11:04 PM EST, Thu February 26, 2015

Tyson (hip), Amar'e (rest) out vs. Hawks

ATLANTA -- The Dallas Mavericks will not have their top two centers Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks. Starter Tyson Chandler will not play due to a right hip contusion suffered when he took a hard charge from Toronto power forward Amir Johnson late in Tuesday's win over the Raptors. Reserve Amar'e Stoudemire, who has chronic knee problems, will rest as a precaution on the second night of a back-to-back. The Mavs are also missing point guard Rajon Rondo (suspension) and small forward Chandler Parsons (left ankle).

4 in the morning: Monta, Amar’e and a dash of defense

Here’s our four game-night thoughts about the Mavericks’ 92-81 victory over Charlotte Sunday at American Airlines Center. Too much Monta: The Mavericks were, as coach Rick Carlisle said, “stuck in the mud.” They were going long stretches without scoring and …
Mavs Moneyball Feb 22, 2015

Amar'e talks after Mavericks debut: "The league knows my pedigree"

Here's what the big man said after his big debut game with 14 points. Amar'e Stoudemire talks after the game Stoudemire on getting out there: "It was great. I felt a little winded in the first quarter but other than that I felt good." Stoudemire on his immediate chemistry with players: "When you're playing with good basketball players the game becomes easy. It's the matter of finding the right spots on the court to get open and take advantage of your opportunity, and go for it." Stoudemire getting that first bucket: "It felt great. The first few attempts was a little tough, I was trying to...

Stoudemire gives Mavs reason to be excited

DALLAS -- The only disappointing aspect of Amar'e Stoudemire's first game with the Dallas Mavericks was his choice of footwear after the game. Leopard-print sneakers -- no matter how much they cost or who designed them -- are never a good look. Although his shoe game was garish, Stoudemire’s floor game was stylish. Frankly, the most difficult thing for any Mavs fan -- including owner Mark Cuban, the biggest fan of them all -- is to keep Stoudemire’s performance in perspective after a nearly flawless debut.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 22, 2015

LeBron James moves up career scoring list, Cavs pound Knicks 101-83

NEW YORK: LeBron James moved into 22nd place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list and the Cavaliers pounded the Knicks on Sunday 101-83 for their 16th win in their last 18 games. James had 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters to move past Allen Iverson all time. James now has 24,383 career points. The Cavs handled the Knicks as they should have. Without Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, the Knicks have lost seven straight and will arguably finish the season as the worst team in the league. The Cavs led by 19 after the first quarter and were never...

Amar'e Stoudemire on Dallas debut: 'It's on'

DALLAS – Amar’e Stoudemire summed up his excitement in three quick words. “Sunday, it’s on,” Stoudemire said in anticipation of his debut with the Dallas Mavericks, which will come one week after he negotiated a buyout from the New York Knicks in the final season of his five-year, $99.7 million deal. After taking a few days to get acclimated to his new team, Stoudemire is eager to begin earning his minimum-salary paychecks from the Mavs.
Mavs Moneyball Feb 22, 2015

Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets preview: Amar'e's first game!

Dallas looks to make it two wins in a row against a struggling Hornets squad. What have the Charlotte Hornets done lately? They've lost. A lot. The Hornets are in the middle of a four game losing streak, with a mix of heartbreakers (one point loss to the Pacers) and blowouts (18 point loss to the Pistons). Their loss last night to the Oklahoma City Thunder just extended their losing streak to 17 days. Bafflingly, despite being nine games under .500, the Hornets are still in the playoff race in the East. A small winning streak can right the wrongs inflicted by their recent losing streak. Of...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 19, 2015

After the trade deadline, the Mavericks deal with an even tougher West

Trades happened all over the place. Here's how the Western Conference shapes up and how that will affect the Mavericks. Oh lordy. Where to start? By signing Amar'e Stoudemire, the Mavericks are better. But as we finally move past a wild, frantic trade deadline, the Western Conference is also clearly improved. Let's recap what happened to some of the Mavericks' conference opponents. HOUSTON ROCKETS Acquired: Pablo Prigioni, K.J. McDaniels Departing: Isaiah Canaan, Alexey Schved Reaction: The Rockets pulled off a sneaky good trade getting Pablo Prigioni, sending the Knicks Alexey Shved, the...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 19, 2015

Mavericks injury update: Amar'e Stoudemire will not play Thursday

Dallas is getting two starters back, but its newest member won't see the court until Sunday against the Hornets. The Dallas Mavericks will not gain a big man tonight, as originally thought, as Amar'e Stoudemire has joined the team but will not play Thursday against the Thunder, or Friday against the Rockets. Instead, Rick Carlisle says the F/C will take a few days to get acclimated, before debuting Sunday against Charlotte. Stoudemire averaged about 24 minutes per game this season with the Knicks, but will probably not see that much time with Dallas, especially early on. On the injury...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 19, 2015

Gameday: Dallas Mavericks at Oklahoma City Thunder

Rajon Rondo returns as the Mavericks take on the Thunder in their first game following the All-Star break. Welcome back to basketball, everyone! So what happened over the All-Star break? Dirk played in the All-Star game and was so amazing he made even Tim Duncan smile. The New York Knicks bought out Amar'e Stoudemire's contract, and the veteran center will suit up as the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks. Rajon Rondo has recovered from his orbital and nasal fractures and will return to the lineup for tonight's game against the Thunder. Speaking of... What have the Thunder done...
Pounding The Rock Feb 18, 2015

Would you trade the last years of Duncan's career for Anthony Davis?

In this edition of In the Bonus, the PtR staff discusses All-Star weekend, the next stretch of the Rodeo Road Trip, trades that should happen but won't, Amar'e Stoudemire to the Mavericks and whether we'd welcome Anthony Davis if it meant Duncan retiring. 1 - What was your favorite moment from this year's All-Star weekend? Michael Erler: Live, it had to be James Harden finishing dead last in the three-point shootout, as I predicted. Actually, I nailed Stephen Curry winning it, too. It's bittersweet I wasn't in Vegas to gamble on this stuff. I need the money. Not live, it was the video...
Mavs Moneyball Feb 18, 2015

How Amar'e Stoudemire fits with the Mavericks

This is the role Dallas brought Stoudemire in to play. Basketball is a funny profession, in that the longer you work, the less wanted you are. Usually, a 32-year-old with impressive qualifications and several prestigious awards would be desperately sought after on the job market. Instead, the New York Knicks chose to pay Amar'e Stoudemire to go work elsewhere. Yes, of course this is about performance, like any job. Unfortunately, the negative corollary between age and performance is just part of the business of sports. Stoudemire's six All-NBA team appearances don't shine as a model of...
New York Post Feb 17, 2015

Carmelo’s two wishes for the Knicks for rest of this lost season

The Knicks come out of the All-Star break and head toward Thursday’s trade deadline with the NBA’s worst record, Amar’e Stoudemire has headed to Dallas and Carmelo Anthony is imminently...

Mavericks to clear space for Stoudemire by waiving Ledo

To make room for Amar’e Stoudemire, the Mavericks will waive Ricky Ledo, a source said. The second-year guard had spent most of his time with the NBA Development League Texas Legends this season. The Mavericks had signed him to a …
Mavs Moneyball Feb 17, 2015

Mavericks to release Ricky Ledo, making space for Amar'e Stoudemire

Dallas had to clear a roster spot and chose to cut Ledo, their second round draft pick from 2013, according to Real GM. Ricky Ledo is the casualty of the Mavericks' signing of Amar'e Stoudemire, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. Ledo was drafted in 2013 in the second round and viewed as a long-term development project, spending almost the entirety of his two years with Dallas in the D-League or in a suit on the Mavericks' bench. Even recently, head coach Rick Carlisle and others in the Mavericks organization had said kind words about the sophomore. Perhaps they were true and Ledo's...

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