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Mavs Exercise 17-18 Option On Justin Anderson

Oct 20, 2016 3:35 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have exercised the 2017-18 option on Justin Anderson's rookie contract.

The Mavericks considered it an easy decision as he will make $1.6 million next season. The Mavs consider Anderson a potential long-term core piece.

Anderson finished his rookie year strong and will have an increased role this season.

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Mavs Sign Jaleel Cousins

Oct 17, 2016 2:23 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Jaleel Cousins.

Cousins went undrafted out of South Florida in 2016 and played for the Mavericks in Summer League.

Jaleel Cousins is the brother of DeMarcus Cousins.

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Andrew Bogut Believes Kevin Durant To Warriors 'Was Done Long Before Summer'

Oct 12, 2016 2:01 PM

Even as the Golden State Warriors pursued a record regular season and a second straight trip to The Finals, Andrew Bogut knew he could leave the team in the offseason as part of their pursuit of Kevin Durant.

"That's part of the business," said Bogut. "I think the deal was done long before the summer. I think it was done -- obviously, K.D. didn't make his concrete decision, but I think our organization knew for a while what was going to happen. That's just a part of it. Andre [Iguodala] and I knew it was one of us that was going to go, and it was me. That's part of the business. I have no gripes about it. You get a Hall of Famer -- he's going to be a Hall of Famer -- in K.D. If I'm the GM, I do the same deal. That's just the reality of the business."

The Warriors accommodated Bogut by trading him to the Dallas Mavericks.

"I've always liked the city -- first off -- off the court," said Bogut. "It's kind of a big city, but it's spread out, just kind of more suited to me. I'm not a huge metropolitan kind of guy, so that fit in. And then the organization, everybody that fits here speaks very highly of the way they treat their players, the things they do for their players. It's no secret that it's my 12th year, so I need any help I can get."

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Andrew Bogut, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dirk Nowitzki Pushed For Mavs To Trade For Rajon Rondo

Oct 5, 2016 7:30 PM

The Dallas Mavericks traded away Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, Jameer Nelson and a future first round pick to the Boston Celtics for Rajon Rondo in a deal that has become one of the worst moves in the NBA in recent memory.

Nelson was not giving the Mavericks adequate minutes that season at point guard and Dirk Nowitzki pushed for the trade.

"The Rondo deal, that's the one that stands out," said MacMahon on the Dunc'd On Podcast with Nate Duncan. "Rick Carlisle told them he did not want him. He said he was going to kill the spacing. He said Rondo is going to be a really bad fit. But essentially what happened there, and Rick stood down once he understood this, Dirk wanted the deal done. Dirk has traded for two point guard during his time. He's traded for Jason Kidd; that one helped deliver a championship here. Got off to a rocky start but certainly ended up with a ring. He made one great deal for a point guard while the Rondo trade was a total disaster."

Rondo was benched by the Mavericks after Game 2 of their first round series against the Rockets.

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Tags: Rajon Rondo, Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dunc'd On: DAL Season Outlook w/Tim McMahon

Oct 5, 2016 1:57 AM

Dunc'd On's Season Outlook for the Dallas Mavericks with Tim MacMahon of ESPN. We discuss the saga of Chandler Parsons' exit from Dallas and analyze how the Mavericks will look after acquiring Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut. We also hit on potential breakout and regression candidates, playing time and lineup issues, key questions for success this year, give our predictions for the Mavericks season, and finally Tim gives his grade for the Mavs' front office over the past 5 years..

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks

Sep 24, 2016 12:14 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) and Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) break down the Southwest Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves (9:06), choose the Southwest’s best newcomer (32:09) and pick the rookies they are most excited to see (39:13).

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5 (45:39), predict how many playoff teams will come out of the Central (50:31), choose breakout players (59:46) and much more.


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Mavericks Sign C.J. Williams

Sep 19, 2016 11:25 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard C.J. Williams. 

Williams (6-5, 225) spent the 2015-16 season with JDA Dijon Bourgogne in France, where he averaged 11.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game in 34 games. Williams also played for the San Antonio Spurs’ 2016 summer league teams that competed in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.

Before joining Dijon in 2015-16, Williams played for Michelin Etha Engomis Nicosia in Cyprus (2012-13), the D-League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders (2013-14) and Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia in Italy (2014-15).

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Dirk Nowitzki Taking Year-By-Year Approach To Future

Sep 16, 2016 12:03 PM

Dirk Nowitzki signed a two-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason but he's still taking his playing future on a year-by-year basis.

“I always said I wanted to kind of take it year-by-year. Signing a two-year deal doesn’t mean I necessarily have to play those two years. I think we’ll see how next year goes, how the body responds and then we’ll make that decision again next year,” Nowitzki said. “But obviously, I would love to play the next two years and then just see how it goes.”

Last season, Nowitzki played 75 games for Dallas and averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in just over 31 minutes per night.

The Mavericks were unable to sign Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside but they did acquire Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut.

“Hopefully for the next two years [I’m] still doing some of the same things I was going to be able to do last year, just be able to help the guys spread the floor, maybe some timely baskets here and there and maybe get a rebound every now and again,” he said.

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Phil Jackson Regrets Not Trading For Jae Crowder In Tyson Chandler Trade

Aug 26, 2016 11:34 AM

Phil Jackson said his biggest mistake since taking over the New York Knicks was not taking Jae Crowder in the Tyson Chandler trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

Crowder emerged as one of the NBA's best defensive players since his trade to the Boston Celtics.

"One of the first deals I engineered when I came back to New York was to trade Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas for Shane Larkin, Jose Calderon, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert, plus a second-round pick that the Mavs owed to the Celtics," said Jackson. "In talking with (Dallas), I was given the option of taking that pick or else taking Jae Crowder. I liked Crowder but I thought he wouldn’t get much of a chance to play behind Carmelo, so I took the pick which turned out to be Cleanthony Early. While Cleanthony has missed lots of time in the past two seasons with us, he still has the potential to be a valuable player. Even so, I should have taken Crowder.

“Anyway, for all of us, making mistakes are part of the learning process."

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Mavericks Paid Dirk Nowitzki More Than He Asked For In Free Agency

Aug 3, 2016 1:35 PM

The Dallas Mavericks offered Dirk Nowitzki a two-year, $50 million deal, which was more than he asked for in free agency.

Nowitzki was on a discounted deal previously.

“Dirk wasn’t even in the country and people couldn’t even reach him when free agency started,” Mark Cuban said. “I basically told him, look, you tell me the price and it actually started lower. His agent said ‘how about this much’ and we said ‘we’ll have a little more money, we’ll give you more’ and as the numbers started getting bigger and bigger, it was like ‘what about this number?’ ‘We’ll give you more.’ Finally, it was like ‘this is what we got left, take it!’ We wanted to make it a two-year deal with a team option so that people wouldn’t speculate that he was going to retire because Dirk is the type of guy, he’s just a good guy. He would hate going city to city to city and everyone asking him if he was going to retire because he has no intention of retiring after this year and, with the team option that we have, he gave us the flexibility that said ‘if we find somebody that we can send the money to that he likes, we all like, then let’s do it and if not, let’s give the money to Dirk again which I’m fine with too.”

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Dirk Nowitzki Re-Signs With Mavs On Two-Year, $50M Deal
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks have finalized his new contract worth $50 million over two seasons.

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Harrison Barnes Braced For Warriors' Exit After Years Of Trade Rumors
Harrison Barnes was involved in trade rumors for Dwight Howard and Kevin Love before the Warriors pivoted to pursue Kevin Durant.

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Kyle Collinsworth Signs Two-Year Partially Guaranteed Deal With Mavs
Kyle Collinsworth played for Dallas in the Summer League.

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Rodrigue Beaubois Declines Invitation To Join Mavs For Camp
Rodrigue Beaubois would have had to compete for a roster spot with Jonathan Gibson.

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Mavs Sign Nicolas Brussino
Nicolas Brussino spent the 2015-16 season with Penarol Mar del Plata, averaging 14.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game in 59 games.

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Jonathan Gibson Signs With Mavericks
In five games in the Summer League, Jonathan Gibson has averaged 18.8 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 28.0 minutes.

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Quincy Acy Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavs
Quincy Acy spent last season with the Kings, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game.

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Mark Cuban Believes Warriors With Durant Will Drive Interest In NBA
Mark Cuban declined to comment on potential changes to the CBA, other than saying that "a lot of research" will be necessary before any changes are proposed.

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Warriors Gave Andrew Bogut Choice Between Mavs, Rockets
The 76ers also expressed heavy interest but the Warriors felt like they owed it to Andrew Bogut to trade him to a team with realistic playoff aspirations.

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JaVale McGee Waived By Mavericks
JaVale McGee averaged 5.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 10.9 minutes in 34 games.

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Anthony Randolph Agrees To One-Year Deal With Real Madrid
Anthony Randolph received interest from the Mavericks.

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Mavericks Consider Signing Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois played for Strasbourg in France last season.

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Pacers Acquire Jeremy Evans From Mavericks
Jeremy Evans gives the Pacers an additional bench option on the wing.

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Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks Agree Upon Two-Year, $40M Deal
Dirk Nowitzki's previous contract was a three-year, $25 million deal.

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Seth Curry Finalizing Two-Year, $6M Deal With Mavs
Seth Curry spent the past two seasons with the Kings.

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Zaza Pachulia Agrees To One-Year, $2.9M Deal With Warriors
Zaza Pachulia spent last season with the Mavericks.

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Harrison Barnes, Mavs Agree Upon Four-Year, $94M Deal
With the Warriors agreeing to terms with Kevin Durant, they will rescind their qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes to make him an unrestricted free agent.


Mavericks Agree To Acquire Andrew Bogut From Warriors
The Warriors needed to unload Andrew Bogut's salary to create cap space to sign Kevin Durant.

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Harrison Barnes Expected To Sign Four-Year, $95M Max Deal With Mavs
Golden State was expected to keep Harrison Barnes if Kevin Durant didn't choose to sign with them.

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Deron Williams Agrees To One-Year, $10M Deal With Mavs
Deron Williams has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on a one-year deal.

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