- 6/30 Dallas reached a 3 year, $33 million contract agreement to
re-sign Dwight Powell. The contract can not formally be signed until
the July Moratorium ends July 6.
- 6/30 Dallas reached a 5 year, $158 million contract agreement to
re-sign Kristaps Porzingis. The contract can not formally be signed until
the July Moratorium ends July 6.
- 6/26 The draft-day trade agreement became official: Dallas traded
the rights to #37 Deividas Sivydis to Detroit for the rights to #45 Isaiah
- 6/24 Luka Doncic was named as Rookie of the Year. Doncic received
98 of the 100 1st place media votes (with the other 2 going to Trae Young
- 6/21 The NBA draft occurred. Dallas only had the #37 pick in the
trade (their 1st round pick went to Atlanta as part of the Luka Doncic
trade). Dallas reached a draft day agreement to trade the #37 pick to
Detroit for the #45 pick and 2 future 2nd round draft picks. Dallas
select Deividas Sivydis at #37 for Detroit and Detroit selected Isaiah
Roby at #45 for Dallas. The trade will not become official until the
July Moratorium ends July 6.
- 6/7 The NBA announced the Dallas and Detroit will play each other
December 12 in Mexico City.
- 5/21 Luka Doncic and Trae Young (Atl) were unanimous selections to
the NBA All-Rookie First Teams. The teams were voted on by 100 media
members who select 5 rookies for the First Team (worth 2 pts) and 5 for
the 2nd teams (worth 2 pts). Jalen Brunson did not place on one of the
two teams but did receive 10 2nd place votes.
First Team Points 1st 2nd
Luka Donic (Dal) 200 100 0
Trae Young (Atl) 200 100 0
DeAndre Ayton (Pho) 195 95 5
Jaren Jackson (Mem) 159 60 39
Marvin Bagley (Sac) 156 56 44
- 5/17 The NBA announced that Luka Donic, Trae Young (Atl), and
Deandre Aton (Pho) are the finalists for the Rookie of the Year award.
The award winner will be announced June 24.
- 5/14 As usual, Dallas lost in the draft lottery - the Mavs have _never_
improved their draft position in the lottery. The Mavs did not win any
of the top 4 spots (new this season was top 4 spots, instead of 3) and
thus the pick goes to Atlanta as part of last year's Luka Doncic trade.
The 2 teams that had the same record as Dallas did win the lottery as New
Orleans got the #1 pick and Memphis got the #2 pick [Dallas would have
kept the pick if it was top 5]. The pick will be #10 (the Lakers also
moved up ahead of Dallas/Atlanta). The 2nd round pick is the reverse order
with New Orleans and Memphis, so Dallas did move up in the 2nd round and
will have the #37 pick. The draft is June 20.
- 4/24 Dwight Powell was named as one of the 10 finalists for the NBA
Cares season award. Powell was nominated for his fund and charity event
(which raised $600,000) to support families with a member undergoing
cancer. The fund offers transportation, information workshops,
after-school care, meals, cleaning services, and other activites to lessen
the burden on families.
- 4/18 Tim Hardaway underwent surgery on his left tibia to address a
- 4/14 Former Mavs coach John MacLeod passed away at age 81. His long
NBA coaching career included coaching Dallas 2 1/2 seasons (87-88, 88-89,
- 4/12 The NBA held the draws to determine the draft order and lottery
chances for teams that finished with the same record. Dallas had a record
of 33-49, as did New Orleans and Memphis. Dallas lost both draws and the
order would be New Orleans, Memphis, then Dallas - subject to change if
any of the 3 moves up in the draft lottery. The lottery changes were
equal (6%)between the 3 teams.
- 4/11 The NBA named Luka Doncic and Trae Young (Atl) as Rookies of
the Month for March and April. Doncic averaged 22.1 points, 9.9 rebounds,
and 7 assists as Dallas went 6-15. Young averaged 23.4 points and 9.2
assists as Atlanta went 8-12. Doncic was named Western Conference Rookie
of the Month for eash month of the season.
- 4/10 Dallas finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 33-49.
- 4/10 Prior to the start of the game in San Antonio, the Spurs had a
video tribute on the jumbotron for Dirk Nowitzki, who had announced his
retirement the previous day. Dirk hit his final basket with a top of the
key bucket with a minute left in the game and was immediately subbed out
to lots of applause. He had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his final game.
- 4/10 Luka Donic (left thigh contusion) did not play in the San
- 4/10 Dallas activated Courtney Lee and placed Maxi Kleber (sore
left knee) on IL.
- 4/9 After the Phoenix game, Dallas held a celebration for Dirk
Nowitzki for his 21 seasons with the Mavs. The ceremony included surprise
guests Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Shawn Kemp, Scottie Pippen, and Detlef
Schrempf. When Dirk took the microphone, he announced that it was indeed
his final home game and he would be retiring after the season ended. We
love you, Dirk! Thanks for being such a incredible player and awesome
- 4/9 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Maxi
Kleber and placed Courtney Lee (left hip contusion) on IL.
- 4/7 Dirk Nowitzki collected his 10,000th defensive rebound.
- 4/7 Dallas activated Dwight Powell and placed Maxi Kleber (right
knee contusion) on IL.
- 4/5 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and Dorian Finney-Smith
and placed Rick Brunson (rest), Luka Doncic (right thigh contusion), and
Dwight Powell (rest) on IL.
- 4/3 Luka Doncic scored his 1500th career point during the Minnesota
- 4/3 Dallas activated Luka Doncic and placed Dorain Finney-Smith
(mouth laceration) on IL.
- 4/1 Dorian Finney-Smith left the 4th quarter of the Philadelphia
after being hit in the mouth and received 8 stitches.
- 4/1 Dallas placed Kostas Antetokounmpo (sore knee) on IL.
- 3/31 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and placed Luka Doncic
(right thigh contusion) on IL.
- 3/26 Dallas activated Salah Merji and placed Kostas Antetokounmpo
- 3/23 Dallas activated Daryl Macon and placed Salah Mejri (ill) on IL.
- 3/21 Dallas acitvated Maxi Kleber and placed Tim Hardaway (left
tibia stress reaction) on IL.
- 3/21 Dallas announced that Tim Hardaway had a stress reaction in
his left tibia and would miss the rest of the season.
- 3/20 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and placed Maxi Kleber
(sprained left wrist) on IL.
- 3/18 Dirk Nowitzki passed Wilt Chamberlian (31,419) for 6th place
on the NBA's all time scoring list earlier in the New Orleans game.
- 3/18 Maxi Kleber suffered an injured left wrist near the end of the
New Orleans game.
- 3/18 Dallas activated Luka Doncic and placed Kostas Antetokounmpo
- 3/16 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and placed Luka Doncic
(right knee contusion) on IL.
- 3/10 Dallas activated Maxi Kleber and placed Kostas Antetokounmpo
- 3/6 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and placed Maxi Kleber
(left knee effusion) on IL.
- 3/2 Dallas activated Trey Burke.
- 3/2 The NBA named Luka Doncic and Trae Young (Atl) as Rookies of
the Month for October and November. Doncic averaged 24.4 points, 9.4
rebounds, and 7.4 assits as Dallas went 4-6. Young averaged 23.3 points
and 9.3 assists as Atlanta went 5-7.
- 2/27 Dallas placed Trey Burke (ill) on IL.
- 2/25 Dallas activated Luka Doncic and Maxi Kleber.
- 2/23 Dallas placed Maxi Kleber (ill) on IL.
- 2/22 Dallas placed Luka Doncic (sore right ankle) on IL.
- 2/17 2019 All Star Game
Team LeBron 178, Team Giannis 164 at Charlotte
Team Giannis REB
Player MIN FGM-FGA 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA PTS O-T AST TO PF STL BLK
Dirk Nowitzki (Gia) 4 3-3 3-3 0-0 9 0-0 0 1 0 0 0
- 2/16 Dirk Nowitzki finished tied for 6th in the 3-pointer shooting
contest for All-Star Saturday Night in Charlotte.
3-point Shootout (4 racks of 5 balls - 4 worth 1 point, 1 worth 2 points;
5th rack of 5 2 point balls, 60 seconds)
1st Round (top 3 advance)
27 Stephen Curry (GS)
26 Buddy Hield (Sac)
25 Joe Harris (Bro)
23 Devin Booker (Pho)
23 Danny Green (Tor)
17 Damian Lillard (Por)
17 Dirk Nowitzki (Dal)
16 Seth Curry (Por)
15 Kemba Walker (Cha)
11 Khris Middleton (Mil)
- 2/16 Luka Doncic advanced to the 2nd round but was defeated in the
2nd round of the Skills Competition (obstacle course dribbling, passing,
shooting) for All-Star Saturday Night in Charlotte.
1st round (head-to-head winner advances)
Luka Doncic (Dal) defeated Kyle Kuzma (LAL)
Trae Young (Atl) defeated DeAndre Fox (Sac)
Jayson Tatum (Bos) defeated Mike Conley (Mem)
Nikola Jokic (Den) defeated Nikola Vucevic (Orl)
Young defeated Doncic
Tatum defeated Jokic
Tatum defeated Young
- 2/15 Rookie-Sophomote Game
Rookie-Sophomore game (Team World vs Team USA) at Charlotte
USA 161, World 144 (10 minute quarters)
Player MIN FGM-FGA 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA PTS O-T AST TO PF STL BLK
Luka Doncic (Wor) 24 5-12 3-9 0-0 13 1-5 9 2 1 2 0
- 2/13 Dallas activated Salah Mejri.
- 2/11 Dallas placed Daryl Macon on IL.
- 2/10 Dallas placed Salah Mejri on IL.
- 2/10 Dallas signed Salah Mejri.
- 2/8 Dallas activated Daryl Macon.
- 2/8 Dallas released Zach Randolph.
- 2/6 Dallas activated Trey Burke, Tim Hardaway, and Courtney Lee and
placed Daryl Macon on IL.
- 2/6 TRADE: Dallas traded Harrison Barnes to Sacramento for Justin
Jackson and Zach Randolph.
- 2/6 Dallas released Salah Mejri.
- 2/2 Dallas placed Trey Burke (trade), Tim Hardaway (trade),
Courtney Lee (trade), and Kristaps Porzingis (trade) on IL.
- 2/1 The NBA named Luka Doncic and Trey Young (Atl) as Rookies of the
Month for January. Doncic averaged 22.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 6.4
assistsas Dallas went 6-9. Young averaged 18.7 points and 7.2 assists as
Atlanta went 5-9.
- 2/1 NBA commissioner Adam Silver named Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade
(Mia) as special rosters additions to the All-Star game to take place
February 17 in Charlotte. Allen has previous announced that this is his
last season and it is possible that it could be Nowitzki's last season
(though he hasn't announced it, saying he will decide after the season
ends if he will play another season).
- 1/31 Dallas activated Daryl Macon.
- 1/31 TRADE: Dallas traded Dennis Smith, DeAndre Jordan, Wesley
Matthews, an unprotected 1st round draft pick, a top 10 protected 1st
round draft pick to New York for Kristps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway, Courtney
Lee, and Trey Burke. The first 1st round pick will occur 2 years after
the 1st round pick Dallas owes to Atlanta and the 2nd 1st round pick will
be 2 years following that pick [teams are not allowed to trade consecutive
future 1st round picks]. Kristatps is still recovering from a torn ACL
last February and will remain out (possibly the rest of the season).
- 1/31 Dallas released Ray Spalding.
- 1/29 The NBA selected Luka Doncic as a participant in the
Rookie-Sophomore game (USA vs World) to take placed February 15 in
Charlotte. Dirk Nowitzki and Kyrie Irving (Bos) were named as honorary
coaches [but the lead assistant coaches of the coaches of the All-Star
will be the real coaches of the Rookie-Sophomoe game].
- 1/28 Dallas recalled Ray Spalding from the NBADL.
- 1/27 Wesley Matthews connected on his 1,500th career 3-pointer
during the Toronto game.
- 1/22 Dallas activated Dennis Smith and Salah Merji and placed Daryl
Macon and Kostas Antetokounmpo on IL.
- 1/22 The NBA fined Luka Doncic $10,000 for kicking the ball into the
stands during the 1/19 Dal@Ind game.
- 1/21 Dallas activated Kostas Antetokounmpo and placed Salah Mejri
- 1/14 J.J. Barea underwent surgery to repair his torn right
Achilles. He is out for the rest of the season and hopes to be ready to
return by the start of next season.
- 1/13 Dallas activated Daryl Macon and placed J.J. Barea (ruptured
right Achilles) on IL.
- 1/11 J.J. Barea tore his right Achilles tendon during the 4th
quarter of the Minnesota game.
- 1/11 Dallas activated Dirk Nowitzki.
- 1/9 Dallas activated Salah Mejri and placed Dirk Nowitzki (ill) and
Dennis Smith (mid back tightness) on IL.
- 1/7 Dallas activated J.J. Barea and Dirk Nowitzki and placed Salah
Mejri on IL.
- 1/5 Dallas activated Ryan Broekhoff and placed J.J. Barea (sore
left ankle) and Dirk Nowitzki (rest) on IL.
- 1/3 The NBA named Luka Doncic and Kevin Knox (NY) as Rookies of the
Month for December. Doncic averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 6.1
assists as Dallas went 7-9. Knox averaged 17.1 points and 6 rebounds as
New York went 2-12.
- 1/2 Dallas activated Dirk Nowitzki and placed Ryan Broekhoff on IL.
- 12/31 Dallas activated Wesley Matthews and placed Dirk Nowitzki
(rest) on IL.
- 12/28 Dallas activated Dennis Smith and placed Wesley Matthews
(sore right foot) on IL.
- 12/22 Dallas activated Ryan Broekhoff.
- 12/20 Dallas activated Maxi Kleber and placed Ryan Broekhoff (ill)
- 12/18 Dallas activated J.J. Barea and placed Maxi Kleber (sprained
right big toe) on IL.
- 12/16 Dallas placed Dennis Smith on IL with a sprained right wrist.
- 12/13 Dirk Nowitzki played in his first game of the season.
- 12/13 Dallas activated Dirk Nowitzki and Dennis Smith and placed
J.J. Barea (sprained left ankle) on IL.
- 12/10 Dallas activated Maxi Kleber.
- 12/8 Dallas placed Maxi Kleber (sprained left big toe) on IL.
- 12/5 Dallas placed Dennis Smith (sprained right wrist) and Salah
Mejri (strained right elbow) on IL.
- 12/4 The NBA fined Patrick Beverley (LAC) $25,000 for throwing the
ball at a fan during the 12/2 LAC@Dal game.
- 12/3 The NBA named Luka Doncic and Trae Young (Atl) as Rookies of
the Month for October and November. Doncic averaged 18.5 points and 6.5
rebounds as Dallas went 10-10. Young averaged 15.6 points and 7.6 assists
as Atlanta went 5-18.
- 12/3 Dennis Smith underwent root canal surgery to repair his broken
- 12/2 Dennis Smith lost a tooth during the 3rd quarter of the LA
Clippers game, but returned to action in the 4th quarter.
- 12/2 Dallas placed Luka Doncic (strained right hip) and Maxi Kleber
(sore right knee) on IL.
- 11/30 Maxi Kleber (sore right knee) did not play in the Lakers game.
- 11/28 Dallas activated Dwight Powell and Dennis Smith.
- 11/24 Dallas activated Wesley Matthews and placed Dennis Smith
(sprained right wrist) on IL.
- 11/24 The NBA named Dwight Powell as the winner of the October
Community Assist Award. The award recognizes Powell's work to help
families that are going throgh cancer treatment.
- 11/21 Dallas placed Dwight Powell (left knee effusion) on IL.
- 11/20 The NBA fined Kevin Durant (GS) $25,000 for using
inappropriate language towards a fan during the 11/17 GS@Dal game.
- 11/19 J.J. Barea (strained left adductor) and Dwight Powell (left
knee effusion) did not play in the Memphis game.
- 11/17 Dallas placed Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) on IL.
- 11/14 Wesley Matthews left the Utah game during the 3rd quarter
with a strained left hamstring.
- 11/14 Dallas activated Wesley Matthews.
- 11/12 Dallas placed Wesley Matthews (strained left hamstring) on IL.
- 11/10 Dallas activated Devin Harris.
- 10/29 Dallas placed Ray Spalding on IL and assigned him to the NBADL.
- 10/28 Dallas activated Ray Spalding and placed Daryl Macon (no
injury) on IL.
- 10/26 Dennis Smith (sprained right ankle) did not play in the
- 10/26 Dallas activated Harrison Barnes and placed Ray Spalding (no
injury) on IL.
- 10/24 Dennis Smith left the Atlanta game late in the 4th quarter
with a sprained ankle.
- 10/20 Dallas activated Daryl Macon and placed Devin Harris
(strained left hamstring) on IL.
- 10/17 Dallas placed Giannis Antetokounmpo (no injury), Harrison
Barnes (strained right hamstring), Daryl Macon (no injury), and Dirk
Nowitzki (left ankle rehab) on IL.
- 10/11 Dallas released Ding Yanyuhang, Donte Ingram, and Rashad
- 10/8 Dallas signed Donte Ingram and Rashad Vaughn. They would be
- 10/8 Dallas released Codi Miller-McIntyre and Jalen Jones.
- 9/6 The Basketball Hall of Fame held their enshirement ceremony.
Former Mavs Jason Kidd and Steve Nash were amongst the 13 who were added
to the Hall of Fame as the Class of 2018.
- 8/10 Dallas re-signed Jalen Jones to a non-guaranteed contract. He
would be released 10/8/18.
- 8/9 Dallas released Terry Larner.
- 8/8 Dallas signed Devin Harris $2.4 million contract.
- 8/6 Dallas signed rookie free agent Ryan Broekhoff to a 2 year
minimum contract with the 2nd year at the team's option.
- 8/3 Dallas re-signed Salah Mejri to a 1 year, minimum contract.
- 8/2 Dallas traded the rights to 2008 2nd round draft pick (54)
Maarty Leuen to Houston for Chinanu Onuaku, the right to swap 2020 2nd
round draft picks, and cash. Dallas released Onauku.
- 8/1 Dallas signed Codi Miller-McIntyre to a non-guaranteed contract.
He would be released 10/8/18.
- 7/31 Dallas signed Terry Larner to a non-guaranteed contract. He would
be released 8/9/19.
- 7/30 Dallas signed Daryl Macon to a 2-way contract.
- 7/26 Dallas reached an agreement to sign Denver free agent Devin
Harris. It would be Devin's (who Dallas traded to Denver during the 17-18
season) 3rd stint with Dallas.
- 7/23 Dallas re-signed Dirk Nowitzki to a 1 year, $5 million
- 7/23 Dallas signed Ding Yanyuhang to a non-guaranteed contract. He
would be released 10/11/18.
- 7/23 TRADE: Dallas traded Jonathan Motley and the rights to 2007
2nd round draft pick (#50) Renaldas Seibutis to the LA Clippers for the
rights to 2008 2nd round draft pick (54) Maarty Leuen and cash.
- 7/23 Sacramento signed Dallas free agent Yogi Ferrell to a 2 year,
$6.2 million. Ferrell had reneged on his earlier agreed deal to re-sign
- 7/20 Dallas reached a 2 year, $5.3 million agreement to re-sign
Yogi Ferrell. Ferrell would later "change his mind" and instead signed
with Sacramento on 7/23/18.
- 7/20 Dallas signed 2nd round draft pick (#56) Ray Spalding to a 4 year
minimum, non-guaranteed contract.
- 7/16 Dallas signed 2nd round draft pick (#33) Jalen Brunson to a 4
year, $6.1 million contract with the last 2 years at the team's option.
[As a 2nd round pick, Dallas was not restricted by the 1st round pick
contract rules, but did design Brunson's contract as if he was a 1st round
- 7/13 Dallas signed 2nd round draft pick (#60) Kostas Antetokounmpo
to a 2-way contract.
- 7/11 Dallas signed 1st round draft pick (#3) Luka Doncic to a 2
year, $14,252,240 contract with 2 more years worth $18,247,115 at the
- 7/6 Dallas released Kyle Collinsworth.
- 7/6 Indiana signed Dallas free agent Doug McDermott to a 3 year,
$22 million contract.
- 7/6 Oklahoma City signed Dallas free agent Nerlens Noel to a 2
year, minimum contract.
- 7/6 Portland signed Dallas free agent Seth Curry to a 2 year, $2.75
million (minimum) contract.
- 7/6 Dallas signed DeAndre Jordan to a 1 year, $23 million contract.
- 7/2 Portland reached a 2 year, minimum agreement to sign Dallas
free agent Seth Curry. The agreement could not be signed until the July
Moratorium ended July 6.
- 7/2 Oklahoma City reached a 2 year, minimum agreement to sign Dallas
free agent Nerlens Noel. The agreement could not be signed until the July
Moratorium ended July 6.
- 7/1 LA Clippers free agent DeAndre Jordan reached a 1 year, $23
million agreement to sign with Dallas. The agreement could not be signed
until the July Moratorium ended July 6.