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Brian Cardinal | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (41) / 5/2/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 240
College: Purdue
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (44) / DET

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Unrestricted FA Brian Cardinal said that he'd "like to play another year."
"But at the same time I understand it's a crazy business," Cardinal added. "I'm awfully thankful for the previous 12 years. I've played longer than anybody would have expected, myself included." It's pretty incredible to think that "The Janitor" has played for over a decade, but his playing career may be over in the NBA after he hasn't elicited any interest in free agency. Mon, Aug 6, 2012 09:04:00 AM

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Brian Cardinal tweeted Saturday that he will be playing with the Mavs again this season.

"Jumping on a plane tomorrow headed for the Big D!," tweeted Cardinal. "Excited to be back with the Mavs!!! Let's get it!!!" We'll always appreciate his performance in last year's Finals, but Cardinal won't have any fantasy value anytime soon.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 01:55:00 AM

Free agent Brian Cardinal is hoping to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks.

Cardinal wants to play one more season in the NBA before retiring, and he's hoping that his chance comes in Dallas. "My goal is to play another year, and hopefully, that's in Dallas," Cardinal said. "It's a crazy business, so we will see where things take us." Regardless of where he lands, his role will remain unchanged.
Tue, Sep 20, 2011 10:44:00 AM

Beat writer Jeff Caplan expects free agent Brian Cardinal to re-sign with the Mavericks.

Cardinal made major contributions in the Finals, is fast friends with Dirk Nowitzki/Rick Carlisle and is likely willing to play for the veteran minimum. He's a glue guy that will likely return to his customary bench role for the defending champs.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 11:45:00 AM

Free agent Brian Cardinal said he has no plans to retire.

Cardinal would like to re-sign with the Mavs. If he's willing to play for the veteran minimum -- which he should be -- he'll likely be back in Dallas. The Janitor appeared in 56 regular season games this season, averaging 2.6 points a night.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 09:35:00 AM

Brian Cardinal played 21 minutes for five points and two assists on Wednesday.

Shawn Marion left with a rib injury and will be day-to-day, which could mean Cardinal not only becomes relevant, but could start if Marion misses time. The Mavs ran a lot of three-guard offense tonight though, so that's far from a guarantee. Just keep an eye on this situation in deep leagues. Corey Brewer, who didn't even play tonight, could also get into the mix if Marion misses games.
Thu, Mar 10, 2011 01:32:00 AM

Brian Cardinal started for injured Dirk Nowitzki (knee) on Saturday, scoring seven points on 1-of-6 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 33 minutes.

With Caron Butler getting injured he is going to be forced into minutes so long as Dirk is also out, but unfortunately, this is his upside. He's hard to even consider using as a desperation play in deeper daily leagues.
Sun, Jan 2, 2011 02:45:00 AM

Brian Cardinal has been named the starter for Thursday's game against the Spurs, filling in for the injured Dirk Nowitzki.

Nowitzki will be back in a game or two, so don't make any changes based on the Mavs lineup tonight.
Thu, Dec 30, 2010 09:36:00 PM

Mavs officially announced the signings of Dee Brown, Brian Cardinal and Adam Haluska on Monday.

Cardinal has a great shot at being on the opening-night roster, Brown could make the team and Haluska is a long shot at this point.
Mon, Sep 27, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Free agent forward Brian Cardinal is expected to sign with the Mavericks soon.

Cardinal entered Dallas' radar when Tim Thomas retired and it sounds like this is nearly a done deal.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010 06:20:00 PM

With news that Tim Thomas' career is over, the Mavericks are moving quickly to try to sign Brian Cardinal to take his spot.

They're also said to be looking at Bobby Simmons and Steve Novak, but regardless of which one of this trio they land, it's hard to imagine them being worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 01:15:00 AM

Timberwolves re-signed F Brian Cardinal.

The Custodian is simply a veteran presence and leader for the young Wolves.
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 02:31:00 PM

Veteran forward Brian Cardinal is expected to rejoin the Timberwolves on Tuesday for the final three weeks of the season.

Cardinal was traded to the Knicks for Darko Milicic last month, only to be immediately waived by New York. He's a popular, calming figure in the Wolves' locker room, but has no fantasy value.
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 10:00:00 AM

Knicks waived F Brian Cardinal.

The man with the kneepads will probably catch on somewhere else as a veteran presence/mentor/coach.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 03:48:00 PM

Knicks acquired Brian Cardinals from the Timberwolves.

By shipping out Darko Milicic and bringing in Cardinal, the Knicks save $1.8 million. They are expected to waive Cardinal shortly.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 04:37:00 PM

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