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Chandler Parsons Had More Control Over Mavs' Decisions During Tenure Than Donnie Nelson

Oct 22, 2021 2:21 PM

When Chandler Parsons was a member of the Dallas Mavericks, he reportedly played a key role in personnel decisions in consultation with Mark Cuban.

Parsons joined the Mavericks in 2014 on a three-year, $46 million contract.

"Donnie Nelson ultimately won a power struggle after Chandler Parsons was the primary voice in Cuban's ear for a couple of year," said Tim MacMahon on the Brian Windhorst Podcast. "Chandler Parsons had significantly more control over personnel than Donnie Nelson did for two years. That is simply a fact."

Parsons left the Mavericks in 2016 on a four-year, $95 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. 

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Haralabos Voulgaris Compares Mavericks' Dysfunction To 'High School Drama'

Oct 22, 2021 7:34 AM

Haralabos Voulgaris compared the dysfunction within the Dallas Mavericks during his tenure to "high school drama."

Voulgaris was the former director of quantitative research and development for the franchise.

Voulgaris had tension with Donnie Nelson in particular. 

"I wanted to be a part of something. I wanted to win basketball games," Voulgaris told Pablo Torre on the ESPN Daily podcast. "Changing the organizational structure of the Dallas Mavericks was never something I was interested in unless I was going to be the guy in charge, and I wasn't even sure. I never actually wanted to be the guy in charge until it became clear that the guy in charge didn't want me around. And then I was like, 'Oh, OK, now it's competitive.' ...

"But when it became personal, like then the competitive part of me started to kind of kick in. Like, 'Oh, this guy wants me out of here.' It never became obvious that he wanted me out of there. You can just read between the lines a little bit. You can kind of see. Just to be very clear, the first two years or whatever, Donnie was very pleasant around me when I was there. It's just, you hear certain things, you learn certain things, you're told certain things. It was a very gossipy workplace, very gossipy. It was like a sewing circle over there."

Voulgaris started consulting for the Mavs on a full-time basis in 2016 and was hired as a full-time executive in 2018, when he said former coach Rick Carlisle "had to bless the hire."

"I sent [Cuban] an email where I was like, 'Hey, look, I'm just trying to fit in. I appreciate the opportunity. I don't want to ruffle any feathers,'" Voulgaris said. "And he was very clear, like, 'No, I don't want you to fit in. We're deficient in areas that you're good at. If it's hard, hard conversations have to be had.' Looking back on it, it was kind of like I was this missile to go in there and create the change and unlock some boulders that couldn't be moved before."

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Mavericks Exercise 22-23 Option On Josh Green

Oct 20, 2021 9:21 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have exercised their 2022-23 rookie scale team option for Josh Green. This is the third-year option for Green.

Dallas drafted Green with the 18th pick of the first round at the 2020 NBA Draft. As a rookie, Green played in 39 games with five starts. The Arizona product played limited minutes, as he found himself behind several veteran wing players.

Green also played for the Salt Lake City Stars during the 2021 G League bubble. In six games, he averaged 13.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game.

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Mavericks Waive Tyrell Terry, Feron Hunt, Carlik Jones

Oct 16, 2021 8:25 AM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived Tyrell Terry, Feron Hunt and Carlik Jones.

Terry was the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. Terry entered the NBA as a three-point specialist, but went 0-for-7 over 56 minutes last season. Terry also shot 33.9 percent on three-pointers in 13 G League games. In the preseason, Terry went 1-for-4 from three over 30 minutes. 

Terry is still owed a guaranteed salary of $1.5 million this season and $1.8 million the following season as part of his rookie contract.

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Luka Doncic Edges Giannis Antetokounmpo In GM Survey For Player To Build Around

Oct 5, 2021 10:15 AM

Luka Doncic has edged Giannis Antetokounmpo by a 43 percent to 40 percent margin as the player NBA general managers would choose to sign if they were starting a franchise today.

Doncic and Antetokounmpo were tied at 43 percent apiece last season.

Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Nikola Jokic and Zion Williamson also received votes.

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Luka Doncic Signs With WME Sports

Oct 4, 2021 10:08 AM

Luka Doncic has signed with WME Sports for all areas of his representation.

Doncic is represented on the court by Bill Duffy and Quique Villalobos at BDA Sports Management.

“I’m excited,” Doncic said. “WME Sports has so much to offer, and I know they’re the perfect partner to help me achieve all of my goals off the court.”

Endeavor acquired a stake in BDA Sports in December.

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Mavericks To Start Dwight Powell At Center, Kristaps Porzingis At Power Forward

Sep 29, 2021 2:44 PM

The Dallas Mavericks plan to start Dwight Powell at center with Kristaps Porzingis at power forward.

Porzingis has admitted in the past that he can be more effective at center than at power forward. 

The Mavericks replaced Rick Carlisle with Jason Kidd as head coach in the offseason.

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Kristaps Porzingis Wanted Trade After Playoffs, Now Returning To Mavericks With 'Fresh Start'

Sep 23, 2021 9:58 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is entering his third full season with the Dallas Mavericks and is hoping for a fresh start under Jason Kidd after the team parted ways with Rick Carlisle.

"I'll say this: at the end of last year Porzingis wanted to be traded," said Tim MacMahon on The Hoop Collective Podcast. "My understanding is he feels like he has a fresh start with the coaching change. He's had the healthy offseason. He's been able to work, not just on his game but on his body some more. That he's coming back with a refreshed feel. 

"At the end of last year, he wasn't going to come out and ask for a trade. He's smart enough to understand the optics."

"He's already done that once," replied Brian Windhorst referring to the departure of Porzingis from the New York Knicks in 2019.

"But at the end of last year when he stood in the corner and checked the wind for an entire playoff series, he was hoping to be traded," added MacMahon. "From what I gather, he's coming back optimistic now."

Porzingis has three seasons and over $100 million remaining on his contract.

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Bob Voulgaris, Mavericks Part Ways

Sep 23, 2021 1:58 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have parted ways with Haralabos “Bob” Voulgaris.

Voulgaris was hired in 2018 as director of quantitative research and development. The contract of Voulgaris expired and was not renewed by Nico Harrison.

“Just for clarification I asked to be let out of my contract, was denied. Since then I’ve been waiting for my contract to expire,” Voulgaris wrote.

A report from The Athletic previously detailed how Voulgaris had increased his influence within the Mavericks. Within days of the report, the Mavericks parted ways with Donnie Nelson.

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J.J. Redick Announces Retirement

Sep 21, 2021 8:41 AM

J.J. Redick announced his retirement from basketball on his The Old Man and the Three show. Redick played in the NBA for 15 seasons.

Redick spent the first six-and-a-half years of his career with the Orlando Magic. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2012-13 season. Redick then played the next four years with the LA Clippers, before moving on to the Philadelphia 76ers for two seasons. Redick then signed with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. He was traded to the Dallas Mavericks at the 2021 trade deadline.

Over 940 regular season games, Redick averaged 12.8 points per game. Redick was one of the NBA's most-feared shooters, as he shot 41.5% from behind the arc for his career. In the regular season, Redick buried 1,950 three-pointers.

During his career, Redick's teams made the playoffs in 14-of-15 seasons. In 110 postseason games, Redick averaged 10.9 points and shot 37.1% on three-pointers.

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