Player News - Mavericks

Date: Team: Pos:

Mavericks president Donnie Nelson said that Dallas may consider signing Rashard Lewis after his knee surgery.

Lewis' one-year, $1.4 million deal with the Mavs was rescinded after a physical revealed the need for surgery. The severity of his injury is unclear, which may be part of the reason for Nelson's hesitation, so hopefully Lewis will receive an optimistic prognosis after he goes under the knife.
Jul 30 - 9:26 AM

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle conceded that Al-Farouq Aminu needs to work on his shooting, but Carlisle intends to "put him in position to play to his strengths now."

"He’s still a young player. I feel like he’s got big upside and skill," Carlisle said. Aminu shot a combined 45-of-148 (30.4 percent) from beyond 16 feet last season, but his length, athleticism and rebounding make him a solid addition to the Mavs' bench. He led all small forwards in rebounding percentage for each of the past two seasons and should earn enough minutes at SF and PF to be worth monitoring in deep fantasy leagues.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jul 29 - 6:49 PM

The Mavericks have signed PF/C Ivan Johnson, who spent the 2013-14 season playing in China.

It's a two-year deal with each year partially guaranteed. Johnson averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 4.4 fouls while playing with the Mavs' Summer League team, but the 6'10" bruiser did enough to earn a shot at the regular season roster. He's buried behind Dirk Nowitzki, Tyson Chandler, Brandan Wright and Greg Smith on the depth chart, so it's extremely unlikely that he'll offer fantasy value if he even makes the team.
Jul 29 - 3:04 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed Al-Farouq Aminu to a two-year contract.

Aminu's contract will come on a veteran's minimum and the former lottery pick will fill provide the Mavericks with some much-needed size on the wings. Aminu is still only 23 years old and had some deep-league fantasy value with his averages of 7.2 points, 6.2 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.5 blocks with New Orleans last season, but will have a hard time finding enough minutes to be relevant in standard leagues this season.
Jul 29 - 1:01 PM

It appears Shawn Marion is not re-signing with Dallas based on his comments this weekend.

"It was memorable, baby," Marion said. "It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most years we reached them. And to win a championship, it was unbelievable. I wish we could have made a couple more runs at it, but it is what it is." He's expected to sign with a contender as an unrestricted free agent.
Jul 26 - 9:21 PM

President of USA Basketball Jerry Colangelo said he sees Chandler Parsons and Paul George as possible stretch fours for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

The team is really going to be shorthanded after losing out on Blake Griffin and Kevin Love. Small ball has been prevalent in the NBA these days and the national team will utilize a similar strategy. Parsons has a great chance to make the team now and Mavericks fans could get a longer look at the former Rocket.
Jul 26 - 11:01 AM

Chandler Parsons was added to the Team USA camp roster.

It's been a busy month for Parsons and he's now moved north to join the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons' uptempo style and perimeter game makes him a candidate to make the team, which is saying something for the former second-round draft pick.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 6:40 PM

Chandler Parsons said on KESN-FM 103.3 on Thursday that the Rockets told him they would match any offer he received in restricted free agency.

"Before this whole process started, they had told me ‘You’ve earned this," Parsons recalled. "You deserve this. Go and sign the best deal for your career. Just know in the back of your mind that we plan on matching.’ Throughout the process, I definitely thought they were gonna match the contract." The Rockets instead decided to let Parsons join the Mavericks on a three-year $46 million deal.
Jul 24 - 3:37 PM

Jameer Nelson and the Mavericks are expected to finalize a two-year, $6 million deal on Thursday, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The deal also contains a player option in its second year. The Mavericks have had a busy offseason, acquiring Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Chandler Parsons, and now inking Nelson for two years. It is still unclear what role he will play next season, but he will likely be part of a rotating point guard platoon.
Jul 24 - 3:16 PM

Jameer Nelson said on Thursday "My 3-point percentage hopefully will go up playing with better guys."

"The looks will be there," Nelson said. "Dirk will draw a lot of attention. Monta draws a lot of attention. Chandler Parsons, too. Everybody’s going to draw attention, so somebody’s going to be open. I’m just preparing myself to make open shots." Nelson shot 34.8 percent from the three-point line last season, making 2.0 treys per game. With Raymond Felton, Devin Harris, and Nelson on the roster, it's still undetermined who will initially see the lion's share of the minutes at point guard.
Jul 24 - 2:49 PM

Chandler Parsons thinks Mark Cuban is the best owner in sports.

Speaking about Cuban's impact on his free agency decision, Parson's didn't hold back his praise for the Mavericks' owner. "I've developed a relationship with him throughout the years. I truly think he's the best owner in sports...I just have a special relationship with him. I trust him." Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 1.8 three-pointers, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.2 steals in a breakout season with Houston last year and should provide solid mid-round fantasy value playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki.
Jul 24 - 9:28 AM

Jameer Nelson has committed to signing with the Mavericks, according to Yahoo! Sports.

It's been expected for a couple days now and Nelson will add some depth to the Mavs. They're expected to use Nelson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton as a three-point guard rotation while they will also spell Monta Ellis. The Mavs are going to have one of the smallest backcourts in the NBA, so it'll be of the utmost importance that Tyson Chandler stays healthy. Nelson is only a late-round flier in standard leagues right now.
Jul 23 - 10:35 PM

The Mavericks have reached an agreement with Al-Farouq Aminu worth $2.1 million over two years, according to CSNNW.com.

They expressed interest in Aminu back on July 1 and they were finally able to get their man. The Mavs desperately need some size on the wings with their very small backcourt, so Aminu fits the bill at 6'9". This is also a big win for them after the debacle with Rashard Lewis' knee. Aminu will likely play both forward spots off the bench, but he's not going to get enough shots to matter in most fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 9:24 PM

The Mavericks are expected to rotate their three veteran point guards and have Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and Jameer Nelson spell Monta Ellis at shooting guard as well.

In other words, the Mavericks will have a lot of two-point guard lineups this season. That should help them run an uptempo pace. Yes, that means Raymond Felton will have to be in shape, which is a story we hear about like clockwork every offseason. Ellis is still set up for a big role with the Mavericks and should be one of the better shooting guards in fantasy hoops.
Jul 23 - 3:00 PM

Jameer Nelson is "on track" to sign with the Mavericks after his meeting on Thursday.

It's a great fit for both sides with the Mavericks having to deal with Raymond Felton while they could also use a guard who is a plus 3-point shooter. Nelson gets a chance to contribute for a contender and should be able to get plenty of chances to score in double figures. His usage rate isn't going to be too high and he's never really put up eye-popping assist totals, so he's more of a late-round pick in fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 2:39 PM


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