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Mavericks Open To Using Cap Space Even Before Draft

Apr 17, 2018 11:29 AM

The Dallas Mavericks could have as much as $30 million in cap space this offseason.

"We have the cap room," Mark Cuban said. "That's why we have it -- to use it. There's no reason to save it.

"We would even use it before the draft. If we got a great player before the draft and we still have cap room now, going into the draft there might be something that we like. If somebody wants to get off money or somebody cuts somebody and we like him, we could sign them now."

Julius Randle, Aaron Gordon and Clint Capela are expected to receive attention from the Mavericks in restricted free agency.

Derrick Favors, Will Barton and Avery Bradley are three unrestricted free agents who could be targets.

Cuban doesn't expect much turnover of the roster this season.

"I expect us to keep a lot of our team together, at least 10 guys if not more," the owner said. "We need to clear a spot for the first-round pick, maybe the second-round pick and a free agent or two."

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Dirk Nowitzki Announces He'll Return For 18-19

Apr 10, 2018 6:51 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has told the media he plans to return in 18-19 for his 21st NBA season.

Nowitzki will turn 40 on June 19th.

Nowitzki underwent minor surgery on his left ankle last week.

Nowitzki had let his teammates know that he was likely to come back, despite the uncertainty that he let linger through the season.

“Hopefully I can play some decent basketball next season. If not, it’s time to go,” said Nowitzki.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Dirk Nowitzki Undergoes Minor Ankle Surgery

Apr 5, 2018 10:46 AM

Dirk Nowitzki has undergone minor surgery on his left ankle.

Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the season.

Nowitzki played in 77 of the Mavericks' first 78 games of the season.

Nowitzki was questionable for last Sunday's game with a left ankle impingement, which is a problem related to bone spurs, something that Nowitzki has had periodic problems with throughout his career in both ankles. 

The Mavericks hope the surgery should eliminate inflammation in the ankle and ensure he is healthier in his 21st NBA season.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

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Nerlens Noel Suspended Five Games For Violating Anti-Drug Program

Apr 3, 2018 3:07 PM

Nerlens Noel has been suspended for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program.

Noel's suspension will begin immediately.

Noel will be a free agent this offseason.

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Mavericks Sign Aaron Harrison To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Mar 31, 2018 4:08 PM

The Dallas Mavericks will sign Aaron Harrison to a second 10-day contract.

Harrison is averaging 4.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 20.3 minutes during his first four games with Dallas.

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Dirk Nowitzki Planning On Playing Next Season

Mar 27, 2018 4:06 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is expected to return for his 21st NBA season.

“As of now, I’m planning to come back,” said Nowitzki. “I feel great. I’ve only missed one game all season. I signed a two-year contract because I wanted to play two more years. And here we are.”

Nowitzki turns 40 this June 19th.

Nowitzki is averaging 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game this season.

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Mavericks Expected To Sign Aaron Harrison To 10-Day Contract

Mar 20, 2018 6:02 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are expected to sign Aaron Harrison to a 10-day contract.

Harrison is averaging 18.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 26.9 minutes per game with the Reno Big Horns of the G League.

Harrison last played in the NBA in 16-17 with the Hornets.

Jameel Warney is near the ned of his 10-day contract with the Mavericks.

Marc Stein/New York Times

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Wesley Matthews Out For Season With Stress Fracture In Leg

Mar 12, 2018 3:12 PM

Wesley Matthews has suffered a stress fracture in his right leg.

Matthews will miss the remainder of the season and will rest and then rehab the injury.

Matthews has one more season remaining on his contract.

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Mavericks To Sign Jameel Warney To 10-Day Deal

Mar 7, 2018 5:49 PM

The Dallas Mavericks will sign Jameel Warney to a 10-day contract.

Warney is averaging 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 35.1 minutes per game in the G League.

Warney went undrafted out of Stony Brook in 2016.

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Mavericks Reach Jersey Sponsorship With 5miles

Mar 6, 2018 5:13 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a jersey sponsorship deal with 5miles

5miles is a Dallas-based online and app marketplace company.

"We're lucky to partner with a locally based company that is innovative and growing exponentially," Mark Cuban said.

Launched in January 2015, 5Miles boasts one million users in its largest marketplace, Dallas-Fort Worth. Founder, CEO and SMU graduate Dr. Lucas Lu and CFO Garwin Chan said the Mavericks' partnership will accentuate the company's expansion through Texas, the United States and globally.

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Silver In Cuban Memo: We Must Protect Actual And Perceived Integrity Of Game
Adam Silver promised to act more strongly if the NBA learns of teams actively attempting to lose.

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Mark Cuban Cancels Appearance At SXSW
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Dirk Nowitzki: Tanking Sets Wrong Tone For Future
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Mark Cuban Fined $600,000 By NBA For Tanking Comments
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SI Details Sexual Harassment Issues Within Mavericks' Franchise
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Mark Cuban Admits Telling Mavericks 'Losing Is Our Best Option'
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Kyle Collinsworth Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Mavs
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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
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Seth Curry To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery On Left Tibia
Seth Curry's recovery process will take 12-14 weeks.

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Mavericks Interested In Trading Wesley Matthews For 1st Round Pick
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Mavericks Sign Kyle Collinsworth To 2nd 10-Day Contract
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Aaron Gordon, Victor Oladipo, Dennis Smith Jr. Commit To Dunk Contest
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Pelicans Main Competition For DeMarcus Cousins Expected To Be Mavs, Lakers
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Mavericks Claim Jalen Jones, Waive Kyle Collingsworth
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Mavs Sign Kyle Collinsworth To Two-Way Deal, Waive Antonius Cleveland, Jeff Withey
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Dirk Nowitzki Encouraged By Health, Expects To Play Next Season
Dirk Nowitzki has been reluctant to speculate on his playing status beyond this season.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Nerlens Noel Doesn't Regret Rejecting $70M Offer From Mavericks
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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