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  1. Mavs soften stance on Lance Stephenson

    Tim MacMahon

    Lance Stephenson is no longer an untouchably toxic topic for the Mavericks' front office. Stephenson, the talented Indiana Pacers free-agent swingman with some significant character red flags, is by no means near the top of the Mavs' board. Howeve...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. The Mavs' five-pronged pitch to Melo

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- There will surely be some bells and whistles during Carmelo Anthony's visit with the Dallas Mavericks, such as entertainment elements and marketing plans. You can count on money coming up in the conversation, too, with that discussion ce...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. How much better can Monta Ellis be?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Listen to the Dallas decision-makers long enough and you might begin to believe that Monta Ellis should be considered a Most Improved Player candidate in 2014-15. How much better can a nine-year veteran with career averages of 19.4 point...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  4. Why Mavs make sense for Carmelo Anthony

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- How much is winning worth to Carmelo Anthony? How much does he value a legitimate chance to chase a championship? The Mavericks, confident they can provide a title-pursuing opportunity immediately and for the duration of Anthony's prime,...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. Cuban: Mavs better off for breaking up title team

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Why did it make sense to trade for Tyson Chandler now if it didn't make sense to re-sign the big man who played such a huge role in the Mavericks' championship run? "Is Mark coming up here next?" coach Rick Carlisle cracked when asked th...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  6. Felton has 'fresh start' with Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- The Mavericks sadly bid farewell to Tyson Chandler a few years ago because they had their eyes on bigger prizes, such as Deron Williams and Chris Paul, a pair of All-Star point guards selected with the third and fourth picks in the 2005 dra...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  7. Dirk: LeBron 'can have keys to the city'

    Tim MacMahon

    In his self-deprecating style, Dirk Nowitzki jokes that premier free agents must not like him. After all, the Dallas Mavericks have failed to hook a big fish the last two summers. The Mavs are ready to try, try again, with Nowitzki preparing to pl...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  8. LeBron could upgrade sidekicks in Dallas

    Tim MacMahon

    When you have a chance to hit a grand slam, you've got to step in the batter's box and take your cuts. The odds of the Dallas Mavericks winning the LeBron James derby aren't good, but it'd be foolish for a team with ample salary cap space not to m...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. Free-agency preview: Shooting guards

    Tim MacMahon

    Shooting guard is not a priority position for the Dallas Mavericks. It's a safe bet that Monta Ellis will lead the Mavs in minutes for the second consecutive season. Wayne Ellington, a solid perimeter shooter and defender who played sparingly this...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  10. Is Larry Sanders worth risk for Mavs?

    Tim MacMahon

    In an ideal scenario, the Mavericks would make Samuel Dalembert one of the league's better backup big men this summer. The problem is there aren't many potential upgrades available in free agency. In fact, you could argue that only Marcin Gortat f...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. Carlisle: Ellis can 'make quantum leaps'

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Monta Ellis exceeded all expectations in his first season with the Mavericks. Remember that the Mavs' original offer and Ellis' asking price weren't even in the same region until both parties became desperate. The Mavs needed a starting ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  12. After right steps, Mavs need major strides

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- This season cannot be described as a success for the Dallas Mavericks. The franchise's standards are far too high for that. As Dirk Nowitzki said after a scintillating first-round series with the San Antonio Spurs ended with the Mav...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  13. Jet sees 'that fearlessness' in Monta Ellis

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - For years, Jason Terry served as Dirk Nowitzki's clutch scoring sidekick, forming a pick-and-pop duo that paved the way for the Dallas Mavericks to make two trips to the NBA Finals and win one championship. The business of basketball led ...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  14. Miracle Mavs positioned for stunning upset

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Is this series seriously headed back to San Antonio for a Game 7? Didn't believe the Mavs could make this a competitive series, huh? Hey, no hard feelings. "Well, I can't really blame any of the so-called experts, you know?" Mavs star...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Rapid Reaction: Spurs 109, Mavericks 103

    Tim MacMahon

    SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio Spurs are one win away from advancing to the second round after withstanding another comeback bid by the Dallas Mavericks, holding on for a 109-103 win in Game 5. How it happened: Dirk Nowitzki's first dominant stret...

    Blog | April 30, 2014