2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
24-58, 4th in Southwest
Elhassan: Ferrell backing out a 'massive blunder' (1:27)
DeAndre Jordan posterizes Knight with monster slam (0:45)
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2dTim MacMahon

Ferrell backs out of Mavericks deal, agent says

Guard Yogi Ferrell and the Mavericks came to terms on a two-year, $5.3 million deal Thursday, but the 25-year-old guard reconsidered overnight, according to his agent.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The Mavericks will likely follow a timeline on how they structure each signing by using up to the $6M in available cap space to sign Dirk Nowitzki ($5M team option was declined in June to create room) first. Once Nowitzki is signed, Dallas will exceed the cap by signing Yogi Ferrell (early bird rights), Ryan Broekhoff (minimum exception) and Salah Mejri (minimum exception). The Mavericks will have the $4.4 million room midlevel exception still available to use with 14 guaranteed contracts.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dallas Mavericks hired former WNBA head coach Jenny Boucek as assistant to the basketball staff/special projects, Rick Carlisle announced. Boucek spent last season as a player development coach with the Sacramento Kings, becoming the third woman to hold an NBA coaching position. "I consider her one of the brightest minds in our game and welcome her to Dallas," Carlisle said in a statement.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Mavs and guard Yogi Ferrell "are on the 1-yard line" of getting a deal done to keep him in Dallas. His $2.9 million qualifying offer was rescinded, making Ferrell an unrestricted free agent, but Mavs intend to re-sign him.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs signed rookie forward Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way deal, waiving Jalen Jones. Antetokounmpo, Giannis' younger brother was the No. 60 pick in the draft.

Greek Freak's little brother shows handles, drops defender (0:19)
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13d

No. 3 pick Doncic signs rookie deal with Mavs

Third overall pick Luka Doncic has signed his rookie contract with the Mavericks that will pay him $5.5 million next season and $6.4 million in his second year.

Brunson drops no-look dime (0:15)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will not play again during summer league. The team planned for him to play only two games.

Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State forward Jordan Bell will not play this afternoon against Dallas to nurse a sore left shoulder, league sources tell ESPN. It's not expected to be a serious injury.

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16dTim MacMahon

Doncic easily top player in draft, Cuban says

Mavs owner Mark Cuban believes the team got the top prospect in this year's NBA draft in Luka Doncic, saying, "He was the top player on our board. It wasn't even close."

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16dTim MacMahon

Cuban over Jordan drama: 'I just want to win'

Telling ESPN there's "like four guys I hold grudges with, and three of them are from grade school," Mavs owner Mark Cuban said one phone call was all it took for him and DeAndre Jordan to put the past behind them and agree to "let's go win."

Cuban didn't hold a grudge with Jordan (0:49)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: DeAndre Jordan's salary for his one-year deal with the Mavericks is $22.9 million. He would have made $24.1 million if he opted into the final year of his contract with the Clippers. With no state income taxes in Texas, Jordan didn't actually take a pay cut.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 pick DeAndre Ayton in Suns' 92-85 summer league win over Mavericks: 10 points, 4-6 FG, 8 rebounds, 1 block, 5 fouls in 22 minutes.

Fultz, Johnson videobomb Doncic's interview (0:57)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 1 overall pick DeAndre Ayton in the first half of his summer league debut: 4 points, 1-3 FG, 3 rebounds, 1 block. The Suns lead the Mavericks, 42-37.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs had Luka Doncic as the No. 1 player on their draft board. "It wasn't even close," Mark Cuban told ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs didn't have any sort of bury-the-hatchet talk with DeAndre Jordan before bringing him to Dallas a few years after he left them at the free agency altar. "There was no need," Rick Carlisle told ESPN. "There just wasn't. Sometimes things take a while to happen. Sometimes you have obstacles, you work through them and figure it out. That's what we did." In doing so, the Mavs added an impactful rim presence at both ends of the floor, providing a lob threat for young franchise cornerstones Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic. "He's a good fit for any team that's trying to get better," Carlisle said of Jordan.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.328th
Rebounds Per Game41.327th
Assists Per Game22.719th
Points Allowed105.412th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182458.293
2016-173349.402
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610