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Donnie Nelson Says Mavs Have ‘Important Elements’ To Compete In West

Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson gets you ready for the 2014-15 season, which officially begins on Tuesday night with a visit to the defending champion Spurs.

10/28/2014

Jose Barea (L) and Dirk Nowitzki (R) of the Dallas Mavericks celebrate a point against the Miami Heat during Game 6 of the NBA Finals on June 12, 2011 at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Could JJ Barea Return To Dallas?

Tyson Chandler, a member of the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA Championship team, returned to Dallas this offseason. Could another beloved Mav be nearing a return?

10/27/2014

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Mavs Rest Starters, Fall To Pelicans 88-85

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle opted to rest stars such as Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler in Dallas’ penultimate preseason affair. The Mavericks were led by guard Gal Mekel’s 17 points.

10/24/2014

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Expectations Higher In Chandler’s Second Stint With Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki welcomed Tyson Chandler to Dallas with little fanfare four years ago, and certainly not amid talk of potential championships. Expectations are different this time.

10/22/2014

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Mavs Request Waivers On Griffin, Togashi

The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and recently-signed guard Yuki Togashi.

10/21/2014

Dirk Nowitzki posts up against Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies Monday night at the American Airlines Center.  (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Balanced Mavs Offense Tops Grizzlies 108-103

Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis scored 14 points each to lead seven Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 108-103 on Monday night.

10/21/2014

Yuki Togashi of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on July 18, 2014 at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada. (credit: Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mavs Sign Japanese G Yuki Togashi

The Mavericks have signed Japanese guard Yuki Togashi after he played on their summer league team. Togashi averaged 5.3 points in four summer league games.

10/15/2014

Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks posts up against David West of the Indiana Pacers on October 12, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dirk Leads Mavs Past Pacers 106-98

Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points in his preseason debut, and the Mavericks beat the Pacers by a score of 106-98 on Sunday night. Nowitzki played 19 minutes, all in the first half.

10/13/2014

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Chandler Parsons: Big Contract, Big Weight?

Rick Carlisle believes that Chandler Parsons has a slight weight problem. Parsons doesn’t necessarily agree with his coach’s assessment.

10/11/2014

Richard Jefferson of the Dallas Mavericks grabs a rebound against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.  Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Rockets Top Mavs 111-108 In Foul Fest

James Harden scored 17 points, and the Rockets beat the Mavericks 111-108 in a preseason opener for both teams on Tuesday night that was featured 81 fouls.

10/08/2014

Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks handles the ball against the Houston Rockets on October 7, 2014 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (credit: Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Parsons Sees Rockets In Mavs Debut

Chandler Parsons should have new things to talk about with his old coach now that he has a big contract with the Mavs. At least, that’s what Kevin McHale is hoping.

10/08/2014

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Dirk To Sit Out Mavs-Rockets Preseason Opener

Dirk Nowitzki was a little gimpy as he worked his way through Saturday’s Fan Jam scrimmage and now we know why: He sustained what the Mavs are calling a hip contusion, an injury coach Rick Carlisle terms ‘not serious’

10/06/2014