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2017 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Southwest
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SouthWest Division Preview

Amin Elhassan, Ethan Strauss, Kevin Pelton and Tim MacMahon preview the SouthWest division. Mavericks, Spurs, Pelicans, Grizzlies and Rockets.

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Vegas expects drop-off for Mavs

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook puts the Mavericks' over/under at 39.5 wins after they had 42 wins a year ago. Dallas has 25-1 odds to win the Southwest Division. Odds for every team

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Nowitzki backs Bogut to deliver in Dallas

Dallas superstar Dirk Nowitzki believes Australian Andrew Bogut's championship experience will make the Mavericks genuine NBA title contenders again in 2016-17.

Villanueva among available free agents

J.R. Smith has garnered much attention for not yet signing. But Marc Stein notes 32-year-old power forward Charlie Villanueva, who played the last two seasons with the Mavericks, is among the NBA free agents still available with camps opening soon. Free agents

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs filled their final camp roster spot by signing C.J. Williams, a former North Carolina State guard who played in France last season.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on Harrison Barnes: "I think he wants and he has the work ethic to develop into a great all-around player. I already heard all summer long whenever he was here, he's in the gym all the time. A lot of guys come here, sign here or get traded here and they're telling me they're gym rats, but I haven't really seen many in my 18 years, but he's the one guy that walks the walk. He's there in the morning, we're working out with the guys, he goes back at night and he wants to get better."

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Dirk Nowitzki on how much longer he plans to play: "We'll see (0:50)
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki on how much longer he plans to play: "We'll see how next year goes, how the body responds and then we'll make that decision next year. But obviously, I would love to play the next two years and then just see how it goes." The two-year, $50 million deal Nowitzki signed with the Mavs this summer includes only $5 million guaranteed in the second season.

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Nowitzki says Mavs were "fortunate" to land Barnes, Bogut (0:37)
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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said Mavs were "fortunate" to land Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut this summer. "They're champions. They're great players."

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki showed off his triple-digit serve against Mark Knowles, a former World No. 1 doubles player, to promote the Mavs star's inaugural celebrity tennis classic Sunday at SMU. "I've played all sorts of sports for charity," said Nowitzki, who has recruited Andy Roddick, John Isner, Ben Stiller and others to play in the event. "This is actually something I'm decent at."

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Deron Williams dressed like a granny, playing dodgeball (0:30)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams takes dodgeball about as seriously as a man wearing a pink mumu and grandma wig can.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs guard Devin Harris expects to be limited during the first week of training camp as he continues to recover from offseason toe surgery.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

If the NBA decides to switch to dodgeball, consider the Dallas Mavericks the favorites.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs ManiAACs were no match for Deron Williams and his granny-impersonating teammates.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams is ready for his charity dodgeball tournament -- benefitting his Points of Hope Foundation -- to begin. His team: GWA (Grannies With Attitude).

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The top foreign born NBA stars (1:18)
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Projecting Dirk, Barnes, Bogut and the Mavs

How will new additions Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes mesh with Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavericks in 2016-17? Check out our player scouting reports and projections for the answers.

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Mavs make sensible moves over summer

Dallas parted ways with Chandler Parsons, but brought in Harrison Barnes. Dirk, entering his 19th season, will be paired with Andrew Bogut in the Mavericks frontcourt. Chad Ford expects Dallas to be solid but not a contender. Western Conference offseason grades (Insider)

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Could bottom fall from Mavericks?

Dallas hasn't had a losing season since 1999-2000, the year that Mark Cuban bought the team midseason. Kevin Pelton, using ESPN's real plus-minus, isn't sure that Rick Carlisle can keep that streak going this season. Projected W-L records for 2016-17 (Insider)

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
2011-123630.545

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