’t see it happening. There isn’t enough time.”

Philip Rucker, Robert Costa/Washington Post

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Dirk Nowitzki Doesn't Want Anyone Feeling Sorry For Him

May 9, 2016 10:44 AM

Dirk Nowitzki was asked about the recent struggles of the Dallas Mavericks in free agency and whether he's happy with the team.

Nowitzki will opt for free agency but is expected to re-sign on an even more cap friendly deal.

"Yeah, well, you know, I always said I wanted to compete," said Nowitzki. "Once we felt the championship, the excitement in the city, what happened here - it was incredible. As a competitor, you'd love to climb the mountain again, and have that feeling and excitement again. We just haven't been as close. We made a couple business decisions as a franchise as I always have said after the lockout and, you know, basically hoping that free agency will help us and cap space. But it just hasn't. It hasn't taken over the way we wanted to. It was a lesson learned probably the past few years that we maybe would have done different. But afterwards, you're always smarter.

"But listen, I see, obviously, reports on Twitter all the time, guys hitting me up 'I feel bad for Dirk.' Don't feel bad for me. I love what I do and we get paid a lot of money to do what we do. I love competing and I love the sport still. I've been lucky to do it for a long, long time. Came here, whatever, 18 years ago not knowing what to expect and it's been an incredible journey. I don't want anybody to feel sorry for me. I'm going to compete like I always have and then one day it'll be all over."

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Dunc'd On: SAS/OKC and CLE/ATL Game 3s, News and Awards Review
San Antonio and Oklahoma City go down to the wire again. How can Oklahoma City improve their offense to tie the series? Cleveland dominates Atlanta late with a doomsday offensive lineup (28:30). Blake Griffin undergoes a bone marrow procedure on his inj

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Deron Williams Would Like To Re-Sign With Mavs
Deron Williams will decline his $5.6 million player option for next season with the Mavs.

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Dirk Nowitzki Opting Out Of Contract, Plans To Stay With Mavs
Dirk Nowitzki has an option for the 16-17 season worth $8.69 million.

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Mavs Have Dwight Howard Atop Offseason Wishlist
Dwight Howard is expected to opt out of his contract with the Rockets.

Dwain Price/Star Telegram

Deron Williams Intends to Decline 2016-17 Player Option, Become Free Agent
Williams agreed to a buyout of the final two seasons of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets last July and signed with the Mavericks, averaging 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds per game this season.

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Dirk Nowitzki 'Definitely Won't Retire' This Season
Dirk Nowitzki is currently sixth all-time in points scored and 15th in made three pointers.

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Parsons Remains Close To Dwight, Not At All With DeAndre
Dwight Howard will be a free agent this offseason and the Mavericks are expected to pursue him.

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LeBron James, J.J. Barea Named NBA's Players Of The Week
LeBron James and J.J. Barea have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

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David Lee Received Interest From Knicks After Buyout
David Lee would consider the Knicks in the offseason.

Marc Berman/New York Post

Mark Cuban Criticizes Referees On Twitter During Middle Of Game
Mark Cuban did not travel with the Mavericks on their four-game road trip.

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Chandler Parsons Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out For Remainder Of Season
Chandler Parsons underwent arthroscopic surgery to address an injury to his right medial meniscus.

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Dirk Nowitzki Will Revisit Situation If Mavs Shift To Rebuild In Summer
Dirk Nowitzki could become a free agent if he doesn't exercise his player option with the Mavericks.

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Mavs Believe Chandler Parsons Could Return This Season
Chandler Parsons could resume basketball activities within six weeks, which means he could be available when the playoffs start in mid-April.

Schuyler Dixon/Associated Press

Chandler Parsons Likely To Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery
Chandler Parsons is likely to undergo season-ending surgery this week to address a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Jeremy Evans Out For Season With Surgery On Torn Labrum
Jeremy Evans averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 8.4 minutes in 30 games (two starts) in his first season in Dallas.

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Dirk Nowitzki Comfortable With Full Time Move To Center
The Mavs have outscored their opponents by 69 points in 215 minutes with Dirk Nowitzki at center.

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Wolves Agree To Buyout With Kevin Martin
The Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks and Hawks are expected to pursue Kevin Martin.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mark Cuban In Favor Of Moving The Three-Point Line Back
Mark Cuban believes moving the line back would create more spacing of the game.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mavs, Cavs, Heat, Hawks Thunder Interested In Kevin Martin If Bought Out
Kevin Martin's destination could hinge on where Joe Johnson signs.

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David Lee To Sign With Mavericks For $2.1M Room Exception
David Lee was waived by the Celtics on Friday.

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