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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. 

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Tags: Nerlens Noel, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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Tags: Josh McRoberts, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA CBA, NBA Playoffs

Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons

Jul 6, 2017 8:11 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to send Josh McRoberts and a future second round pick to the Dallas Mavericks for A.J. Hammons.

The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Tags: Josh McRoberts, A.J. Hammons, James Johnson, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dirk Nowitzki Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mavericks

Jul 6, 2017 2:14 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed upon a two-year, $10 million deal.

The second year of the deal will be a team option for the Mavericks.

Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 26.4 minutes per game last season with Dallas.

Nowitzki is about to begin his 20th NBA Season.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nerlens Noel Receives Interest From Hawks

Jul 5, 2017 1:12 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have expressed interest in signing Nerlens Noel.

Noel is a restricted free agent, which will allow the Dallas Mavericks to match any offer sheet.

Noel was traded by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Mavericks at the deadline.

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Tags: Nerlens Noel, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mavericks Sign Johnathan Motley To Two-Way Deal

Jul 3, 2017 7:36 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way contract. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Motley (6-10, 230) went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after three seasons at Baylor (2014-17). As a junior, he averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game en route to being named Baylor’s first-ever consensus All-American, taking home second-team honors.

Motley was selected as the 2017 Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year, becoming first Baylor player to win a major individual award. He was also BU’s first consensus first-team All-Big 12 honoree.

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Tags: Johnathan Motley, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Carter-Williams Receiving Interest From Rockets, Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Hornets

Jul 1, 2017 10:59 AM

Michael Carter-Williams is receiving interest from the Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans and Charlotte Hornets.

Carter-Williams received a call from the Rockets as free agency opened.

The Chicago Bulls declined to tender a qualifying offer to Carter-Williams.

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Tags: Michael Carter-Williams, Charlotte Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mavericks Trade Jarrod Uthoff To Rockets For Cash

Jun 29, 2017 2:29 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have traded forward Jarrod Uthoff to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash considerations. 

Uthoff is non-guaranteed for 17-18 at $1.3 million. 

Uthoff (6-10, 220) appeared in nine games for Dallas as a rookie last season, averaging 4.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 12.8 minutes per game.

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

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.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

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

Mike Fisher/105.3 The Fan

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

Jake Fischer/Sports Illustrated

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

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

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.

Mike Fisher/DallasBasketball.com

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

Chad Ford/ESPN

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

Dwain Price/Star-Telegram

Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts Interviewed As Package Deal In 2008
Rick Carlisle, Dwane Casey and Terry Stotts each were fired as head coach of the Pacers, Wolves and Bucks around the same time in 2007.

Steve Simmons/Toronto Sun

Dirk Nowitzki Confirms He'll Return For 17-18
Dirk Nowitzki said in early March that he planned to continue his career.

Earl K. Sneed/Mavs.com

NBA Prohibited Mark Cuban From Letting Tony Romo Play In Game
Tony Romo dressed for the game and warmed up with the Mavericks.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Mavericks Claim DeAndre Liggins Off Waivers
The Cavaliers will save $2.5 million in luxury tax payments with the Mavericks claiming DeAndre Liggins.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Mavericks To Sign Jarrod Uthoff For Remainder Of Season
Both Jarrod Uthoff and Manny Harris were on 10-day contracts with the Mavericks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Rick Carlisle: Rule Changes Changed Culture To Emphasize Skilled Players
Rick Carlisle was asked to theorize why offense has been up around the NBA this season.

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