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0-2, 5th in Southwest

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki, who the Mavs are easing in to practices after he played for Germany this summer, did full-speed 5-on-5 work today for first time since camp started. "I subbed in after the guys got a little tired," he said. "I actually looked decent then."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs C JaVale McGee has progressed enough in his rehab to begin pick-and-roll work with coach Rick Carlisle.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs PG Deron Williams went through contact work for the first time this preseason after dealing with a calf strain. However, the Mavs pulled him out of practice when his other calf tightened up.

One Nación: Afro-Latinos (5:08)
2dJonathan Abrams

Grantland: After the Rupture

The Dallas Mavericks opened the vault for Wesley Matthews in free agency, but before the shooting guard can prove his worth, he must battle back from a torn Achilles.

Harden leads Rockets over Mavs (0:31)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls 20 second timeout and holds it at midcourt.

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3dTim MacMahon

It's not ideal, but Mavs need Sam Dalembert

Dallas is depending on infamously unreliable Samuel Dalembert, who is in the process of his annual preseason tradition of trying to get in shape.

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Matthews misses the top 100

Mavericks newcomer Wesley Matthews made the cut for our most recent edition of player rankings. He may be disappointed to see just how close he was to making the top 100. #NBArank: 101-110

Mudiay drops 17 for Nuggets (0:44)
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Parsons is best of the bunch

Dallas' Chandler Parsons is the highest-rated Maverick in our fantasy rankings at No. 29. While that may seem too high for Mavericks fans, they will be happy to learn that he is ahead of a certain Clipper. Top 200 fantasy rankings

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the Mavs who will miss at least the first two preseason games: Dirk Nowitzki (rest), Chandler Parsons (knee), Wesley Matthews (Achilles) and Deron Williams (calf).

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Deron Williams falling in rankings

The Mavs’ new point guard has seen his numbers decline over the past few seasons. Can playing in his hometown rejuvenate his career? See where he landed in today’s rankings, which list Nos. 111-120. #NBArank: Day 9

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams has yet to practice during training camp due to a strained calf but significantly increased his activity Monday. "He's on a very good path," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle called the job first-year Rangers manager Jeff Bannister has done guiding Texas' worst-to-first turnaround in the AL West "absolutely tremendous." Added Carlisle: "I can’t help but feel great for the Rangers, but Jeff Bannister’s story is a very compelling one. He came in as a guy who was given an opportunity and Jon Daniels had a hunch about him. They had the tough start early, but Jeff’s a guy that’s an energetic believer. He kept those guys going. It’s been remarkable, and they have a real chance."

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8dTim MacMahon

Cuban: Chandler 'has right to be salty' at Mavs

Mark Cuban understands why Tyson Chandler would be a bit mad at the Mavs since the team's front office has twice given him second-fiddle treatment in free agency.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs owner Mark Cuban is committed to keeping Rick Carlisle in Dallas long term but says he hasn't thought much about a contract extension as the coach enters the final season of his contract. "We obviously want to keep Rick and he doesn't want to go anywhere, so I don't see it being an issue," Cuban said on 103.3 FM ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

How much does retirement cross the mind of seventh-leading all-time scorer Dirk Nowitzki as he enters his 18th season? "Obviously it gets closer, but it's not like I'm thinking about the beach every day," Nowitzki said. "I want to play two more years under contract here, hopefully at a high level, compete, hopefully be efficient when I'm out there. And then retirement obviously comes soon enough."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs have a long-term outlook after giving Wesley Matthews a four-year, $70 million contract months removed from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. "I understand the business aspect of it," said Matthews, who was dunking off a vertical leap after Thursday's practice. "It's a great thing to be wanted by the franchise, and they want me. Of course, they want me for four years. I just feel that the four years starts opening night."

Chandler Parsons needs more cowbell (0:15)
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10dTim MacMahon

It's wait and see for Mavs and JaVale McGee

A healthy JaVale McGee would be the Mavs' best option to start at center. But the Mavs have no idea when McGee will be healthy.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Samuel Dalembert has a chance to compete to be the Mavs' starting center, but he's not off to a good start. "Sam needs to get in better shape," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He knows that and he's working hard at it."

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.23rd
Rebounds Per Game42.323rd
Assists Per Game22.58th
Points Allowed102.325th

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