Mar 08, 2014 12:17 PM EST
Mark Cuban is in favor of the NBA expanding its draft beyond the current two rounds.
“I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban said on Friday.
“Because once they get into the ‘I’m a free agent, I wasn’t drafted grind,’ ... you’ve got to realize that toward the bottom of the second round there are teams that pick for financial reasons, and that takes advantage of guys that might have otherwise been picked.
“Rather than me making a call, ‘Hey, so-and-so, you’re the 61st pick in the NBA draft,’ It would be better to have the draft [expanded], but again, it’s not my say.”
Mar 05, 2014 3:03 PM EST
Vince Carter, 37, believes he can play two more seasons in the NBA but is unsure about playing until he is 40.
When told Steve Nash played at the age of 40 this season, Carter said, "That’s crazy. 40? I have a couple of years left."
Carter is averaging 11.9 points and 3.6 rebounds this season as a contributor off the Dallas Mavericks' bench.
Mar 04, 2014 10:05 PM EST
he Dallas Mavericks assigned rookie guard Gal Mekel to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League on Tuesday.
Mekel is averaging 2.4 points, 2.1 assists and 9.6 minutes in 30 games this season.
Mekel has missed the last 21 games of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to address a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.
Feb 24, 2014 12:16 PM EST
Dirk Nowitzki plans to play for several more seasons.
Nowitzki will turn 36 on June 19, less than two weeks before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
“I’m a free agent this summer, and I’ll probably sign on for two or three years,” Nowitzki said. “And then I can sign a bunch of one-year deals, I guess, after that, as long as I want and as long as it feels good.”
Nowitzk believes there is less stress on his body as a big than there is for guards.
“Standing in the corner shooting a 3-ball will never be a problem,” said Nowitzki. “It’s running up and down; it’s competing on the boards, the showing on the pick-and-rolls where you’ve got to run out there with the small guys — I think that’s the problem.
“And the preparation obviously you have to do every summer. Once I get tired of that, I think it’ll be over pretty quick because you’ve got to put in a lot of work at this age to still perform on a high level.”
Nowitzki is being paid $22.7 million this season.
Feb 22, 2014 1:01 PM EST
The Philadelphia 76ers and Danny Granger have been in discussions on a contract buyout and sources tells RealGM that management has given their complete cooperation.
Granger was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the 76ers at the deadline for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen.
Should Granger receive a buyout, sources tell RealGM that he will likely decide between the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks.
Granger will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Feb 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST
The Cleveland Cavaliers have held trade talks with the Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers on Luol Deng.
There is little traction on the talks as no team seems inclined to give up highly valued assets for Deng, who will be a free agent in the offseason.
Deng is determined to test free agency before making a decision on whether to re-sign with the Cavaliers.
Deng will be seeking a deal in the $12 million to $13 million per season range.
Feb 19, 2014 1:44 PM EST
The Brooklyn Nets are now willing to go forward with a trade for Jordan Hill despite a huge tax hit.
The Nets can acquire Hill using their Disabled Player Exception.
The Los Angeles Lakers are talking to multiple teams about Hill, who does not figure in their long-term plans.
The cost of acquiring Hill would be approximately $17 million to the Nets.
The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have also discussed a trade for Hill with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
Feb 18, 2014 4:48 PM EST
The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks are attempting to put together trade offers to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.
The Wolves have given no indication they have interest in moving Love ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Love could become a free agent in 2015 and it is widely known that his agents is determined to get him to a major market.
Love's first choice is joining the Lakers, according to one person familiar with his thinking.
The Lakers' offer would have to include the expiring contract of Pau Gasol. The Lakers can also offer future picks, though not their selection in the 2014 NBA Draft.
Feb 15, 2014 12:49 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks are willing to listen but are not searching for roster changes. They currently have 15 guaranteed contracts.
Donnie Nelson discussed the Mavericks' approach heading into next week's trade deadline.
“We’re always looking for ways to improve," Nelson said. "Now with that being said, all of the parts are pretty intricately in twined. To get you got to give and right now the team is looking good.
"We’re not looking for reasons to change, but if something presented itself, obviously we’ll look at it.”
Jan 18, 2014 8:10 PM EST
The Dallas Mavericks have assigned Ricky Ledo to the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League.
Ledo (6-7, 200) has seen action in nine games for the Mavericks and holds averages of 1.9 points and 3.3 minutes per game.
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Mark Cuban has received a fine of $100,000 by the NBA for confronting officials after the Mavericks' loss on Wednesday against the Clippers.
No timetable has been set for Gal Mekel's return.
P.J. Hairston led the Tar Heels in scoring last season as a sophomore with 14.6 points a game and made 89 3-pointers.
The NBA admitted officials a missed foul call late in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks' 110-107 win over the Pelicans on Saturday.
The NBA acknowledged the officiating crew should have called a foul on Shawn Marion to put Kevin Love at the free throw line near the end of regulation in the Mavericks' win over the Timberwolves.
Teams now often look for big men with the ability to stretch the floor to create space.
Devin Harris has yet to play after undergoing surgery on a toe on his left foot this past summer.
Luol Deng is already receiving interest from the Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies and Nets among others, according to sources.
Gersson Rosas parted ways with the Mavericks after becoming uncomfortable in his role under Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson
The pairing of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis was ill-fitted.
Ricky Ledo has played in six games this season as a rookie.
Mark Cuban does not expect to have difficult contract negotiations with Dirk Nowitzki in the offseason.
Chris Bosh is a Dallas native and reportedly received interest from the Mavericks in the summer of 2010 as well.
Nov 23, 2013
Mark Cuban admitted he took offense to the Rockets pursuing Dirk Nowitzki.
Mark Cuban a firm believer that another expansion will happen before the NBA relocates a current franchise.
Rick Carlisle remains unsure exactly when Devin Harris will return to the Mavericks’ lineup.
Vince Carter has been suspended one game by the NBA for his elbow to the head of Steven Adams.
Ricky Ledo was a second round pick in the June NBA Draft.
Oct 29, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Gersson Rosas and the Mavericks are parting ways after just three months
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