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Dennis Smith Jr. Voted By Peers As Favorite To Win Rookie Of The Year

Aug 22, 2017 11:08 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. was voted by his rookie peers as the most likely winner of the 17-18 NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Smith received 25.7 percent of the vote, ahead of Lonzo Ball at 20 percent and Markelle Fultz at 17.1 percent.

Kris Dunn was the player voted most likely to win the award last season at 29 percent.

Ball and Jayson Tatum were voted the rookies that will have the best career.

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Nerlens Noel Hires Rich Paul As Agent

Aug 21, 2017 7:57 PM

Nerlens Noel has hired Rich Paul of Klutch Sports for his representation.

Noel is in the middle of a drawn out restricted free agency with the Dallas Mavericks. Klutch Sports has worked with a number of clients on lengthy restricted free agency periods such as Eric Bledsoe and Tristan Thompson.

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

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Nerlens Noel Fires Agent To Hire Dan Fegan

Aug 21, 2017 1:57 PM

Nerlens Noel has fired his agent and will sign Dan Fegan.

With Noel a restricted free agent, the Dallas Mavericks are unwilling to sign him to a max contract.

Noel has a one year qualifying offer of $5.8 million on the table.

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Jeff Withey Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavericks

Aug 18, 2017 8:03 PM

Jeff Withey has agreed upon a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Withey gives the Mavericks depth at center while they continue their restricted free agency stand-off with Nerlens Noel.

Withey has played four seasons in the NBA, splitting time with the Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans.

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Mavericks Sign P.J. Dozier

Aug 8, 2017 1:03 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard P.J. Dozier.  

Dozier (6-6, 205) recently competed for the Los Angeles Lakers’ summer league team in Las Vegas this past July. In two games, he averaged 1.0 point, 1.5 rebounds and 5.0 minutes per game.

A native of Columbia, S.C., Dozier went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after two seasons at the University of South Carolina. As a sophomore in 2016-17, he averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, a team-high 2.8 assists, 1.7 steals and 28.7 minutes per game in 36 games. 

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Dennis Smith Jr. Signs Endorsement Deal With Under Armour

Aug 8, 2017 11:23 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. has agreed upon a three-year endorsement deal with Under Armour.

Smith was the No. 9 overall pick and showcased his potential in Summer League.

Smith's deal will be worth as much as $2 million per year with incentives.

The brand plans to incorporate him immediately as one of its key featured basketball players right out the gate.

"I am definitely excited to be a part of team Under Armour as I get ready to go into [training] camp for my rookie year," Smith Jr. said. "Under Armour is an explosive brand in basketball right now, and I'm excited to join Stephen [Curry] and Seth [Curry] and the team at UA in making our mark together."

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Mavericks Sign Brandon Ashley

Aug 3, 2017 7:15 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Brandon Ashley. 

Ashley (6-9, 230) played on both of the Mavericks’ summer league teams this past July. In two games in Orlando, he averaged 8.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 21.0 minutes. In six games (all starts) in Las Vegas, he averaged 11.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.0 block in 20.0 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the floor.

After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft, Ashley spent the 2015 preseason with Dallas but was waived by the club on Oct. 24, 2015. He joined the Mavericks’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, for the 2015-16 season. In 33 games (all starts) for the Legends, he averaged 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steal, 1.4 blocks and 31.7 minutes en route to being named a 2016 NBA D-League All-Star.

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Mavericks Sign Gian Clavell

Aug 1, 2017 4:07 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent guard Gian Clavell.

Clavell (6-4, 185) recently competed for the Miami Heat’s summer league teams in both Orlando and Las Vegas. In five games in Las Vegas, he averaged 12.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 24.6 minutes while shooting 45.2 percent (19-of-42) from the field, 40.6 percent (13-of-32) from 3-point range and 91.7 percent (11-of-12) from the foul line.

A native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, Clavell also played for Brujos de Guayama in the BSN league this summer. He averaged 5.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in three games for the Puerto Rican club.

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Mavericks Waive Nicolas Brussino

Jul 20, 2017 7:55 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard-forward Nicolas Brussino.

Brussino (6-8, 195) averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games (two starts) with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17.

A native of Canada de Gomez, Argentina, Brussino signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 15, 2016. 

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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

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Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks
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.

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Mavs Wouldn't Rebuild If They Were In Eastern Conference
Mark Cuban is in favor of a change to the playoff format where conferences are eliminated.

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Mark Cuban: Eastern Teams Know They Can Get By Doing Less
Robert Sarver and Mark Cuban are both in favor of eliminating conferences.

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Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons
The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Dirk Nowitzki Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Mavericks
The second year of Dirk Nowitzki's deal will be a team option for the Mavericks.

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Nerlens Noel Receives Interest From Hawks
Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent, which will allow the Mavericks to match any offer sheet.

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Mavericks Sign Johnathan Motley To Two-Way Deal
Johnathan Motley averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game

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Carter-Williams Receiving Interest From Rockets, Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Hornets
Michael Carter-Williams received a call from the Rockets as free agency opened.

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Mavericks Trade Jarrod Uthoff To Rockets For Cash
Jarrod 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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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