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Mavs free-agent series: Charlie Villanueva could be a bargain after down season

Charlie Villanueva Keep him: The one thing you have to assume is that he couldn't possibly be any worse next season than he was this season. Right? Villanueva was on the team for one reason - his ability to hit the 3-point shot. He didn't do that with any regularity and his playing time went to zilch. But he'll only be 32 when next season starts. And the law of averages should even...
Via SportsDay
11 hours ago

Sefko: Free agency will tell us a lot about which direction the Mavs are headed

SportsDay's Mavericks insider Eddie Sefko recently held a chat to talk about the offseason for the team, among other topics. Here are some highlights:Question: With the point guard and center position the major needs for the Mavericks, would the Mavericks go all in to get Mike Conley or would they go for Jordan Clarkson he's young and can only get better? Also, would the Mavericks...
Via SportsDay
14 hours ago

The Dallas Mavericks will pursue Mike Conley

With all the money to be thrown around this off-season, many male millennials will reminisce of their basketball playing days and wish they had practiced a few more hours in their alleys to get a taste of this loot that the NBA will be shelling out to its players. NBA teams will have $89 million in salary cap this season, and it is only going to get higher. This in turn will change...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Zaza Pachulia was a rock in uncertain times for the Mavericks

The fallback plan for the Mavericks became an unexpectedly key piece. Looking back From 2011 to 2015, the Dallas Mavericks had 10 different players start games at center. Entering the summer of 2015, Dallas seemed poised to finally land the young free agent long sought after, this time in the form of DeAndre Jordan. We all know how that turned out. Enter Zaza Pachulia, who came...
Via Mavs Moneyball
1 day ago

Mavericks' Dwight Powell illustrates the stress of the NBA draft countdown for second-rounders

Dwight Powell speaks from experience when he talks to draft hopefuls who have paraded through American Airlines Center to work out for the Mavericks. He passes along his experience and NBA knowledge that he has picked up in his first two seasons. Then he explains to them that the next month leading up to the June 23 draft is going to be brutal. "I'm excited for these guys," Powell...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Dallas Mavericks: Revisiting the 2008 NBA Draft

As we take a look back at the Derrick Rose draft, what did the Dallas Mavericks do in the 2008 NBA Draft? With the NBA Draft set to take place next month, we here at The Smoking Cuban have decided to look back at each of the past drafts since the Dirk Nowitzki era has […] Dallas Mavericks: Revisiting the 2008 NBA Draft - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks...
Via The Smoking Cuban
1 day ago

Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a fan of hypocrisy and I love the fact that [NBA commissioner Adam Silver]’s not either...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Villanueva struggled to find his place with the Mavericks this season

The veteran power forward struggled from start to finish this season. Looking Back There are two versions of Charlie Villanueva. The first is a joyful guy, loved by his teammates and positive force in the community. The other is version is an attempt at a professional basketball player, one who played so poorly he will almost surely be out of the NBA next season. The first guy...
Via Mavs Moneyball
2 days ago

Mark Cuban Trashes ESPN Around The Horn Panelist Tim Cowlishaw On Twitter

ESPN Around The Horn panelist Tim Cowlishaw and Dallas Mavericks’ billionaire owner Mark Cuban engaged in a fairly eventful Twitter war late Wednesday evening.  Cowlishaw, who also serves as a columnist for the Dallas Morning News, first took a playful jab at Cuban, who is reportedly very interested in being Hillary Clinton’s running mate.  Why Mark Cuban is the perfect...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: Is Joakim Noah A Good Fit?

With Joakim Noah set to hit free agency, will the Dallas Mavericks look to add him to the long list of free agents to pursue? The Dallas Mavericks are in search of any improvements they can make to the roster this upcoming season. With an aging superstar that still continues to be one of the […] Dallas Mavericks: Is Joakim Noah A Good Fit? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
3 days ago

2016 Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks defied expectations to make another playoff appearances, but it was another year without homecourt advantage and a first round exit. As Dirk Nowitzki ages, the Mavs continue to assemble solid but unspectacular teams around him. Dallas has taken it down to the last week or so each of the last few years, but has squeaked into the postseason with the exception of...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban predicts Thunder will win NBA title

Mark Cuban has a rather surprising pick for NBA Champion. The Mavericks owner appeared on “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning, and when asked who he was picking to win the championship, he went against the grain, ignoring the two favorites in Golden State and Cleveland. “You know, I’m going to take a little bit of a long shot here and go with the Thunder,” Cuban said via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Potential Free Agents for the Dallas Mavericks

Back on April 25, the Dallas Mavericks wrapped up their 2015-16 season, bowing out of the first round after getting demolished by the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Mavericks were no match for the Thunder, who have since defeated an all-time great San Antonio Spurs team and are currently in a close series with the record-breaking Golden State Warriors. While the Mavericks exceeded preseason...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Terry: Dwight Howard would be ‘great fit’ in Dallas

Jason Terry has played with Dwight Howard in Houston and spent eight seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, so it’s worth a listen when the veteran guard pushes for a marriage between Howard and the Mavs. Terry appeared on ESPN Radio’s “Cowlishaw and Mosley” on Tuesday, and said that Howard could absolutely fit in Dallas – if he bought in. “It would be a great fit. I think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 13 players that have won NBA titles as player and as coach

In the NBA, there is an elite group of 13 that have won titles as both player and coach. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of titles won as player/Number of titles won as coach
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nowitzki to opt out of contract, re-sign with Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t going to retire just yet, nor will he be leaving the Dallas Mavericks anytime soon. But the 37-year-old said he is going to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. “We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do,” Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas, according to ESPN’s Tim...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons wants Dwight Howard to come to the Mavericks

Chandler Parsons is quite fond of his old teammate Dwight Howard. He said in an interview with ESPN that he’s excited about “the opportunity to go into free agency this summer” with Howard. Parsons actually helped recruit Howard to the Houston Rockets in 2013, and it sounds like he’s trying to do it again with the Dallas Mavericks. “I think he can still dominate the game...
Via The Sports Daily
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Nowitzki has no plans to retire, wants to finish career with Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks don’t have to think about life after Dirk Nowitzki just yet. Speaking with reporters following the Mavericks’ series-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night, Nowitzki made it clear that retirement is far from his mind, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com: “I signed on for three years a couple years ago. My intention was always to finish this...
Via Sportsnaut
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Westbrook, Durant take shots at Charlie Villanueva

Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant took turns taking shots at Charlie Villanueva during a postgame press conference on Monday night. After the Oklahoma City Thunder eliminated the Dallas Mavericks from the playoffs with a 118-104 victory in Game 4, Westbrook was asked about Villanueva continuing to mess with him. Villanueva on Monday staked out Westbrook during the point guard...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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