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The Mavs’ biggest whiffs in free agency: Did Dallas luck out on some of the guys who spurned them?

You could make a pretty good All-Star team out of the free agents the Mavericks missed out on the past five summers. Here’s a look at some of those failed recruitments and how it affected Dallas in the long-term with this free agency around the corner….

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10 things to know about Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson, from why Dallas was impressed with him to his idols

Here are 10 things you need to know about Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson.Favorite playersBrunson idolized former Mavs and Suns point guard Steve Nash growing up. It’s probably no coincidence that Brunson will wear No. 13 with the Mavs — Na…

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Cousins? Capela? Here’s a breakdown of which big men could be available for the Mavs in free agency

They used to call them donut teams, those with a hole in the middle.These days, an NBA roster without a dominant big man would be more of a croissant team.You know, with that opening on the perimeter where the tips don’t meet, a space reserved for anyb…

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Luka Doncic likes a challenge

Luka Doncic: “When they say you are not going to be good I say, let’s see.” … Click to Continue »

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5 things you need to know about the Mavs’ draft haul, including which two picks have more championships combined than the entire franchise

Here are five things you need to know about the Mavs’ draft selections Thursday night.Drafting championsWith their first two picks in the NBA draft, the Mavs drafted two proven winners.In the third pick Luka Doncic, they’re getting the EuroLeague MVP w…

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Rick Carlisle on 2018 NBA Draft: “It was a defining moment in this rebuild.”

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle thinks Thursday night’s 2018 NBA Draft was a “defining moment in this rebuild” for the organization. “We’re going to propel forward with the idea that we’ve got to start winning games.” … Click to Continu…

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‘What a day’: Inside how the Mavs got their top target in Luka Doncic and where they go from here

Twenty years ago, a young European came to Dallas and became an icon for the Mavericks and the city.On Thursday, another international kid – one even younger than Dirk Nowitzki was in 1998 – was welcomed to the neighborhood with the hope that the Maver…

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10 things you might not know about Mavericks draft pick Luka Doncic, including how he’s handling Steve Nash comparisons

Here are 10 things you need to know about Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Luka Doncic.1. Favorite NBA playerThat’d be LeBron James. “He’s my favorite, he can play in a lot of different positions,” he said in the video below. “I can too, but to be like L…

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‘Let him be himself’: Why Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle says Luka Doncic shouldn’t be compared to anyone

Comparisons, who needs ’em?Not the Mavericks, although that didn’t stop coach Rick Carlisle from tossing out a few names from the past that might not be a stretch to connect with No. 3 overall draftee Luka Doncic.And Carlisle speaks from first-hand kno…

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Ready to see Dennis Smith, Luka Doncic play together this summer? Not so fast…

Dennis Smith Jr. pledged to play on the Mavericks’ summer league team, which begins play in Las Vegas on July 6, but he said his main motivation to do so was the chance to play with Dallas’ first-round pick.The Mavericks’ selection of Doncic, however, …

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Why Rick Carlisle says Mavs’ draft night was a ‘defining moment in this rebuild’

When Harrison Barnes began his Mavericks’ career in the starting lineup for the season opener in 2016, he was the youngest player on the court for them at 24.The average age of the five starters was nearly 32 years.When the 2018-19 season opens, things…

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Jalen Brunson not satisfied despite collegiate achievements

Dallas Mavericks second round pick Jalen Brunson won two NCAA titles with Villanova and won the Bob Cousy Award last season. But he’s not thinking about those accomplishments right now. No, he’s focused on helping the Mavs in any way possible. … …

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Luka Doncic not expected to play in Mavs’ summer-league games

The Mavericks will have all of their rookies in Las Vegas for at least part of the summer league that begins on July 6.Luka Doncic, however, is not expected to play in any games.Jalen Brunson and fellow second-round picks Ray Spalding and Kostas Anteto…

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‘We all know this is just the beginning’: Behind the scenes on Luka Doncic’s first day in Dallas

Her son’s introductory press conference to Dallas was over, but his whirlwind first day in Dallas, on a steamy Friday afternoon, was just getting warmed up.Mirjam Poterbin, who had become a social media sensation in her own right during the 17 or so ho…

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So, how much does Luka Doncic know about Texas?

New Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was asked what he knows about Texas. His response: “I mean I know about the Cowboys.” … Click to Continue »

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Report: Here’s why it’s highly unlikely Luka Doncic will play in the NBA Summer League

Mavericks fans are likely going to have to wait until after the summer to see Luka Doncic play against NBA competition. The reason, according to a report from ESPN, is … Click to Continue »

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Luka Doncic enjoys a moment in the spotlight with his mother, Mirjam Poterbin

Luka Doncic, the prize of the Mavericks’ 2018 NBA Draft, was in Dallas on Thursday for his introductory press conference. His mother, Mirjam Poterbin, was there to support him. … Click to Continue »

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Newest Mavs Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson

Fresh off the NBA Draft, newest Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson were introduced to the media on Friday where they received their new NBA jerseys. … Click to Continue »

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Mavericks draft pick Luka Doncic: I don’t know much about Texas, but ‘I know about the Cowboys’

Just hours after stepping foot in Dallas, Mavericks draft pick Luka Doncic is quickly endearing himself to D-FW sports fans.One of the best quotes from the Slovenian sensation’s first news conference with the Mavs came when he was asked what he knows a…

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Can’t fault Mavericks for gambling on Luka Doncic, but this dose of reality awaits them

On the first weekend of summer with temperatures crossing the 100-degree mark, I lack the ability to produce rain. And, actually, raining on the Mavericks’ lottery pick parade is hardly my intention.But perhaps a touch of sobriety while toasting the wi…

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