Category Archives: Mavericks

Bank of Cuban open, but Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle doesn't expect trades

The trade winds are going to be blowing for the next 10 days until the NBA deadline for making deals.But
as far as Rick Carlisle is concerned, he doesn’t think the Mavericks
are going to be players in the marketplace leading up to the deadline.

Dirk Nowitzki laughs at scenario of him being traded to the Lakers

It’s strange to imagine the season when Dirk Nowitzki no longer wears
a Mavericks jersey, the only uniform he has donned during his 15 NBA
seasons.
But what is even more bizarre is the possibility of seeing Nowitzki
wearing another team’s colors. It only seems right that the face of the
Dallas franchise finishes his professional career with the team he led
to its only league title.
A Wednesday column in the Los Angeles Daily News suggests otherwise.

Barea prefers staying in Dallas, but mentions New York, Los Angeles and Miami

Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea recently told Primera Hora’s Raul
Alzaga that even though he would like to return to Dallas, he’d be open
to playing in Miami, Los Angeles or New York.

Barea averaged 10.2 points per game during the NBA Finals, helping the Mavs oust the Miami Heat in six games.

Mavs are the 2011 NBA champs after beating the Heat, 105-95

After three decades of heartbreaks, the Dallas Mavericks are finally running with the big boys of the NBA.

Finally able to shed their “soft’’ label. Finally able to put their
big-boy pants on and pull up a chair and join the NBA’s elite company.

With Sunday night’s electrifying 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat at
AmericanAirlines Arena, the Mavs are the 2011 NBA champions.

In winning the best-of-seven series over the Heat, 4-2, the Mavs were
able to exact revenge on Miami while winning their first NBA title in
team history.

Possible Mavericks target? Deron Williams visits Dallas locker room

Sporting a red Texas Rangers hat, New Jersey Nets point guard Deron
Williams walked through the Dallas Mavericks locker room Thursday night,
congratulating the Western Conference champions on their Game 5 NBA
Finals victory.

Williams made small talk with Brian Cardinal before embracing Jason Terry and chatting with Jason Kidd.

Could the 26-year-old, who attended The Colony High School near Dallas, join the Mavericks in the near future?

Kidd miffed, Haywood adjusting

With 2:56 left in the first half Wednesday night, Jason Kidd flipped a pass toward Shawn Marion that ended in a turnover.

"That was actually an easier pass than a lot of the others,” Kidd said.

Yeah, the nerve of him. One turnover on a night when he had 18 assists.

Mavericks center Erick Dampier: 'Hopefully I'll be here next year'

PLANO – Mavericks center Erick Dampier is working on his conditioning
in preparation for next season. What remains to be worked out is where
he will be playing.

Dampier said he wants to return for a seventh season with the Mavericks.
But with a $13 million contract for next season not guaranteed, he
knows that could be a long shot.

"I’ve enjoyed it here," Dampier said Tuesday. "It’s been a great run,
for the guys and for myself. I could continue playing with these guys
and have a great career here. Come July 1, we’ll all get together and
see what happens and hopefully I’ll be here next year."

Mavericks should consider trading Dirk Nowitzki

Much has been said about the future of Dirk Nowitzki. I can tell you
this morning that he is going to leave the Mavericks. I say this without
hesitation.

It’s going to happen.

One day.

The fact that it doesn’t have to happen this summer and almost certainly
will not happen this summer should be of no comfort to owner Mark Cuban
and Mavericks fans.

Trade talk follows Dallas Mavericks to West Coast

EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Mavericks got out of town Saturday evening, and the wild
rumor of the day was that their plane to the Bay Area had been equipped
with ejector seats.

The players, a few of them anyway, know they could be jettisoned at any
moment. The Feb. 18 trade deadline is fast approaching, and with four
losses in the last five games and a 9-10 record since Dec. 31, everybody
is on edge.

Mavericks' Josh Howard getting an A for attitude

By EDDIE SEFKO / The Dallas Morning News

esefko@dallasnews.com

PHOENIX – Mark Cuban has a theory about Josh Howard’s play this season.
It doesn’t have anything to do with whether Howard is starting or
coming off the bench.

It has to do with attitude.