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Simmons, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, Markkanen On 2018 NBA All-Rookie Team

May 22, 2018 2:19 PM

Ben Simmons and Donovan Mitchell headline the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Teams as unanimous selections.

Jayson Tatum nearly was a unanimous selection as well, earning 99 out of 100 First Team Votes.

Kyle Kuzma and Lauri Markkanen round out the First Team.

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie First Team
Donovan Mitchell
Ben Simmons
Jayson Tatum
Kyle Kuzma
Lauri Markkanen

2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
Dennis Smith Jr.
Lonzo Ball
John Collins
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Josh Jackson

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Hawks In Advanced Talks To Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach

May 21, 2018 6:35 PM

The Atlanta Hawks are in advanced talks with Melvin Hunt to hire him as an assistant coach.

Hunt has been on the coaching staff of the Dallas Mavericks since 2015.

The Hawks hired Lloyd Pierce this offseason.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mavericks To Pursue DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins, Julius Randle

May 21, 2018 11:41 AM

The Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins and Julius Randle in free agency.

Jordan and Randle are natives of Texas.

Jordan agreed to sign with the Mavericks in 2015 before ultimately changing his mind to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Cousins was widely expected to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans until he ruptured his Achilles and the team continued to play well without him. The Mavericks have an extensive history of working with Cousins' agent Jarinn Akana.

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Tags: DeMarcus Cousins, DeAndre Jordan, Julius Randle, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kings, Hawks Could Pass On Luka Doncic

May 20, 2018 7:07 PM

There is a growing belief that both the Sacramento Kings and Atlanta Hawks are prepared to pass on Luka Doncic if he is available to them at No. 2 and No. 3.

The Phoenix Suns are expected to take Deandre Ayton at No. 1. 

Another team could conceivably trade up with the Kings or Hawks to select Doncic, but he could also slide to the Memphis Grizzlies at No. 4 or even the Dallas Mavericks at No. 5.

Doncic struggled at times in the Euroleague Final Four, which was attended by a host of scouts and NBA decision-makers.

Jonathan Givony/ESPN

Tags: Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

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Luka Doncic Could Be Drafted Anywhere From First To Fifth

May 18, 2018 6:36 PM

Luka Doncic had 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists in Real Madrid's 92-83 win in the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Amongst the NBA decision-makers in attendance to watch Doncic were Vlade Divac of the Kings, Robert Sarver and James Jones of the Kings, as well as Donnie Nelson and Tony Ronzone of the Mavericks.

More NBA executives are expected to arrive in Belgrade for the final on Sunday.

Executives said Doncic has a fairly wide potential draft range from No. 1 to as far as No. 5. The Suns will draft first, followed by the Kings at No. 2 and Hawks at No. 3. The Grizzlies will select No. 4 while the Mavericks own the fifth pick.

Because Doncic could remain with Real Madrid, he has an unique amount of leverage to potentially influence which team drafts him.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Teams

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Suns Win 2018 NBA Draft Lottery, Kings At No. 2, Hawks At No. 3

May 15, 2018 8:15 PM

The Phoenix Suns have won the 2018 NBA Draft Lottery while the Sacramento Kings moved up to No. 2 and the Atlanta Hawks will select at No. 3.

1. Phoenix Suns
2. Sacramento Kings
3. Atlanta Hawks
4. Memphis Grizzlies
5. Dallas Mavericks
6. Orlando Magic
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Nets)
9. New York Knicks
10. Philadelphia 76ers (from Lakers)
11. Charlotte Hornets
12. Los Angeles Clippers (from Pistons)
13. Los Angeles Clippers
14. Denver Nuggets

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Mark Cuban Believes Gambling Legalization Will Double Franchise Values

May 15, 2018 4:12 PM

Mark Cuban believes the decision from the United States Supreme Court to allow states to decide whether to legalize sports betting will increase the revenues for sports leagues.

"I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double," Cuban said in a "Squawk Alley" interview. "It can finally become fun to go to a baseball game again.

"It's easy to see how you'll have fun at the stadium, at the arena or while you're watching —whether its online or traditional platform."

Tillman Fertitta is less bullish than Cuban.

"Do I hope Mark is right? Yes, but I don't think that's where it really is," he said Monday on "Power Lunch."

"Remember, there's already a black market … out there and you're not going to be able to go to a game and bet on a game," said Fertitta. "Even though this has been pushed back to the states, there is still going to be a lot of federal regulation."

 

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Wesley Matthews Exercises $18.6M Player Option With Mavericks

Apr 30, 2018 11:18 AM

Wesley Matthews has exercised his $18.6 million player option with the Dallas Mavericks for the 18-19 season.

Matthews was widely expected to exercise the option as he would have been unlikely to recoup that figure on the open market.

Matthews signed a four-year, $70 million deal with the Mavericks in 2015.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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Mavericks Open To Using Cap Space Even Before Draft

Apr 17, 2018 11:29 AM

The Dallas Mavericks could have as much as $30 million in cap space this offseason.

"We have the cap room," Mark Cuban said. "That's why we have it -- to use it. There's no reason to save it.

"We would even use it before the draft. If we got a great player before the draft and we still have cap room now, going into the draft there might be something that we like. If somebody wants to get off money or somebody cuts somebody and we like him, we could sign them now."

Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Clint Capela are expected to receive attention from the Mavericks in restricted free agency.

Derrick Favors, Will Barton and Avery Bradley are three unrestricted free agents who could be targets.

Cuban doesn't expect much turnover of the roster this season.

"I expect us to keep a lot of our team together, at least 10 guys if not more," the owner said. "We need to clear a spot for the first-round pick, maybe the second-round pick and a free agent or two."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Dirk Nowitzki Announces He'll Return For 18-19

Apr 10, 2018 6:51 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has told the media he plans to return in 18-19 for his 21st NBA season.

Nowitzki will turn 40 on June 19th.

Nowitzki underwent minor surgery on his left ankle last week.

Nowitzki had let his teammates know that he was likely to come back, despite the uncertainty that he let linger through the season.

“Hopefully I can play some decent basketball next season. If not, it’s time to go,” said Nowitzki.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Dirk Nowitzki Undergoes Minor Ankle Surgery
Dirk Nowitzki played in 77 of the Mavericks' first 78 games of the season.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Nerlens Noel Suspended Five Games For Violating Anti-Drug Program
Nerlens Noel's suspension will begin immediately.

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Mavericks Sign Aaron Harrison To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Aaron Harrison is averaging 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 20.3 minutes during his first four games with Dallas.

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Dirk Nowitzki Planning On Playing Next Season
Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game this season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Mavericks Expected To Sign Aaron Harrison To 10-Day Contract
Aaron Harrison is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.9 minutes per game in the G League.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Wesley Matthews Out For Season With Stress Fracture In Leg
Wesley Matthews has one more season remaining on his contract.

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Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal
Jameel Warney is averaging 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 35.1 minutes per game in the G League.

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Mavericks Reach Jersey Sponsorship With 5miles
5miles is a Dallas-based online and app marketplace company.

Brad Townsend/Dallas Morning News

Silver In Cuban Memo: We Must Protect Actual And Perceived Integrity Of Game
Adam Silver promised to act more strongly if the NBA learns of teams actively attempting to lose.

Sam Amick/USA Today

Mark Cuban Cancels Appearance At SXSW
Mark Cuban said in an email Tuesday that he cancelled the speech before news of the Mavs scandal.

Melissa Repko/Dallas Morning News

Dirk Nowitzki: Tanking Sets Wrong Tone For Future
Dirk Nowitzki disagrees with the strategy laid out by Mark Cuban for the Mavericks to tank the remainder of the season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mavericks To Sign Scotty Hopson To 10-Day Contract
Scotty Hopson is averaging 11.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.9 minutes per game this season for Galatasaray.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Mark Cuban Fined $600,000 By NBA For Tanking Comments
Mark Cuban has been fined $600,000 for public statements detrimental to the NBA.

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SI Details Sexual Harassment Issues Within Mavericks' Franchise
Mark Cuban has not been accused of any sexual harassment himself but he's also known to be a heavily involved owner in all aspects of his franchise.

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Mark Cuban Admits Telling Mavericks 'Losing Is Our Best Option'
The Mavericks plan on ending their tank after the current season.

Dallas Morning News

Kyle Collinsworth Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Mavs
Kyle Collinsworth's deal for the remainder of the season will be guaranteed.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

Forbes

Seth Curry To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Left Tibia
Seth Curry's recovery process will take 12-14 weeks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

Mavericks Interested In Trading Wesley Matthews For 1st Round Pick
Wesley Matthews signed a four-year, $70 million deal with the Mavericks in the 2015 offseason.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Mavericks Sign Kyle Collinsworth To 2nd 10-Day Contract
Kyle Collinsworth has appeared in six games for Dallas this season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game

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