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Dirk, Mavs Punch Another Playoff Ticket

Dirk, Mavs Punch Another Playoff Ticket

  After a gritty road victory over the up and coming Utah Jazz on Monday night, the Dallas Mavericks were finally able to punch their ticket to the 2016 NBA Playoffs.    It has been an up and down season for this edition of the Mavs.  Slated starters like Chandler Parsons and Deron Williams missing…

Has Chandler Parsons Finally Emerged?

Has Chandler Parsons Finally Emerged?

    When the Dallas Mavericks inked their contract with restricted free agent Chandler Parsons back in the summer of 2014, not many knew what kind of ceiling he had.  He was drafted in the second round and was no more than a third or arguably fourth fiddle on a contending Houston Rockets team.  He…

MF Free Agency Tracker: Ellis to Mavs; Harris Out

MF Free Agency Tracker: Ellis to Mavs; Harris Out

Monta Ellis appears to be the newest member of the revamped Dallas Mavericks backcourt. Ellis joins Jose Calderon, Devin Harris, Wayne Ellington, Gal Mekel, Shane Larkin and Ricky Ledo in a more than crowded fresh crop of guards. UPDATE: Mavs and Devin Harris mutually shelve the 3-yr $9 million contract. The news on Harris reportedly…

Can Mavs Reel In Hometown Boy C.J. Miles Too?

Can Mavs Reel In Hometown Boy C.J. Miles Too?

This is how Shawn Marion said he would implore free-agent-to-be point guard Deron Williams to sign this summer with his hometown Dallas Mavericks:”Get your a– home. Home is where the heart is.”In less than two months we’ll find out which way Williams’ heart tugs. There’s also another local lad, a free-agent-to-be who has all along thought the idea of playing…

Cuban Must Do What Jerry Did Not

Cuban Must Do What Jerry Did Not

Nearly 20 years ago, Jerry Jones lied to himself about the importance of having a quality coach. Six coaches later, he’s still searching for the next Jimmy Johnson. Maybe Jason Garrett is the guy for the Dallas Cowboys. Who knows? It’s still too early to tell. That brings us to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who often fancies…

Lamar Odom: A Costly Mistake

Lamar Odom: A Costly Mistake

Once Mark Cuban gave the go-ahead to gut the Dallas Mavericks‘ roster and let key players such as Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler and J.J. Barea sign with other teams, we figured the Mavs weren’t going to repeat as champions. So fans tempered their expectations and prepared for an early playoff exit, though it’s doubtful anyone figured the Mavs would get swept…

Different Thunder This Time Around

Different Thunder This Time Around

For the fourth time in these playoffs, Dirk Nowitzki clambered onto the dais, dislodged the microphone from its stand and draped his left arm over an adjacent chair as he took questions about the multitude of problems caused by the Oklahoma City Thunder. For the last time, too. Four looks at Nowitzki’s signature routine at the postgame podium…

Cuban: No Regrets

Cuban: No Regrets

Even with his defending NBA championship team on the verge of first-round elimination, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had no regrets about his post-lockout decision not to retain the core of last season’s team. “If you want to nail me for something, I’ll be the first to admit that it was a huge (expletive) that I didn’t…

Mavs Swept By Thunder

Mavs Swept By Thunder

Oklahoma City kept picking and rolling, and James Harden kept making plays. Instead of giving in and being content going home for a Game 5, the Thunder now are waiting for their next series. Oklahoma City rallied for a 103-97 victory on Saturday night to complete a first-round series sweep of the defending NBA champion Dallas Mavericks. Harden…