Category: Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki: “Some Parts of This Year Felt Like a 20-Win Season”

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Dirk Nowitzki is 34 years old. Father Time is catching up to him already. He missed 29 games this past season for the Mavericks. He averaged the second lowest points per game (17.3) in his career. And Dallas missed the playoffs for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. Even ...

Rick Carlisle Says His Team Doesn’t Believe Their Season Is Over Yet

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Since the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship two seasons ago, things have been anything but smooth in Big D. The Mavs exited the playoffs in the first round last year and this year they will be lucky to even get into the postseason as they sit five games out ...

Mark Cuban Tosses Out the Idea of L.A. Using the Amnesty Clause on Kobe; Kobe Responds By Beating Dallas and Tweeting

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Here's the interview that had plenty of NBA folks talking over the weekend, where Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban discusses, generally, some upcoming tough decisions teams could have to make under the collective bargaining agreement. Using Kobe Bryant as what he has now called just a hypothetical, Cuban throws out ...

Despite Inconsistent Playing Time And Early Season Struggles, Elton Brand Speaks Highly Of Rick Carlisle

Friday, November 16th, 2012

For Elton Brand it wasn't easy being an amnesty casualty out of Philadelphia, but he found a home in Dallas this offseason where he believed he could make it work. So far the power forward is struggling to maintain consistency. The Mavs sit at 5-4 heading into Thursday night's action. ...

Rick Carlisle Talks About the Challenges Facing His Mavericks Team This Season

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tonight is opening night in the NBA. It's the time when every team thinks they have a chance. Everyone thinks they are playoff caliber before the opening tip. Some teams get a dose of reality quickly. For the Dallas Mavericks, it's been an interesting last two seasons. After winning the ...

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks Try To Bounce Back After Several Offseason Moves

Monday, October 1st, 2012

The Dallas Mavericks didn't exactly defend their NBA Championship like they wanted to last year, and the franchise turned itself in a bit of a different direction during the offseason. The Mavs saw the departure of veteran guards Jason Terry and Jason Kidd and added guys like center Chris Kaman. But ...

Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban: Everything Is Going According to Plan

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

To most onlookers, what has happened in Dallas since the Mavericks won the NBA Championship has been mind-boggling. There's been plenty of chatter about how owner Mark Cuban blew up a championship team heading into last year, and that he missed out on the courting of Dallas native Deron Williams. Cuban, ...

Elton Brand Believes His New Team in Dallas Can Play “With Every Team in the League”

Friday, July 27th, 2012

When the Philadelphia 76ers released Elton Brand by placing him on amnesty waivers, Brand didn't really know where he was going to end up. It could have been in Charlotte or Sacramento, but instead he landed in Dallas, where the Mavericks claimed him by bidding $2.1 million. Brand says of all ...

O.J. Mayo Discusses his Past, Present, Future as the Newest Addition to the Dallas Mavericks

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

After wining an NBA Championship in 2011, the Dallas Mavericks have become a shell of their former selves. Mark Cuban and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks organization have taken this offseason to really turn things back around and build back up into a sustainable contender. One of the new ...

Dirk Nowitzki On The Possibility Of Mavs Signing Deron Williams: “I think we have as good of a shot as Brooklyn has.”

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The Dallas Mavericks made some tough decisions this season in order to free up some cap space for free agency. The Mavs said goodbye to some key players on their championship squad such as Tyson Chandler and J.J. Barea. It's been the worst kept secret in the NBA that Mark ...