TAG: Dallas Mavericks

Smack / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Houston’s Daryl Morey Fires Back At Mark Cuban’s Chemistry Comments

Mark Cuban

The back-and-forth between inner-state rivals the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks got amped up over the summer when Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs at the club, naturally, and Houston didn’t match. After Mavs owner Mark Cuban said in August Rockets general manager Daryl Morey didn’t compose his roster with any idea about chemistry , Morey fired back at Cuban telling Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski “Hey, if Mark believed so much in chemistry, he wouldn’t have busted up a title team for cap room.” Read More »

NBA / Sep 24, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Cuban On Tyson Chandler’s Longevity In Dallas: “I Learn From My Mistakes”

Tyson Chandler

The Dallas Mavericks came from nowhere to shock the NBA world and claim the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2011. But their reign at the top of the league was as fleeting as their championship run was unexpected. With perhaps too big an eye on the future, Mark Cuban opted against bringing his only title team back together for another run. The most influential and hotly debated departure? Tyson Chandler, who just happens to have been traded back to Dallas in June. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 23, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dallas Mavericks Unveil Fan-Created Alternate Uniforms For 2015-2016

Dallas Mavericks (photo. BallwithBryan Twitter)

We had no idea Big D took such pride in its skyline, but still think these new, fan-designed Dallas Mavericks alternate uniforms look pretty, pretty good. Read More »

Latest News / Sep 22, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Dirk Nowitzki Worked On Speeding Up Shot Release This Summer

Dirk Nowitzki

Holger Geschwinder has become something to close a mythical figure for his role in helping German countryman Dirk Nowitzki reach NBA superstardom. Dirk’s famed mentor and shot doctor, Geschwinder works with Nowitzki every summer before the coming season to add to his pupil’s “toolbox.” The focus this time around? Speeding up Nowitzki’s unblockable shot release. Read More »

Smack / Sep 20, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Tyson Chandler Strongly Refutes Knicks’ Hint That He Was Chemistry Problem

Tyson Chandler

If there’s one thing Phil Jackson’s first six months as president of the New York Knicks has clearly exhibited, it’s that the Zen Master’s mind tricks will be just as prevalent from the front office as they were on the sideline. Even before very publicly manipulating Carmelo Anthony into re-signing with New York for a hometown discount, Jackson had already used his notorious, unapologetic strategy to support the late June trade of Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to the Dallas Mavericks. And though Jackson’s pointed comments came and went without much fanfare, Chandler – broadly lauded for his leadership abilities at every stop in his career – made it clear yesterday that he hasn’t forgotten them. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, NBA / Sep 19, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Rumor: Rockets Let Parsons Out Of Contract As Part Of Dwight Howard’s Deal

Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard

When the Rockets declined their fourth-year option on Chandler Parsons in early June, the reaction was split whether they were making a mistake. Dallas’ three-year, $45 million offer sheet lured him away from Houston permanently, and many blamed GM Daryl Morey for making an unusual (for him) tactical mistake. But a new report makes it seem like Houston’s decision to forego Parsons’ fourth year, that would have meant paying him less than $1 million before he became an unrestricted free agent next summer, might have been tied to Dwight Howard‘s decision to sign with Houston in the summer of 2013 since agent Dan Fegan represents both players. Read More »

NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Tyson Chandler Says He’s Better Now Than In 2011

Tyson Chandler

After the Dallas Mavericks shocked the Miami Heat in 2011 by capturing their first championship in franchise history, owner Mark Cuban decided to let their defensive bulwark, Tyson Chandler, walk. Chandler signed a four-year, $47 million sign-and-trade that sent him to the Knicks so Cuban could avoid the dreaded luxury tax payments as part of the 2011 CBA while plotting a final title run before Dirk Nowitzki retired. Cuban brought Chandler back this summer in the Jose Calderon swap, and the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year says he’s even better than in 2011. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Sep 11, 2014 / 11:15 am

Parsons Says He “Definitely Wanted To Be In Spain”

Chandler Parsons

New Mavericks wing Chandler Parsons was throwing out the first pitch of a Rangers game this month rather than suiting up for USA Basketball as they take on the world’s best in the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In a conversation with NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan, Parsons admits he “definitely wanted to be in Spain,” but thinks “it’s a blessing in disguise not making the USA Team.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Sep 5, 2014 / 5:15 pm

Dirk Nowitzki, “Dunkaholic”

Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is one of the several most valuable offensive players in basketball, but the Dallas Mavericks legend can’t do everything these days. Just don’t tell him that. Nowitzki showed off his light-hearted sense of humor on Twitter earlier today by poking fun at his lack of ability as a dunker. Read More »

Twitter / Sep 4, 2014 / 11:30 am

Pat Beverley Asks Chandler Parsons If He’s Scared To Face Houston In Twitter Q&A

Chandler Parsons

Chandler Parsons has been in the news quite a bit this summer. First, he signed an offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks which the Houston Rockets declined to match. After officially joining his new team, a very public rift played out between Parsons and James Harden. The two eventually reconciled in Las Vegas during Team USA training camp. Last night, Parsons took to Twitter and answered some fan questions, including former teammate, Patrick Beverley, asking him if he was “scared” to play his old team. Read More »