Dallas Mavericks Wiretap

Luka Doncic: I Don't Think Dallas Should Worry About Me Leaving

Nov 25, 2022 9:37 AM

As a perennial MVP candidate, the ability of the Dallas Mavericks to surround Luka Doncic with a roster capable of winning a championship will continue to be one of the NBA's most pressing storylines.

Doncic signed a five-year supermax contract during the 2021 offseason that begins this season. Doncic has a player option after Year 4.

"I don't think they [should] worry about it," Doncic said on WFAA about Mavericks' fan worried about him potentially leaving the team. "I have five years left here so I don't think they should be worried about it."

Doncic also said his goal is to help the Mavericks win a title.

"That's everything," Doncic said. "Everybody wants to win the championship. I want to win the championship here. It's our goal. It's the same every season. It's a lot of work to do. There are so many great teams in the league. Anybody can beat you at this point. You have to be really ready."


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Christian Wood: I Would Love To Play More

Nov 21, 2022 7:51 AM

Christian Wood spent the last two seasons as a starter for the Houston Rockets. Now, he's coming off the bench again and it's been an adjustment for Wood.

The biggest issue for Wood seems to be playing time. After topping 30 minutes per game the last two seasons, Wood is playing 24.6 minutes per game for the Dallas Mavericks. For his part, Wood would like to play more.

“I would love to play more. I’ve voiced that several times, but I just play my role," Wood said after playing a season-low 17 minutes on Sunday. The Mavs lost that contest to the shorthanded Denver Nuggets, with Wood taking just three shots in his 17 minutes off the Dallas bench.

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Luka Doncic Rookie Card Sells For $3.12M

Nov 18, 2022 1:48 PM

A Luka Doncic rookie card has sold for $3.12 million in a public auction.

This is the same Doncic Logoman that reportedly changed hands in a private sale in March 2021 for $4.6 million.

"This is the highest price ever realized for a basketball card sold in a verified public auction," said Jesse Craig, vice president of sales at PWCC. "This was an important moment for the market to decide on the value of Luka's best trading card. The card stood on its own merits [and] if you include private sales, Luka now sits between the high sales for LeBron and Jordan. The market confirmed Luka is in rare air in terms of collectability with this sale."

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Spencer Dinwiddie Says Referee Tony Brothers Insulted Him To Teammate

Nov 5, 2022 9:34 AM

Dallas Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie opened his postgame press conference talking about NBA official Tony Brothers, instead of the Mavs win over the Toronto Raptors. Dinwiddie said Brothers called him a slur after giving the guard a technical foul.

According to Dinwiddie, a teammate told him that Brothers called the Mavs guard a "b*tch a** mother f***er".

Dinwiddie went on to explain that he did have an incident with Brothers during the game, but at no point did he make anything personal towards the referee. Dinwiddie requested that the NBA rescind his technical foul, and the ensuing fine, based on Brothers' insult towards him.

Media present asked to speak with Brothers following the game via a pool report. That request was denied, as pool reports are intended for rules clarifications only.

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Mavericks Assign Jaden Hardy To G League

Oct 31, 2022 1:31 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have assigned guard Jaden Hardy to the Texas Legends of the NBA G League.

Hardy (6-4, 198) has played 10 minutes in two games with the Mavericks this season, posting two rebounds and one assist. The rookie will be with the Legends through their back-to-back at the Austin Spurs on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5.

Hardy has appeared in two games so far for the Mavericks. 

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Luka Doncic First Player Since Michael Jordan In 1986 To Open With Six Games Of 30 Or More Points

Oct 31, 2022 6:24 AM

Luka Doncic's 2022-23 season is off to quite the start. Six games into the season, Doncic is leading the NBA in scoring at 36.7 points per game.

Doncic has scored between 32 and 44 points in each of the Dallas Mavericks first six games. That made Doncic the first player since Michael Jordan in 1986 to open a season with 30 or more points in his first six games of a season. Against the Orlando Magic on Sunday, Doncic hit the 30-point marker before halftime.

For his part, Doncic says he can play even better than he has. That's backed by the fact that the Mavs star is hitting only 22.6% of his three-pointers on the young season. Doncic is also averaging 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists, to go along with his gaudy scoring numbers.

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Christian Wood 'Focused On Trying To Win', Not Contract

Oct 28, 2022 10:43 AM

Christian Wood is thriving in his first season with the Dallas Mavericks

"Individually, of course, I want to be an All-Star in this league," said Wood. "I think I have a good chance if I get the time and the minutes to show what I can really do. I think I can definitely make a case for that. I want to try to win as many games as I can. I want to get to the playoffs. I haven’t been to the playoffs one time in my career. I want to try to make a run in the playoffs."

Wood will be a free agent this offseason. Wood was asked about his thoughts on the future.

"I guess we’ll see," said Wood. "I haven’t really thought too much about it. I want to win. I’m not worried about a contract or an extension. I’m just focused on trying to win."

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Facundo Campazzo's Mavericks Debut Delayed By Visa Issue

Oct 23, 2022 8:34 AM

The Dallas Mavericks added point guard Facundo Campazzo to their roster right at the end of the preseason. Campazzo hasn't played in either of the Mavs' first two games because of a visa issue.

Dallas coach Jason Kidd said they hope to have Campazzo active and available by the team's next game on Tuesday. The Argentina native is having his visa recalibrated to allow him to continue to work in the United States.

Campazzo joined the Mavericks after two seasons with the Denver Nuggets. The 5-foot-11 guard is expected to help Dallas replace some of the depth they lost at point guard over the summer.

Callie Caplan/Dallas Morning News

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Facundo Campazzo Signs With Mavericks

Oct 17, 2022 6:04 PM

Facundo Campazzo has agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Campazzo previously played with Luka Doncic at Real Madrid. 

The Mavericks had a clear need for depth at point guard entering the season.

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Facundo Campazzo Set To Sign One-Year Contract With Mavs Pending Physical

Oct 17, 2022 12:59 AM

Facundo Campazzo will sign a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Monday or Tuesday pending a physical, sources told Marc Stein of Substack.

Campazzo will fill the Mavs' 15th roster spot. 

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Mavericks Convert McKinley Wright IV To Two-Way Contract

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Mavs Set To Sign Facundo Campazzo Next Week, Nearing Two-Way Deal With McKinley Wright IV

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2022-23)

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Mavericks Waive Marcus Bingham Jr, Mouhamadou Gueye, Tyler Hall, DJ Stewart

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Mavs In 'Advanced Talks' To Sign Facundo Campazzo

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Mavericks Exercise 23-24 Option On Josh Green

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Mavericks Weighing Signing Facundo Campazzo

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RealGM Radio: Rob Mahoney, Matt Moore On The Southwest Division (2022)

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Mark Cuban Isn't Against In-Season Tournament, Would Like To See NBA Draft Expanded

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Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks, Suns Have Trade Interest In Bojan Bogdanovic

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Maxi Kleber, Mavericks Agree To Three-Year, $33M Extension

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Mavericks Considering Adding Veteran Ballhandler To Roster

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Tyler Hall, Mavericks Sign Camp Deal

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NBA Christmas Day Games Set To Feature Eight 2022 Playoff Teams

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Mavericks Signing McKinley Wright IV, Mouhamadou Gueye To Camp Deals

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First Draft Of Next Season's Schedule Features Lakers-Mavs On Christmas Day

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Mavs Hire Marko Milic To Coaching Staff, Will Focus On Player Development

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Matt Riccardi Joins Mavs In Senior Front Office Role

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Tyler Dorsey Signs Two-Way Deal With Mavs

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Haralabos Voulgaris Received Interest From Three Teams Last Offseason

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