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NBA Free Agency: Latest Mavs News and Rumors

NBA Free Agency: Latest Mavs News and Rumors

Nerlens Noel: sending a message to the Mavs?

Cool summer .. I'm 23 and I been workin' on me! #JordanYear #IdBetOnMyself 🔑🏀 @chrisgastonbasketball

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While the Mavs and Noel don’t appear to be close on a deal, it hasn’t stopped the 23 year-old center from showing off his offseason workouts.

Cool summer .. I’m 23 and I been workin’ on me! #JordanYear #IdBetOnMyself,” Noel posted to his official account on Wednesday.

A secret message to Mark Cuban and the Mavs? You bet it is.


Dallas Mavericks waive guard-forward Nicolas Brussino

Brussino averaged 2.8 points, 1.7 rebounds and 9.7 minutes in 54 games in his rookies season with the Mavs. with Dallas as a rookie in 2016-17. A native of Canada, Brussino is expected to draw interest from teams in Spain.


Nerlens Noel and agent Happy Walters:  “very disappointed” with contract negotiations

Nerlens Noel’s agent Happy Walters said that the Mavericks have yet to come up with a “realistic contract offer” per Sports Day DFW.

“We’re very disappointed with where things stand,” Walters said. “Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out. ttps://, but we’re still waiting on a serious offer.”

Mavs play the waiting game with Nerlens Noel


Mavs have close to $16.2 million left in cap space after McRoberts trade


Mavs never interested in Derrick Rose?

Derrick Rose, one of the top free agents left on the market, averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds with the New York Knicks last season. At the 28-year-old Rose is drawing interest from the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks among others. The Mavs appear to be in the market for a veteran point guard to help groom newly drafted point guard Dennis Smith Jr.


Dirk Nowitzki gives Mavs another mega-discount

Nowitzki holds career averages of  21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists.


Tim Hardaway Jr. no longer an option for the Mavs


Mavs to acquire Josh McRoberts for AJ Hammons

Mavs PR: McRoberts (6-10, 240) played 22 games with 14 starts for the Miami Heat last season and averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists in 17.3 minutes.  He suffered a stress fracture in his left foot on 12/23 and missed the remainder of the season.


Hammons (7-0, 250) appeared in 22 games for Dallas as a rookie last season, averaging 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 7.4 minutes per game. 


Derrick Rose on Mavs’ radar?

Derrick Rose, one of the top free agents left on the market, averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds with the New York Knicks last season. At the 28 year-old Rose is drawing interest from the LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks among others. The Mavs appear to be in the market for a veteran point guard to help groom newly drafted point guard Dennis Smith Jr.


Mavs finalizing two-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki

At 39 years-old, Dirk Nowitzki will be entering his 20th season with the Dallas Mavericks. Drafted ninth in the 1998 Draft, Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star, 4-time NBA First Team selection, 2007 NBA Most Valuable Player, 2011 Finals MVP, and 2011 NBA Champion. He holds career averages of  21.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Last week, Nowitzki won the 2016-17  Twyman-Stokes NBA Teammate of the Year Award at the inaugural NBA Awards show in New York. During his acceptance speech Dirk said he hopes to play “a couple more years.”


Dennis Smith Jr. signs rookie contract

Mavs PR: Smith (6-3, 195) was selected by Dallas with the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after spending one season at North Carolina State. In his lone season at NC State, Smith averaged 18.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 35.9 percent from 3-point range and 71.5 percent from the foul line.


Dallas Mavericks sign forward Johnathan Motley to a two-way 

Mavs PR: Motley (6-10, 230) went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft after three seasons at Baylor (2014-17). As a junior, he averaged 17.3 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.1 blocks per game en route to being named Baylor’s first-ever consensus All-American, taking home second-team honors.


Nerlens to Dallas a done deal?


Mavs interested in FA big man Mike Muscala

Muscala averaged 6.2 points including 42 percent from beyond the three-point line for the Atlanta Hawks last season.


Tim Hardaway Jr. on Mavs wish list?

Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. had a career-best 14.5 points per game with the Atalanta Hawks last season and has reportedly been extended him the qualifying $4.6 million offer. Hawks can match any offer for Hardaway Jr., who is expected to command a salary in the $10 million range.


 Mavs meeting with RFA Nerlens Noel goes well

He’s priority 1a for the Mavericks, so expect them to match any offer the restricted free agent Kentucky Wildcat product receives. He’s expected to get a max contract.


Mavs set to meet to meet with Nerlens Noel 

As expected, the Mavs met with Noel via conference call right out of the gate with free agency hit on Saturday morning. Noel averaged 8.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 22 games with the Mavs last season. He’s expected to command a max contract as a restricted free agent.


Mavs still pursuing Kyle Lowry?

Despite drafting Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Mavs appear to still be kicking the tires on the Lowry to the Mavs scenario. A long-shot to land with Dallas, the 31 year-old Lowry averaged a career-high 22.4 points to go along with 7.0 assists with the Toronto Raptors last season.


Mavs reach out to “long-shot” free agent forward/center Serge Ibaka

Ibaka averaged 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, while shooting 48 percent from the field in 79 games with the Toronto Raptors last season. He’s four years removed from consecutive seasons as the NBA’s blocks leader. While he’s not been playing at the same level he played at it his OKC Thunder days, he falls right within the range of “gettable” guys.


Jrue Holiday re-ups with Pelicans on new five-year deal


Mavs to keep Devin Harris and Salah Meiji?


Blake to re-sign with Clippers on $173 million deal

He’s a five-time NBA All-Star, Three-time All-NBA Second Time and 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year. Of course, the knock on Griffin will be his injury history, having played just 163 out of a possible 243 games regular season games the past three seasons.


Paul George traded to the OKC Thunder


Mavs interested in Kings guard Ben McLemore

Mavs fanatic staff writer Nick Angstadt: “Ben McLemore is an affordable, young, underused, underwhelming, wing-type player who Shows flashes of untapped potential in a bad situation that the Mavericks should take a good hard look at this week.”

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