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Luka Doncic Doubtful For Wednesday With Back Tightness, Expected To Play In ASG

Mar 3, 2021 1:39 PM

Luka Doncic has been downgraded to doubtful for the Dallas Mavericks' game on Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder with lower back tightness.

Doncic is still expected to play in Sunday's All-Star Game in Atlanta.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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James Harden Says 'There Are Some Similarities' Between Him, Luka Doncic

Feb 28, 2021 12:30 PM

James Harden admitted that he saw "some similarities" between him and Luka Doncic following the Brooklyn Nets' 115-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.

"There are some similarities. He never lets anyone speed him up, and he gets what he wants. That's rare for a guy at a young age. I think he's 21 years old. And to be able to dictate the game and control the game like he does, we all know he has a very, very bright future. The Mavs got a special one," said Harden after the game.

The loss snapped the Net's eight-game win streak.

Doncic had 27 points, six rebounds, and seven assists in the game, with the Mavs returning to .500.

Rick Carlisle also acknowledged the similarities between the two players.

"Harden has been in a situation the last few years where the offense has really revolved around him. With our team, it does around Luka similarly, but our style is a little different than Houston and Brooklyn. Both of these guys are generational-type players." 

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Mavs Reportedly 'Quietly Gauged' Trade Market For Kristaps Porzingis

Feb 23, 2021 1:11 AM

The Dallas Mavericks "quietly gauged" the trade market for Kristaps Porzingis, sources told Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report.

Fischer added that the team is beginning to re-evaluate whether Porzingis can support Luka Doncic as a second option on a contender.

The Mavs are currently looking to add a center to supplement Porzingis, with Andre Drummond mentioned as a candidate.

The team is also expected to make a "significant offer" for John Collins should he make it to restricted free agency.

Porzingis missed the Mavs' Monday night game due to back soreness

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Kristaps Porzingis Misses Game With Back Stiffness

Feb 22, 2021 11:10 PM

Kristaps Porzingis sat out the Dallas Mavericks' game on Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies due to a sore back.

Rick Carlisle revealed that Porzingis has been dealing with the back stiffness throughout the season.

Porzingis has missed 11 games so far this season.

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Mavericks Flex-Assign Josh Green To G League

Feb 17, 2021 3:48 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have flex-assigned rookie Josh Green to the G League’s Salt Lake City Stars, a squad that currently features fellow Mavericks rookie Tyler Bey.

Green (6-6, 210) has appeared in 17 games (five starts) for Dallas this season, averaging 2.5 points (.472 FG%) and 2.3 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.   

Following the move, all four Maverick rookies – Tyrell Terry (Memphis), Nate Hinton (Santa Cruz), Bey (Salt Lake) and Green (Salt Lake) – will now be on assignment with a G League club in Orlando, Florida.

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Mavs Versus Pistons On Wednesday Postponed Due To Severe Weather

Feb 16, 2021 12:30 PM

The Dallas Mavericks' game against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday was postponed, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The postponement was an order from Texas governor Greg Abbott because of a state of emergency in response to severe weather.

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Mavericks Become First Pro Sports Team To Stop Playing National Anthem

Feb 9, 2021 10:08 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing the national anthem before home games and do not plan to play it moving forward, Mark Cuban confirmed to The Athletic.

The Mavericks did not publicize the anthem’s removal and The Athletic was the first media outlet to reach out about the change.

Cuban declined a request for further comment or explanation Monday evening.

An NBA spokesperson told The Athletic on Tuesday that “under the unique circumstances of this season, teams are permitted to run their pregame operations as they see fit.”

The Mavericks are believed to be the first professional North American sports team to cease playing the anthem before games with fans in recent years.

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Rick Carlisle After Luka Doncic's 42-Point Game: 'The Basketball Floor Is His Stage'

Feb 7, 2021 12:39 PM

Rick Carlisle compared Luka Doncic's impact on the court to Larry Bird and Reggie Miller following the Dallas Mavericks' 134-132 win against the Golden State Warriors.

Doncic had a career-high 42 points and 11 assists in the game.

"The basketball floor is his stage. Guys like him -- and I was around [Larry] Bird; I was around Reggie Miller -- when there's another guy on the other team raising his game to the level that Curry was, you feel an obligation if you're that kind of player. I saw Bird do it; I saw Miller do it," said Carlisle of Doncic following the game.

Steph Curry, who currently leads Doncic in All-Star Game voting, also complimented Doncic.

"His eyes lit up a little bit. He made some big shots tonight," added Curry.

The Mavs had lost 12 straight one-possession games before Saturday's win, the third-longest streak in NBA history. 

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Mavericks Flex-Assign Tyrell Terry To G League For Bubble

Feb 4, 2021 5:28 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have flex-assigned rookie guard Tyrell Terry to the Memphis Hustle of the NBA G League.

Terry (6-2, 170) has appeared in 11 games for Dallas this season, totaling 11 points in 5.1 minutes per game.

The former Stanford standout was selected by Dallas with the 31st overall pick in this past year’s draft after earning Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honors in 2019-20.

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Kristaps Porzingis Questionable Versus Suns Due To Injury Recovery

Jan 30, 2021 2:29 PM

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns due to injury recovery in back-to-back games.

The Mavs lost to the Jazz on Friday night, and have lost seven out of their last nine games.

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Luka Doncic Following 19-Point Loss To Jazz: 'It's Looking Like We Don't Care'

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Knicks, Cavaliers, Mavericks Interested In Signing Talen Horton-Tucker

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Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum Named NBA Players Of The Week

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Maxi Kleber Out 10-14 Days Due To COVID-19 Protocols, Mavs Shut Down Practice Facility

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Player On Mavericks Tests Positive For COVID-19, Two Other Players In Quarantine

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Luka Doncic Out Sunday With Left Quad Contusion, May Return Monday

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NBA Fines James Johnson, Cody Martin, Caleb Martin

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Kristaps Porzingis Returns to Practice, January Comeback 'Isn't Far-Fetched'

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Josh Richardson, Mavericks Won't Agree To Extension

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over/Unders

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Mavs Waive Courtney Lee, Unlikely To Add To Roster

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Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic Tied In GM Survey For Franchise Pick

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Luka Doncic Is +400 Favorite To Win MVP Across Sportsbooks

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Mavericks To Waive J.J. Barea, Sign Courtney Lee

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Mavericks To Sign Tyrell Terry To Four-Year Deal

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J.J. Barea Agrees To One-Year, $2.6M Deal With Mavericks

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Willie Cauley-Stein Agrees To Two-Year, $8.2M Deal With Mavs

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Wes Iwundu Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Mavs

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Mavericks To Re-Sign J.J. Barea

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Mavs Acquire James Johnson From Thunder With Delon Wright To Pistons; Thunder Get Trevor Ariza

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