Nerlens Noel: sending a message to the Mavs?
While the Mavs and Noel don’t appear to be close on a deal, it hasn’t stopped the 23 year-old center from showing off his offseason workouts.
“Cool summer .. I’m 23 and I been workin’ on me! #JordanYear #IdBetOnMyself,” Noel posted to his official account on Wednesday.
A secret message to Mark Cuban and the Mavs? You bet it is.
Dallas Mavericks waive guard-forward Nicolas Brussino
Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games in his rookies season with the Mavs. with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17. A native of Canada, Brussino is expected to draw interest from teams in Spain.
Mavs make Nicolas Brussino's release official. Deadline to guarantee next season's salary was today.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 20, 2017
Nerlens Noel and agent Happy Walters: “very disappointed” with contract negotiations
Nerlens Noel’s agent Happy Walters said that the Mavericks have yet to come up with a “realistic contract offer” per Sports Day DFW.
“We’re very disappointed with where things stand,” Walters said. “Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out. ttps://twitter.com/ESefko/status/887378990465392640ut, but we’re still waiting on a serious offer.”
Mavs play the waiting game with Nerlens Noel
Hearing that the Mavericks are waiting on Nerlens Noel to either get an offer sheet or recognize the market value. Still nothing imminent.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) July 8, 2017
After acquiring McBob, the Mavs have close to $16.2 million in cap space while keeping Noel QO, Harris & Mejri.
— Paul Garcia (@PaulGarciaNBA) July 7, 2017
Mavs never interested in Derrick Rose?
Derrick Rose, one of the top free agents left on the market, averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds with the New York Knicks last season. At the 28-year-old Rose is drawing interest from the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks among others. The Mavs appear to be in the market for a veteran point guard to help groom newly drafted point guard Dennis Smith Jr.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 7, 2017
Nowitzki holds career averages of 21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.
OFFICIAL: The Mavs have re-signed 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki!
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 7, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr. no longer an option for the Mavs
Atlanta will not match New York's $71M offer sheet to Tim Hardaway Jr., but official notification still hours away, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 8, 2017
Mavs PR: McRoberts (6-10, 240) played 22 games with 14 starts for the Miami Heat last season and averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 17.3 minutes. He suffered a stress fracture in his left foot on 12/23 and missed the remainder of the season.
Hammons (7-0, 250) appeared in 22 games for Dallas as a rookie last season, averaging 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 7.4 minutes per game.
Heat plan to send McRoberts and a future second round pick to Dallas for A.J. Hammons, league sources tell The Vertical. https://t.co/OJY3sDiB4q
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 7, 2017
Derrick Rose on Mavs’ radar?
Derrick Rose, one of the top free agents left on the market, averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds with the New York Knicks last season. At the 28 year-old Rose is drawing interest from the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks among others. The Mavs appear to be in the market for a veteran point guard to help groom newly drafted point guard Dennis Smith Jr.
According to a source, Dallas Mavericks, who drafted Dennis Smith Jr., emerging as "serious contender'' for Derrick Rose.
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 6, 2017
Mavs finalizing two-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki
At 39 years-old, Dirk Nowitzki will be entering his 20th season with the Dallas Mavericks. Drafted ninth in the 1998 Draft, Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star, 4-time NBA First Team selection, 2007 NBA Most Valuable Player, 2011 Finals MVP, and 2011 NBA Champion. He holds career averages of 21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Last week, Nowitzki won the 2016-17 Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year Award at the inaugural NBA Awards show in New York. During his acceptance speech Dirk said he hopes to play “a couple more years.”
Sources: The Mavs are in the process of finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki. The second season will be a team option.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 6, 2017
Mavs PR: Smith (6-3, 195) was selected by Dallas with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after spending one season at North Carolina State. In his lone season at NC State, Smith averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from 3-point range and 71.5 percent from the foul line.
The Mavs signed Dennis Smith Jr, their first round pick, to his rookie contract today
— Mark Followill (@MFollowill) July 5, 2017
Dallas Mavericks sign forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way
Mavs PR: Motley (6-10, 230) went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after three seasons at Baylor (2014-17). As a junior, he averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game en route to being named Baylor’s first-ever consensus All-American, taking home second-team honors.
Mavs made ex-Baylor star Johnathan Motley's two-way contract official. Will play for Texas Legends, spend up to 45 days with Mavs in '17-18.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 3, 2017
Nerlens to Dallas a done deal?
With Nerlens Noel, it's a matter of how much and when Mavs get deal done to keep their restricted free agent big man.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2017
Mavs interested in FA big man Mike Muscala
Muscala averaged 6.2 points including 42 percent from beyond the three-point line for the Atlanta Hawks last season.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) July 1, 2017
Tim Hardaway Jr. on Mavs wish list?
Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-best 14.5 points per game with the Atalanta Hawks last season and has reportedly been extended him the qualifying $4.6 million offer. Hawks can match any offer for Hardaway Jr., who is expected to command a salary in the $10 million range.
Tim Hardaway Jr – RFA – is not at top of #Mavs FA shopping list. But sources tell me to add him to 'maybe' list.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 1, 2017
Mavs meeting with RFA Nerlens Noel goes well
He’s priority 1a for the Mavericks, so expect them to match any offer the restricted free agent Kentucky Wildcat product receives. He’s expected to get a max contract.
Source says Mavericks had "a great call" with Nerlens Noel & that he's excited to continue to play for the Mavericks. But nothing finalized.
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) July 1, 2017
Mavs set to meet to meet with Nerlens Noel
As expected, the Mavs met with Noel via conference call right out of the gate with free agency hit on Saturday morning. Noel averaged 8.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 22 games with the Mavs last season. He’s expected to command a max contract as a restricted free agent.
Mavericks will conduct business with Nerlens Noel/Happy Walters via phone when negotiations can begin in 68 minutes. Respecting agent wishes
— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) July 1, 2017
Mavs still pursuing Kyle Lowry?
Despite drafting Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Mavs appear to still be kicking the tires on the Lowry to the Mavs scenario. A long-shot to land with Dallas, the 31 year-old Lowry averaged a career-high 22.4 points to go along with 7.0 assists with the Toronto Raptors last season.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) June 30, 2017
Mavs reach out to “long-shot” free agent forward/center Serge Ibaka
Ibaka averaged 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, while shooting 48 percent from the field in 79 games with the Toronto Raptors last season. He’s four years removed from consecutive seasons as the NBA’s blocks leader. While he’s not been playing at the same level he played at it his OKC Thunder days, he falls right within the range of “gettable” guys.
— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 1, 2017
Jrue Holiday re-ups with Pelicans on new five-year deal
Free agent guard Jrue Holiday has reached agreement on 5-year, $126M deal to stay with New Orleans, agent Jason Glushon tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2017
Mavs to keep Devin Harris and Salah Meiji?
Source: Devin Harris ($1.3M guaranteed of $4.4M) and Salah Mejri (nonguaranteed minimum) are firmly in Mavs' plans next season.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2017
Blake to re-sign with Clippers on $173 million deal
He’s a five-time NBA All-Star, Three-time All-NBA Second Time and 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year. Of course, the knock on Griffin will be his injury history, having played just 163 out of a possible 243 games regular season games the past three seasons.
Can confirm Blake Griffin & Clippers have agreed on a 5-$173 deal. @BA_Turner first. He did not get a no trade clause, per sources
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2017
Paul George traded to the OKC Thunder
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 1, 2017
Mavs interested in Kings guard Ben McLemore
Mavs fanatic staff writer Nick Angstadt: “Ben McLemore is an affordable, young, underused, underwhelming, wing-type player who Shows flashes of untapped potential in a bad situation that the Mavericks should take a good hard look at this week.”
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