May 20, 2019, 5:58 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
According to Chris Haynes, Dwight Powell will turn down his $10.2 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
At just 27 years old, Powell is likely looking to get a longer deal with more guaranteed money. However, there are a litany of fours and fives that could be on the market this summer, making this an interesting decision for Powell. With Kristaps Porzingis returning from injury, Powell may seek more minutes elsewhere. A return to Dallas is still certainly in the cards for him.
Source: Chris Haynes on Yahoo! Sports
May 17, 2019, 9:05 pmLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Deandre Ayton have been selected as the finalists for this year’s NBA Rookie of the Year.
Doncic was the presumptive winner for most of the season and while Young made huge strides at the end of the year, this award is still Doncic’s to lose.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
May 12, 2019, 3:53 pmKristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs are investigating an apparent nightclub altercation involving Kristaps Porzingis.
The current story is that Porzingis was not the aggressor but fought back after he was jumped at a club in Latvia. Porzingis was bloodied but it does not seem as though he sustained significant injuries.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 4, 2019, 2:18 pmZach Randolph - F - Dallas Mavericks
Zach Randolph said that he'd like to play "a couple more years" before calling it quits on his NBA career.
Randolph was a complete non-contributor last season, making zero appearances and serving as an inactive veteran for the Kings before being traded to Dallas and waived at the deadline. The 37-year-old might draw some interest as a culture-setter for young groups but his days of contributing on the court are likely over.
Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 18, 2019, 6:13 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. had successful surgery for a stress injury to his left tibia and is expected to begin rehabilitation immediately.
With the surgery now behind Hardaway Jr., he will begin on his road to recovery. The Mavs expect him to be ready for basketball activities prior to the start of training camp. Continue to watch his recovery because there is still a chance that he will not be healthy enough to start next season.
Source: Isaac Harris on Twitter
April 16, 2019, 6:13 pmDirk Nowitzki - F - Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki said in a year or two that he can see himself being happy as a coach or manager.
Dirk also mentioned that in the past week alone he's had cake and his first glass of wine after ten years of abstinence. Dirk is clearly enjoying his retirement and when he heals up a bit, it will be fun to see him roaming the sidelines. Dirk should have no problems finding teams interested in his services when he does decide to get into the coaching circle.
Source: Yahoo Sports
April 16, 2019, 3:14 pmKristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Re-signing Kristaps Porzingis is the Mavs' number one priority this offseason.
The Mavs traded for Porzingis during the season so they could attain his Bird Right's and increase their chances of signing Porzingis to a long-term deal. Despite recent allegations, it seems that the Mavs are intent on continuing forward with the original plan.
Source: NBC Sports
April 15, 2019, 1:23 pmDorian Finney-Smith - F - Dallas Mavericks
Mark Cuban indicated that the Mavs would like to retain impending restricted free agent Dorian Finney-Smith.
Finney-Smith has become a trusted player for Rick Carlisle, and his ability to play multiple positions makes him a quality reserve that can step into the starting lineup when just about anyone goes down. It won't mean much for fantasy owners in leagues with fewer than 20 teams, but we did learn that Cuban's nickname for Finney-Smith is "DoDo," which is cool.
Source: Dallas News
April 15, 2019, 1:20 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Speaking on the Mavs' offseason plans, Mark Cuban said that the team would "probably" bring back Maxi Kleber.
Fantasy owners are hoping they do as well, as Kleber has been able to return standard-league value even in a sixth man role for the Mavs. With Dirk Nowitzki gone and Harrison Barnes off the roster, there's a possibility that Kleber slots into a completely vacant power forward spot depending on how Dallas fills out the roster this offseason. If the Mavs spend elsewhere, Kleber has the looks of a player that can really sneak up on the casual fantasy crowd.
Source: Dallas News
April 11, 2019, 3:40 pmLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic finishes the season earning rookie of the month for each month of the campaign including March/April.
Luka's dominance this season has been apparent and we should not hesitate to draft him in the top 50 in 8-cat leagues while he may not fair as well in 9-cat leagues until he learns how to take better care of the basketball. He was around top-100 value in 9-cat but he may increase that value with his rookie year behind him.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 2:10 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
Speaking to reporters about upcoming free agency J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) said, “I know what they want. They know what I want. We’ll figure it out.”
By all accounts, Barea will be ready to go by training camp and seems likely to return to his familiar role off the bench for the Mavs. It's unclear what Barea has left in the tank at 34 years old and coming off a devastating injury.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:50 pmDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell said on Thursday, "I definitely want to be here," but declined to say whether he would exercise his contract option with the Mavs this summer.
Powell can always negotiate a multi-year deal even if he declines his option. With Kristaps Porzingis looking to make his return next season in a presumed feature role, Powell may opt to take the wait-and-see approach and weigh all his options.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 1:05 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. is expected to undergo surgery to repair his left tibia stress reaction sometime next week.
It is the same procedure that Seth Curry had a few years ago, but Hardaway Jr. said he does not know what to expect as it is his first surgery. This could be a lengthy recovery for Hardaway Jr. and there is a good chance he will not be fully healthy come time of the 2019-20 season.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 3:51 amKristaps Porzingis - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis sat out the entire 2018-19 season as he recovers from a torn left ACL.
Porzingis was dealt to Dallas in a blockbuster deal that seemed to formulate out of thin air, and he'll be facing restricted free agency with the Mavs after it looked like he asked his way out of New York with concerns over the direction of the team. He'll form one of the most lethal young duos (at least on paper) with Luka Doncic, and the fact that he's expected to be ready for the season should mean we're looking at a high ADP even after the layoff. Far more pressing, however, are the rape allegations that Porzingis is facing in New York. All parties have been told not to comment and we will have more on that story as it unfolds.