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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Wesley Matthews, Deron Williams and Devin Harris will not travel with the Mavs for their first preseason game. Those veterans will remain in Dallas and work out at the team facility, coach Rick Carlisle said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicolas Brussino, a 23-year-old small forward from Argentina, has generated some buzz with his play early in Mavs camp. Brussino is among a group of players fighting for the final two roster spots. The favorites entering camp were guard Jonathan Gibson and forward Dorian Finney-Smith.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs C Salah Mejri, who had offseason knee surgery, has yet to be cleared for full practice participation. "We don't want any setbacks or yo-yos," Rick Carlisle said. "We want him to get healthy and stay healthy."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A slimmer Wesley Matthews feels great about 18 months removed from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Proof:

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Nicolás Brussino busca lugar con los Mavericks

El basquetbolista argentino fue contratado por Dallas para mostrar en pretemporada si es capaz de jugar en la NBA. Leer

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs muscle watch: C/PF Dwight Powell tips the scales at a "fighting weight" of 245 now. He was a bit under 230 at the end of the season, bulked up to as high as 255 and slimmed down to a weight that allows him to maintain his energy and mobility with significantly more strength. (Powell, who signed a four-year, $37 million contract this summer, confirmed that he doesn't carry his wallet onto the scale.) "It's useful weight," coach Rick Carlisle said. "It's not just weight to be heavier. It's muscle, it's basketball weight. It's combination of strength and a little bit more dynamic thrust. It's going to help him."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams is being limited early in camp as he focuses on conditioning after spending his summer rehabbing from surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Seth Curry led the Mavs with 15 points during the team's open scrimmage. "He's going to be a factor for us," coach Rick Carlisle said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rosters for Mavs' open scrimmage today:

Los Mavericks regresan con un equipo renovado

La gran diferencia para Dallas con respecto a los años más recientes es que aparecen con más talento alrededor de Dirk Nowitzki. Leer

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on his limited Team USA role: "It was one of those situations where you have to sacrifice. Obviously when you make the Olympic team, you want to show what you can do on the world's biggest stage. At the same time, winning gold took precedent. We didn't want to be the team that either lost the win streak or didn't come home with the gold. Those are the things that we as a team said we were going to put everything to the side and focus on that, and we came through."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Cuban, the Mavs' owner who has been outspoken politically during this election cycle, ruled out a presidential run in 2020. "There is no way. There is no possible way," Cuban said on 105.3 The Fan's Ben and Skin Show. "And put up with that shinola show? There is no way."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Australian Andrew Bogut said he's learned about social issues related to recent national anthem protests during his years in the NBA. "Being around obviously a lot of African-American teammates, I've kind of been more and more educated about it throughout my career. In the same sense, it's hard for me. America's been a place that's let me live my dream and play NBA basketball at the highest level, make a boatload of money doing what I love doing. I understand from the African-American point of view, my teammates' point of view, if they didn't want to stand and [chose to] be a part of that kind of protest. At the same time, I'm thankful. America's provided a lot for me, so it's a tough one for me [because] I'm very supportive of my teammates."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes: "In terms of his message, I support what [Colin Kaepernick is] standing for. The persecution of black people is never an easy topic to talk about. It makes a lot of people uncomfortable, and there does need to be change about that. I'm definitely in accordance with him on that. In terms of the whole national anthem protest, I think that's an individual thing. We as a team haven't decided what we're going to do on that. As Dirk said earlier, whatever we do, we're going to do in unity. But there definitely needs to be change."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on national anthem protests: "Everybody has freedom of speech in this country. That's why we all love this country. I think it's definitely started a discussion. As preseason goes along, we'll have meetings with the team about stuff, what we want to do or how we can contribute to making this world a better place. We'll come up with a solution. I think if we do something, the whole team has to be on the same page. We'll go from there, but it's definitely something that has started a discussion in every locker room, and that's probably a good thing."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on retiring rival Kevin Garnett: "KG and I had a few battles just because he was so intense, and he was a competitor, the fiercest competitor. He always wanted to win, always wanted to get an edge on you early. He tried to intimidate you at times, but that was just his style. I have nothing but respect for him and what he did for this league. He was probably one of the best all-around players this league has ever seen. ... It's been fun to compete against him. At times, we got into it a little bit, but it's just because both guys wanted to win. That was his style – intensity. He had a passion for the game that was incredible."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs SG Wesley Matthews looks sleek compared to last season. "I'm down probably eight pounds, and a lot of it is just being able to train," said Matthews, who was recovering from a ruptured Achilles' tendon a year ago. "You've got to understand that at this time last year, I wasn't able to run, wasn't able to move around."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut said he "would have asked for a buyout" if traded to a team other than the Mavs. ESPN.com reported in July that the Warriors presented the big man the option of being traded to the Mavs or Rockets. Bogut declined to specifically discuss the Houston possibility. "I like Dallas," he said

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Bogut dismisses concerns about increasing his minutes. "I've never had an injury from playing too many minutes," Bogut said. "It's always been car-wreck type of collisions. I've walked under too many ladders, I guess."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

How much will Harrison Barnes watch the Warriors this season? "Zero," he said, emphasizing the point by forming an O with his right hand.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Harrison Barnes on Mark Cuban's involvement in the presidential campaign: "He's probably going to run in 2020, I think."

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.316th
Rebounds Per Game43.119th
Assists Per Game22.118th
Points Allowed102.614th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598
2012-134141.500

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