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  1. No real backup PF? No problem for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks do not have a pure power forward on the roster other than Dirk Nowitzki. They do not consider that to be a problem. It's been that case for several years, with Shawn Marion sliding over a spot for most of the minutes when Nowi...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Mo Williams 'perfect fit in a lot of respects'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - There is strong mutual interest between veteran guard Mo Williams and the Dallas Mavericks. Will Williams sign with the Mavs? As is often the case in free agency, it might come down to the money. "Mo is just one of our favorites and ce...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  3. Dirk on Durant copying him: 'Not sure he needs it'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a four-time scoring champion copying your unique training program is about as high a compliment as can be offered to an NBA player. That's the case with Kevin Durant following in the one-le...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Dalembert: 'Tough' sitting vs. Warriors

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The biggest bright spot in the first seven games of the Mavericks' marathon homestand mostly warmed the bench in the finale. This wasn't a case of Samuel Dalembert earning another stint in coach Rick Carlisle's doghouse. The small-ball W...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  5. 'Gamer' Calderon comes up big for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - When former Maverick guard DeShawn Stevenson got hot, he'd say he couldn't feel his face, doing a little hand gesture to drive home the point. Jose Calderon wishes that was really the case for him. His face still hurts like heck after ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  6. Mavericks love Monta Ellis' toughness

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Only one Maverick has played every game this season, and it seems to coach Rick Carlisle that Monta Ellis is "hell-bent" to play all 82. "He's going to play unless he has a compound fracture," Carlisle said. Even in that case, Ellis s...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  7. Harris makes a case to close

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Backup point guard Devin Harris hasn't gotten the crunch-time call very often in his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks. That might change after the way that Harris answered the bell at the finish of Friday night's 103-98 victory ove...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  8. Crowder, James dominate in D-League

    Tim MacMahon

    Call it the J.J. Barea Rule. If you want to make a case for earning minutes for the Mavericks, you better blow up if you get sent down to the D-League. That's exactly what center Bernard James and small forward Jae Crowder did in their cameo appea...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  9. Can Carter build Sixth Man of Year case?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Want a sleeper candidate for Sixth Man of the Year? Take a look at the Dallas Mavericks' old man. If 37-year-old Vince Carter's February foreshadows the rest of his regular season, the 1998-99 Rookie of the Year and eight-time All-Star s...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. Dirk goes scoreless in All-Star shootout

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki kept saying his style wasn't suited for the All-Star Game when he was young, so it certainly isn't at age 35. Just in case there was any doubt, Nowitzki finished the highest-scoring All-Star Game in history as the lone scoreless play...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  11. All-Star case for Ellis? 'Could say that every year'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - It's a distinction that Monta Ellis could do without. He has the highest career scoring average (19.4 points per game) of any player who has never been an All-Star. "It's just out of my control," Ellis said. "That's all I can say. I me...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  12. Pelicans cry foul about late no-call

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- For the second time in the past two weeks, a Mavericks' win ended with the opposing coach crying foul about a no-call. In this case, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams was upset that contact by Dallas guard Monta Ellis on Austin R...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  13. Opening Tip: Clutch calls for steady Dirk/Monta diet

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Sometimes it's best to keep things simple. Maybe that's the case for the Mavericks in crunch time. "We're going to keep working on our end-of-game stuff," coach Rick Carlisle said, "but our best players are going to be touching it a lot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  14. Opening Tip: Cuban's 'law of unintended consequences'

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW ORLEANS -- Mark Cuban kids about the Dallas Mavericks having a case to join the Eastern Conference, noting that the Dallas Cowboys play in the NFC East. You can't blame Cuban for daydreaming about changing conferences. Put the Mavs in the East...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  15. 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'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
  16. 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