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2017 Schedule
33-49, 5th in Southwest
Eterno dilema por Dirk Nowitzki (2:13)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavericks announced that they traded SG DeAndre Liggins to Houston for cash considerations.

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1dKevin Pelton

Free-agent rankings: Noel cracks top 20

Nerlens Noel is a restricted free agent following a season in which he appeared in only 51 games, 22 after heading to Dallas at February's trade deadline, and received limited playing time throughout the season.

Nowitzki shows off shoes on NBA Awards red carpet (0:22)
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Rank 'Em: The best pro sports appearances in pro wrestling

The Ball family put on a show we won't soon forget Monday night at Staples Center, the latest in a long and animated history of popular figures from the professional sports world getting in the squared circle.

Dirk's impact on the game unmeasurable (3:23)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki credits learning from the likes of Steve Nash in helping him win the Twyman Stokes Teammate of the Year award.


Have Mavs found another hidden gem?

The Mavericks have signed 6-foot-9 Johnathan Motley from Baylor as an undrafted free agent. They signed Dorian Finney-Smith and Yogi Ferrell as undrafed FAs last season; the latter was named to the second team NBA all-rookie team on Monday.


Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki doing the shoe cam on the red carpet.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Yogi Ferrell was a second-team All-Rookie selection despite going undrafted and not joining the Mavs until a midseason D-League promotion.

Stein expects Nowitzki to stay with Mavs (1:55)
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3dMarc Stein

Sources: Mavs to decline Dirk option, eye deal

Dirk Nowitzki has been informed by the Mavericks that his $25 million team option for next season will be declined with the intention of the team signing him to a new contract, according to league sources.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say that a new two-year deal for Nowitzki is among the options being strongly considered. Full story goes online momentarily

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

League sources say Dallas has informed Dirk Nowitzki that it will decline his $25 million option for next season to sign him to a new deal.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: The Mavs do not intend to exercise team option on DeAndre Liggins, who was claimed on waivers during the last week of the season.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel, Seth Curry and now Dennis Smith ... sources say Dallas is focused on cementing and developing its young core

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Re-signing Nerlens Noel, league sources say, is Dallas' offseason priority, far ahead of their long-anticipated interest in UFA Jrue Holiday

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say the Mavs have informed PG Yogi Ferrell that they are picking up his team option for next season, an easy decision after he proved himself capable of being a rotation player after his promotion from the D-League.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice job by Dennis Smith Jr. (Dallas), one of the many draftees at Hunter College in NYC on Wednesday for a Jr. NBA youth basketball clinic and NBA Cares packing project.

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6dChad Ford

NBA draft grades: Mavericks earn solid marks

The Mavs were on the hunt for their point guard of the future and might have found him in Dennis Smith Jr., who was arguably the best athlete in the draft.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rangers great Michael Young's scouting report: "Dirk's a lost cause."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on Dennis Smith Jr.: "It's a great pick. ... He brings obviously crazy athleticism and his shot is really good."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki says no decision has been made on his $25 million team option for next season. "I'm sure there will be some communication before July 1 on how we can help this team," Nowitzki said before batting practice for his annual charity baseball game. Nowitzki is guaranteed $5 million and would re-sign at a lesser salary if the Mavs don't pick up the option, a decision Mark Cuban would make in consultation with the longtime face of the franchise.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.930th
Rebounds Per Game38.630th
Assists Per Game20.827th
Points Allowed100.84th

Team History