Cuban: Mavs should have beaten Spurs in playoffs

File this under “should have, would have, could have.” The San Antonio Spurs had a relatively easy path to the 2014 NBA title except for the opening round series against the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas tested San Antonio and pushed the Spurs to seven games before eventually falling in San Antonio. However, at the end of the […]

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NBA suspends new Mavs G Felton for 4 games (Yahoo Sports)

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 4: Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Washington Wizards during a game at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA suspended new Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton on Thursday for the first four games of the season after his guilty plea in a New York gun case. ”I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Felton said in a statement released by the Mavericks. ”Moving forward I’m eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area.” The criminal case arose last winter, as Felton dealt with the breakup of his marriage and a struggling season with the New York Knicks. Felton pleaded guilty July 23 in New York to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.


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Nowitzki stays with Mavs for huge pay cut

Dirk Nowitzki’s latest contract will take him through three more years.

      
 

 

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Mavs bring back Dirk Nowitzki with three-year deal

There was never any doubt that star player Dirk Nowitzki would be playing for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014-15 NBA season. On Thursday a new deal between the two sides was finalized. Nowitzki will get a three-year deal worth around $30 million. Such a deal saves the Mavericks some cap space as they continue to pursue pieces to place on the court around him. THIS JUST IN: Mavericks and F Dirk Nowitzki agree to 3-year deal believed to be in $30M range. (via @ESPNSteinLine) pic.twitter.com/wmFCuJBeK0 — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2014 The 36-year-old put together another fine season in 2013-14 appearing in 80 games averaging 21.7 PPG, 6.2 RPG and 2.7 APG.

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AP source: Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 3-year deal (Yahoo Sports)

DALLAS, TX - MAY 02: Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks celebrates during play against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 2, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the future Hall of Famer. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The 36-year-old Nowitzki is taking a big pay cut with a contract similar in value and structure to the one Tim Duncan signed with San Antonio two years ago.


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Report: LeBron’s agent will meet with Suns, Mavs and Rockets

(Courtesy of espn.go.com) According to an NBA insider free agent star LeBron James will not personally meet with teams, instead his agent will do the talking for him. Rich Paul, James’ agent, is expected to meet with multiple teams in Cleveland this week. Even though Suns fans have remained hopeful yet mostly optimistic that James would somehow land in Phoenix, now is the time to realize the Suns are in serious contention to sign the NBA’s best player. Teams interested in LeBron James will meet w agent Rich Paul this week in Cleveland, according to NBA source. James will not attend meetings — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) July 1, 2014 Indeed the Phoenix Suns are one of a handful of teams that will meet with James’ agent this week making them a serious contender to acquire the former Miami Heat star. Yes, it is only the first day of free agency and there will be a number of rumors to be dealt with throughout the rest of the offseason, but remember, James’ is only interested in receiving a max

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Report: Carmelo to meet with Bulls, Mavs, Spurs this week

Let the courtship for Melo begin. Marc Stein of ESPN reports that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will kick off the start of free agency by meeting with the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. He will then travel to Texas to meet with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday morning and the Houston Rockets that same afternoon. That’s not at all, though. Anthony, who has an offseason home in Los Angeles, is expected to meet with the Lakers later next week. All of that said, the New York Knicks are feeling confident in bringing their prized star back for next season. The Knicks can offer Anthony $129 million over five years, the most of any team. While free agency begins Tuesday, players can’t actually sign contracts with teams until July 10.Filed under: Andre Khatchaturian, NBA, New York Knicks, Top Stories

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’Melo should take long look at Mavs

The Mavericks brought in two ex-Knicks. Now they want to bring in the star, Carmelo Anthony.

      
 

 

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Mavs, Knicks agree to six-player trade involving Tyson Chandler

The first major trade of the NBA offseason may very well be nearing completion. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of acquiring All-NBA defender Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks.  ESPN has learned that Dallas Mavericks are on verge of reacquiring Tyson Chandler in trade with New York Knicks. Story going online now — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2014 Chandler played in Dallas for one season back in 2010-2011 before catching on with the Knicks. He is set to make over $14.5 million next season. Stein reports that this likely deal also includes Raymond Felton going to Dallas from New York in exchange for Shane Larkin, Sam Dalembert and Jose Calderón. Larkin, a first-round pick of the Mavericks last June, would be the centerpiece of the deal for a Knicks team that is looking to find any way to improve on a mediocre 2013-2014 season that saw them miss out on the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference. This potential deal would also free …

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Mavs, Knicks close to deal involving Tyson Chandler

The first major trade of the NBA offseason may very well be nearing completion. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of acquiring All-NBA defender Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks.  ESPN has learned that Dallas Mavericks are on verge of reacquiring Tyson Chandler in trade with New York Knicks. Story going online now — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2014 Chandler played in Dallas for one season back in 2010-2011 before catching on with the Knicks. He is set to make over $14.5 million next season. Stein reports that this likely deal also includes Raymond Felton going to Dallas from New York in exchange for Shane Larkin, Sam Dalembert and Jose Calderón. Larkin, a first-round pick of the Mavericks last June, would be the centerpiece of the deal for a Knicks team that is looking to find any way to improve on a mediocre 2013-2014 season that saw them miss out on the playoffs in the weak Eastern Conference. This potential deal would also free …

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