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Dallas Mavericks news: Devin Harris injured and more

Dallas Mavericks veteran Devin Harris suffered an injury in their first game.  We provide an update on his injury and more news about the team. The Dallas Mavericks did not have their regular season begin the way they hoped.  The Mavs traveled to Phoenix in a winnable game against a team that struggled last season.  Instead, […] Dallas Mavericks news: Devin Harris injured and more - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Oct 17, 2018
Mavs G Devin Harris leaves opener against Suns with left hamstring strain

Mavs G Devin Harris leaves opener against Suns with left hamstring strain

Devin Harris limped off the court in the second quarter Wednesday night with a left hamstring strain.He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Mavericks signed Harris in the offseason after trading him to the Denver Nuggets last season. With Harris out of the rotation, rookie guard Jalen Brunson saw a significant amount of time in the opener. The Mavericks are already without Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) and Harrison Barnes (hamstring).
SportsDay Oct 17, 2018
Fighting cabin fever, Harrison Barnes knows that 'hamstrings are kind of tricky'

Fighting cabin fever, Harrison Barnes knows that 'hamstrings are kind of tricky'

PHOENIX - Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki are on the season-opening trip for tonight's game against the Suns although neither will suit up.Nowitzki (ankle) remains weeks away from playing. But Barnes (hamstring) is getting close to a return after missing all of the preseason."I'm feeling good, making progress," Barnes said. "I'm just relying on the training staff to get me back. And so far, everything's on schedule.Barnes said there is a possibility he could play on Saturday in the home opener against Minnesota. But he added there also "was a possibility I was going to play today. We'll see...
SportsDay Oct 17, 2018
DeAndre Jordan, Harrison Barnes make it possible for Mavs rookie Luka Doncic to get minutes at power forward

DeAndre Jordan, Harrison Barnes make it possible for Mavs rookie Luka Doncic to get minutes at power forward

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Question: Do you think Rick Carlisle will move Dirk back into the starting lineup and bring Wesley Matthews off the bench at some point this season?Eddie Sefko: I'm not getting that vibe. Carlisle likes having Matthews' defense on the floor at the start of games. And by the way, let's not put the cart in front of the horse. There's no way of knowing when Nowitzki will be healthy enough to play yet. So it's kind of a moot...
SportsDay Oct 16, 2018
What will Ryan Broekhoff's role be with the Dallas Mavericks this season?

What will Ryan Broekhoff's role be with the Dallas Mavericks this season?

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Question: Should the Mavs make a run at Joakim Noah?Eddie Sefko: Why? Where would he play? DeAndre Jordan is the starting center. Dirk Nowitzki (whenever he gets healthy), Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber all would be ahead of Noah on the depth chart. It would seem like an unnecessary addition to me. And by the way, have you seen his numbers from the last few seasons? Yuck.Q: What will Ryan Broekhoff's role...
SportsDay Oct 16, 2018
Mavericks-Suns opener also is Luka Doncic vs. Deandre Ayton potential Rookie of the Year showdown

Mavericks-Suns opener also is Luka Doncic vs. Deandre Ayton potential Rookie of the Year showdown

Luka Doncic's usual cheery disposition drooped when, guided by a Mavericks staffer, he entered a room full of 128 basketballs awaiting his autograph, plus a stack of other stuff for him to sign.All in the name of charity, which was fine with Doncic, but the volume clearly surprised him."I'm on all of these," he said."Well, you're a popular guy," he was told."But I don't want to be."Perhaps it's 19-year-old Doncic's European mentality as he embarks on his rookie season Wednesday night in Phoenix, not unlike Dirk Nowitzki's mindset, especially during the Big German's first few NBA...
SportsDay Oct 16, 2018
How will Mavs' trio of Luka Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr. and Harrison Barnes compare to the best in team history?

How will Mavs' trio of Luka Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr. and Harrison Barnes compare to the best in team history?

The Mavs pick up again Wednesday where they left off with their third youth movement of the last quarter century, which seems a little excessive to those of us who were afforded just the one.The question is, will the kiddie core of Luka Doncic-Dennis Smith Jr.-Harrison Barnes turn out like Dirk Nowitzki-Steve Nash-Michael Finley?Or could it crash and burn like Jason Kidd-Jim Jackson-Jamal Mashburn?Judging by all the childproofing the Mavs have put up around these kids, I'd say the answer is closer to the former than the latter."The good news," Donnie Nelson said, "is we've got a really good...
Hoops Habit Oct 16, 2018

Dallas Mavericks: 5 predictions for the 2018-19 NBA season

With so many new faces on the Dallas Mavericks, including Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan, here are five predictions for the 2018-19 regular season. The Dallas Mavericks open the season against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Although they’ll be without future Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), this game is intriguing for multiple reasons. For one, it’s […] Dallas Mavericks: 5 predictions for the 2018-19 NBA season - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats
SportsDay Oct 16, 2018
As the NBA season begins tonight, your Dallas Mavericks lead the league with the most international players (7)

As the NBA season begins tonight, your Dallas Mavericks lead the league with the most international players (7)

From the time Don Nelson came to Dallas in 1997, and especially after his son Donnie came a year later, the Mavericks organization has been known for its culling of international talent, though its successes at times have been overshadowed by those of in-state rival San Antonio.As the 2018-2019 NBA season commences tonight, however, the Mavericks truly are THE team of international intrigue, both literally and figuratively.The NBA's annual analysis of season-opening rosters affirms that the Mavericks have a league-leading seven international players -- headlined, of course, by Rookie of the...
SportsDay Oct 15, 2018
National Mavericks predictions: Can Rookie of the Year candidate Luka Doncic help sneak Mavericks into playoffs?

National Mavericks predictions: Can Rookie of the Year candidate Luka Doncic help sneak Mavericks into playoffs?

The worst part of the Dallas Mavericks' rebuild might be over. Dennis Smith Jr. and rookie phenom Luka Doncic could make the Mavs one of the NBA's more exciting teams. Combine that with Harrison Barnes, DeAndre Jordan and a potential last ride for Dirk Nowitzki, and Dallas has plenty of interesting storylines.But can Dallas ready to get to the playoffs in a loaded Western Conference? Can Doncic capture the Rookie of the Year award? Here's what the national media is predicting for the Mavericks in 2018-19:Click here to read SportsDay's Eddie Sefko's season predictions. Playoffs or no...
The Smoking Cuban Oct 13, 2018

Dallas Mavericks news: Dirk Nowitzki out at least two weeks and more

The Dallas Mavericks are going to be without their GOAT Dirk Nowitzki for at least two more weeks and so much more in today’s news. The Dallas Mavericks did not have their best day on Oct. 12.  It started at shootaround with the news that legend Dirk Nowitzki is still weeks away from playing. Dirk is […] Dallas Mavericks news: Dirk Nowitzki out at least two weeks and more - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Oct 12, 2018
Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen explains what he has learned from watching Dirk Nowitzki

Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen explains what he has learned from watching Dirk Nowitzki

Chicago Bulls star Lauri Markkanen, often compared to Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki, admits there’s one thing he copied from the German Wunderkind. In an interview with Uproxx, the 21-year-old forward confirmed that Nowitzki was one of his basketball influences growing up. “There’s been multiple, obviously, people comparing me to Dirk, but I actually watched […] The post Bulls’ Lauri Markkanen explains what he has learned from watching Dirk Nowitzki appeared first on ClutchPoints.
www.chron.com Oct 12, 2018

Dirk Nowitzki to miss Mavericks' opener as left ankle rehab continues

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki's debut in his record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks won't be in the opener. Coach Rick Carlisle said Friday the 40-year-old Nowitzki will miss "multiple weeks" with a longer-than-expected recovery from left ankle surgery in April.
FOX Sports Oct 12, 2018
Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star

Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star

Luka Doncic makes teenage transition from European basketball to NBA, gives Mavericks hope of next Euro star after two decades with Dirk Nowitzki
ClutchPoints Oct 12, 2018
Dirk Nowitzki is weeks away from playing

Dirk Nowitzki is weeks away from playing

Mavs big man Dirk Nowitzki has been dealing with a sore left ankle for the past few weeks. The Big German has already been ruled out of Dallas’ regular season opener, but now it sounds like he might be out of commission for a few more games. Dirk Nowitzki is weeks away from playing, Rick […] The post Dirk Nowitzki is weeks away from playing appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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