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Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 10/27/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210

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Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs are "always looking at possible adjustments" to the starting lineup.
"On many levels we have to stay the course," Carlisle said. It doesn't sound like there's a lineup change, but the Mavs are probably looking at how David Lee does with the starters. The starters have a minus-4.0 net rating since the break while Lee in and Zaza Pachulia out has a net rating of plus-5.2. Mar 14 - 6:02 PM

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The Dallas Mavericks will not be making any moves at the trade deadline, according to team president Donnie Nelson.

All signs were pointing to this news as Nelson had a presser scheduled two hours before the trade deadline, but this would seem to put a fork in the Mavericks trade deadline movement. Nelson did add that the team would be active on the waiver wire looking for a proven veteran or specialist. Fantasy owners of any Mavericks players can now feel free to go about their day without worrying about any trade implications.
Feb 18 - 1:13 PM

Rick Carlisle said his threats to shake up the Mavericks roster shouldn't be taken seriously.

After the Mavericks loss to the Raptors on Tuesday, Carlisle said his comments shouldn't always be taken seriously. "I fly off half-cocked about every other day, so you can't pay much attention to what I say," Carlisle said. "The truth is I love this team and I really care about these guys." Mavericks owner Mark Cuban agreed with Carlisle's statement and attributed the comments to Carlisle pressing buttons.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 09:54:00 AM

Rick Carlisle was not pleased at all with Dallas' effort following Tuesday's 103-99 loss to Toronto, and he implied after the game that if the effort from the guys doesn't change, the roster will.

"Look, if it's going to be like that, these guys aren't going to be Mavericks very long," Carlisle said. "I can promise you that." Rick is not happy, but given that two of Dallas' best players (Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons) entered the season coming off major injuries, their 15-13 record is actually kind of impressive. Carlisle's harsh words are likely nothing more than an empty threat to try and motivate his players.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Rick Carlisle has reportedly finalized a five-year, $35 million extension to remain as the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks.

Carilsle is one of the best coaches in the league, and Mark Cuban has been quoted saying he'd like for Carlisle to be the Gregg Popovich of the Mavericks, so this is the first step in that direction. Carlisle will now be under contract in Dallas through the 2021-22 season.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:55:00 PM

The Dallas Mavericks are nearing an extension with head coach Rick Carlisle.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the team is nearing agreement on new five-year deal with Carlisle. This is a smart move for the Mavericks as Carlisle is one of the better coaches in the NBA and will help provide the Mavs with some stability as they transition their roster.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:59:00 AM

Mavs' GM Donnie Nelson said that their opportunities of moving up in the 2015 NBA draft are "minimal."

Nelson added that they don't anticipate trading out of the first-round, and that if they do trade down from their No. 21 overall selection, it won't be very far. Nelson also hinted that they are considering taking a point guard, but it's unlikely the player they take that late will have a statistically relevant season during his rookie year.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 06:47:00 PM

The Mavs have added Melvin Hunt and Eduardo Najera as assistant coaches.

Najera was a coach for the D-League Texas Legends and Hunt was the interim coach for the Nuggets last season. Both coaches have chances to become head coaches in the near future.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 07:34:00 PM

The Mavs are reportedly in "serious talks" to hire former Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt as an assistant coach on Rick Carlisle's staff.

Mike Malone beat out Hunt for the head coaching position in Denver, but it sounds like he won't be unemployed for very long. He's also reportedly received interest from the Pelicans, but right now, it would seem the Mavericks are a frontrunner to acquire his services.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 12:47:00 PM

Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said that they would like current head coach Rick Carisle to be their Jerry Sloan.

"Rick is our Jerry Sloan," Nelson proclaimed after the Mavs’ first-round playoff exit. "I think he’s one of the top coaches in the league, if not the top coach. We’re blessed and lucky to have him. He can be in Dallas as long as he wants to be." Carlisle is currently one of just four active head coaches in the NBA with a championship under his belt, and he's established himself as one of the NBA's top-tier head coaches. Expect Dallas' offense to run more efficiently next year sans Rajon Rondo.
Fri, May 15, 2015 11:52:00 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that his players will have "moderate to normal" minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

The Mavs have nothing to play for and will play against the No. 2 seed. Devin Harris (toe) and Chandler Parsons (knee) are out tonight, so there should be more minutes for Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu. Fantasy owners should steer clear of the Mavs in most cases.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he has a plan in place to rest players in the final four games, but he will not reveal it.

Hopefully, he doesn't pull a Jason Kidd. Based on it being a "plan" for Carlisle, it's probably safe to assume he will stagger the rest of his players. Looking at the schedule, the Mavs are in Denver tonight, in Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Sunday and are in Utah on Monday, so we're not expecting the Mavs to be at full strength for any of those games right now. If you play in DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports), you're going to want to avoid using Mavs unless the team reveals which guys are getting rest. Al-Farouq Aminu, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris may benefit, but they might be rested as well.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 02:28:00 PM

Rick Carlisle blasted his Mavericks team for not playing hard on a consistent basis.

Amar'e Stoudemire was right. "This is a Dallas Mavericks hard-play problem, all right? We don’t play hard all the time. And that’s a problem." This was part of a longer response in an attempt to defend Monta Ellis, and Carlisle wasn't done there. "I have my theories, but I'm not going to air them out publicly. I aired things out in there at halftime, and I've said enough for one night as far as that goes. If you've got questions about strategies and specific things, I'll answer them. But in terms of the soul of the team, you've got to ask those guys."
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Mar 23, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he would rather "kick their ass" rather than have coach Gregg Popovich retire from coaching the Spurs.

Unlike the Blazers, Thunder and Heat, the Mavericks actually gave the Spurs a decent series. Interestingly, the Mavericks have lost nine consecutive regular-season matchups vs. the Spurs, so the seven-game battle was a surprise. Carlisle will get his wish and will get a chance to snap the streak against Pop and the Spurs.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 11:48:00 AM

The Mavericks used a strength-in-numbers approach to find success during the 2013-14 season.

The Mavs had five different scorers averaging double figures, and also had the sixth-best scoring bench in the league, with their reserves averaging 35.7 points a game. Despite not having a true "defensive stopper," and being in the bottom tier of most defensive categories the Mavs reached the playoffs for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons. "We’ve got to be a strength-in-numbers outfit here," Carlisle explained during the season. "We need our bench to give us intensity, persistence and scoring. But it’s not all about those guys putting points on the board. You know, they’ve got to play hard and at full capacity within our defensive system and rebound." Carlisle's Mavericks have so far been the only team to beat Miami in the Finals during the Big 3 Era.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
3Jeremy Evans
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2David Lee
3Salah Mejri
4JaVale McGee