Player News - Mavericks

Date: Team: Pos:

Mark Cuban hinted that Wesley Matthews is starting to get his athleticism back.

"I don't think he was even able to dunk the ball at 6-5 until towards the end of the season," Cuban said. "Now he's doing 45-inch-plus box jumps and dunking with either hand, both hands, one foot, two feet. The guy is on a mission." Matthews only put up ninth-round value in standard leagues, but he was coming off an Achilles tear and didn't shoot the ball very well. Cuban expects Matthews to improve his 3-point percentage next season and start creating his own shots. He should be better, but fantasy owners won't have to reach for him.
Source: Sportsday
Jul 29 - 12:39 PM

Seth Curry is expected to play some point guard for the Mavericks according to Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com.

Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench, but now we know he will likely see minutes at both guard spots. "He can get buckets and he can shoot," Cuban said. "You know, he’s been in some dysfunctional situations, and I think he’ll be able to thrive with us. He can get his shot off, and he can do a lot more." Curry has the potential to become a sixth man for the Mavs this season which puts him on the radar as a late-round flier.
Source: Mavs.com
Jul 28 - 1:35 PM

The Mavericks will bring LSU G Keith Hornsby to training camp.

Hornsby played four years in college, finishing his senior year with averages of 13.1 points, 2.0 threes, 2.9 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals. He shot better than 41 percent from downtown, but there's no obvious spot for the perimeter specialist on the Mavs' roster.
Jul 27 - 8:07 PM

Harrison Barnes said that the decision for him to leave the Warriors was "more so made for [him]."

"The decision was more so made for me," Barnes said. "I was not necessarily walking away from the situation. I wasn’t saying, ‘I don’t want to be here. I want to go there.’ But at the same time, I’m very excited about Dallas. It gives me an opportunity to grow." Barnes also expressed his love for Oakland and said that he sent individual texts to each of his teammates once news came out that Kevin Durant had chosen Golden State. Barnes will have more opportunity in Dallas, but we feel he'll be a mid-round talent, at best.
Jul 27 - 9:41 AM

Jameel Warney has reportedly agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Mavericks.

It's a training camp invite, but with the depth the Mavs have at the power forward position, it would be extremely surprising to see the Warney end up on the opening-night roster.
Jul 26 - 2:20 PM

In an interview with NBCDFW.com, Deron Williams (sports hernia) said that he will be ready in time for training camp.

"Feeling really good. It's healing pretty well, I'm doing a lot of work on and off the court. I haven't got the full-go clearance yet but that's coming soon," Williams said. "I'll be ready to go definitely by the time training camp rolls around." He added that he's already jumping and running, and said that his next checkup is August 1st. Williams re-signed with the Mavs on a one-year, $10 million deal and should be team's starting point guard once again. However, he's more of a late-round pick after averaging 14.1 points on 41.1 percent shooting with 5.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 treys, 0.9 steals and 2.4 turnovers per game last season.
Source: SportsDay
Jul 23 - 12:38 PM

Mark Cuban said he views Seth Curry as an "instant-offense guy" off the bench.

"He's been in situations where only at the end of last season did he really get a chance to start and get minutes and when he got those minutes he did really well," Cuban said. "He can shoot, obviously. He can create his own shot, quick release. He's a knock-down 3-point shooter and we thought that was something we needed." Curry should be able to find a stable role off the bench in Dallas after signing a two-year, $6 million deal.
Source: SportsDay
Jul 23 - 12:02 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs have finalized a new contract worth $50 million over two years, with the second year as a team option.

He was originally expected to get $40 million over two years, so the Mavs are rewarding him now that they have some cap space after some swings and misses in free agency. Nowitzki just turned 38 last month, but he played 31.5 minutes per game over 75 outings last year. While he has played at least 75 games in each of his last three seasons, it would be a surprise to see him repeat this feat next year.
Jul 22 - 2:35 PM

Roddy Beaubois has signed a two-year deal with Baskonia in Spain.

The Mavericks were interested in bringing him back, but he wasn't pleased with their offer. Beaubois is 28 years old and likely won't be back in the NBA.
Jul 22 - 9:20 AM

The Mavs have reportedly signed undrafted G Kyle Collinsworth to a partially guaranteed two-year deal.

It's a camp invite and there's really no way Collinsworth makes the opening-night roster with Deron Williams, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris all on guaranteed deals.
Source: Amico Hoops
Jul 21 - 4:09 PM

Delonte West is attempting a comeback, according to his mother.

The 32-year-old hasn't played in the NBA since the 2011-12 season, but his mom says West is working on a comeback attempt. "He is working toward coming back to the NBA," Delphina West said. "He has been working out and that’s where he's at as of now." While it's nice to see Delonte getting his life back on track, there's nothing to see here for fantasy owners.
Source: TMZ
Jul 21 - 9:31 AM

Roddy Beaubois has declined the Mavericks training camp invitation.

The Mavericks reportedly offered Beaubois a three-year partially guaranteed contract for the veteran's minimum, but the 28-year-old is instead reportedly close to signing a deal with Saski Baskonia of Spain. While Beaubois showed promise as a rookie in 2009-10, he won't have any fantasy relevance if he heads overseas.
Source: ESPN
Jul 21 - 9:13 AM

Roddy Beaubois is reportedly nearing an agreement to sign with Saski Baskonia of Spain.

Beaubois has reportedly declined Dallas' offer to come stateside and compete for a roster spot during training camp, and at 28 years old, he may have already played his final game in an NBA uniform.
Jul 20 - 11:22 AM

Jonathan Gibson's three-year contract with the Mavs is only guaranteed for the first season.

Gibson will earn a guaranteed $543,471 during the first year of his deal, but Year-2 and Year-3 are both team options. Gibson was Dallas' best player during summer league, but he'll struggle to get meaningful minutes during the regular season while Wesley Matthews and Seth Curry are healthy.
Jul 20 - 9:46 AM

Rick Carlisle said that he expects Dwight Powell to be a regular part of the rotation next season.

"I expect him to be a rotation player," Carlisle said. "He's a combination four/five. I see him playing both positions. Time will tell how much at each, but I do believe there are going to be a lot of situations where he'll play both positions in the same game." The Mavs didn't ink him to a four-year, $37 million deal for him to sit on the bench, and it sounds like he'll be the first big off the bench this upcoming season. Powell will be someone to consider as a late-round gamble on draft day.
Source: ESPN
Jul 15 - 1:32 PM


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