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Harrison Barnes Criticizes Refs, Frustrated By Inability To Draw Fouls

Dec 13, 2018 5:28 PM

Harrison Barnes said "it'd be great to go to the free throw line" following the Dallas Mavericks 114-107 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Rick Carlisle was ejected in the third quarter after complaining about a lack of foul calls as Barnes draws contact on drives. 

After the game, Barnes said "I ask the refs on almost every play what I could be doing or what I'm not doing. Still haven't got any answers from that. Maybe [NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe] can give me some answers. I'm just trying to be aggressive and trying to find spots where I can."

Barnes is averaging 4.1 foul shots per game this season, the same number as last year. 

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Dirk Nowitzki To Make Season Debut Against Suns

Dec 13, 2018 2:00 AM

Dirk Nowitzki is set to make his season debut against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday.

Nowitzki's recovery from ankle surgery last spring has been taking longer than expected.

The 40-year-old German, entering his 21st season, is set to make NBA history for the longest career with one team. He averaged 12 points and 5.7 rebounds coming off the bench in a high-scoring unit last season, and will reprise the same role again this year.

Nowitzki said "the boys are playing well. Maxi [Kleber]'s been playing, and Dwight [Powell]'s playing well off the bench. ... I have no idea [about the fit in the rotation], but it's not a bad thing to be deep at a position...our bench has been great all year and has won a bunch of games for us."

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Tags: Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jason Terry To Remain Retired Unless Lakers, Warriors Or Mavs Have Interest

Dec 9, 2018 10:56 AM

Jason Terry said he will remain retired unless he receives a call from one of three teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors or Dallas Mavericks.

"Then I'll answer the phone," said Terry on the Mavs' broadcast on Saturday.

Terry played for the Milwaukee Bucks last season.

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Luka Doncic Scores 11 Straight Points In Mavs Comeback Win

Dec 9, 2018 2:35 AM

After struggling with his shooting for the first three quarters, Luka Doncic scored 11 straight points late in the fourth as the Dallas Mavericks came back for a 107-104 win over the Houston Rockets. 

The Mavs were trailing 102-94 before Doncic's run, beginning with a three-pointer with 2:49 left in the game. Doncic then hit a step-back three over Clint Capela, scored a floater on PJ Tucker, and buried another step-back three over Capela. He finished the game with 21 points and 7 rebounds.

Doncic downplayed his game, saying "it's just basketball". 

He's the fourth player to go on a personal 11-0 run this season, alongside Steph Curry, Lou Williams, and James Harden.  

"It was special," Rick Carlisle said. "It's pretty clear that he's got a flair for the moment. He's unafraid. You don't see that every day."

Devin Harris added that Doncic is not "an ordinary 19-year-old...he's got a next-play mentality, doesn't get hung up on what happened earlier in the game. With the way we play and our profession, you've got to have that quick amnesia. He has that, and he showed it tonight."

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

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Trae Young, Luka Doncic Named Rookies Of The Month For Oct, Nov

Dec 3, 2018 3:36 PM

Trae Young and Luka Doncic have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for October and November.

Young averaged 15.6 points, 7.6 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Doncic averaged 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.

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Dirk Nowitzki: I Wasn't Sure If I'd Make It In NBA

Nov 6, 2018 8:19 PM

Dirk Nowitzki reflected back on his arrival in the NBA after he was asked to evaluate the play of Luka Doncic.

"He's a very confident player already. He was a full-on pro since he was, I don't know, 14 years old. He lived in a different country before he even came here. His English is good. He feels like, in his head, he's running the show already. He carries himself like a true vet. So we have a great time. He's a good kid. But so far he doesn't really ask me much. He just plays his game.

"I didn't have that confidence, that swag, when I got in the league. I wasn't sure if I was going to make it in this league. This guy comes here basically knowing he's going to make it in the league. And that's how he carries himself on the court. No fear. It's just completely different.

"Also the way the game is now is kind of perfect for him. When I got into the league 20 years ago, it was way more physical. The bigs were just shoving in there and holding. And now everything is a foul call. So I think the rules play right into his wheelhouse. It's not even close to compare us."

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Mavericks Sign Ding Yanyuhang To Exhibit 10 Deal

Oct 12, 2018 6:46 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Ding Yanyuhang to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Yanyuhang played for the Mavericks in Summer League and the preseason.

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Mavericks Waive Donte Ingram, Rashad Vaughn

Oct 11, 2018 5:22 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard/forward Donte Ingram and guard Rashad Vaughn.

Both players were signed by Dallas on Oct. 8.

Ingram (6-6, 215) went undrafted in 2018 after a four-year college career at Loyola University Chicago. He started all 38 games for Loyola as a senior in 2017-18, and averaged 11.0 points, a team-best 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 30.6 minutes en route to earning Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.

Vaughn (6-6, 210) was selected 17th overall by Milwaukee in the 2015 NBA Draft. He owns career averages of 3.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 12.0 minutes in 139 games (eight starts) with Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Orlando.

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Mavericks Sign Donte Ingram, Rashad Vaughn, Waive Jalen Jones, Codi Miller-McIntyre

Oct 8, 2018 5:19 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard/forward Donte Ingram and guard Rashad Vaughn.

In a related move, the Mavericks also requested waivers on forward Jalen Jones and guard Codi Miller-McIntyre.  

Ingram (6-6, 215) went undrafted in 2018 after a four-year college career at Loyola University Chicago. He started all 38 games for Loyola as a senior in 2017-18, and averaged 11.0 points, a team-best 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 30.6 minutes en route to earning Second Team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.

Ingram was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2018 MVC Championship after leading Loyola to a victory over Illinois State in the MVC title game. It gave the school its first NCAA Tournament berth since 1985.

Vaughn (6-6, 210) was selected 17th overall by Milwaukee in the 2015 NBA Draft. He owns career averages of 3.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 12.0 minutes in 139 games (eight starts) with Milwaukee, Brooklyn and Orlando. 

Jones (6-7, 220) appeared in one game for Dallas this preseason and had three points and one rebound in 7 minutes against the Beijing Ducks on Sept. 29. The Dallas native played in 12 regular-season games with the Mavericks as a rookie in 2017-18, averaging 5.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.5 minutes.

Miller-McIntyre (6-3, 205) saw action in two games for Dallas this exhibition season after signing with the team on Aug. 1.  

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Mavericks Fire Longtime Photographer Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Oct 8, 2018 9:53 AM

The Dallas Mavericks fired Danny Bollinger on Friday after reports surfaced of sexual harassment allegations by five separate women.

Bollinger had worked for the Mavericks for more than 18 years and is a longtime friend of Mark Cuban.

Bollinger had a history of propositioning female co-workers and making lewd comments in the workplace.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Made Against Additional Mavs' Employee
Danny Bollinger has the title of publishing manager and has been friends with Mark Cuban since the 1990s.

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Mavericks Hire Bob Voulgaris As Director Of Quantitative Research And Development
Bob Voulgaris is a former professional gambler and is best known for his insights on Twitter and various podcasts.

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Dirk Nowitzki Could Miss Beginning Of Regular Season
Dirk Nowitzki has yet to practice with the Mavericks this preseason.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On West Over-Unders
Host Danny Leroux and Arturo Galletti break down the over/unders for the Western Conference.

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Adam Silver Encourages Teams To Hire More Women
Adam Silver asked teams to thoroughly review the report that was released earlier this week about the Mavericks.

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Mavericks Likely To Start Luka Doncic At Power Forward, Dirk Nowitzki Off Bench
The Mavericks signed DeAndre Jordan in free agency to play center.

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Mavericks Sanctioned $10M By NBA For Workplace Misconduct
The Mavericks will also be required to make several changes internally.

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Dirk Nowitzki May Be Willing To Play 6th Man Role
Dirk Nowitzki has primarily been playing center over the past few seasons but the Mavericks acquired DeAndre Jordan this offseason.

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RealGM Radio: Rob Mahoney, Jonathan Tjarks On The Northwest Division
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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Mavericks Hire Peter Patton As Shooting Coach
The Timberwolves parted ways with Peter Patton in May.

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Mavericks To Sign Jalen Jones, Waive Terry Larrier
Terry Larrier has suffered a significant knee injury.

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Mavericks Sign Donte Ingram To Exhibit 10 Contract
Donte Ingram went undrafted out of Loyola and played for the Bulls in Summer League.

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Mavericks To Waive Chinanu Onuaku
Chinanu was traded this week by the Rockets to the Mavericks.

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Mavericks Sign Codi Miller-McIntyre
Codi Miller-McIntyre averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 32.8 minutes in Russia last season.

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Rockets Trade Chinanu Onuaku To Mavericks
Chinanu Onuaku is due $1.5 million this season.

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Devin Harris Agrees To One-Year Deal With Mavericks
The Mavericks traded Devin Harris to the Nuggets last season.

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Devin Harris, Mavericks Close To One-Year Deal
Devin Harris finished last season with the Nuggets.

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Clippers Acquire Johnathan Motley From Mavericks
Johnathan Motley signed a two-way contract with Dallas after going undrafted out of Baylor last year.

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Mavericks Sign Ding Yanyuhang
Ding Yanyuhang has spent the last seven seasons playing professionally for China’s Shandong Golden Stars.

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Dirk Nowitzki Signs One-Year, $5M Deal With Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki could retire following the 18-19 season.

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