July 14, 2019, 12:21 amAntonius ClevelandG, Dallas Mavericks
Antonius Cleveland scored 17 points in Saturday's loss while adding six rebounds, one assist, two steals and a block.
Cleveland is giving Dallas every incentive to sign him to some sort of deal after his Summer League play. The SG/SF provides value across the board and can play either position. Unfortunately, the Mavericks are stacked at each position and even after his stellar summer performance it is unlikely he will see the court this season.
July 12, 2019, 11:46 amKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis has officially inked his max contract with the Mavericks.
With his max deal in hand, Porzingis will look to start his career back up in Dallas with all reports indicating that he will be ready to go for training camp. Owners in head-to-head fantasy leagues should give longer consideration to taking Porzingis in the second round with the likelihood of him facing load management throughout the season.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 1:23 pmKristaps PorzingisPF, Dallas Mavericks
Speaking on SiriusXM on Wednesday, Mark Cuban said that Kristaps Porzingis will have his load managed this season.
Cuban said, "KP coming back from an injury, we're going to certainly load manage him." Porzingis missed all of last season while recovering from a torn left ACL. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect a full complement games from Porzingis this year, though it is unknown exactly how aggressive the Mavs will be with their load management. There's a fair bit of intrigue around a player who should be a second-round lock in fantasy drafts, and there are likely plenty of fantasy owners who would rather avoid Porzingis entirely than deal with the load management headache.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
July 11, 2019, 12:56 pmMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have officially re-signed Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith.
The Mavs continue to chip away at a strong offseason, locking in productive players at very reasonable rates. Kleber is signing a four-year, $35 million deal and will be an important part of the Dallas frontcourt. Last season he averaged 6.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.5 steals, 1.1. blocks and 1.1 threes in 21.2 mpg, though he also had 21 games of double-digit scoring. That was good for borderline 12-team value, and Kleber did have stretches of top-100 output throughout the season. He's a fine late-round target because of his stat set and hopefully-increasing role. Finney-Smith, coming back on a three-year, $12 million pact, is a favorite of Rick Carlisle and is often tasked with defending the opponent's top player. He should be good for his usual low-twenties playing time, though his modest usage means he's not much of a fantasy contributor.
Source: Dallas Mavericks
July 11, 2019, 12:39 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (Achilles) says he is on track to be back at full strength when training camp opens in September.
Barea tore his right Achilles on January 11, so he'll have nearly nine full months of rehab under his belt when camp opens. He has progressed to jumping up on boxes and jumping rope and can also take jumpers and run some pick-and-roll actions, though he has yet to be cleared for full jumping. We'll keep you updated on Barea's progress as the season approaches.
Source: Dallas Mavericks
July 10, 2019, 5:40 pmAntonius ClevelandG, Dallas Mavericks
Antonius Cleveland was all over the box score in Wednesday's win over HKS Croatia, going 7-of-10 from the field for 14 points with four rebounds, five steals and two blocks.
Cleveland has two straight solid outings under his belt and will look to keep the good times rolling as the Mavs near the end of their Vegas schedule. He actually spent 13 games with the Mavs back in 2017-18 and has had cups of coffee with the Hawks and Bulls since.
July 10, 2019, 1:41 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have officially signed Seth Curry.
Curry is heading to Dallas on a four-year deal worth $32 million. He'll battle Delon Wright for point guard minutes but should still see plenty of time as a combo guard that will give the Mavs some much-needed spacing. It's a nice deal for the team and Curry will have an outside shot at standard-league value if he can push for mid-twenties minutes.
Source: Dallas Mavericks
July 8, 2019, 9:58 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have finalized the trade for Delon Wright which sends two second-round draft picks to Memphis along with the draft rights to Satnam Singh.
Wright's value in the upcoming season is tough to nail down as he may or may not be the Mavs' starting point guard. He often played around 20 minutes per game with the Raptors where he showed promise but didn't get enough run to really matter in standard leagues. When he was shipped to the tanking Grizzlies, he played over 30 minutes per game and was worth starting for his 5.3 asssists and 1.6 steals per game. Watch the news in training camp on Wright.
July 8, 2019, 7:14 pmCameron PaynePG, Dallas Mavericks
Cameron Payne put up 32 points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and seven triples on 9-of-17 shooting in 28 minutes.
Payne has been in the league for four years now so this is what is expected of him. Most of his points came off of triples and he didn't do much else besides score. He'll probably crack the Mavericks' roster and add some depth but he shouldn't be fantasy relevant next season.
July 7, 2019, 4:45 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs and Grizzlies have agreed to a sign-and-trade for Delon Wright, with Memphis receiving two second-round picks per Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wright has agreed to a three-year deal worth $29 million. It's been rumored that the Mavs would submit an offer sheet but this arrangement gives them far more certainty than waiting for the Grizzlies to make a decision on matching. Wright is headed for a sizable role on a Mavs team that doesn't have a ton of guard depth, and there's a chance he can start at point guard. His length and versatility are certainly attractive and Wright is very much in play as a pick in standard-league drafts. He was able to post top-50 numbers down the stretch in Memphis and should be able to threaten top-100 value with 25 mpg or more.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 12:17 amCameron PaynePG, Dallas Mavericks
Cameron Payne scored 10 points in the Mavericks' 113-81 win against the Rockets on Saturday night, adding eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and two turnovers.
Playing for his fourth team, Payne hopes to find a home with the Mavericks after tonight's performance. This is the second solid Summer League game for Payne and he showed a little bit of everything, contributing across the board. The Dallas backcourt is not set, even with the signing of Seth Curry, and Payne could have a shot of making the final roster.
July 5, 2019, 9:23 pmAntonius ClevelandG, Dallas Mavericks
Antonius Cleveland powered the Mavs to a 96-92 victory over the Nets with 22 points on 7-of-12 shooting on Friday.
He added five boards, two assists, one trey and one steal to the box score. Cleveland has been around the block and is fighting for a shot at being included in the Mavs' regular season roster. They've got backcourt depth, so he'll need to explode like this at least a few more times, if he's to have a shot.
July 4, 2019, 8:14 pmDelon WrightPG, Memphis Grizzlies
Brad Townsend of the Dallas News reports that the Mavs have increased their interest in Delon Wright and plan to give him an offer sheet.
Wright would be a wonderful addition to the Dallas backcourt, giving the team added playmaking, length and defensive versatility. He may not function as the primary ball-handler but there is an outside chance that Wright could start at point guard should he end up in Dallas. Wright finished last season with a top-50 stretch and flourished in extended minutes, so fantasy owners might want to be rooting for an offer sheet to get him out from under Ja Morant in Memphis. ESPN's Tim MacMahon is hearing that the Grizzlies would match any "reasonable" offer on Wright, however, so the Mavs might need to get very aggressive.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
July 4, 2019, 7:03 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
The Lakers have interest in Trey Burke, per Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Burke started the season in New York's guard rotation but quickly fell by the wayside after being traded to Dallas. He's not looking at a huge market this summer, but the Lakers need bodies and there's some value in having a guy who can get hot every now and then signed to a minimum contract. We'll see if they end up signing Burke with their ample cap space.
Source: Marc Berman on Twitter
July 3, 2019, 12:42 pmBoban MarjanovicC, Dallas Mavericks
Boban Marjanovic has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Mavs according to Shams Charania.
The Bobi and Tobi show comes to a sad end, but Marjanovic is a nice depth pickup for the Mavs. He'll give the team way more size than they currently have and can be used to turn the tide on the glass considering most of Dallas' current frontcourt mix is on the thinner or shorter side. We wouldn't anticipate Boban getting enough minutes to sustain fantasy value, sadly.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter