Player News - Mavericks

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Yogi Ferrell and the Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a deal, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

The Kings are becoming the NBA's top team in picking up players after they back out of deals. Nemanja Bjelica did so with the 76ers, and Ferrell just did so with the Mavs. Plus, Ferrell even said yesterday he "wouldn't want to be anywhere else" after the agreement with Dallas was announced. Assuming he doesn't back out again, he will likely compete with Frank Mason III for the backup PG role.
Jul 20 - 4:02 PM

Yogi Ferrell is fielding interest from several teams, including Cleveland and New Orleans, and plans to make a decision by Saturday, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

On Friday morning, Yogi surprisingly backed out of a two-year, $5.3 million deal with Dallas, that was only guaranteed for the first season. Cleveland would be an interesting landing spot, as they currently don't have much depth at shooting guard.
Jul 20 - 12:22 PM

According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Yogi Ferrell has changed course on his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and will re-enter free agency.

This is certainly surprising after it was reported on Thursday that Yogi and the Mavs had agreed to terms on a two-year, $5.3 million contract. "We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options," said Ferrell's agent Cervando Tejeda. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, the Mavs didn’t hear from the agent until after seeing the tweet from Shams. It's a tight market and Yogi is an undersized shooting guard, but we have to assume his agent has another deal lined up.
Jul 20 - 9:29 AM

The Mavs agreed to terms with Ray Spalding on a four-year rookie deal.

The No. 56 pick in the draft played five games in Vegas, averaging 8.0 points, 5.2 boards and 0.4 dimes over his 17.0 minutes per game. He'll be logging most of his minutes in the G League.
Jul 19 - 7:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks plan to finalize a one-year, $5 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

There has never been any doubt that Dirk would be back with Dallas next season, the only question was the value of the contract. Nowitzki has also stated that he is not sure if this will be his final NBA campaign. Dirk will be entering his age-40 season but was surprisingly durable in 2017-18, starting 77 of the Mavs first 78 games.
Jul 19 - 1:15 PM

Yogi Ferrell has agreed to a two-year, $5.3 million contract with the Mavs.

The second season of Ferrell's deal includes a trigger date on July 7. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Yogi was promised the backup shooting guard position to start next season. However, Dallas drafted Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson back in June, so Ferrell may see fewer minutes in 2018-19. Last season, he appeared in all 82 games and averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 27.8 minutes, while shooting 42.6% from the floor.
Jul 19 - 12:49 PM

The Mavs are "on the verge" of re-signing Yogi Ferrell to a multi-year deal, according to Dallas beat writer Eddie Sefko.

Sefko confirms Yahoo's report that Dallas rescinded Yogi's qualifying offer, but notes that is a mere formality. Per Sefko, the Mavs "have up to $4.4 million to spend, but it’s unknown how much of that they will use on the third-year guard." ESPN's Tim MacMahon also reported that Yogi and the Mavs are on the "one-yard line," so it seems this will get done sooner rather than later.
Jul 14 - 10:58 AM

The Mavericks have rescinded the qualifying offer on Yogi Ferrell, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

That'll make him an unrestricted free agent. The Mavs were expecting Ferrell to sign the offer and have him play on that for the upcoming season, but perhaps Ferrell wasn't interested in that offer. Additionally, Tim MacMahon of ESPN adds that the Mavs and Ferrell are on the "one-yard line" to get a deal done, so maybe he'll be staying beyond this season.
Jul 14 - 12:24 AM

The Mavs signed Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract.

He had a solid 10-point game on Friday, so the Mavs immediately rewarded him. Antetokounmpo is a pure project as the No. 60 pick, but obviously the allure is there from his brother, Giannis. Kostas likely needs at least one year in the G League before he's close to a rotation spot.
Jul 13 - 8:27 PM

Mavs waive F Jalen Jones.

His highlight from last year was the tank-tastic Mavs at Magic game on Apr. 4 with a career-high 16 points -- he closed that game with Aaron Harrison, Kyle Collinsworth, Dorian Finney-Smith and Johnathan Motley. Jones was on a two-way deal, and should get a camp invite unless he wants to go overseas.
Jul 13 - 5:17 PM

Kyle Collinsworth chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer in 21 minutes during Wednesday's loss in Vegas.

The Mavs released Collinsworth last week to avoid guaranteeing his contract, so it's interesting to see him playing a big role with their Summer League crew. Whether or not that results in a deal for training camp remains to be seen.
Jul 11 - 8:51 PM

Luka Doncic has left Las Vegas.

Coach Rick Carlisle is going to travel to Slovenia to get to know his prized rookie prospect. The Mavs did sign Doncic this week, but they didn't get him out there for action in Vegas. He's going to play up to four positions and is likely going to be one of the better bets for Rookie of the Year.
Jul 11 - 3:43 PM

Dorian Finney-Smith will not play for the rest of Las Vegas Summer League.

He doesn't need to play anymore after getting enough reps in. With the Mavs adding some talent in their frontcourt and drafting Luka Doncic, Finney-Smith's playing time is likely going to drop next season.
Jul 11 - 3:34 PM

Mavs owner Mark Cuban said the likelihood of Dirk Nowitzki playing beyond the 2018-19 season is "under 50 percent."

Dirk was effective and surprisingly durable last season, starting 77 of the Mavs first 78 games before being sidelined by an ankle injury. Cuban did acknowledge that if Dallas exceeds expectations and they are competitive, Nowitzki may decide to come back for one more season. "Dirk knows how to take care of his body. He is so precise and so meticulous about his diet and his exercise and his routine," said Cuban. "And he's not going to lose his shot. So, depending on what happens to our squad, he might play beyond this year."
Jul 10 - 9:25 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. won't play again this Summer League, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com.

DSJ didn't exactly dominate SL, but he played pretty well, despite a bad shooting night on July 8. He's healthy, but simply won't play anymore SL games for the Mavs. Sadly, we still haven't gotten to see any "DSJ-to-Doncic" plays yet, but they're coming once the preseason rolls around.
Jul 9 - 10:09 PM


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