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  1. Monta Ellis stars in Rondo's Dallas debut

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- So much for the theory that the addition of Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks backcourt would disrupt Monta Ellis' rhythm and detract from the go-to guy's game. OK, one game certainly isn't a big enough sample size to draw any grand co...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  2. Sources: Mavs interested in D.J. Augustin

    Tim MacMahon

    Sources said the Mavericks have expressed interest in point guard D.J. Augustin, who could potentially diminish the backcourt shooting void left by the departure of Jose Calderon in the six-player deal with the New York Knicks. The Mavs remain opt...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. Mavs backcourt -- from 'brutal' to beautiful?

    Tim MacMahon

    A brief, blunt conversation between Dirk Nowitzki and Mark Cuban during the Mavericks' European trip last fall pretty much foreshadowed that .500 team's biggest problem. Nowitzki: "We can't pass and we can't shoot. Our guards aren't there." Cub...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  4. Mavs' backcourt depth takes two big hits

    Tim MacMahon

    So much for the Mavericks' glut of guards. On the day Dallas reached a deal Monta Ellis, the Mavs lost two of their other offseason backcourt additions. Rookie first-round pick Shane Larkin suffered a broken ankle during a summer league practi...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  5. Don't expect Monta Ellis to be a Maverick

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks don't expect to do any more summer shopping for backcourt help. "That's probably a long shot," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson told reporters Wednesday. In other words, don't hold your breath for Monta Ellis to be...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  6. Ellington should be rotation player at reasonable price

    Tim MacMahon

    At some point, the Mavericks will address the glaring need for size. So far in free agency, they've just loaded up on bodies for the backcourt. Wayne Ellington is the fourth guard to agree to terms with the Mavs in free agency, joining Jose Calder...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  7. 3-pointer: Mavs' guards come up small on big stage

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Mark Cuban has insisted since their arrival this summer that he's looking for reasons to commit to Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo as the backcourt of the Mavericks' future. The film from Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Lakers certainly wo...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  8. Can Darren Collison, O.J. Mayo keep this up?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- This was a glimpse of what the Mavericks hoped their young backcourt would be. Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo, the Mavs' pair of 25-year-old newcomers, pretty much dominated during Monday's 113-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. C...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  9. Buzz: Mavs' kids need to learn quickly how to close

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks knew there'd be nights like Saturday when they committed to a backcourt that was more than a decade younger than their previous closing duo. There are things that Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo do better than Jason Kidd and ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  10. Darren Collison, O.J. Mayo take blame

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW YORK -- Blame this loss on the backcourt that had been such a bright spot during the Dallas Mavericks' surprising start. Put it on the pair of 25-year-olds who had played so phenomenally well during the Mavs' 4-1 start that folks started buzz...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  11. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 114, Trail Blazers 91

    Tim MacMahon

    How it happened: The Mavericks' new kids were a heck of a lot better than all right. O.J. Mayo lit up the Trail Blazers for 32 points on his 25th birthday. Point guard Darren Collison, Mayo's 25-year-old backcourt partner, recorded his second cons...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  12. L.A. pickup ball bonded Darren Collison, O.J. Mayo

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Elton Brand-Chris Kaman pairing isn't the only Mavericks newcomer duo with L.A. roots that's reuniting. Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo played for college rivals UCLA and USC, respectively, but they've shared a backcourt in a bunch of s...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  13. Source: Mavs still want to re-sign Delonte West

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks remain interested in re-signing Delonte West, a source said. The Mavs still intend to add backcourt depth after acquiring point guard Darren Collison and shooting guard Dahntay Jones in a sign-and-trade deal with the Indiana Pacers. ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  14. Fresh Fit: Grind getting to Vince Carter?

    Tim MacMahon

    Our weekly look at Maverick newcomers: DALLAS - Much has been made about managing Jason Kidd's minutes and the challenging impact Delonte West's injury has on that mission. The Mavs need to be careful with Kidd's backcourt partner, too. That...

    Blog | February 21, 2012
  15. Shawn Marion makes Kidd/Carter combo work

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - At first glance, a backcourt featuring Jason Kidd and Vince Carter appears to be an ill fit at their advance age. After all, somebody has to guard all the good point guards the Mavs will see. And almost all of the Western Conference conte...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  16. Should Heat's buzzer-beater have counted?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - It appeared that the officials missed a backcourt violation against the Heat on the final play of the first quarter, which resulted in the points that made the difference in Game 3. Mario Chalmers did not have his right foot established i...

    Blog | June 06, 2011