MAVERICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gosselin: Rick Carlisle doesn't like to play kids but he's going to have to start after wasting Anderson, Mejri's rookie years

Columnist Rick Gosselin recently held a chat to talk all things D-FW sports. Here are some highlights: Question: What role do you see ahead for Justin Anderson looking forward to next season?Gosselin: I think what you've seen from Anderson and Salah Mejri are a sign of things to come. The Mavericks have been unable to sign the franchise free agent, so they are going to have to lean...
Via SportsDay
1 hour ago

Rick Carlisle, Mavs teammates reflect on Dirk Nowitzki’s 18th season

DALLAS — He led the Dallas Mavericks in scoring during the 2015-16 season, becoming the oldest player in the NBA this year to accomplish that feat at the end of the grueling 82-game schedule. He continued to cement his place in league lore as well, passing Shaquille O’Neal (28,596) to move into sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He also lifted the Mavericks into...
Via Mavs.com
16 hours ago

Dallas Mavericks: Saying Good-Bye to Jay Knodell

As we wrap up another season covering the Dallas Mavericks, we say good-bye to one of our Editors in Jay Knodell as we ask him about his best memories covering the Mavs. After a roller coaster of a season for the Dallas Mavericks, people covering the Mavericks all year found themselves riding the same roller […] Dallas Mavericks: Saying Good-Bye to Jay Knodell - The Smoking Cuban...
Via The Smoking Cuban
18 hours ago

Sefko: Top free agency fits for Mavs and which players should be re-signed by Dallas

Staff writer Eddie Sefko recently held a chat about all things Mavs. Here are some highlights.Seems like a lot of other fans' chatter when it comes to free agency is about who they most desire. Tell me, Eddie, who could be the best FIT with the Mavericks?Sefko: "I personally think a guy like Al Horford is a great fit. He's stretched his game out to the 3-point line. He's still a...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Russell Westbrook: Kevin Durant and I will always have each other’s backs

If you’re searching for the greatest love story of our time, look no further than the Oklahoma City Thunder. Thunder guard Russell Westbrook clearly appreciated teammate Kevin Durant going out of his way to rebuke comments made by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggesting that Westbrook is not a “superstar.” Westbrook was asked on Wednesday about what it meant for Durant, who...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Read the NBPA’s story on Deron Williams

Mavs point guard Deron Williams was featured today on the National Basketball Players Association’s site for his involvement in April’s National Autism Awareness Month. Williams has been involved in the month’s efforts for years now, including hosting an Autism Awareness Night at American Airlines Center earlier this month. Click here to read the full story. Deron Williams...
Via Mavs.com
1 day ago

Mavs PG Raymond Felton plans to settle down in Dallas regardless of free agency outcome

Raymond Felton had a really solid season no matter whether he was coming off the bench or starting.And it appears he’s due for a nice raise from the $4.5-million that he made last season.Does he feel like he earned some cash with his showing in the regular season and during a strong playoff showing in the first round?“What do you think?” he said. “I’m pretty sure I put...
Via SportsDay
2 days ago

Dirk Nowitzki Shoots Down Retirement Talk

The Mavericks have gone fishing’ for the summer and at the conclusion of each season, we now ask how much longer Dirk Nowitzki will play. He’s 37, and while still very serviceable, he’s…37. He has one year left on his […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
2 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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Anderson elbows Russell Westbrook in the face going for a loose ball

The Western Conference first-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks was a competitive, five-game series. That trend held firm in the fifth game on Monday night, and went down to the final minutes of the game. Late in the fourth, a loose ball had players from both teams on the floor. Of course, the forever-energetic Russell Westbrook was in the mix, and...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant on Mark Cuban: ‘He’s an idiot’

After the Oklahoma City Thunder were able to close out their first-round playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, the team’s top players spoke to the media to discuss the series that was, among other hot topics. One of the most talked about topics had nothing to do with the five-game series that had just ended in a Thunder win. Instead, it was all about what Dallas...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Justin Anderson finishes alley-oop with authority

The Dallas Mavericks started with excitement early in their game five match-up against the Thunder with this alley-oop to Justin Anderson….. #TheLobTheJam for Justin Anderson on TNT! #NBARapidReplay #THUNDERvMAVS https://t.co/dt62BmO2Qi — NBA (@NBA) April 26, 2016 The post Watch: Justin Anderson finishes alley-oop with authority appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban on Westbrook: ‘He’s an All-Star but not a superstar’

It’s starting to become readily apparent that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban just loves to hear himself talk. The always entertaining executive is now making waves around the NBA following comments he made regarding Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Monday. Mark Cuban says Kevin Durant is the Thunder's only superstar. What about Russell Westbrook? "He's an...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejri, Lee out for Dallas against Oklahoma City playoff game

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Dallas faces elimination without two of its interior threats. Center Salah Mejri and forward David Lee missed Monday's playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with injuries. Dallas trails the series 3-1. Mejri initially strained his right hip in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game. The 7-foot-2 rookie center from Tunisia started the playoff opener...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Chris Broussard Steals Photo From Dallas Morning News Editor

Damon Marx, the sports editor for the Dallas Morning News, took a photo of Kevin Durant and Justin Anderson connecting after the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win against the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night.  Durant was ejected from the game after smacking Anderson in the face. The two players both attended Montrose Christian School in Maryland and met up after the contest with their...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This is how Thunder guard Russell Westbrook shows his love for Mavs fans

Tensions have been high in the Mavericks-Thunder series and Game 4 was no different. Russell Westbrook and Salah Mejri got into it in the third quarter after the Mavericks big man pulled the Thunder guard down on a drive attempt. Mavs fans stepped in and began yelling at Westbrook, so he gave them the business. “F— you” Westbrook could be seen yelling. That’s one...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Carlisle shrugs off Chris Broussard in-game interview

Chris Broussard might want a do-over on the question he asked Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle between quarters during Game 4 of the Thunder-Mavs playoff series on Saturday. Dallas was down by 10 points after three quarters, 89-79, but their offense had shot the ball well in the third. Broussard’s first question was about how Dallas can better defend Oklahoma City. Ok, fine...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejri, Westbrook earn technicals after NBA playoffs bench skirmish

Salah Mejri has made himself a big part of the playoff series between the Thunder and the Mavericks. During Game 4 between the teams on Saturday, Mejri and Russell Westbrook were hit with technical fouls for a skirmish by Oklahoma City’s bench. Matters developed when Thunder bench player Anthony Morrow would not give a ball that went out of bounds over to Mejri. Mejri and Westbrook...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ride Along Discussion with Chandler Parsons

Ride along through the streets of Los Angeles with Vice and Chandler Parsons. As the Dallas Mavericks swingman talks about his journey from being an overlooked second-round pick out of the University of Florida to a key veteran player. Parson also talks about the whole DeAndre Jordan thing, sings some Adele and reflects on his last game aginst Kobe at the Staples Center. The post...
Via Hooped Up
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Raymond Felton

At Chesapeake Arena last Tuesday in Oklahoma City, there was one point guard who fueled his team with aggressive drives to the basket and pull-up jumpers. 21 points, 11 rebounds... Just another great game for Russell Westbrook, right?No, this was not Russell Westbrook.It was.... Raymond Felton?Yes, Raymond Felton. The same Raymond Felton who was drafted 5th overall by Charlotte...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Raymond Felton strike Steven Adams' midsection in scuffle

There were no pre-game shenanigans between the Thunder and Mavericks on Thursday, but tempers continued to flare during Game 3.This time, between one of the biggest and one of the smallest players on the court.While battling Steven Adams in the paint for rebounding position at the 7:18 mark in the third, Raymond Felton took offense to a forearm shiver from Adams that clipped him...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Dallas Mavericks’ Game 2 win

What a game. Dallas Mavericks fans across the world all breathed a sigh of relief as Steven Adams’ game-winning tip-in came just tenths of a second too late. Tying the series up at 1-1, the win has given hope to a ravaged Dallas Mavericks team as they head back to home court. The crucial victory also provides strategic lessons for the upcoming games. In game one, the Mavericks...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Westbrook dismisses Villanueva's pregame stunt: 'That's for the guys who don't play'

Before the tipoff at the Thunder-Mavericks Game 2, Mavs forward Charlie Villanueva meandered between Russell Westbrook and teammate Cameron Payne's artistic warmup, and caught a Westbrook shove in response.Mavs reserve center JaVale McGee entered Westbrook's personal space too and also got pushed away.After the Mavericks eked out a 85-84 victory that ended with a Steven Adams would...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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