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Relive the top 5 moments of the Mavs’ season, including Harrison Barnes’ game-winner and Dennis Smith Jr.’s highlight-reel dunks

For the second straight season, the Mavericks missed the playoffs and will have a top-10 pick in the draft.But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some good moments through the Mavs 24-win campaign.Here are the Mavs’ top five moments from the 2017-18 seaso…

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Mavericks’ draft lottery history: 2000 was a really, really bad year to have a bunch of picks 

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko recently wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery approaching, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA dra…

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Mavericks’ J.J. Barea a finalist for two major community contribution awards

J.J. Barea, already nominated for the community-assist award presented annually by the Pro Basketball Writers Association, now has also been named one of the 10 finalists for the NBA Cares Community Assist Award that will be presented on June 25 as par…

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A brief history of No. 8 seeds upsetting No. 1 seeds in the NBA playoffs

Each series had mitigating circumstances — injuries, bad matchups or short series — that helped the underdog win. Here’s a look at each of them.

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Why UT-Arlington’s Kevin Hervey could be a sneaky Round 2 steal for the Mavericks on draft day

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:Will Harrison Barnes ever be a true No. 1 scoring option?Sefko: Basically, he …

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Mavericks draft lottery history: The major risk Dallas took in 1998 with Dirk Nowitzki still on the board

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko recently wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery days away, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA draft…

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What if Steve Nash, Dirk Nowitzki played their entire career together in Dallas?

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:What if Steve Nash and Dirk played their entire career together in Dallas? How…

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Mavericks draft lottery history: Passing on Kobe Bryant was just the first mistake Dallas made in 1996

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko recently wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery days away, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA draft…

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Who was that with J.J. Barea in Puerto Rico?

A trip to Puerto Rico is routine for J.J. Barea, but the one he took last week was different.He had a sidekick with him, Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban.They went to Barea’s homeland with a few of Barea’s closest friends and it started off as a business tr…

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Mavs F Dirk Nowitzki gives update on the status of his left ankle after surgery

Dirk Nowitzki knows the reality when it comes to his left ankle and pretty much the rest of his body, too.”The foot is not great,” he said Sunday. “That’s obvious after 20 years in the league. I got arthritis in every joint I have in the body, which is…

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Mavericks draft lottery history: Duke magic did not translate to Dallas in 1995

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery approaching, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA draft lotter…

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Looking back: Mavs’ last 10 draft picks making their mark in places other than Dallas

A look at the Dallas Mavericks’ last 10 NBA draft picks…2017 NBA draftRound 1, pick 9: Dennis Smith Jr., G – North Carolina StateIt looks like the Mavs finally hit on a draft pick here. Smith averaged 15.2 points and 5.2 assists in his rookie season …

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Wesley Matthews sheds a little light on his contract situation

Wesley Matthews had a light moment at Sunday’s Festival de los Mavs, but it also shed a little more light on his intentions for next season.Asked when the opt-in date for the final year of his contract is, the Mavericks’ shooting guard said:”I don’t re…

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Mavericks draft lottery history: Dallas finally hit home run with Jason Kidd in 1994

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery approaching, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA draft lotter…

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The best dunks of Dennis Smith Jr.’s rookie season, from a bounce pass to himself to a show on All Star Weekend

Dennis Smith Jr. had a very promising rookie season for the Mavericks. He also established himself as one of the NBA’s most exciting dunkers already. That continues the reputation he made in college. He even represented the Mavericks in this year’s dun…

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As the Mavs’ season ends, Harrison Barnes has eyes set on another ‘bucket-list’ basketball experience

Harrison Barnes would like another shot at the U.S. national team, if for no other reason than he’d like the chance for a bigger role than he had in the 2016 Olympics. Which was virtually no role at all, at least when it came to playing during games. H…

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Vote! Should the Mavs trade Harrison Barnes for C.J. McCollum if he’s available?

With the Portland Trail Blazers stuck in a 3-0 hole against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the playoffs, The Ringer recently wrote an article titled ‘Is it time to break up the Blazers?’ In the article, author Kevin O’Connor suggests so…

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‘Don’t put restrictions on kids’: Calipari’s one-and-done stance is dead on

Of all the coaches to benefit from one-and-done, John Calipari figures to lose the most if the NBA abolishes the rule. And yet he wants just that. “Whatever the rules,” … Click to Continue »

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Mavericks draft lottery history: Dallas’ reward for 11-win 1993 was to fall to fourth, settle for Jamal Mashburn

Editor’s note: SportsDay’s Eddie Sefko wrote a series of columns chronicling the Mavericks’ NBA draft lottery picks. With this year’s lottery approaching, we’re bringing it back.The Mavericks don’t have a recent history of being in the NBA draft lotter…

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Five things you need to know about Dirk Nowitzki’s future, 21st season with Mavericks and beyond

With Dirk Nowitzki in line to play at least one more season, his 21st with the Mavericks, here are a few things to keep in mind about his future:Next season?Don’t expect it to be a whole lot more fun. The game plan was to get Nowitzki back to a 21st se…

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