Mavs’ Nowitzki hints he’ll return in ’18-19

Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki said there’s a good shot he’ll give the NBA one more year. “I’m not going to say 100 percent I’ll be back — but it’s looking like it,” Nowitzki told the Dallas Morning News. “I feel fine so far. I’ve played every game. I’d love to play all 82. That would be […]

Mavs’ Smith Jr. out at least two games

Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will miss at least the next two games with a strained hip, according to Eddie Sefko of Smith suffered the injury against the Boston Celtics on Wednesday and the soreness worsened on Thursday. He was walking with a noticeable limp on Friday at the Mavs’ morning shootaround. Dennis Smith […]

Mavs’ Noel has left thumb surgery

Dallas Mavericks big man Nerlens Noel underwent surgery today in Cleveland to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team announced. Noel told reporters earlier in the week that he thinks he suffered the injury in the fourth or fifth game of the season but continued to play through it. He will most likely miss […]

Mavs’ Noel to undergo thumb surgery

Dallas Mavericks big man Nerlens Noel has torn ligaments in his left thumb and will undergo surgery, according to head coach Rick Carlisle. Noel says he thinks he suffered the injury in the fourth or fifth game of the season but continued to play through it. He will most likely miss between four-to-six weeks. Noel has appeared […]

Nowitzki, Mavs smother clunky Thunder

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points and Dennis Smith Jr. had 15, and the host Dallas Mavericks stunned the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. Russell Westbrook finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Thunder, and Carmelo Anthony scored 16. Paul George, however, had a strange game — passing for 10 assists, […]

Hood, Jazz rally past Mavericks

Rodney Hood scored 25 points and Ricky Rubio tacked on 20, and the Utah Jazz remained unbeaten at home with a 104-89 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday.

Mavs’ Nowitzki: Retirement decision based on health

Future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks this summer on a two-year, $10 million deal to remain with the only franchise he has played for since coming over from Germany back in 1998. By playing one more year with the Mavs, Nowitzki will join Kobe Bryant as the only two players in league history to spend 20 seasons with […]

Mavs’ Cuban: Noel betting on himself

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks the return of center Nerlens Noel could be a win-win. At least, that’s what Cuban told a Dallas radio station about Noel’s decision to turn away a longer contract and instead pick up a smaller qualifying offer. “We made what we thought was a significant offer,” Cuban told ESPN Dallas. “Nerlens decided […]

Noel returning to Mavs on one-year deal

Free agent center Nerlens Noel has agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million qualifying offer with the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report from Chris Haynes of ESPN.