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  1. Dallas Mavericks players welcome addition of point guard Rajon Ro...

    Tim MacMahon

    The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2014
  2. O'Neal, Okafor top Mavs' backup big candidates

    Tim MacMahon

    The departure of high-flying, high-efficiency backup center Brandan Wright in the Rajon Rondo deal created a significant hole in the Dallas Mavericks rotation. Greg Smith, has played 68 minutes all season, gets to audition for a significant role w...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. Scout: Mavs had to get better at PG

    Tim MacMahon

    A scout from a rival team in the Western Conference allowed ESPNDallas.com to pick his brain about the Rajon Rondo deal, in which the Dallas Mavericks gave up center/forward Brandan Wright, point guard Jameer Nelson, small forward Jae Crowder and fir...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. How is Brandan Wright so efficient?

    Tim MacMahon

    Brandan Wright gets easy buckets for a living. That's a heck of a lot harder to do in the NBA than it sounds. Wright does it as well as anyone, which is why he leads the league in field-goal percentage, hitting exactly three-quarters of his sho...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  5. Mavs a little step closer to landing LeBron

    Tim MacMahon

    The pie-in-the-sky scenario at least seems a little more possible after Mark Cuban's trip to Cleveland. The shameless "Shark Tank" promoter sarcastically claimed his Ohio visit was related to the reality TV show, but he was there to meet with LeBr...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  6. Free-agency preview: Centers

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks made a major upgrade in the middle before free agency began by trading for Tyson Chandler. They have a productive backup on the roster in Brandan Wright, the lanky, high-leaping lefty who has ranked among the league's most eff...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  7. Lack of D wastes Dirk's flash of dominance

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- For the first time this postseason we saw a glimpse of the Dirk Nowitzki, who carried the Dallas Mavericks to an NBA title a few years ago. Nowitzki morphed into 2011 mode in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night against the San Ant...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  8. Rick Carlisle right not to start Devin Harris

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- After a Game 1 loss in San Antonio, Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson made a genius adjustment, inserting speedy guard Devin Harris into the starting lineup to match up with San Antonio Spurs blur Tony Parker. That move paid major div...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. Mavs miss chance to end misery vs. Spurs

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- Want to put on positive spin on the Dallas Mavericks' Game 1 loss? OK, neither do the Mavs. But at least Dallas proved it can play against the San Antonio Spurs, a franchise that has dominated its Interstate 35 rival for the last fe...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 90, Mavs 85

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs slammed the door on the Dallas Mavericks' Game 1 upset bid, as the West's top seed dominated down the stretch of a 90-85 win. How it happened: The Mavs became a mess after building a double-digit lead. After...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  11. Matchups: Who has edge in Mavs-Spurs?

    Tim MacMahon

    A look at the matchups in the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs series: POINT GUARD Jose Calderon vs. Tony Parker: This is the biggest mismatch of the series. Calderon, a subpar defender, struggles to guard a lot of point guards. He really gets ...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  12. Mavs Mailbag: Best player in team history not named Dirk?

    Tim MacMahon

    We couldn't ask for much better drama from a rebuilding Mavericks season. Every game will matter with the regular-season finale deciding whether the Mavericks or Memphis Grizzlies get the unenviable task of opening the playoffs in San Antonio. ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  13. Wright answers bell with big game

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - After coming off a curl, Suns guard Eric Bledsoe had a clear path to the basket for a game-tying layup with about 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Until Mavericks center Brandan Wright came flying from the other side of the flo...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  14. Rapid Reaction: Mavs 101, Suns 98

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks punched their playoff ticket with a 101-98 win over the Phoenix Suns. How it happened: After big nights by Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs held on in the final seconds to pull out the wild win. That duo co...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  15. DeJuan Blair delivers for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- Coach Rick Carlisle insisted Friday night that DeJuan Blair wasn't a forgotten man in the Dallas Mavericks' rotation. Two days later, Blair came up big. Blair banged for six points and nine rebounds and drew a key charge in 17 mi...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  16. Mavs can't sleep on Sacramento

    Tim MacMahon

    SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings have a 27-49 record after their 33-point loss Friday night to the Golden State Warriors. The Kings also have the respect of the Dallas Mavericks entering their matchup Sunday at Sleep Train Arena. Never mind t...

    Blog | April 06, 2014