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Jeff Withey Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavericks

Aug 18, 2017 8:03 PM

Jeff Withey has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Withey gives the Mavericks depth at center while they continue their restricted free agency stand-off with Nerlens Noel.

Withey has played four seasons in the NBA, splitting time with the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.

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Mavericks Sign P.J. Dozier

Aug 8, 2017 1:03 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard P.J. Dozier.  

Dozier (6-6, 205) recently competed for the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team in Las Vegas this past July. In two games, he averaged 1.0 point, 1.5 rebounds and 5.0 minutes per game.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Dozier went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of South Carolina. As a sophomore in 2016-17, he 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

Aug 8, 2017 11:23 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. has agreed upon a three-year endorsement deal with Under Armour.

Smith was the No. 9 overall pick and showcased his potential in Summer League.

Smith's deal will be worth as much as $2 million per year with incentives.

The brand plans to incorporate him immediately as one of its key featured basketball players right out the gate.

"I am definitely excited to be a part of team Under Armour as I get ready to go into [training] camp for my rookie year," Smith Jr. said. "Under Armour is an explosive brand in basketball right now, and I'm excited to join Stephen [Curry] and Seth [Curry] and the team at UA in making our mark together."

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Mavericks Sign Brandon Ashley

Aug 3, 2017 7:15 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Brandon Ashley. 

Ashley (6-9, 230) played on both of the Mavericks’ summer league teams this past July. In two games in Orlando, he averaged 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 21.0 minutes. In six games (all starts) in Las Vegas, he averaged 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the floor.

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, Ashley spent the 2015 preseason with Dallas but was waived by the club on Oct. 24, 2015. He joined the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, for the 2015-16 season. In 33 games (all starts) for the Legends, he averaged 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.4 blocks and 31.7 minutes en route to being named a 2016 NBA D-League All-Star.

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Mavericks Sign Gian Clavell

Aug 1, 2017 4:07 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Gian Clavell.

Clavell (6-4, 185) recently competed for the Miami Heat’s summer league teams in both Orlando and Las Vegas. In five games in Las Vegas, he averaged 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 24.6 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent (19-of-42) from the field, 40.6 percent (13-of-32) from 3-point range and 91.7 percent (11-of-12) from the foul line.

A native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, Clavell also played for Brujos de Guayama in the BSN league this summer. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games for the Puerto Rican club.

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Mavericks Waive Nicolas Brussino

Jul 20, 2017 7:55 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard-forward Nicolas Brussino.

Brussino (6-8, 195) averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games (two starts) with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17.

A native of Canada de Gomez, Argentina, Brussino signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 15, 2016. 

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Nerlens Noel's Camp 'Disappointed' By Negotiations With Mavericks

Jul 18, 2017 8:37 PM

Nerlens Noel and the Dallas Mavericks remain far apart on contract negotiations.

Noel is a restricted free agent and that has limited his market as the Mavericks can match any offer.

Agent Happy Walters said the Mavericks have yet to come up with a realistic contract offer.

"We're very disappointed with where things stand," Walters said. "Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out, but we're still waiting on a serious offer."

Noel played well in his 22 games with the Mavericks last season after joining them in a trade from Philadelphia. He averaged 8.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in 22 minutes per game.

Noel could become an unrestricted free agent next offseason if he signs for the qualifying offer of $6 million. 

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Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks

Jul 10, 2017 2:18 PM

The Miami Heat included $5.1 million in cash in their deal with the Dallas Mavericks to clear the salary of Josh McRoberts.

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.

The Mavericks also received a 2023 second round pick.

Miami had $11.8 million in cap space to sign James Johnson while being able to retain Wayne Ellington. 

Because Johnson's starting point on his deal is $14 million, the Heat created the extra necessary room by using the performance bonus.

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Mavs Wouldn't Rebuild If They Were In Eastern Conference

Jul 9, 2017 11:03 PM

Mark Cuban is attempting to rebuild the Dallas Mavericks as they navigate a difficult Western Conference. 

Cuban is in favor of a change to the playoff format where conferences are eliminated.

"We're rebuilding. Right?" Cuban said during the ESPN broadcast of the Mavs' win Sunday over the Phoenix Suns in the Las Vegas Summer League. "There's no question about it. If we were in the East, we would not be rebuilding. We'd be handling things completely different. I think I'm going to kidnap Adam Silver and not let him out until he moves us to the Eastern Conference.

"Given where we are, given where the Warriors are and what's happening in the Western Conference, it kind of sealed what we have to do."

Dallas won just 33 games last season and plan to start rookie Dennis Smith Jr. at point guard next season.

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Mark Cuban: Eastern Teams Know They Can Get By Doing Less

Jul 7, 2017 9:56 AM

Robert Sarver proposed seeding teams 1-16 for the playoffs by record regardless of conference three seasons ago. Mark Cuban pitched a temporary realignment plan.

"The commissioner's office was not interested," Sarver emailed ESPN this week. "The Eastern teams don't like it."

The league has argued that schedule imbalance and over-long travel make a 1-16 system problematic.

"It needs to be addressed," Cuban emailed ESPN on Thursday. "Seven of the 10 smallest markets are in the West. I really believe Eastern teams know they can get by doing less, and [in some cases] make the playoffs. Because they are larger markets, they will sell tickets and advertising, and get viewers. They get the best of both worlds."

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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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Dirk Nowitzki Named Teammate Of The Year
Vince Carter, Tim Duncan, Shane Battier and Chauncey Billups are past recipients of the award.

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Mavericks Decline $25M Team Option For 17-18 On Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki could sign a new two-year deal with the Mavericks.

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Mavericks To Decline Team Option On DeAndre Liggins
Dallas could have kept DeAndre Liggins on a $1.6 million deal.

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Mavericks Pick Up $1.31M Option On Yogi Ferrell
Yogi Ferrell was one of the NBA's best success stories after joining the Mavericks from the D-League.

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Johnathan Motley Signs Two-Way Deal With Mavericks
Johnathan Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a redshirt Junior.

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Mavs' Top Offseason Priority Will Be Re-Signing Nerlens Noel
Dallas is focused on developing their young core of Nerlens Noel, Harrison Barnes, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seth Curry.

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Mavs, Wolves Break Off Wesley Matthews For Ricky Rubio Talks
The Mavericks would have also moved up to No. 7.

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Mavericks Debate Trading For Ricky Rubio
Ricky Rubio won't be a free agent until 2019.

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Mavericks Interested In Signing Both Jrue Holiday, Justin Holiday
The Holiday brothers have strong interest in playing together.

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Jan Vesely Receiving Interest From Nets, 76ers, Mavericks
Jan Vesely has been productive playing for Fenerbahce since leaving the NBA.

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Nerlens Noel Could Receive Multiple Max Offers In Free Agency
The Mavericks traded for Nerlens Noel at the deadline and hope to keep him in restricted free agency.

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Mavs Have Scouted Frank Ntilkina More Than Any Other Team
The Mavericks have a long-term need at point guard.

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Mark Cuban To Represent Mavericks At Lottery
The Mavericks were last in the lottery in 2013 but not since 2000 before that.

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