5/31 Dirk Nowitzki was named to the All-NBA Third Team! Nowitzki
received 56 points (the 124 media panel votes for a first, second, and
third team by position with a first team vote worth 5 points (Dirk didn't
receive any first team votes), a second team vote worth 3 points, and a
third team vote worth 1 point). Michael Finly had the highest point total
amongst guards who did not make the All-NBA teams (he was the 7th guard on
the list) with 44 points (Ray Allen was the 6th guard and made the All-NBA
Third Team with 105 points).
For 2001-02, 5 games will be aired on KTVT channel 11 and 25 will
be aired on KTXA channel 21. The rest will be aired on Fox Sports Net.
KSTR channel 49, which broadcasted a number of Mavs games the past 2
seasons, is switching to a Spanish format. The radio broadcast is also
moving from KLIF 570 AM, where it has been for 7 seasons, to the new KESN
103.3 FM - the new ESPN station. With the move, KLIF no longer has any
sports related shows/broadcasts.
5/30 Assistant coach Del Harris turned down the Cleveland Cavaliers
offer of head coach.
5/23 Don Nelson finished 3rd in the Coach of the Year voting. Nelson
received 8 of the 124 media votes. Larry Brown (Phi) was the run-away
winner with 85 votes and Rick Adelman (Sac) was 2nd with 11 votes.
5/22 Steve Nash was voted on to the All-Interview 2nd team. Nash
received 12 of the 124 media votes, which tied him with 3 others for the
10th most votes.
5/15 The players voted to split their playoff money amongst 19
players from this season - including 4 who were traded away in the Juwan
Howard trade. [Players vote on how the playoff money for a team is
5/14 San Antonio defeated Dallas 105-87 in Game 5 of the 2nd round
and, thus, takes the series 4-1. Dallas' 2001 run in the playoffs is
over. Dirk Nowitzki was awesome with 42 points and 18 rebounds, but no
other Mav showed up and the rest of the team shot 28.8% FG. The Spurs
were led by Tim Duncan with 32 points and 20 rebounds.
5/12 Dallas defeated San Antonio 112-108 in Game 4 of the 2nd
round! Dallas finally had a good shooting game (48.4% FG) and managed to
hold off the spurs in the end. Dirk Nowitzki had 30 points on 11-18 FG
and 8-8 FT and 9 rebounds and only left the court breifly when he had a
tooth knocked out late in the 4th.
5/9 San Antonio defeated Dallas 104-90 in Game 3 of the 2nd round.
Dallas again shot terrible (34.7% FG) and San Antonio again shot well
(48% FG). San Antonio out-scored Dallas 30-11 in the 3rd quarter and it
was a blowout in the 4th. Dirk Nowitzki played despite suffering from
5/7 San Antonio defeated Dallas 100-86 in Game 2 of the 2nd round.
Dallas again shot terribly (34.2% FG) and Tim Duncan had a monster game
with 25 points and 22 rebounds.
5/5 San Antonio beat Dallas 94-87 in Game 1 of the 2nd round. The
Mavs shot terribly (37% FG) and it was a blowout with the bench playing
the entire quarter. Derek Anderson suffered a 3rd degree seperated
shoulder and will be out 3 to 6 weeks. Juwan Howard was ejected with a
flagrant foul level 2 when he went to block Anderson's dunk attempt and
got Anderson across the arms while Anderson was in air and caused Anderson
to land hard. The league announced Howard will _not_ be suspended for the
5/3 Dallas defeated Utah 84-83 in Game 5 of the first round and
advanced to the second round where they will face San Antonio! Calvin
Booth had the game winning layup with about 10 seconds left. Game 1 is
Saturday at 5:30. Go Mavs!!!!
5/1 Dallas defeated Utah 107-77 in Game 4 of the first round!
Dallas out-scored Utah 64-39 in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to make it a
blowout early. Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points, Michael Finley had 20 points,
and Steve Nash had 27 points. Game 5 is in Utah on Thursday at 8:00 pm on
4/28 Dallas defeated Utah 94-91 in Game 3 of the first round!
Steve Nash hit the short baseline turnaround fadeaway jumper near the end
of the game to give Dallas the lead and Dirk Nowitzki had 33 points.
4/28 Steve Nash finished 3rd and Dirk Nowitzki tied for 5th in the
Most Improved Player award. Nash received 12 of a possible 124 media votes
and Nowitzki received 4 votes. Tracy McGrady (Orl) won the award with 74
votes and Predrag Stojakovic (Sac) received 14 votes.
4/26 Dirk Nowitzki finished 6th in the IBM award. The IBM award is
a statistical rating based on the season stats. Dirk had a rating of
93.77. Shaquille O'Neal won the award with a rating of 110.21.
4/24 Utah defeated Dallas 109-98 in Game 2 of the first round. The
Mavs played poorly with only Michael Finley (32 points) having a good
4/21 Utah defeated Dallas 88-86 in Game 1 of the first round. Utah
scored the last 6 points of the win and Finley missed a 3-pointer at the
4/18 Dallas finished the 2000-01 season with a record of 53-29
(Home: 28-13, Road: 25-16).
Dallas announced their 12-man Playoff roster. Gary Trent, Obinna
Ekezie, and Donnell Harvey were not on the roster. The roster consists of:
Mark Bryant, Vernon Maxwell, Michael Finley, Juwan Howard, Howard Eisley,
Steve Nash, Eduardo Najera, Wang Zhizhi, Greg Buckner, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn
Bradley, and Calvin Booth. The playoff rosters have only 12 players on it
- there is no IR and only those 12 can play in the playoffs. [If someone
gets injured, they aren't replaced.]
4/17 With Utah's win over the LA Clippers, they clinched the #4
spot and homecourt advantage. Thus, Dallas will play the first 2 games of
the playoffs in Utah starting Saturday or Sunday.
4/16 With the win against Golden State and Phoenix's loss to the LA
Clippers, the Mavs are assured of having at least the #5 spot and will
face Utah in the first round. The Mavs have a slight chance of moving up
to #4 if Dallas wins their last game of the season and Utah loses its last
4/13 With the win against Sacramento, Dallas has won 50
games for only the 2nd time in team history (55 in 86-87, 53 in 87-88).
4/13 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $100,000 and suspended him for 1 game
for making an derogatory gesture towards the refs during Wednesday's Dal-Pho
game and his comments about the officiating after the game. Cuban says
that the gesture was a choking sign (hands on throat).
4/6 Dallas activated Mark Bryant and Donnell Harvey and placed Greg
Buckner (dislocated left kneecap) and Obinna Ekezie (strained left
Achilles) on IR.
4/5 Vernon Maxwell left the Atlanta game with a strained groin. He
is not expected to miss any games.
4/5 Greg Buckner did not play in the Atlanta game due to a
dislocated left kneecap. Still no definite word as to how long he will be
out - it can be any where from 2 to 6 weeks.
4/4 Dallas signed Wang Zhizhi to a 1 year, minimum (prorated for 8
games) with a 2nd year at the team's option.
4/3 With the win vs Houston, the Mavs have formally clinched a
4/3 Greg Buckner suffered a dislocated knee cap during the 2nd
quarter of the Houston game. He will likely miss a significant number of
games - how many is not known.
3/28 Juwan Howard dislocated his left ring finger at the end of the
Portland game. X-rays were negative and Howard is listed as day-to-day.
3/28 With the win over Portland, Dallas has set the team record of
most road wins in a season at 21. Dallas has had 20 road wins 3 times in
3/28 Dallas placed Mark Bryant on IR with a sprained left thumb.
The roster move was to make room for the arrival of Wang Zhizhi. The Mavs
had scheduled a press conference for Wednesday to introduce the Zhizhi to
3/27 Assistant coach Rolando Blackman suffered a torn left Achilles
tendon while playing 3-on-3 during Tuesday's practice. He flew back to
Dallas and is expected to undergo surgery on Thursday.
3/26 Gary Trent had his left foot placed in a cast on Monday to
help his injured left toe. He is expected to wear the cast for 2 weeks
and to be out for 6 weeks.
3/24 Dallas activated Obinna Ekezie and placed Donnell Harvey on IR
with tendinitis in his right elbow.
3/24 Donn Nelson is in China trying to help secure Wang Zhizhi's
release from his Chinese team so that Zhizhi can join the Mavs this
season. He is expected to join the team in early April, but it is
unlikely that he will see any game time. The Mavs want him here to help
him adjust to America and to start training him for the NBA game.
3/21 Steve Nash only played 13 minutes in the Minnesota game due to
tightness in his leg - it was a precautionary move.
3/21 Dirk Nowitzki played in the Minnesota and Portland games despite
suffering from a cold.
3/21 Dallas placed Gary Trent on IR with a sprained left toe and
activated Calvin Booth. Trent sprained the toe prior to the Portland game.
3/20 Gary Trent missed the Portland, Phoenix, and Minnesota games
with a bruised right knee.
3/11 Greg Buckner did not play in the Golden State, Miami, and Orlando
games due to a sprained left foot. He returned to action for the Clippers
game on Sunday.
3/1 Greg Buckner sprained his left ankle during practice. It is not known
if he will miss any game time. Turns out it was not a serious sprain and he
is not expected to miss Saturday's Houston game.
2/28 Dallas signed Vernon Maxwell to a minimum contract for the rest
of the season. [boo, hiss]
2/27 Dallas placed Obinna Ekezie on IR with a sprained left ankle.
2/23 Dallas placed Calvin Booth on IR with an injured left elbow.
2/22 TRADE: Dallas traded Christian Laettner, Courtney Alexander, Loy
Vaught, Hubert Davis, Etan Thomas, and $3 million to Washington for Juwan
Howard, Calvin Booth, Obinna Ekezie. Booth underwent surgery on his left
elbow on Monday to remove bone particles and will be out a month. Howard
is expected to be in town today and should be eligible to play Saturday vs
2/22 Dallas activated Eduardo Najera and Donnell Harvey.
2/20 Don Nelson returned to the bench as coach of the Mavs for the
Lakers game for first time since undergoing prostate cancer surgery
2/17 The Washington game ended Donn Nelson's stint of interim head
coach. He finished with a record of 13-8 while subbing for his dad while
Don Nelson recovered from prostate surgery. Don Nelson will resume his
coaching duties starting Tuesday vs the LA Lakers.
2/16 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $10,000 and suspended him for the next
2 games for entering the court at the end of Cleveland game.
2/15 Etan Thomas will undergo surgery on his right toe on Friday to
fuse together a fracture that is not healing. He will miss the rest of
2/13 Steve Nash did not play in the San Antonio, New York, Atlanta,
and Golden State games due to a sore left hamstring.
2/11 Michael Finley's line from the All-Star game where the East
defeated the West 111-110:
Player MIN FGM-FGA 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA PTS O-T AST TO PF STL BLK
Michael Finley (Dal) 19 5-15 0-2 2-2 12 2-3 5 1 0 0 0
2/10 Dirk Nowitzki finished 3rd in the 3-Point Shootout. Dirk had
17 points in the first round and 10 in the 2nd round (only 3 of the 8
players advanced). Steve Nash finished 5th with 14 points.
Don Nelson said that he will return to coaching for the Laker game
2/1 Steve Nash left the Miami game after the 1st quarter due to a
sore left hamstring.
1/30 Michael Finley was named as a reserve for the All-Star game to
take place February 11. Congrats, Michael! Unfortunately, Dirk Nowitzki
did not make the team due to the strong batch of forwards in the West.
1/25 Dallas activated Greg Buckner and placed Donnell Harvey on IR
with tendinitis in his right elbow.
1/20 Steve Nash (strained left hamstring) did not play in the
Denver or Orlando games.
1/17 Steve Nash (strained left hamstring) and Gary Trent (flu) did
not play in the Charlotte game.
1/16 Greg Buckner traveled with the team and was on the court
shooting before the Sacramento game. The doctors don't want to rush him
back, but he hopes to return to action by the end of the month.
1/16 Gary Trent did not travel with the team and will miss the
Charlotte game due to the flu.
1/15 Steve Nash did not play in the Sacramento, Phoenix, or Milwaukee
games due to the flu and a strained left hamstring.
1/13 Dirk Nowitzki played in the Phoenix game despite suffering
from the flu.
1/11 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $100,000 for "decorum not becoming an
NBA owner" for sitting on the floor along the baseline during the
Minnesota game. [What a stupid fine by the NBA.]
1/7 Don Nelson was released from hospital and flew home to Maui.
1/6 Good news: the test results showed that Don Nelson's cancer had
not spread and, thus, the prostate surgery removed all of the cancer.
1/6 Courtney Alexander did not play in the Washington, Toronto, or
Detroit games due to the flu.
1/4 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $250,000 for outbursts and actions
concerning the refs following Wednesday's Detroit game. Cuban had a
freeze frame of a missed goaltending call that would have tied the game
with 12 seconds left placed on the JumboTron at the end of the game. It
was an NBA record fine for an individual. Dallas has formally protested
the game [though, nothing will likely come of that].
1/4 Don Nelson underwent successful surgery for prostate cancer. The
doctor said that it looks like the cancer had not spread and called the
surgery "routine and successful". Nelson will remain in the hospital for
the next 3 to 5 days. He will then return to his off-season home in Maui
while recovering for 6 to 8 weeks. He is going back to Maui as he says he
wants to do a lot of walking as part of his recovery and the walking weather
in Maui at this time of year is better than in Dallas
1/3 Due to medication that was making him ill and having to fast for 48
hours before his surgery, Don Nelson did not coach in the Detroit game.
12/28 Loy Vaught did not play in the LA Clippers or Seattle games
due to a bruised right knee.
12/26 With the win vs Seattle, Don Nelson passed Bill Fitch for 3rd
on the all-time NBA coaching wins list with 944 wins. Only Lenny Wilkens
and Pat Riley have more wins that Nelson.
The Mavs announced the Donn Nelson will assume the head coaching
duties while his father is out recovering from prostate cancer, instead of
Del Harris, who said he was not comfortable taking over for Nelson who has
a different coaching style.
12/20 With the win vs Portland, Don Nelson tied Bill Fitch for 3rd
on the all-time NBA coaching wins list with 944 wins.
Greg Buckner, who underwent surgery on his right ankle December 12,
had the cast remove and is now wearing a walking boot and does not need
crutches. He will be out about 7 weeks.
Don Nelson will coach the January 3 game vs Detroit and then fly to
Salt Lake City immediately after the game, where the preparation for his
prostate cancer surgery will start at 6 am on January 4.
12/17 Dirk Nowitzki played (and played very well) in the Detroit
game despite suffering from the stomach flu.
12/17 Dallas activated Gary Trent (who did play in the Detroit
game) and placed Eduardo Najera on IR with a strained right groin.
12/16 Gary Trent has joined the team on the road trip and is
scheduled to practice with the team today. He is doubtful for Sunday's
game, but should be returning to action soon.
12/15 Don Nelson announced that he will undergo surgery for his
prostate cancer January 4 and will then be out 6 to 8 weeks. He is
scheduled to re-join the team in time for tonight's game vs Philadelphia
and will continue coaching the team through January 3.
12/9 Howard Eisley left the New Jersey game late in the 3rd quarter
with a sprained right ankle.
12/8 With the win vs Chicago, Don Nelson passed Red Auerbach for 4th
place on the most NBA coaching wins list (939). Lenny Wilkens (1189), Pat
Riley (1009), and Bill Fitch (944) are ahead of Nelson on the all-time
12/8 Howard Eisley left the 3rd quarter of the Chicago game with a
12/8 Don Nelson announced that he will miss an undetermined amount
of games starting Sunday as he seeks medical advice for his prostate
12/8 Dallas hired Woody Mayfield, a former NBA ref, as a
12/7 Dallas activated Donnell Harvey and placed Greg Buckner on IR
with a sprained right foot. Buckner will likely undergo surgery on his
foot next week to remove a cracked bone spur and will then be out 6 to 8
12/6 With the win vs New York, Don Nelson tied Red Auerbach for 4th
place on the most coaching wins list (938).
12/6 Eduardo Najera (right groin strain) did not play in the New
12/5 Don Nelson has been disagnosed with prostate cancer. He will
get a second opinion and will have to decide what treatment to take. Best
wishes to Nellie!
12/5 Steve Nash (bruised right calf) and Eduardo Najera (right
groin strain) did not play in the Houston game.
12/3 Steve Nash (strained right calf), Hubert Davis (strained left
groin), and Eduardo Najera (sprained ankle) did not play in the LA Lakers
12/2 Greg Buckner (sprained right foot) and Hubert Davis (strained
left groin) did not play in the Golden State or Portland games.
11/30 Eduardo Najera only played 4 minutes in the Portland game due
to a sprained ankle.
11/29 Don Nelson will undergo a biopsy on his swollon prostate and
will miss Thrusday's Portland game. Del Harris will coach the Portland
game. Nelson will re-join the team for Saturday's Golden State game.
Hubert Davis suffered a strained left groin late in the 4th quarter
of the Toronto game and left the game. He says he will play in the
11/28 Greg Buckner (sprained right foot) did not play in the
Toronto, Denver, Seattle, Utah, or Vancouver games.
11/28 Dallas signed Mark Bryant and released Bill Curley.
11/28 Etan Thomas is wearing a cast on his right foot to protect a
fratured sesamoid bone under his right big toe.
11/22 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $25,000 for verbally abusing and
publically criticizing the refs following Tuesday's Seattle game.
11/22 The NBA fined Karl Malone $7,500 and suspended him for 1 game
for throwing an elbow at Christian Laettner during Monday's Dal-Uta game.
11/20 Dirk Nowitzki suffered a strained left shoulder when Karl
Malone _twice_ (with no foul called either time) hit Nowitzki hard on the
arm causing the to swing ackwardly during the Utah game. He left the game
for good after the 2nd hit with about 3 minutes left in the game. He does
not expect to miss the Seattle game.
11/20 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $15,000 for confronting and verbally
abusing the refs during and after the Phoenix game.
11/20 Free agent Joe Smith signed a $2.25 million contract with
11/17 Greg Buckner left the Seattle game in the 4th quarter with a
sprained ankle. [And one of the gutsiest moves I've seen when he went down
in pain under Seattle's basket, laid there for a few seconds clutching his
ankle in pain, noticed Patrick Ewing was wide open under the basket,
Buckner got up and tried to disrupt the pass into Ewing and was called for
the foul, Buckner then hobbled over to the Mavs' bench and collapsed on
11/14 The NBA fined Mark Cuban $5,000 for comments he made
concerning the officiating after the Sacramento game.
11/13 Eduardo Najera (bruised right shin) did not play in the LA
11/10 The Mavs had a special guest at Reunion for the Spurs game:
Joe Smith. Smith is a free agent whom the Mavs would love to sign. He
says he will visit a couple of other teams and hopes to make a decision as
to which team he will sign with by the middle of next week. The Mavs are
high on his list.
11/10 Greg Buckner and Dirk Nowitzki _did_ play in the San Antonio
11/10 Greg Buckner may play tonight vs San Antonio.
11/10 Dirk Nowitzki suffered a sprained left shoulder Thursday and
is doubtful for tonight's game vs San Antonio.
11/8 Greg Buckner did not play in the Vancouver, Denver, or Utah
games due to a sprained ligament in his right foot.
11/3 Greg Buckner suffered a sprained right foot during the Indiana
game as is listed as day-to-day, but word is that he will be out at least
Further testing has shown that Gary Trent is suffering from a partial
tear of the adductor tendon in his left hip. He will be out 1 or 2 months.
10/30 Dallas placed Gary Trent (strained left adductor muscle),
Etan Thomas (turf toe), and Donnell Harvey (bruised elbow) on IR
10/27 Dallas released John Celestand.
10/26 Michael Finley had his wisdom teeth pulled hours before the
Utah game. He played in the game (and didn't tell anyone that he had his
teeth removed until Friday).
10/26 Gary Trent (strained right hip) and Etan Thomas (sprained big
toe) did not play in the Utah and Denver games.
10/21 Dallas released Ace Custis, Mike Jones, and Jamal Kendrick.
10/20 Gary Trent (strained right hip), Etan Thomas (sprained big
toe), Hubert Davis (flu), and Jamal Kendrick (bruised calf) did not play in
the Miami game.
10/18 Gary Trent (strained right hip), Etan Thomas (sprained big toe),
Howard Eisley (sprained right ankle), and Jamal Kendrick (bruised
calf) did not play in the Toronto game.
10/17 Gary Trent (strained right hip), Etan Thomas (sprained big toe),
Eduardo Najera (sore ankle), Howard Eisley (sprained right ankle), and
Jamal Kendrick (bruised calf) did not play in the Detroit or San Antonio game.
10/17 TRADE: Dallas traded Dana Barros and Ansu Sesay to Detroit
for Loy Vaught. In a sign-and-trade, Sesay was first signed to a 3 year
contract with only the first year guaranteed. He was included purely for
salary cap reasons and will likely be released by Detroit. Vaught waived
about $1.7 million of his trade kicker to make the trade work. Vaught is
a 6-9 power forward who has been hindered the past few seasons by back
surgery he had in 1998. Prior to that, he averaged 16.2 points and 9.9
rebounds the previous 3 season with the LA Clippers.
10/16 Dallas exercised their 4th year option (2001-02) on Dirk
Nowitzki's contract. The team had until October 31 to exercise the option.
10/13 Howard Eisley suffered a sprained right ankle during the 1st
quarter of the Phoenix game and did not play the rest of the game.
10/12 Reports are now that Trent is suffering from a mild strained
left hip flexor. The MRI showed no muscle tear or swelling.
Former Mav update: Sasha Danilovic announced his retirement. [thanks
to John Pettersen]
10/11 Dallas signed John Celestand.
10/10 Gary Trent suffered a strained right groin during the Houston
Michael Finley and Steve Nash are again the captains for the team.
10/10 Injury update: For tonight's game Etan Thomas is doubtful with
a sprained right big toe, Donnell Harvey is questionable with a bruised hip,
and Jamal Kendrick is out indefinitely with a bruised calf. Alexander has
been practicing with the team.
10/6 Courtney Alexander did not play in the blue-and-white
scrimmage game due to sprained ligaments in two fingers on his right hand.
He is listed as day-to-day. Jamal Kendrick also did not play in the
10/6 The Blue team beat the White team in the blue-and-white
scrimmage game 96-66. The Blue team was composed of the veterans (minus
Hubert Davis) and the White team had the rookies and the camp invitees
(plus Davis). Dirk Nowitzki was the high man with 19 points and Michael
Finley had 18 points. Davis led the way for the White team with 15
10/5 Dallas signed forward Ace Custis.
10/5 Dallas named Jarinn Akana as assistant to player development
coach Kiki Vandeweghe.
10/2 Dallas released Terry Mills.
10/2 Dallas signed Mike Jones and Jamal Kendrick.
Single game tickets go on sale October 1. Tickets can be purchased
on the internet at http://mavericks.nba.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com
or by calling Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000 or 972-647-5700 starting at
midnight October 1 or at the Reunion Arena box office from 8 am to 5 pm
9/28 Dallas signed 1st round draft pick (#22) Donnell Harvey to a 3 year,
$2,781,960 contract with a 4th year worth $1,631,906 at the team's option.
Steve Nash's stats in the Olympics (Canada finished 7th in the
Rolando Blackman was inducted into the New York City Sports
Hall of Fame September 21. Ro moved to Brooklyn at age 7 and grew up
9/13 Dallas named Brett Brungandt as a strength and conditioning
coach, joining Chad Lewis with that position.
8/29 TRADE: Dallas traded Cedric Ceballos, John Wallace, and Eric
Murdock to Detroit for Christian Laettner and Terry Mills. As a
sign-and-trade, Mills had been signed to a 3 year, $4.725 million contract
with only the 1st year worth $1.4 million guaranteed.
8/16 TRADE: It's a complicated 4 team trade with a number of
sign-and-trades involved: Utah re-signed Howard Eisley, Utah re-signed Adam
Keefe, Dallas re-signed Bruno Sundov, and Boston re-signed Danny Fortson
and then Dallas traded Robert Pack, Bruno Sundov, John Williams, and $3
million [basically Williams' salary as he like is done playing due to
injury] and received Howard Eisley, Dana Barros, and Bill Currley; Utah
traded Howard Eisley, Adam Keefe, and a conditional 1st round draft pick
and received Donyell Marshall and Bruno Sundov; Boston traded Danny Fortson
and Dana Barros and received Robert Pack, John Williams, a conditional 1st
round draft pick, and $3 million; and Golden State traded Donyell Marshall
and Bill Curley and received Danny Fortson and Adam Keefe. Dallas used
the Chris Anstey trade exception (can take on $1.1 million worth of salary
as part of a trade) that they received when they traded Anstey for a draft
pick a little under a year ago.
8/8 Vancouver signed Damon Jones.
8/5 Dallas re-signed Greg Buckner to a 2 year, $2.3 million
contract. Buckner was signed using the $1.2 million exception.
8/1 Dallas re-signed Hubert Davis to a 4 year, $10 million
8/1 Dallas re-signed Gary Trent to a 1 year, $2.4 million
Rocky Mountain Revue summer league results and boxscores
7/21 Portland claimed Rodrick Rhodes off of the waiver wire.
7/20 Mark Cuban reports that free agent Hubert Davis has agreed to
a new 4 year, $10 million contract. Teams can currently negotiate with
free agents, but can not actually sign free agents until August 1.
Gheorghe Muresan left the Mavs summer team to join Utah's summer
team (this is not unusual).
Mavs assistant Scott Roth did indeed leave the Mavs for Vancouver a
7/11 Dallas named Rolando Blackman as an assistant coach.
Bruno Sundov will not play in the summer league games due to a
7/10 Dallas cut Willie Sublett from their summer league team.
7/8 Gar Heard was named as Atlanta's top assistant. Heard had
joined the Mavs as an assistant March 15.
7/7 Dallas signed 1st round draft pick (#12) Etan Thomas to a 3 year,
$4,479,120 contract with a 4th year at the team's option worth $2,200,942.
7/7 Dallas signed 2nd round draft pick (#38) Edurado Najera to a 1 year,
minimum contract with a 2nd year at the team's option.
7/7 The NBA fined Dallas $50,000 for violating league rules
regarding the tryouts of draft prospects. The Mavs had prospects
participate in 5-on-5 scrimmage. League rules do not allow teams to have
more than 4 prospects on the court at the same time and prospects can not
compete against veterans.
7/6 Eduardo Najera missed opening day of mini camp due to trying to
sort out visa problems in Mexico City. He joined the team on Friday.
7/6 Dallas signed 1st round draft pick (#13) Courtney Alexander to
a 3 year, $4,255,080 contract with a 4th year worth $2,168,193 at the
team's option. Thomas and Harvey are expected to sign soon.
7/6 The Mavs' mini camp opens today. Dirk Nowitzki, Greg Buckner,
Etan Thomas, Courtney Alexander, Donnell Harvey, Eduardo Najera, free
agent Gheorghe Muresan, free agent Mike Jones, and free agent Jemiel Rich
are among the attendees for the camp. Bruno Sundov will miss the camp due
to a sprained ankle, but is expected to participate in the summer leagues.
mini camp and summer roster and summer
7/1 As expected, Gary Trent opted-out of his contract. He will
likely re-sign with Dallas to an 1 year, $2.4 million contract ($200,000
more than he would have received under the contract he opted-out of).
7/1 The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Mavs assistant Scott
Roth has taken an assistant job with Vancouver. Roth has been a Mav
assistant for 3 seasons.
It was a very busy draft for the Mavs that involved the keeping of
the 1st round pick, trading for other picks, trading players, and trading
2nd round picks. The simplified version is as follows:
Note that the draft pick players coming to Dallas were chosen by Dallas
and the draft pick players going to another team were chosen by the other
team. The details are next.
With the #12 draft pick, Dallas selected Etan Thomas, a 6-9, 256
forward-center from Syracuse.
TRADE: Orlando traded the rights to #13 Courtney Alexander to
Dallas for the rights to #31, Dallas' lottery protected 2001 1st round
pick, and $3 million. Alexander is a 6-5, 210 shooting guard from Fresno
TRADE: New York traded the rights to #22 Donnell Harvey and John
Wallace to Dallas for Erick Strickland and the rights to #58 Pete Mickeal.
Harvey is a 6-8, 216 forward from Florida.
TRADE: The LA Clippers traded Eric Murdock and the rights to #31
(which they received in a trade with Orlando) to Dallas for Sean Rooks.
TRADE: Dallas traded the rights to #31 Dan Langhi to Houston for
the rights to #38 Eduardo Najera and a 2nd round draft pick in 2001.
2000 draft picks: Dallas has the #12 draft pick, the #31 draft pick
(from Chicago via the Chris Anstey trade), and the #58 draft pick (from
the LA Lakers via the A.C. Green trade). Dallas' own 2nd round draft pick
(#41) goes to San Antonio (via the Leon Smith trade).
6/14 Yet more assistants. Dallas named Greg Dreiling, Scott Lloyd,
Spud Webb, and Morlon Wiley as special assistant coaches. All 4 live in
Dallas and all but Webb spent time in a Mavs uniform. Don Nelson refers
to them as "ambassadors" and "independent contractors" and says they will
help with player development in practices and greet fans.
6/12 Derek Harper resigned as vice president of business relations.
Harper joined the Mavs at that position January 31.
6/1 Hubert Davis announced that he will opt-out of his contract and
become a free agent this summer. The Mavs will try to re-sign Davis - the
team does have Bird rights to Davis and, thus, are not limited by the
salary cap to re-sign him.
5/31 Michael Finley received 49 points in the All-NBA team voting
[voting is done by 121 media members picking a 1st team (5 points), a 2nd
team (3 points), and a 3rd team (1 point) by position (2 guards, a center,
and 2 forwards)]. Finley finished just 4 points shy of making the All-NBA 3rd
team (Stephon Marbury got the last guard spot with 53 points).
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