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Dejaun Blair Blasts Former Coach Gregg Popovich
August 18th, 2013 at 8:29 PM
Newest Maverick Dejuan Blair is shaking things up even before the season has started. The former San Antonio Spurs Center/Power Forward slammed his former head coach, Gregg Popovich in a press conference, complaining about playing time, which apparently, wasn’t the first time. When Blair was asked about getting back to the...

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...

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’ 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...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Try to Rebound from Friday Night Loss Against the New York Knicks
November 10th, 2012 at 4:06 PM
The Dallas Mavericks don't have much time to dwell on their 104-94 loss in Madison Square Garden Friday night. They get right back on the court to take on the Charlotte Bobcats for the third time in less than a month. This matchup will be the second of the season, the...

Gameday Recap: Dallas Mavericks Falter in Second Half, Lose to New York Knicks
November 9th, 2012 at 8:36 PM
After a shootout in the first half between two of the NBA's top-scoring teams, the Dallas Mavericks cooled off considerably in the second half, while the New York Knicks continued to light it up, en route to a 104-94 win over the Mavs. Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points for New York,...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Continue Homestand Against Portland Trail Blazers, Rodrigue Beaubois Questionable
November 5th, 2012 at 4:53 PM
The Dallas Mavericks continue a three-game homestand tonight as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers at the American Airlines Center. For the second game of this homestand, an interesting Portland team will be the task at hand. This Northwest Division foe includes one of the best power forwards in the...

Dallas Mavericks Bring in Center Troy Murphy, Waive Eddy Curry
November 3rd, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Veteran power forward/center Troy Murphy has been brought in to play for the Dallas Mavericks, signing a deal through the season. To make room for Murphy, Dallas waived center Eddy Curry after only two games this season, still leaving the Mavs roster at the required 15 players. In two games, Curry...

Dallas Mavericks Provide Mixed Feelings After Going 1-1 on Season-Opening Back-to-Back
November 1st, 2012 at 5:18 PM
The Dallas Mavericks opened the season on Tuesday night, with a very tough back-to-back on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers and Utah Jazz. While waiting for Dirk Nowitzki to return from his knee injury, the Mavs were hoping to at least split the opening back-to-back and build some...

Gameday Preview: Dallas Mavericks Ready to Start Season Against Loaded Los Angeles Lakers
October 30th, 2012 at 8:45 PM
Healthy or not, the Dallas Mavericks head into the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight to take on the Lakers. They will do so without starting forward and center Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman. The Mavs will have to depend on Brandan Wright, who is starting at center, to help contain...

Dallas Mavericks Need to Trim Roster to 15 Players by 4:00 PM Today
October 29th, 2012 at 1:15 PM
The Dallas Mavericks waived Chris Douglas-Roberts and Melvin Ely over the weekend to trim their roster to 16 players, and they have until the 4:00 PM NBA deadline this afternoon to trim the roster to the 15 players that are required for the start of the season. According to ESPNDallas.com, the...

Dallas Mavericks Finish Preseason 4-4 After Win Against Charlotte Bobcats
October 27th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
The Dallas Mavericks were in control most of the game and used a 14-0 run to finish off the Charlotte Bobcats 99-82 Friday night. They finish the preseason 4-4. ***PHOTO1*** Now Dallas must focus and get ready for the season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Mavs are not...

Delonte West not Coming Back to Dallas Mavericks
October 26th, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A source says that Delonte West is not expected to return to Dallas, just one day after he was suspended for a second time this month. After the Mavs' preseason loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, the team suspended the guard once again for conduct detrimental to the team....

Dallas Mavericks Lose to Oklahoma City Thunder, Still Without Key Players
October 24th, 2012 at 11:00 PM
The Dallas Mavericks lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night 88-76, which comes as no surprise as the Mavs were playing one of the league's best teams without some key players. Shawn Marion and Vince Carter stayed in Dallas to get rested for next Tuesday's season opener against the Los...

Dallas Mavericks Face Oklahoma City Thunder Tonight Without Key Players
October 24th, 2012 at 4:27 PM
The Dallas Mavericks travel to Wichita tonight to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder in their second to last preseason game before the season opens next Tuesday. ***PHOTO1*** They will play the Thunder without some key pieces. Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman are out with their respective injuries. But Shawn Marion and Vince...

Dallas Mavericks Beat New Orleans Hornets 87-74, Move to 3-3 in Preseason
October 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 PM
It wasn't pretty, but the Mavs used a better defensive effort, and just enough offense, to get the job done Monday night at the American Airlines Center. They beat the New Orleans Hornets 87-74 to go to 3-3 in preseason play, with one week to go before the regular season...

After Losing to Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks Show Promise on Offense, but Need to Improve on Defense and Turnovers
October 18th, 2012 at 4:17 PM
When the Dallas Mavericks reassembled their team during the offseason, fans knew that it would take time for the team to develop chemistry. Even though Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo played pickup ball in Los Angeles, and Chris Kaman and Elton Brand were former teammates, learning the new system under...

Dallas Mavericks Beat Houston Rockets Monday Without Dirk Nowitzki
October 16th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
The Dallas Mavericks got 20 points from O.J. Mayo and rookie Jae Crowder, en route to a 123-104 preseason win on Monday night against the Houston Rockets. The win puts Dallas at 2-1 in the preseason. Dallas won the game without Dirk Nowitzki, who is dealing with soreness in his nagging...

Dirk Nowitzki Has Knee Drained, Hopes That Will Solve Issue
October 13th, 2012 at 4:40 PM
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki had his sore right knee drained for the second time in October, hoping that will eliminate the swelling and the need for possible arthroscopic surgery. Nowitzki practiced Friday after the knee was drained, and he did not play in Tuesday's preseason loss to FC Barcelona Regal. "I...