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Dallas Mavericks Announce Free Agent Signees
August 17th, 2013 at 3:18 PM
After losing Dwight Howard to the Houston Rockets, the Mavericks were left with more financial room to sign new players including a lengthy list of free agents. After deciding not to resign Darren Collison, Chris Kaman, and Elton Brand and losing O.J. Mayo to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Mavs set their...

Dallas Mavericks Get Another Bargain in DeJuan Blair
July 31st, 2013 at 4:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Dallas Mavericks nabbed ex-San Antonio Spurs big man DeJuan Blair to add more depth to an already revamped frontcourt. Dallas thinks that the 24-year-old Blair, who is on the verge of signing, is a good fit with Dirk Nowitzki because of his popping ability. That’s particularly important when playing with Dirk, the premier...

Dallas Mavericks Finalize Deals for Wayne Ellington and Bernard James
July 27th, 2013 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the Dallas Mavericks continue to fill out their roster, two more deals officially got done this week. Shooting guard Wayne Ellington, who is expected to back up fellow free-agent addition Monta Ellis, made his two-year, $5.3 million deal official. The Mavs used the "room" exception to sign him. Meanwhile, Bernard James'...

Newly Signed Monta Ellis Has Player Option for Third Year with Dallas Mavericks
July 24th, 2013 at 5:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** Just in case Dallas Mavericks' fans aren't aware, only two years of the contract signed by Monta Ellis are guaranteed, as far as years. According to ShamSports.com, Ellis has a player option for the third year, meaning he can opt out after the 2014-2015 season and test free agency again...

Dallas Mavericks Set up to Be Better than Last Year
July 21st, 2013 at 11:56 AM
This has been an up and down offseason for the Dallas Mavericks, which started in negative fashion yet again, when Dallas was unable to net free agent superstar C Dwight Howard. But the Mavs have since rebounded nicely, and have once again set themselves up to be in position to sign...

Dallas Mavericks Net Second Scorer in Monta Ellis
July 12th, 2013 at 11:00 PM
The offseason for the Dallas Mavericks just improved vastly as opposed to the state it was in just a week ago.  The Mavs got the last impact player left in free agency, and their second scorer, in Monta Ellis. The deal is for three years worth at least $25 million. Before the...

Dallas Mavericks Miss Out on Dwight Howard
July 5th, 2013 at 11:30 PM
After a wild Friday night in NBA free agency, which included Dwight Howard changing his mind on whether to choose between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, the big man ultimately decided that the Mavs weren't for him and that Houston is the best situation for him right now. Howard...

Dallas Mavericks to Sign Israeli Free Agent Gal Mekel
July 3rd, 2013 at 9:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the Dallas Mavericks are still meeting and discussing details with free agent Dwight Howard, they received verbal commitment from another free agent, Israeli point guard Gal Mekel, early Monday morning. Free agents are not allowed to officially sign until July 10th, however, Mekel's agent, Sam Porter, confirms the deal and...

Report: Eric Bledsoe of Los Angeles Clippers Dealt to Phoenix Suns
July 2nd, 2013 at 4:55 PM
One backup plan in case the Dallas Mavericks do not sign Dwight Howard has been thrown out the window. According to Yahoo! Sports reports, the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to send guard Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler and his expiring contract to the Phoenix Suns in a three-team deal that...

Dallas Mavericks Interested in Free Agents Andrew Bynum and Brandan Wright
July 1st, 2013 at 11:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** After trading for Shane Larkin in the draft on Thursday, the Dallas Mavericks look to the available free agents to complete their roster for the 2013-2014 NBA season. During the first few hours of the opening of free agency, the Mavs made calls to centers Andrew Bynum and Brandan Wright. The...

Reports Say Dallas Mavericks Interested in Boston Celtics’ Guard Rajon Rondo
June 29th, 2013 at 3:25 PM
The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly interested in Boston Celtics' guard Rajon Rondo, especially now since the C's have started their fire sale this past week by trading Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets on draft night. ESPN.com's Marc Stein reports that the Celtics have asked for Dirk Nowitzki...

Monta Ellis Set to Opt Out with Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks Interested
June 18th, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Milwaukee Bucks guard Monta Ellis will opt out of the last year of his deal, and will become a free agent this summer. Among teams that are interested in Ellis are the Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are looking for a scoring guard, someone who...

According to Sources, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard Looking to Become Teammates
June 15th, 2013 at 6:12 PM
Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers center' Dwight Howard will become the two most coveted free agents in a little over two weeks. However, before any teams can engage in talks with the two star players, Paul and Howard seem to have plans of their own....

Fond Memories of Dallas Mavericks-Miami Heat NBA Finals Two Years Ago Still Fresh
June 9th, 2013 at 9:27 PM
The 20-2 run in Game 2 in Miami. The close wins in Game 4 and 5 in Dallas. The title-clinching win in Miami in Game 6. All of these fond memories still sit fresh in the minds of Dallas Mavericks fans as the NBA Finals unfold two years later with the...

Future Hall-of-Famer Jason Kidd Announces Retirement
June 3rd, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Former Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd, an almost certain future-Hall-of-Famer, announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons as one of the most unique floor generals in NBA history. "I think it is the right time," Kidd told ESPNNewYork.com. "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I...

Do the Dallas Mavericks Need Dwight Howard or Chris Paul More?
June 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 PM
The Dallas Mavericks have gaping holes to fill in order to return to being a playoff team, something that occurred with regularity over the last decade.  ***PHOTO1*** Two of the most important positions the Mavericks need desperate help in are at center and point guard, arguably the two most important positions...

Dallas Mavericks’ Main Goal Isn’t Just About Dwight Howard and Chris Paul
May 29th, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Dallas Mavericks' fans know that there are two main free agents that will be on the market come July 1st. Owner Mark Cuban is going to do everything he can to get Chris Paul or Dwight Howard to come to Dallas. However, there are multiple options in case Paul or Howard...

Dallas Mavericks’ Free Agent Targets Out of Playoffs After First Round
May 4th, 2013 at 9:28 PM
It is still a long shot to imagine Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul leaving their respective teams to join an aging Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. However, with both Howard and Paul gone from the 2013 NBA playoffs after just one round,...

Don’t Bank on Dwight Howard Coming to Dallas, but Still Glimmer of Hope
May 1st, 2013 at 12:54 PM
Dwight Howard's team just got swept in the playoffs for the second time in three years, this time in the first round to the San Antonio Spurs. He is quoted as saying his season in Los Angeles was "a nightmare." This is just another chapter in Howard's book of mixed signals he...

O.J. Mayo’s Benefits Future If He Returns to Dallas Mavericks
April 24th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
  Last week, Dallas Mavericks shooting guard O.J. Mayo said he would decline the player option for the second season of his contract, deciding to test the free agent market for the second season in a row. However, it might be in Mayo's best interest to reconsider that decision. Mayo averaged 15.3 points,...