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Kyle Collinsworth Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Mavs

Feb 8, 2018 4:18 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to sign Kyle Collinsworth to a three-year deal.

Collinsworth's deal for the remainder of the season will be guaranteed.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion

Feb 7, 2018 10:47 AM

The New York Knicks remain the NBA's most valuable franchise for the third straight season, according to Forbes' annual report.

The Knicks are valued at $3.6 billion, which is an increase of nine percent from 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers rank second at $3.3 billion, an increase of 10 percent.

The Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics round out the top-5.

The average NBA franchise is now worth a record $1.65 billion, up 22% over last year, and more than triple the figure of five years ago. 

Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.

“Investor interest in the NBA is enormous right now,” said Forbes’ senior editor Kurt Badenhausen, “thanks to the league’s strong current economic environment, as well as the international growth prospects, which are the best of any major U.S. sports league.”

1. Knicks: $3.6 billion (+9%)
2. Lakers: $3.3 billion (+10%)
3. Warriors: $3.1 billion (+19%)
4. Bulls: $2.6 billion (+4%)
5. Celtics: $2.5 billion (+14%)
6. Nets: $2.3 billion (+28%)
7. Rockets: $2.2 billion (+33%)
8. Clippers: $2.15 billion (+7%)
9. Mavericks: $1.9 billion (+31%)
10. Heat: $1.7 billion (+26%)
11. Spurs: $1.55 billion (+32%)
12. Raptors: $1.4 billion (+24%)
13. Kings: $1.375 billion (+28%)
14. Wizards: $1.35 billion (+35%)
15. Cavaliers: $1.325 billion (+10%)
16. Blazers: $1.3 billion (+24%)
17. Suns: $1.28 billion (+16%)
18. Thunder: $1.25 billion (+22%)
19. Magic: $1.225 billion (+33%)
20. Jazz: $1.2 billion (+32%)
21. 76ers: $1.18 billion (+48%)
22. Pacers: $1.175 billion (+34%)
23. Hawks: $1.15 billion (+30%)
24. Nuggets: $1.125 billion (+26%)
25. Pistons: $1.1 billion (+22%)
26. Bucks: $1.075 billion (+37%)
27. Wolves: $1.06 billion (+38%)
28. Hornets: $1.05 billion (+35%)
29. Grizzlies: $1.025 billion (+30%)
30. Pelicans: $1 billion (+33%)


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Seth Curry To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Left Tibia

Feb 6, 2018 1:09 PM

Seth Curry will undergo season-ending surgery on his left tibia.

Curry's recovery process will take 12-14 weeks.

Curry is expected to be back on the court by the start of free agency on July 1st. Curry will be an unrestricted free agent.

Curry signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks in 2016.

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Mavericks Interested In Trading Wesley Matthews For 1st Round Pick

Jan 25, 2018 8:44 PM

The Dallas Mavericks would trade Wesley Matthews ahead of the Feb. 8th trade deadline if they receive a first round pick in return for him.

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

Matthews has a player option for 18-19 that he's likely to exercise. Matthews' contract expires after the 18-19 season.

While Matthews' play has declined, he is still shooting 38.9 percent on three-pointers this season.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Mavericks Sign Kyle Collinsworth To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 24, 2018 2:36 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Kyle Collinsworth to a second 10-day contract. 

Collinsworth (6-6, 210) originally signed a two-way contract with Dallas on Dec. 19 but was waived by the team on Jan. 10 after appearing in four games. He then signed a 10-day contract with the club on Jan. 13.

The former BYU guard has appeared in six games for Dallas this season, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game. On the final day of his first 10-day contract (Jan. 22), he recorded four points (2-2 FGs), four rebounds, three assists and two steals in Dallas’ 98-75 win over Washington.

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Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr. Commit To Dunk Contest

Jan 24, 2018 7:10 AM

Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo and Dennis Smith Jr. have committed to participating in the 2018 Slam Dunk Contest.

Larry Nance Jr. is a strong candidate to be the fourth contestant.

The NBA will announce the participants next week.

Donovan Mitchell is one player who had gained momentum for the contest this season but it appears he will not receive an invite.

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Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers

Jan 16, 2018 2:26 PM

The free agency of DeMarcus Cousins is one of the NBA's most intriguing storylines of 2018 as the New Orleans Pelicans are expected to do whatever they can to re-sign him.

"I think most teams around the league believe that the Pelicans will re-sign Cousins unless he doesn't want to stay there," said Marc Stein on the Dunc'd On Podcast. "I think the Pelicans are the clear favorites. Now, I would say there's an expectation and maybe even speculation on the part of rival teams, but I've heard Dallas and the Lakers mentioned most frequently that those are teams that expected, whatever expected means, to make a run at him.

"Now for the Lakers, they have other targets. I would think Cousins is lower on their list than certainly LeBron or Paul George, but Dallas going after Cousins would be a very Mark Cuban move. I obviously live in Dallas. There's been talk about Cousins here for awhile, certainly around town people expect the Mavs to go after him. Can they convince him to leave New Orleans if the Pels put that max deal on the table?"

Cousins is likely to have a limited market of teams that can offer a max contract.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Mavericks Claim Jalen Jones, Waive Kyle Collingsworth

Jan 10, 2018 5:17 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have claimed Jalen Jones off waivers and will waive Kyle Collinsworth.

Jones was recently waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Both players have been on two-way contracts.

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Mavs Sign Kyle Collinsworth To Two-Way Deal, Waive Antonius Cleveland, Jeff Withey

Dec 19, 2017 12:56 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Kyle Collinsworth to a two-way contract. In a related move, the Mavericks requested waivers on guard-forward Antonius Cleveland and center Jeff Withey.

Collinsworth (6-6, 210) has spent the past two seasons with the Mavericks’ G League affiliate, the Texas Legends. He holds averages of 8.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.7 steals and 30.1 minutes per game in 54 career G League games (34 starts). In 18 games (all starts) for the Legends in 2017-18, he averaged 11.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.8 minutes per game.

After going undrafted in 2016 out of BYU, Collinsworth competed for Dallas at the 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He spent the 2016 preseason with the Mavericks before being waived by the team on Oct. 22, 2016.

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Dirk Nowitzki Encouraged By Health, Expects To Play Next Season

Dec 14, 2017 5:59 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hasn't reached a final decision yet, but he is leaning towards continuing his playing career in 18-19.

“I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back -- but it’s looking like it,” Nowitzki said on Thursday. “I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That would be amazing at [age] 39. We’ll see how the body feels. But so far, it’s been fine.”

Nowitzki has been reluctant to speculate on his playing status beyond this season. 

Nowitzki signed a two-year contract in July for $5 million per season, with the 2018-19 season at the team’s option.

Nowitzki knew the Mavericks would be rebuilding this season.

“We drafted an unbelievable prospect this summer [Dennis Smith Jr.],” he said. “I figured we’re going to be a team that’s rebuilding a little bit and trying to get better and trying to get back to winning ways.

“I signed up for, obviously, two years to help the franchise push through that and get better. I didn’t think we would be sitting here 10 [games] over .500. I mean, I wasn’t delusional. We felt like we might have a shot at sneaking into the playoffs. And we still do. We’ve played the toughest schedule in basketball to this point.

“As long as my body feels fine like it has so far, with no setbacks like last year when I missed two months, I’m looking forward to hopefully fulfilling my contract.”

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Nerlens Noel Doesn't Regret Rejecting $70M Offer From Mavericks
When Nerlens Noel fired Happy Walters in August and replaced him with Rich Paul, there were no new contract talks with the Mavericks.

Yaron Weitzman/Bleacher Report

Mavericks Lead NBA In Home Attendance Rate, Last In Away Rate
The average attendance when Dallas plays on the road is just 86 percent of capacity.

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Nerlens Noel Out 4-6 Weeks With Thumb Surgery
The Mavericks hope Nerlens Noel returns before the trade deadline.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Mark Cuban In Talks To Buy G League's Legends
The Legends have been owned by an ownership group led by Donnie Nelson and Evan Wyly since they were founded in 2010.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Mavericks To Sign Antonius Cleveland To Two-Way Deal, Release Gian Clavell
Antonius Cleveland had been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Dirk Nowitzki Will Make 18-19 Decision Based On Body, Not Mavs' Record
Dirk Nowitzki has said he hopes to play at least one more season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

LeBron James: 'No Shade' Intended Towards Frank Ntilikina
LeBron James clarified his comments about how the New York Knicks made a mistake in drafting Frank Ntilikina instead of Dennis Smith Jr.

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Rick Carlisle On Nerlens Noel DNP: Minutes Have To Be Earned
Rick Carlisle said Salah Mejri has earned playing time over Nerlens Noel at this point.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

LeBron James: Knicks Made Mistake Passing On Dennis Smith Jr.
The Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina eighth overall in front of the Mavericks at No. 9.

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Draymond Green Declines To Respond To Mark Cuban's Comments
Draymond Green decided not to reply to Mark Cuban's response.

Chris Haynes/ESPN

Mark Cuban Offended By Draymond Green Wanting To Stop Using 'Owner' Term
Mark Cuban says NBA owners own equity and not people.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Gian Clavell Signs Two-Way Contract With Mavericks
Gian Clavell averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 18.7 minutes per game for the Mavericks in Summer League.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Mark Cuban 'Considering' Run For President
Mark Cuban supported Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Matthew Choi/Texas Tribune

RealGM Radio: West Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Western Conference.

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Mavericks Unlikely To Start Nerlens Noel
Dirk Nowitzki now plays almost exclusively at center and is unlikely to come off the bench.

Nick Angstadt/Mavs Moneyball

Dirk Nowitzki Will Make Retirement Decision Based On Health
Dirk Nowitzki can see himself playing for several more seasons if he can stay healthy.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

RealGM Radio: Southwest Division With Jonathan Tjarks, Rob Mahoney
Host Danny Leroux, Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer and Rob Mahoney of Sports Illustrated go in-depth on the NBA’s Southwest Division.

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Mark Cuban: Streaming Will Make Live Content Even More Valuable
Mark Cuban believes Tilman Feritta "got a bargain" in buying the Rockets for $2.2 billion.

Dalton Trigg/Mavs Moneyball

Lamar Odom: 2011 Trade From Lakers 'Basically Ended My Career, Purpose'
Lamar Odom is still haunted by the 2011 offseason when the Lakers traded him to the Mavs.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Nerlens Noel Rejected Four-Year, $70M Deal From Mavs On July 1
Nerlens Noel, who was a restricted free agent, asked the Mavericks for a max contract.

Tim MacMahon, Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN