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Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (58) / 10/27/1959
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210

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Dallas coach Rick Carlisle was frank in his assessment of the season.
"You can't put lipstick on a pig," Carlisle said Wednesday. "A 24-win season is a 24-win season." President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the fans deserved better than this, but they can turn things around quickly with a big offseason. Carlisle's job should be safe, Dirk Nowitzki will be back and the Mavericks will likely have a top-5 pick, but Dennis Smith Jr.'s growth this summer will arguably be the most important thing for this team. As for free agency, Nelson said he's planning to be "extremely active." Apr 12 - 10:17 AM
Source: Sportsday

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Coach Rick Carlisle said he may shake up the Mavs starting lineup.

Carlisle doesn't have many options, but his hand may be forced, as Dallas is off to an awful 1-7 start. "We're looking at things all the time," Carlisle said. "If you're asking about a change to the starting lineup or rotation, any and everything is in play at this point." Nerlens Noel, who came off the bench last season, has struggled since entering the starting lineup last week. Noel is averaging 5.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 0.5 blocks in 20.3 minutes over his last four starts.
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said he is planning to play faster this year.

The Mavs ranked 29th in pace last year, but now they have the personnel to move the ball up the court. Plus, they were also dead last in transition possessions and were also just 10.3 percentile on efficiency on those plays. Dennis Smith Jr. is going to get a big opportunity and should be targeted aggressively in the middle rounds.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:54:00 PM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said on Friday that he will limit the minutes of his veterans over the Mavs final four games of the season.

"We're going to devote a lot of these last four games to playing young guys," said Carlise. "Our veterans will play, but their minutes will be limited... We're going to err on the side of lower minutes for veterans the last four games and more minutes for the young guys." Players such as Dirk Nowitzki, who is already dealing with an Achilles injury, and Wesley Matthews will undoubtedly see their playing time reduced.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said his team isn't going to be tanking games even though the playoffs are out of reach.

"Guys have continued to play hard, play together the entire time," Carlisle said. "Look, just because we were officially out of the playoffs as of [Saturday] night, we were pretty much out of it a while ago. But we’re going to keep playing. That’s the kind of guys we have." While it doesn't sound like the Mavs will be shutting down their veterans, they are expected to give them a maintenance day on either Tuesday vs. the Kings or Wednesday vs. the Clippers. Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Harrison Barnes are all candidates for a DNP-rest.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 09:23:00 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said Mavs veterans will rest either Monday or Tuesday.

In other words, the Mavs losing to the Pelicans on Wednesday has knocked them out of the postseason and the team will get a look at their young players. That means Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews, Nerlens Noel, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and Harrison Barnes could be missing time.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 02:42:00 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said the priority the last two preseason games is to get starters more time together.

The starters haven't played too much together with only 20 minutes together on Saturday -- they were on the court together for all 20 minutes. We should get a better idea of how much center Dwight Powell will play and how many point guard minutes go to Seth Curry.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said the starters could see extended playing time on Friday.

This sounds like the dress rehearsal for the Mavs tonight. While the starting five of Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bogut may not play their regular-season allotment, it sounds like they'll get some good run together.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said the Mavs won't stretch minutes for players too much on Saturday and he thinks he'll play more of the young guys.

For now, it seems like Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut, Dirk Nowitzki and Salah Mejri won't play. Carlisle said he wasn't going announce any inactives until Saturday night.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 09:41:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 14, 2016 06:02:00 PM

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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 01:13:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2J.J. Barea
3Kyle Collinsworth
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Yogi Ferrell
2Doug McDermott
3Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley