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Gian Clavell Signs Two-Way Contract With Mavericks

Oct 16, 2017 3:34 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to sign Gian Clavell to a two-way contract.

Clavell averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.7 minutes per game for the Mavericks in Summer League.

Clavell went undrafted in 2017.

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Mark Cuban 'Considering' Run For President

Oct 4, 2017 10:36 AM

Mark Cuban is becoming more serious about running for president in 2020, admitting it is something he is "considering".

"I don’t think anybody who knows me, anybody who listens to me, anybody who talks to me is going to think I’m anything like Donald Trump," Cuban said on a podcast with CNN's Bakari Sellers.

Cuban supported Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“If I can come up with solutions I think people can get behind and truly solve problems, then it makes perfect sense for me to run," he said. "If it comes down to, do I think I can win because I can convince more people to vote for me, then no, I won’t run.”

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RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 25, 2017 11:50 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Suns (1:56), Kings (8:25), Lakers (13:12), Mavericks (20:45), Grizzlies (30:49), Pelicans (34:59), Jazz (44:12), Trail Blazers (51:10), Clippers (55:19), Nuggets (1:02:12), Timberwolves (1:06:27), Thunder (1:15:28), Spurs (1:18:39), Rockets (1:26:09), Warriors (1:31:30) and their best bets in both conferences.

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Mavericks Unlikely To Start Nerlens Noel

Sep 25, 2017 5:29 PM

The Dallas Mavericks may bring Nerlens Noel off the bench this season.

“I had a discussion three days ago with Nerlens’s agent, Rich Paul, about that and then two days ago Nerlens, myself, Rich, and Donnie Nelson were on a conference call talking about it," Carlisle said. “I basically said to them that I’m not sure that he is going to start.”

Dirk Nowitzki now plays almost exclusively at center and is unlikely to come off the bench.

“At this point in time Dirk at the 5 position is probably the best scenario for Dirk and for our team. And I just don’t think Dirk is the guy that is going to come off the bench as long as I’m here.

"There’s a very good chance Nerlens is going to come off the bench.”

Noel took the one-year qualifying offer from the Mavericks and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.

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Dirk Nowitzki Will Make Retirement Decision Based On Health

Sep 17, 2017 12:40 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has not made a decision about his future as he will make up his mind completely depending on his health.

"If I miss another 30 to 40 games in a row, then obviously, it's not meant to be," he said. "But if I can stay sort of healthy like I did at the end of the season, when I thought I moved OK and had some good games, then maybe we'll do two more [seasons]. But we'll see how it goes."

Nowitzki had an Achilles issue last year that he needed two months to recover from.

"It's been a long summer, way too long," he said. "I've been busting my butt trying to get ready, get in game shape. I've progressed well, and I'm looking forward to camp and play some of those new guys. ...

"I don't anticipate any problems, but you know, at 39, I guess anything is possible."

Nowitzki figures to play more at center this season.

"I have no idea, really," he said of his role. "Obviously, we're pleased to have Nerlens [Noel] back at the five with his athleticism. We got a lot of bigs now, with [Josh] McRoberts hopefully healthy and playing, and Jeff Withey, who showed he can play and he's more athletic than you think. And Salah [Mejri] wants his minutes as a shot blocker.

"And I still think the game is going smaller. Harrison [Barnes] is going to see a lot of minutes at the four."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney

Sep 13, 2017 4:30 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer (@JonathanTjarks) and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated (@RobMahoney) go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

They discuss how the Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, Pelicans and Grizzlies fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Mark Cuban: Streaming Will Make Live Content Even More Valuable

Sep 11, 2017 9:10 PM

The Houston Rockets were sold to Tilman Feritta for $2.2 billion and Mark Cuban believes it is a good indication of the continuing rise in NBA franchise valuations.

Cuban has had a longtime rivalry with the Rockets since he purchased the Dallas Mavericks but he believes Ferrita bought the franchise at a good price.

"[Fertitta] got a bargain," said Cuban. "The streaming world is going to make destination live content even more valuable. It's much harder to draw an audience over the top with unlimited choices verus TV where we are one of 200 channels."

Cuban was influential in changing the culture of the NBA.

"When I got here, everyone tried to make me go old school and be like everyone else. Owners were supposed to write checks, and that was it."

Cuban purchased the Mavericks in 2000 for $285 million.

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Lamar Odom: 2011 Trade From Lakers 'Basically Ended My Career, Purpose'

Aug 28, 2017 7:07 PM

Lamar Odom is still haunted by the 2011 offseason when the Los Angeles Lakers first traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans and then the Dallas Mavericks after the Chris Paul was rescinded.

“That trade from the Lakers basically ended my career and purpose,” Odom told The Vertical. “I was never really myself ever again. Being in L.A., the structure, the people I knew, it hurt leaving. I had great memories with the Lakers, with Kobe (Bryant) and Pau (Gasol). That was a special time in my life.

“I got traded the season after we lost to Dallas in the playoffs, and I had won Sixth Man of the Year for the team. To trade me after winning Sixth Man of the Year … what else do I got to do? Why?

“I think about it all the time, about how much I had left in the tank. I had issues going on. But barring injury, could I play in the NBA today? I could play. I should still be playing.”

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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Nerlens Noel Rejected Four-Year, $70M Deal From Mavs On July 1

Aug 28, 2017 10:21 AM

Nerlens Noel turned down a four-year, $70 million offer from the Dallas Mavericks at the start of free agency.

Noel, who was a restricted free agent, asked the Mavericks for a max contract.

Noel signed for the qualifying offer of $4.1 million in late August to end his restricted free agency and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2018.

The Mavericks traded for Noel at the 2017 trade deadline.

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Nerlens Noel Agrees To Sign With Mavs On One-Year, $4.1M QO

Aug 26, 2017 1:40 PM

Nerlens Noel has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on the qualifying offer worth $4.1 million for one season. 

Noel will become an unrestricted free agent in 2018. 

The Mavericks traded for Noel at the 2017 trade deadline. 

The two sides remained far apart on talks for a multi-year deal. 

Chris Haynes/ESPN

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Dennis Smith Jr. Voted By Peers As Favorite To Win Rookie Of The Year
Dennis Smith received 25.7 percent of the vote, ahead of Lonzo Ball at 20 percent and Markelle Fultz at 17.1 percent.

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Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul As Agent
Klutch Sports has worked with a number of clients on lengthy restricted free agency periods.

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Nerlens Noel Fires Agent To Hire Dan Fegan
With Nerlens Noel a restricted free agent, the Dallas Mavericks are unwilling to sign him to a max contract.

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Jeff Withey Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavericks
Jeff Withey gives the Mavericks depth at center while they continue their restricted free agency stand-off with Nerlens Noel.

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Mavericks Sign P.J. Dozier
As a sophomore, P.J. Dozier averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, a team-high 2.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 28.7 minutes per game in 36 games.

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Dennis Smith Jr. Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour
Dennis Smith's deal will be worth as much as $2 million per year with incentives.

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Mavericks Sign Brandon Ashley
Brandon Ashley played for the Mavericks' Summer League team this year.

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Mavericks Sign Gian Clavell
Gian Clavell averaged 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 24.6 minutes.

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Mavericks Waive Nicolas Brussino
Nicolas Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17.

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Nerlens Noel's Camp 'Disappointed' By Negotiations With Mavericks
The Mavericks have yet to make a realistic contract offer to Nerlens Noel.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks
Miami took back the contract of A.J. Hammons from the Mavericks, who is guaranteed $1.3 million this season and $1.5 million next season.

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Mavs Wouldn't Rebuild If They Were In Eastern Conference
Mark Cuban is in favor of a change to the playoff format where conferences are eliminated.

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Mark Cuban: Eastern Teams Know They Can Get By Doing Less
Robert Sarver and Mark Cuban are both in favor of eliminating conferences.

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Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons
The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Dirk Nowitzki Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mavericks
The second year of Dirk Nowitzki's deal will be a team option for the Mavericks.

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Nerlens Noel Receives Interest From Hawks
Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent, which will allow the Mavericks to match any offer sheet.

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Mavericks Sign Johnathan Motley To Two-Way Deal
Johnathan Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game

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Carter-Williams Receiving Interest From Rockets, Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Hornets
Michael Carter-Williams received a call from the Rockets as free agency opened.

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Mavericks Trade Jarrod Uthoff To Rockets For Cash
Jarrod Uthoff signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the Mavericks on March 9 and 19, and then a multi-year deal with the club on March 29.

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Mavericks Trade DeAndre Liggins To Rockets For Cash Considrations
The Mavericks were going to decline their team option on DeAndre Liggins.

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