NBA: Dirk Nowitzski Says the Mavericks Aren’t a Playoff Team

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At 19-14 and the eighth spot in the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks aren’t doing too bad, all things considered.  Still after blowing a lead on Friday night and the loss to the Clippers making it their third loss in a row, Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki said his team isn’t  a playoff team.

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(Photo) NBA: Weird!! Mavericks Fans Have Odd Message For Dirk Nowitzki

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This definitely goes in the awkward category. I know some fans are fanatics, and even though this is a joke it is still weird. A couple that is expecting a baby had a message for Dirk. Hit the jump to see.

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NBA: Mark Cuban Says the Rockets Inquired About Dirk Nowitzki After Signing Dwight Howard

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It looks like the Houston Rockets were trying to go all out or they were just being plain old mean, according to this revelation by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.

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NBA: Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Says Hating the Miami Heat is Good For the NBA

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Mark Cuban knows all about hating the MIami Heat as his team faced them in the 2011 NBA Finals.  The Mavericks came out victorious but the feelings are still there.  The Heat are now the two-time NBA champions after defeating the Thunder and Spurs consecutively and now the hate for them is strong around the league.  In fact several players have joined forces forming superteams of their own in hopes of dethroning the champs.  Cuban says the Heat hate is good for the NBA.

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NBA: Monta Ellis Says He Doesn’t Have to Do as Much on the Dallas Mavericks

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Monta Ellis revealed he was unhappy playing with the Milwaukee Bucks and during free agency he chose to go with the Dallas Mavericks.  Apparently he thinks there’s less required of him on this team.  Read more after the jump.

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NBA: Mark Cuban Says Dirk Nowitzki’s Next Contract Will Be ‘Whatever He Wants’

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It’s no secret that Mark Cuban wants Dirk Nowitzki to finish his career with the Dallas Mavericks.  Cuban has made it quite clear that Nowitzki won’t be traded and though he will become a free agent soon, Cuban is willing to offer Dirk whatever he wants as he still maintains he wants to build around the aging star.  Read more after the jump.

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(Video) NBA: Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban Reveals Dwight Howard Recruitment Video

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Many of us were curious about what tactics each team used during their meeting with Dwight Howard as he tried to figure out his free agency destination.  Lots of information and misinformation was released by “sources” but Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban decided to show us himself.  Yesterday in a very lengthy blog, Cuban revealed a ton of insight surrounding the decision making process of his team.  He reflected on their 2011 championship run and about what it takes to building a winning team now.  One of those things was going after Dwight Howard.  Read more after the jump.

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NBA: Dallas Mavericks Call off Deal to Sign Devin Harris

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The Mavericks and Devin Harris had agreed upon a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $9 million that would return the guard to the team that traded him away in the deal that brought Jason Kidd to Dallas back in 2008.  An injury that Harris is dealing with that will now require surgery, however, has made both parties decide to call things off for now, though it’s possible that they may re-visit the situation in the future.  Read more after the jump.

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NBA: Ouch!! Mavs Rookie Shane Larkin Out 2-3 Months

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Dallas Mavericks rookie guard Shane Larkin, son of baseball hall of famer Barry Larkin broke his ankle in the Mavs first summer league game and is going to miss 2-3 months. It is a big setback for the rookie as he tries to adjust to the physical play in the NBA. Hit the jump to read more.

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NBA: Monta Ellis Signs 3 Year Deal With Mavericks, Could Be for $30 Million!

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Earlier this week, Monta Ellis narrowed his list of teams he might play with down to 4. Now it is only one. The Dallas Mavericks signed Ellis today to a 3 year contract that will be worth between $25-$30 million. He was definitely one of the best guards available through free agency. Many teams would of loved to get him, but he wanted some major money. The Mavs hope he will be able to help Dirk out with some scoring, but he has never been known for his defense and he takes alot of bad shots. Still, on any night he is capable of dropping 25-30 points. The Mavs needed someone after striking out on getting Dwight Howard.

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