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Mavs Moneyball 18 hours ago

Five Out Offense: where might Shawn Marion land?

Plus getting to know Ricky Ledo, getting to know the D-League and starting to miss Vince Carter. Now that Summer League has mostly come and gone, and free agency has slowed its roll, our daily post is back. Look for it again, as usual, every day around this time, and consider it your forum to discuss anything below, or any Mavs/NBA news in general. 1. WHEREFORE ART THOU, MATRIX?: As free agency has settled down and teams are now in "filling out the roster" mode, a question I've seen thrown out a lot is where Shawn Marion might end up. I think most of us here had assumed he was out the door,...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 18, 2014

Newly-signed Eric Griffin leads Dallas Mavericks in final Summer League game

Led by the scoring of Eric Griffin and the passing of Ricky Ledo, the Mavericks easily handled the Suns. LAS VEGAS -- The Dallas Mavericks shot 49.3 percent from the field in route to a blowout 88-62 victory over the Phoenix Suns in their final Summer League game. Dallas's balanced scoring, paced by Eric Griffin, led the way. Griffin was impressive during his run with the Mavericks' Summer League squad. Friday morning, the Mavs announced that Griffin was given an unguaranteed contract and an invite to training camp this fall. His play in Dallas' final Summer League game against the Phoenix...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 18, 2014

GAME THREAD: Mavericks vs. Suns (Summer League Game 5)

The SummerMavs bid farewell to Summer League with their last matchup. WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns WHAT: The last game of the Mavs' Summer League WHERE: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada WHEN: 3:00 p.m. CDT HOW: Summer League Pass THE STORY: The SummerMavs are playing their last game of Summer League in the losers bracket, without Bernard James (waived) and Gal Mekel (who is doing something with the Israeli team, I believe). Ricky Ledo should be around, I suppose, and if you haven't checked out Tim Cato's story on Yuki Togashi, now's your chance. The Mavericks have also signed...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 17, 2014

Possible Dallas Maverick free agent targets at the $2.7 million exception

Mo Williams has been mentioned as a target for the Mavericks. However, ESPN Dallas reports on the other targets Dallas could be eyeing. What will the Mavericks do with their $2.7 million cap room exception? For a while now, the money has been on signing Mo Williams. He lives in Dallas after all. Hell, according to my own sources, you can find him at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Preston Center from time to time. The Mavericks are traditionally silent about their acquisitions so it's up in the air on whether Dallas will look to sign him. If they don't, ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon reports on three...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 16, 2014

Dallas Mavericks lose to Hornets on buzzer-beater in fourth Summer League game

The Summer League squad will not be winners in the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League Tournament, losing in their first game on a buzzer beater. Maybe Ricky Ledo couldn't concentrate with Patrick Ewing yelling up and down the sidelines. Whatever the reason, Ledo, the Mavericks' second round draft pick from 2013, couldn't get it going. He finished the game with just two makes on 16 shots. Meanwhile, Ewing's barking fueled a concerted effort from the Hornets. Charlotte was paced early by Justin Brownlee who connected on all three of his first quarter attempts, including a 3-pointer. P.J. Hairston,...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 16, 2014
GAME THREAD: Mavericks vs. Hornets (Summer League Game 4)

GAME THREAD: Mavericks vs. Hornets (Summer League Game 4)

This is still going on, huh? WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets WHAT: Tournament play! WHERE: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV WHEN: 3:30 p.m. CDT HOW: Summer League Pass THE STORY: Hey, the SummerMavs are 2-1! Ricky Ledo has been showing some flashes of brilliance! That's really all I have here. Oh, and this game is the beginning of what a tournament in which the Mavs are seeded tenth. Fun? Tim Cato is now joined by Doyle Rader and Kirk Henderson in watching the SummerMavs live and in person. Give them all a follow on Twitter if you don't have Summer League pass. For those...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 16, 2014
DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade with Washington complete

DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade with Washington complete

Blair joins the Wizards for three years. UPDATE II: The trade is complete. The Wizards use a trade exception so that they could sign him over the cap, and since Dallas had no interest in bringing him back, they happily obliged. UPDATE July 16: Marc Stein is now reporting that the sign-and-trade will be completed sometime today. Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014 DeJuan Blair signed in Dallas for minimum last season, made big playoff...
Bullets Forever Jul 16, 2014
Wizards acquire DeJuan Blair from Mavericks in sign and trade

Wizards acquire DeJuan Blair from Mavericks in sign and trade

Washington continues to add to their front court, this time striking a deal with the Dallas Mavericks for forward DeJuan Blair. Looks like Washington isn't done making moves. After dealing for Kris Humphries yesterday, the Wizards continue to bolster their front court, this time by acquiring DeJuan Blair from the Dallas Mavericks in a sign and trade. Wizards staying busy: ESPN sources say Washington and Dallas Mavericks on course to finalize DeJuan Blair sign-and-trade deal later today — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 16, 2014 DeJuan Blair signed in Dallas for minimum last...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 16, 2014
Dallas Mavericks had offer on the table for Lance Stephenson if Parsons declined

Dallas Mavericks had offer on the table for Lance Stephenson if Parsons declined

If Houston matched Dallas' offer to Chandler Parsons, the Mavericks would have picked up Lance Stephenson. If the Mavericks stuck out on Chandler Parsons, they had a contingency plan in place. According to a report by ESPN's Chris Broussard, Dallas made an offer to former Pacers guard Lance Stephenson. The Dallas Mavericks had a two-year, $20 million offer on the table to Stephenson, contingent on the Houston Rockets matching their offer for forward Chandler Parsons. If Houston had matched, Stephenson would have signed with Dallas, sources said. Stephenson signed with the Charlotte...
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 15, 2014

Rashard Lewis moves on, signs with Dallas Mavericks

The Heat had renounced the rights to the veteran earlier Tuesday. The Miami Heat have quickly reshaped their roster since Friday's turn of events but one key member of last year's squad is also moving on. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Rashard Lewis is signing a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to his agent Colin Bryant. Lewis appears to be signing at the veteran's minimum to back up Dirk Nowitzki and it's a nice signing for the Mavs, but fresh blood needs to be infused into next season's Heat squad and there are already several players returning in...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2014

Rashard Lewis agrees to one-year deal with Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks found their Dirk backup. I'm not sure how to feel about this. Oh. Okay then. Free agent forward Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 16, 2014 Clearly, Lewis fits behind Dirk as a backup power forward. Brandan Wright also factors in there, but Lewis is a bigger player with some range. He played in 60 games last year and hit 34 percent of his 3-pointers. It's below his career average, but maybe if he can get into a groove he'll be able to provide some decent depth...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki officially signs with the Dallas Mavericks for 3 years, $25 million

And all is right with the world. We all knew Dirk Nowitzki would be a Maverick for life, but his new three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks is now official. It's worth $25 million according to ESPN's Marc Stein, a further discount on the $30 million it had already been reported Dirk agreeing to. With him making about two million fewer dollars than before, it gives the Mavericks a little added free agency as they look to fill their final three roster spots and officially re-sign Devin Harris (they have reached verbal agreement). Marc Stein also reported that both Houston and the LA...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2014

Las Vegas Report, Day 4: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors

Unlike the real Mavericks, this Summer League team actually blew a team out -- and pretty convincingly, too. LAS VEGAS -- This is where I would write a game story if this was a game that mattered whatsoever. But it doesn't, so I'm not even going to spend my time worrying about that. Here's what happened: the Mavericks blew out the Raptors in a meaningless Summer League game. Here's observations from yesterday at Vegas. Eric Griffin keeps impressing They say some men were born to lead, and others born to follow. Likewise, Raymond Felton was born to try every type of barbecue in the world....
Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2014

Roundtable: Reactions to Parsons and filling out the roster

The Mavs Moneyball staff discusses their glee over Cuban's plan working to perfection and where the team goes from here. How did you react when you heard that Houston would not be matching? Doyle Rader (@TheKobeBeef): Gotcha, Morey. Not so clever after all, huh? Alan Smithee (@SmitheeMMB): Uhh, I was really happy? Dallas had seemingly put all their eggs in the Parsons basket, with Deng/Ariza and just about everyone else signing elsewhere before the Sunday deadline, including Vince Carter. If Dallas didn't get Parsons, they were going to be in serious trouble at the small forward spot. ...
Hal Brown / Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2014

Chandler Parsons and the remaining questions facing Dallas

The signing of Chandler Parsons saved Dallas' offseason, but there are still a lot of questions regarding what this team will look like and what they still need to do. After the Tyson Chandler trade was completed, I said that how the trade was viewed would likely hinge on what the Mavericks did to fill out the roster around him. It turns out that mostly what the Mavs did was Chandler Parsons, and in the interim between when the Mavericks levied an offer sheet to him and when he was actually signed, Dallas' entire offseason -- not just the Tyson trade -- was relying entirely upon Parsons...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 14, 2014

Mark Cuban would have matched Parsons; sees him playing four positions

The Mavericks' owner was at Las Vegas with the Dallas Mavericks summer league squad and talked about what is turning into a successful offseason for his team. If Mark Cuban had been in Daryl Morey's place, he would have matched Chandler Parsons' offer sheet. He's pretty happy they felt differently, though. "I like it, obviously," he said to media at the Las Vegas Summer League. But he wasn't surprised at Houston's eventual decision: "We knew based off the numbers they were going to have to make some tough choices." Not just a small forward "Chandler's skilled in a lot of different ways,"...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 14, 2014
GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors (Summer League Game 3)

GAME THREAD: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors (Summer League Game 3)

More Summer League? More Summer League! WHO: Dallas Mavericks vs. Toronto Raptors WHAT: More Summer League action! WHEN: 5:00 p.m. CDT WHERE: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada HOW: NBATV and Summer League Pass THE STORY: The SummerMavs are 1-1. That doesn't mean anything, of course, but better than being 0-2! Honestly, I haven't been watching these games much. I hear Ricky Ledo was good last game. Sooooo check out Alan's Game One recap or Tim's Game Two recap if you'd like to get yourself caught up. To make up for my current lack of Summer League knowledge, here is a music video for you...
Adam Francis / Raptors HQ Jul 14, 2014

2014 NBA Summer League: Raptors vs Mavericks Gameday Preview

The Toronto Raptors finish off their regular season Vegas play with a match tonight against the Dallas Mavericks. The Toronto Raptors are back in Vegas action tonight, taking on the Dallas Mavericks' Summer League squad.  The Mavericks are coming off 93 to 85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves and have a record of 1 and 1 so far in Vegas play. The Dinos, after suffering a fairly large defeat on Saturday at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, find themselves with a 1 and 1 record too.  Tonight's match is Toronto's last before heading into Summer League playoff action, so a win would be a...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 13, 2014
Newest Maverick Chandler Parsons added to Team USA Roster

Newest Maverick Chandler Parsons added to Team USA Roster

Parsons has an opportunity to test his talent against the best the United States has to offer. Soon after the announcement that the Houston Rockets would not match the offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN reported that Chandler Parsons will be added to the Team USA roster. BIG night for Chandler Parsons. ESPN has learned Parsons will be added to Team USA roster announced Monday by USA Basketball — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2014 According to Stein, Parsons will be one of nearly 30 American players competing for 12 roster spots for Team USA. The USA Men's National...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 13, 2014
Chandler Parsons is the Mavericks' new starting small forward

Chandler Parsons is the Mavericks' new starting small forward

Ultimately the offer sheet was too steep for Houston to match without Bosh on board, meaning that Chandler Parsons will officially be a Dallas Maverick. Chandler Parsons will be starting for the Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15. Parsons. A Maverick. Soak it in. Now EVERYONE PARTY. I'm not even going to try to contain my enthusiasm here. I've been wearing Mavericks gear non-stop all weekend because I'm one of those crazy superstitious sports fans. The pendulum swung back and forth a couple of times with LeBron, Chris Bosh and Trevor Ariza all making somewhat surprising free agent decisions. Today...

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