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  1. Mavs' history of rejection in restricted free agency

    Tim MacMahon

    This Dallas front office hit a dead end in its previous two trips down the road of restricted free agency. Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Mavericks, who hope to have Chandler Parsons on the roster after the Rockets' three-day perio...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  2. Win streak ends with defensive debacle

    Tim MacMahon

    The box score was littered with statistics that caused the Dallas coaches to cringe after the Mavericks' most lopsided loss of the season, a 114-89 road beating by the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night. But one number really summed up how hideous...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  3. Al Jefferson doesn't wait on Dwight, Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    Another potential big-man fallback plan in case Dwight Howard doesn't come to Dallas is off the market. Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that Al Jefferson has agreed to terms with the Charlotte Bobcats on a three-year, $41 million deal. Restrict...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  4. What might Mavs miss while waiting for Dwight decision?

    Tim MacMahon

    As Dwight Howard clears his mind in the mountain air, all the Mavericks can do is wait and hope. They have to hope that Mark Cuban and crew's three-hour pitch was strong enough to sell Howard on a two-year plan to rebuild a contender in Dallas. If...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  5. Mavs contact Andrew Bynum's agent

    Tim MacMahon

    A call to the agent for center Andrew Bynum was among the flurry of phone calls the Mavericks made in the opening hours of free agency as they began doing their due diligence on potential backup plans in case Dwight Howard decides to sign with anothe...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  6. Free-agent Cs: Backup plans if Dwight doesn't come to Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    The fifth in ESPNDallas.com's position-by-position series previewing the free agency market that opens July 1: The Mavericks are preparing to make their best pitch to Dwight Howard. Dirk Nowitzki will make it clear that he's more than willing ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  7. Dirk: Mavs' summer not Dwight or bust

    Tim MacMahon

    FRISCO, Texas -- Realistically, there is one superstar available in the free-agency market, but Dirk Nowitzki says this isn't a Dwight Howard-or-bust summer for the Mavericks. "Like last year with Deron Williams, our free agency can't depend on ju...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  8. Dirk Nowitzki snubbed in player of week vote?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki's best week of the season wasn't good enough to win Western Conference player of the week honors. That went to Utah big man Al Jefferson, who averaged 19.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 1.5 blocks as the Jazz went 4-...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  9. 3-pointer: Mavs within whiskers of .500

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Maybe the Mavericks will get rid of those bushy beards before they hit the beach. As has been well chronicled, several Mavs made a pact a couple of months ago that they wouldn't shave until they get back to .500. (We assume all bets are o...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  10. Brandan Wright comes up big vs. Celtics

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks figured out a way to get many more touches for one of the NBA's most efficient scoring big guys, and benefited greatly from it. Oh, and Dirk Nowitzki got a lot more looks, too. With all due respect to Dirk -- and apologie...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  11. Mark Cuban might be 'an idiot,' but he's sticking to plan

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The questions about Mark Cuban's strategy started being questioned before the ink was even dry on Tyson Chandler's contract with the New York Knicks. The outrage increased as the defending champion Mavericks, or what was left of them, stu...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  12. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban deserves credit for taking deci...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavs owner Mark Cuban takes decisive action to retool defending champions.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  13. Turns out Tyson Chandler deal was better than originally thought ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Turns out the Tyson Chandler deal was much better than originally thought.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  14. Nelson: Chandler fits better than Jefferson

    Tim MacMahon

    The spin coming from the Mavs' front office is that Tyson Chandler's defensive versatility is a better fit on this team than Al Jefferson's post-up dominance. Donnie Nelson said the Mavs made a conscious decision Monday night to drop out of the Je...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  15. Now what can Mavs do with Dampier chip?

    Tim MacMahon

    Remember the rumblings from inside the American Airlines Center that the Mavs might not use their vaunted Erick Dampier trade chip? Well, that looks a lot more likely now that the Utah Jazz have apparently swooped in to swipe Al Jefferson, as ESPN...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  16. Jefferson as Mavs' sixth man?

    Tim MacMahon

    Trade talks with Minnesota have progressed to the point where it's time to start speculating about how Al Jefferson would fit with the Mavs. He'd be by far the best low-post scorer the Mavs have had during the Dirk era. He'd fill the Mavs' need fo...

    Blog | July 12, 2010