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Mavericks don’t need to hit the panic button yet, but after dreadful debut, the alarm is blaring

Before the Mavericks opened their season with a thud, coach Rick Carlisle had a suggestion about what to expect from his team.“Let’s see where we are five games into it,” he said.Maybe he had an inkling of what was to come.Or perhaps that assessment wa…

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NBA’s developmental G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

MIAMI — The G League is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school and avoid the college one-and-done route.Players will be eligible to sign a “select contract” if they tur…

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Five things we learned about the Mavericks in their less-than-stellar debut

Five quick thoughts on the Mavs getting crushed in Phoenix:1.) For one night, the Mavs looked like the oft-repeated line by analyst Fran Franschilla about foreign players. They looked two years away from being two years away.Losing 121-100 to the team …

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Panic button already? Mavericks hoping season-opening loss to Suns serves as a wake-up call instead

PHOENIX — If you’ve come here looking for bright spots from the Mavericks’ season-opening loss to Phoenix, you’re out of luck.Oh, OK. Jalen Brunson was at least productive for a moment when he took a charge then drilled a 3-pointer to help get the Mav…

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Booker’s late onslaught lifts Suns past Mavs as Doncic struggles in debut

Devin Booker scored 19 of his 35 points in the final 6:44 and lifted the Phoenix Suns to a 121-100 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the teams’ season opener … Click to Continue »

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Ayton, Doncic shine on NBA debuts

Many of the NBA’s top draft picks from 2018 made their debuts and a few of the would-be future stars lived up to the lofty expectations right away on Wednesday.

The biggest spotlight shone on the matchup in Phoenix, where number one pick Deandre Ayton

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How special is Luka Doncic? The Mavs must now process the ups and downs of the rookie’s NBA debut

PHOENIX — Luka Doncic is a man of few words when dealing with the media, but he summed up his first NBA regular-season game pretty well after the Mavericks were whipped 121-100 by the Phoenix Suns.Getting rid of the butterflies was a good thing. The r…

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Mavs G Devin Harris leaves opener against Suns with left hamstring strain

Devin Harris limped off the court in the second quarter Wednesday night with a left hamstring strain.He said after the game that he doesn’t believe the injury is severe.”It’s not bad,” he said. “I just tweaked it when I went up for that layup. But it’s…

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Mavs G Devin Harris leaves opener against Suns with left hamstring strain

Devin Harris limped off the court in the second quarter Wednesday night with a left hamstring strain.He was ruled out for the remainder of the game. The Mavericks signed Harris in the offseason after trading him to the Denver Nuggets last season. With …

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How special is Luka Doncic? This is the approach Mavericks are taking with their rookie phenom

PHOENIX — Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton are preseason co-favorites for rookie of the year.The next six months — not Wednesday’s first meeting between the two young stars-in-waiting — will determine which one, if either, wins the rookie trophy.What a…

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WATCH: Mavs rookie Luka Doncic scores first NBA points in first quarter against Phoenix Suns

Mavericks fans didn’t have to wait too long for rookie Luka Doncic to get on the stat sheet. Doncic scored his first NBA points in the first quarter of Tuesday’s opener against the Phoenix suns. An assist from Wesley Matthews gave Doncic an easy bucket…

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‘Hamstrings are kind of tricky’: The latest update on Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes

PHOENIX — Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki are on the season-opening trip for tonight’s game against the Suns although neither will suit up.Nowitzki (ankle) remains weeks away from playing. But Barnes (hamstring) is getting close to a return after mi…

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DeAndre Jordan, Harrison Barnes make it possible for Mavs rookie Luka Doncic to get minutes at power forward

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights:Question: Do you think Rick Carlisle will move Dirk back into the starting lineu…

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Playoffs?!? Watch Charles Barkley make a bold prediction about the Mavs’ season

Fans of the Dallas Mavericks are hopeful that the team can turn things around after a rough 2017 season. Head coach Rick Carlisle will lead a group that includes veteran … Click to Continue »

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Mavs to open season without Nowitzki, Barnes. How will they try to plug the holes?

Dirk Nowitzki spent Tuesday at the Lympo practice facility walking on a treadmill and riding a stationary bike, at least during the media’s availability at the end of the Dallas … Click to Continue »

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What will Ryan Broekhoff’s role be with the Dallas Mavericks this season?

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat Tuesday. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Question: Should the Mavs make a run at Joakim Noah?Eddie Se…

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Mavericks-Suns opener could be Rookie of the Year showdown between Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton

Luka Doncic’s usual cheery disposition drooped when, guided by a Mavericks staffer, he entered a room full of 128 basketballs awaiting his autograph, plus a stack of other stuff for him to sign.All in the name of charity, which was fine with Doncic, bu…

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Mavericks-Suns opener could be Rookie of the Year showdown between Luka Doncic and Deandre Ayton

Luka Doncic’s usual cheery disposition drooped when, guided by a Mavericks staffer, he entered a room full of 128 basketballs awaiting his autograph, plus a stack of other stuff for him to sign.All in the name of charity, which was fine with Doncic, bu…

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How will Mavs’ trio of Luka Doncic, Dennis Smith Jr. and Harrison Barnes compare to the best kiddie cores in last 25 years? 

The Mavs pick up again Wednesday where they left off with their third youth movement of the last quarter century, which seems a little excessive to those of us who were afforded just the one.The question is, will the kiddie core of Luka Doncic-Dennis S…

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Having Tyson Chandler 2.0 should work wonders for Mavericks’ goal to establish new defensive identity

PHOENIX — Tyson Chandler, whom the Mavericks will see with the Suns in the season opener Wednesday night, remains the greatest center in franchise history.When you are a vital piece of a championship, you earn that designation until further notice.DeA…

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