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Shooting key for Mavericks' Anderson

Dallas guard Justin Anderson can contribute immediately if he hits consistently from long range. Most NBA-ready rookies (Insider)

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Elhassan: Scouting the most NBA-ready rookies

Karl-Anthony Towns will be a solid starter right away, while it might take longer for fellow rooks D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, according to Amin Elhassan's Rookie Readiness Scale.

Mavericks Will Take A Step Back

Dallas might have lost too many pieces this offseason to compete in the West. Without Tyson Chandler and Monta Ellis, the onus will once again be on Dirk Nowitzki to carry the franchise. 5-on-5: Biggest fallers

Mavericks Still Managed To Upgrade

Deron Willliams and Wesley Matthews will be a much better fit in the Dallas backcourt than Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo. As long as they stay healthy, the Mavericks could be a top offensive team. Most improved (Insider)

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Mark Cuban: Dirk enough for top 3 in East

The Mavs owner believes the NBA's conference discrepancy is strong, saying on Grantland's Lowe Post podcast: "If we were in the East, we'd be a perennial top 3 team. We wouldn't have to do much, just add pieces around Dirk (Nowitzki)."

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Who will rise and fall in 2015-16?

Following a summer of deals, the Thunder and Heat were tabbed by our experts as the teams to make the biggest jump next season. After losing out on DeAndre Jordan, the Mavericks weren't so lucky. 5-on-5: Dallas faces decline

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5-on-5: Biggest risers and fallers in 2015-16

After a summer of deals, which teams are on the inside track to success next season and which are headed for a down year? Our 5-on-5 panel weighs in.

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6dBradford Doolittle

Doolittle: Most and least improved teams

Doc Rivers the GM helped Doc Rivers the coach with the additions of Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson, while the Nets project to crash into the crop of the NBA's worst teams.

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Carlos Boozer drawing interest

The free agent forward is reportedly being looked at by the Knicks, Rockets and Mavericks. Boozer, 33, may need to agree to a veteran's minimum contract to continue his NBA career. NBA rumors roundup

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Mavs sign two forwards

The Mavericks announced Monday that they have signed free-agent forwards Jamil Wilson and Brandon Ashley.

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Sources: Dalembert agrees to deal with Mavs

Center Samuel Dalembert is on the verge of agreeing to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum to return to the Dallas Mavericks, according to league sources.

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Parsons pay to increase?

If Chandler Parsons can take his game to another level this season, his salary may make a leap next summer when he's scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent. 2016 free-agent Big Board 1.0 (Insider)

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EFT: Drama in La La Land

Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Mark Cuban's comments on DeAndre Jordan, if a black champion is needed in the PGA and if Los Angeles really needs a NFL team.

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'President' Mark Cuban fights sharks?

Yes, it's true. Cuban plays the Commander in Chief in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" that debuts tonight on the SyFy Network. Director Anthony Ferrante said he hopes it's a blockbuster that was made "on a beer budget." Other cameos

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Cuban: Jordan return like 'makeup sex'

"When you have a situation like DeAndre [Jordan], makeup sex is always the best sex, but after the makeup sex is over, you stare at that same face and realize the problems are the same," Mark Cuban told The Herd on ESPN Radio today. "It's hard for free agents to get past that sometimes." Story

2014-15 Team Stats

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

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-155032.609
2013-144933.597
2012-134141.5
2011-123630.545
2010-115725.695

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