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The Mavericks forward turns 37 next summer, but he has the go-ahead to compete in EuroBasket 2015, an opportunity for Germany to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has Dirk Nowitzki given approval for participation in the European Basketball Championships in Berlin in 2015.
Under fire for making racially charged comments about a player, Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday. Hawks CEO Steve Koonin had resisted calls for Ferry to be dismissed, but said the 47-year-old GM asked for the leave.
Feb 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant speaks during a press conference before the 2014 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports With Kobe Bryant entering the final 2 years of his career as an NBA player, some questions come to mind; will he go out as productive has he has been his entire career? Will the Lakers be playoff contenders? Will he be in a position to win his 6th ring? Only time can answer those questions.
In today's Five Out, we talk about NBA 2K player rating leaks, Chandler Parsons wanting to be in Spain with Team USA and a Tyson Chandler interview. 1. 2K SHOWS DIRK LOVE: NBA 2K15 is nearly upon us and a Dallas Mavericks roster has appeared to leak onto the internet.
Editor's Note: Aaron Clements is an 18-year-old college student at Harding University majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Aaron is the founder and one of three contributors for MavsNetwork , a Twitter account covering the Mavericks.
The Dallas Mavericks surprised a lot of people last year, especially in the playoffs when they took the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs to seven games in the first round. Dirk Nowitzki has always been their leader, but the team has struggled to surround him with the right group of talent since their title in 2011.
Feb 11, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker dribbles the ball in front of Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Bobcats won 114-89.
Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins fight for position during the third quarter of play in Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at Oklahoma City Arena in Oklahoma City, on May 23, 2011. Newly acquired Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler joined the Ben & Skin Show on KRLD-FM 105.3 on Wednesday.
Defense is tricky business at the NBA level. It won't win teams a title on its own, but no champion has ranked outside the top 10 in points allowed per 100 possessions since the 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers .
The Dallas Mavericks ' biggest X-factor this season will be center Tyson Chandler and his ability to provide a defensive presence like he did during the team's championship run in 2011. The Mavericks reacquired Chandler back in June by agreeing to a six-player deal with the New York Knicks .
Feb 22, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Monta Ellis celebrates with power forward Dirk Nowitzki during the second quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Last season the Dallas Mavericks Big-3 consisted of Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, and Vince Carter, or that's what Rick Carlisle told us.
The Detroit Pistons have hired Pat Garrity , a 10-year NBA player, as the new director of Strategic Planning, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Garrity spent the final nine season of his career in Orlando, including his final one under Stan Van Gundy in 2008.
After taking several summers off from national team activity, Dirk looks like he may rejoin his German teammates next offseason. In a lengthy video interview over the weekend, Dirk Nowitzki said he is planning on playing for the German National Team in Eurobasket 2015 to help qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 02:01 pm
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