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The Smoking Cuban 16 hours ago

The Dallas Mavericks should be interested in David Nwaba

The Dallas Mavericks should consider David Nwaba for a roster spot. Nwaba, formerly of the Chicago Bulls, is now an unrestricted free agent. The Chicago Bulls decided to rescind the qualifying offer to 3rd year guard, David Nwaba, a few days ago. Nwaba went undrafted in 2016, but made himself known after joining the Chicago […] The Dallas Mavericks should be interested in David Nwaba - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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SportsDay 12 hours ago

10 things to know about Dennis Smith Jr. from impressing Steph Curry to owing his grandma an SUV

Editors note: This story was originally published on June 22, 2017.Here are 10 things you might not know about new Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr.:1. Swatting J. Cole sooooo badJ. Cole -- who has gone platinum on albums with no features multiple times -- was a big fan of Smith's while the point guard was at Trinity Christian High School in Fayetteville, N.C. He was such a big fan that he challenged him to a game of one-on-one.J. Cole's hometown is Fayetteville, so it sounds like it was pretty easy for Smith to accept the challenge. So in 2014 the two got together to play a...
SportsDay Jul 14, 2018
See which former Dallas-area stars have excelled in NBA Summer League

See which former Dallas-area stars have excelled in NBA Summer League

Friday was a big day in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. At least for players from Dallas-area high schools.Former Kimball and Texas A&M standout Jalen Jones had 21 points and eight rebounds -- both tied for team-high honors -- to lead the Mavericks to a 96-92 win over the Washington Wizards. Jones, who was on a two-way contract, averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds in five Summer League games. Against the Phoenix Suns and No. 1 overall draft pick DeAndre Ayton, Jones had team-highs of 16 points and 11 rebounds, compared to 10 points and eight rebounds for Ayton.Former Plano West and...
The Smoking Cuban Jul 14, 2018

Kostas Antetokounmpo signs a two-way contract with the Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have signed Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract, per the New York Times‘ Marc Stein. Antetokounmpo will join the Mavericks’ G-League affiliate, the Texas Legends. The signing is somewhat surprising, at least to me. I thought for sure that Kostas Antetokounmpo would be a draft-and-stash in Europe. He’s about as raw as […] Kostas Antetokounmpo signs a two-way contract with the Mavericks - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eddie Sefko / SportsDay Jul 14, 2018
Mavs on verge of re-signing Yogi Ferrell to multi-year deal

Mavs on verge of re-signing Yogi Ferrell to multi-year deal

The Mavericks are on the verge of signing Yogi Ferrell to a multi-year deal, a source said. They have rescinded his qualifying offer, but that is a formality. They have up to $4.4 million to spend but it's unknown how much of that they will use on the third-year guard.Coming off the bench for the Mavs last season, Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, three rebounds and 2.5 assists. Ferrell first signed with the Mavs late in the 2016-17 season on a 10-day contract played well enough to earn a two-year deal with the Mavs.
SportsDay Jul 13, 2018

Mavs sign 60th overall pick Kostas Antetokounmpo to two-way contract

It didn't take the Mavs long to fill the void left on the roster after waiving guard Jalen Jones, who was on a two-way contract.Friday evening, the Mavs announced they signed second-round draft pick Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract. Antetokounmpo was an early-entry candidate in the 2018 NBA draft after one season at Dayton. The 6-foot-10, 197-pound forward averaged 5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks in 12 minutes per game thus far in the summer league. Two-way contracts were first implemented last season. They allow NBA teams to have up to two players on two-way...
SportsDay Jul 13, 2018

10 things you may not know about Dirk Nowitzki: From Holger to lying to the German chancellor and more

Editor's note: This story was originally published on May 29, 2017. Dirk Nowitzki has been lighting up scoreboards across the NBA for nearly two decades, but how much do you really know about the Mavericks' superstar? Here are a few things to know about the NBA's all-time leading foreign-born scorer.10. He once lied to the German chancellorWhat do you do when the former leader of your country answers a question you're not prepared for? According to Dirk, just lie. Nowitzki was asked by former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt what he planned to do for money after retiring from basketball, and...
SportsDay Jul 13, 2018
How Talk of the Town event featuring golden era of Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers radio voices came to be

How Talk of the Town event featuring golden era of Cowboys, Mavericks and Rangers radio voices came to be

The franchises whose performances are described by Eric Nadel, Brad Sham and Chuck Cooperstein with clarity and elegance and context and humanity are, to put it mildly, in a collective lull.The Rangers, Cowboys and Mavericks are part of a historically long 18-month (and counting) drought in which none of North Texas' four major-sport franchises have appeared in a playoff game.For a few hours Thursday night, though, we were reminded that regardless of win-loss outcomes, area fans are fortunate to live in a golden era of North Texas sports broadcasting.Nadel, Sham and Cooperstein are the...
The Smoking Cuban Jul 13, 2018

Five Thoughts on the Dallas Mavericks’ Free Agency

The Mavericks have had one of the best off-seasons in recent history. Here are a few thoughts on what went down. This has been an eventful off-season for a Mavericks franchise that lately has been getting nothing but leftovers. Things have moved fast, so I wanted to talk about some of the signings, non-signings, and […] Five Thoughts on the Dallas Mavericks’ Free Agency - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Smoking Cuban Jul 13, 2018

Ranking all the Dallas Mavericks summer moves so far

The Dallas Mavericks have made a number of moves to put together a team that has a chance to compete this season. How do these moves rank from least impactful to most? There have been a lot of good moves from the Dallas Mavericks so far this summer but there have also been a handful […] Ranking all the Dallas Mavericks summer moves so far - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eddie Sefko / SportsDay Jul 13, 2018
Why Rick Carlisle isn't sweating how to find enough touches for Mavs youngsters Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr.

Why Rick Carlisle isn't sweating how to find enough touches for Mavs youngsters Luka Doncic and Dennis Smith Jr.

Rick Carlisle has a theory about point guards and ballhandling playmakers in general.You can never have enough of them.That's why he shrugs and laughs a little when he hears fans or media members suggest that both Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic are ball-needy -- that is, both operate best when they are handling the basketball, not playing off of it.That seems to be a major concern among some.For Carlisle?"I'm not worried about it," he said.And that's all he said. No "unless" or any other stipulation about playing his two prized youngsters together, whether it be in the backcourt or with...
The Smoking Cuban Jul 12, 2018

Dallas Mavericks’ offseason is like Christmas in July

The Mavericks have had one of the best off-seasons in franchise history. What more could fans want? Think about the last six years. After the Mavericks won the 2011 championship, things unraveled fast. The team that finally brought the franchise to the promised land was dismantled quickly. But we were okay with it at the […] Dallas Mavericks’ offseason is like Christmas in July - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
What they're saying about DeAndre Jordan: Dallas gets to keep its flexibility; the best rebounder in Mavs history?

What they're saying about DeAndre Jordan: Dallas gets to keep its flexibility; the best rebounder in Mavs history?

Editors note: This story was originally published on July 8, 2018.Three years after he infamously changed his mind, DeAndre Jordan signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Here's what SportsDay's experts and national analysts are saying about the move. SportsDay's Eddie Sefko: "The bottom line is that Jordan makes the most sense for this situation."And it isn't just management that is sold on the move. Owner Mark Cuban and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson ran the idea past Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes. Both gave their blessing as this being a move that was worth a...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
10 things to know about new Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan, including his tattoo tales and Bill Russell comparisons

10 things to know about new Mavericks center DeAndre Jordan, including his tattoo tales and Bill Russell comparisons

Editors note: This story was originally published on July 1, 2018Want proof that talent overrides just about everything else when it comes to professional sports? Here it is ... center DeAndre Jordan, who brutally jilted the Mavericks in free agency just a few short seasons ago, finally agreed to terms with Dallas this offseason.Here are 10 things to know about the former Texas A&M Aggie.The BasicsFull name: Hyland DeAndre Jordan Jr.Height: 6'11" Weight: 265 lbs. Position: Center Shoots: LeftBorn: July 21, 1988 (Age 29) in Houston, TexasThe first offenseThe hours that led up to Jordan...
SportsDay Jul 12, 2018
Will the Mavericks' offseason moves make them contenders? Anything can happen under Rick Carlisle

Will the Mavericks' offseason moves make them contenders? Anything can happen under Rick Carlisle

Fox Sports commentator Mark Followill joined the Dennis and Cowlishaw show on 103.3 ESPN FM to talk about Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity.Have the Mavericks done enough to reach the playoffs?Mark Followill: "I wouldn't say they're spinning their wheels, but let's be honest -- it's going to be a really big ask to be able to jump from a 24-win team in the Western Conference to jump to where you need to be in the playoffs. Every season has twists and turns and some weird things can happen, but that's a long way to pull yourself up. That's a...

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