4:09 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014

Cuban: Clippers' new owner 'great for the league'

New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer drew comparisons to Mark Cuban with his high-fiving, chest-bumping, shouting introduction to the franchise’s fan base last week. The scene came as no surprise to the Dallas Mavericks owner, whose enthusiastic exhibitions had been unique among the NBA’s owners. “I’ve known Steve for a long time, going back into my twenties, and he’s always been this way,” Cuban said during an appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.

Why Mavs couldn't keep Marion for minimum

The Dallas Mavericks would have been thrilled to re-sign Shawn Marion for the veteran’s minimum. That’s what Marion got to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. So why didn’t Dallas keep Marion for the minimum? Because that was never an option for the Mavs. “It’s different when you’re going back to your same team as supposed to going to a new team,” Mavs owner Mark Cuban said on ESPN 103.

Source: Mavs re-signing Bernard James

The Dallas Mavericks and center Bernard James are finalizing a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, a source told ESPNDallas.com. The deal will be fully guaranteed, according to the source. That makes 15 players on the Mavs’ roster with fully guaranteed contracts – the limit for the regular season – in addition to forwards Eric Griffin and Ivan Johnson, who have partially guaranteed deals. This will be the 6-foot-10, 240-pound James’ third consecutive season with the Mavs after being selected with the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Chandler Parsons doesn't play in USA win

If Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watched Team USA dominate the Dominican Republic in Wednesday's exhibition, he probably liked what he saw. Or more like what he didn't see. Chandler Parsons, the Mavs' new $46 million investment, did not play a minute in the rout. Kyle Korver and Mason Plumlee were the only other available Team USA players who didn't enter the game, with Derrick Rose sitting out due to soreness in his surgically repaired knee.

Josh Howard making push for NBA return

The jump shot seldom betrays the pure shooter. It is the rest of the body that, with age, breaks down like a car with too much mileage. It is the ankles, battered through too many stops and starts, twists and turns. It is the knees that have endured so many liftoffs and landings. But a good jumper? That can last a lifetime. On his best days, Josh Howard stopped on a dime in that perfect sequence when his defender backpedaled a step too far and help defense remained a step away.
Marion to signwith Cavaliers

Marion to signwith Cavaliers

The former Maverick will play for a reported $1.4 million.
Mavericks part of NBA season opener at Spurs

Mavericks part of NBA season opener at Spurs

Dallas will be the opponent Oct. 28 when defending champion San Antonio receives their rings.

2014-15 schedule: 10 games to watch

The Dallas Mavericks will have a different look when the season kicks off with some new faces -- among them Chandler Parsons, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler, who is back for a second go-round -- and renewed excitement. With that in mind, let's look at 10 games worth circling on the Mavericks' 2014-15 schedule, which was released Wednesday: Mavs @ San Antonio Spurs, Oct. 28: The Spurs will get their championship rings in front of the only team to push them to seven games in last season’s playoffs.

Mavericks to open in San Antonio

The Dallas Mavericks are expected to start the 2014-15 NBA season at the same place where last season ended. Though the league schedule changed many times in recent weeks, the Mavericks apparently will open on a huge stage, playing in …

How much better can Chandler Parsons be?

The Dallas Mavericks paid a premium rate for Chandler Parsons’ potential. It’s a luxury the Mavs had due to Dirk Nowitzki’s hometown discount deal. It was a requirement to prevent the Houston Rockets from exercising their right to match the Mavs’ offer to the restricted free agent. But based purely on Parsons’ production so far in his career, he’ll be significantly overpaid while making $46 million over the next three seasons.
NBA suspends Mavericks guard Felton for four games

NBA suspends Mavericks guard Felton for four games

Newly-acquired guard Raymond Felton was suspended for four games without pay by the NBA on Thursday.

NBA suspends Mavericks’ Raymond Felton for four games

Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton has been suspended without pay by the NBA for the first four games of the 2014-15 season for pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm in …
Cuban’s comments gets Colangelo’s attention

Cuban’s comments gets Colangelo’s attention

USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says he knows Mark Cuban isnt against international competition.Dallas Mavericks excited by off-season movesChandler Parsons surprised Rockets didnt match Mavericks offerBusy Mavericks sign forward Al-Farouq AminuJameer Nelson signs with Mavericks, could start at point guardMavericks crazy day: Lewis out, Nelson and Aminu in, Felton pleadsMore Dallas Mavericks coverage
Cuban concerned about cash, not player safety

Cuban concerned about cash, not player safety

The Mavericks owner is not upset about the Olympics or international basketball events, but that he doesnt get a cut.
Mavericks’ Cuban blasts ‘corrupt’ IOC after George injury

Mavericks’ Cuban blasts ‘corrupt’ IOC after George injury

The Mavericks owner says the NBA takes all the risks, but receives no rewards.

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