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2016 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Southwest

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams intends to opt out of the second season of his contract with the Mavericks, sources told ESPN.com. Williams, 31, who could have made $5.6 million next season, plans to seek a multi-year deal that could be the final contract of his career, the sources said. There will be mutual interest in his return to Dallas after he averaged 14.1 points and 5.8 assists this season. "I would love to be back," Williams said during exit interviews this week. "This was a great year for me. My family is settled and happy here, so it'd definitely be great to be back." Williams, a native of the Dallas area, needs surgery to repair the sports hernia that caused him to miss most of the Mavs' playoff surgery but should be completely healthy entering training camp.

Pese a la rápida eliminación, los Mavs dicen estar orgullosos

Aunque fueron eliminados en la primera ronda de los playoffs, los Mavericks se dicen contentos por la labor realizada, y por lo pronto, Dirk Nowitzki afirma que volverá. Leer

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA announced that Mavericks rookie Justin Anderson has been assessed a flagrant 2 foul upon review of a play with 27.2 seconds remaining in Game 5. Anderson elbowed Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook in the mouth while they were fighting for a loose ball on the floor.

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Mark Cuban not afraid to speak his mind (1:26)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Zaza Pachulia on his season in Dallas: "The biggest highlight for me – biggest highlight, and I mean that – was to play with Dirk, to share the moments on and off the court with this guy. I'm so fortunate to have this experience, to play with him, to see his work ethic and learn things and joke and become closer to him. Life goes on. Basketball is temporary. The friendships and the relationships are going to continue."

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Parsons stumping early for Howard to join Mavs

Chandler Parsons has already started lobbying for Dwight Howard to join the Mavs this offseason. "I think he's going to leave Houston," Parsons said. "So why not come here?"

Es la hora de la evolución

Eliminados por el Thunder, los Mavs deberán repensar su futuro, incierto desde el momento en que terminó el sexto partido de las Finales del 2011 -el único cetro de su historia. Leer

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Windhorst: Thunder earned the right to trash talk (1:03)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on Deron Williams: "I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. ... Of course I'd like to see him back."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Parsons sounds like a man who plans to re-sign with the Mavs: "Dallas is home to me. I loved it here. I came here to be a great player and to win a lot of games, and I've yet to do that here. So I feel that I have a lot of unfinished business here that I'd love to continue and grow into the player that I saw myself being when I signed here. The quicker we can get that done allows me to start recruiting and doing that whole thing."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Raymond Felton smiled when asked if he thought he made some money during this playoff series. "What you think?" said Felton, who is entering free agency after averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in the series against the Thunder. "I'm pretty sure I put myself in a good situation. I would say that. Hopefully, that situation is back here again next year and we can make that happen. I love Dallas."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews on Dirk Nowitzki: "He's one of the last dinosaurs left, and he's still remarkable."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Parsons on Dwight Howard: "I think he can still dominate the game. I think he can still be a great player in this league. And I think he's going to leave Houston, so why not come here?" Dirk Nowitzki, on the other hand, declined to comment when asked about the possibility of trying to bring Howard to Dallas, saying it's too early to discuss free agency.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said he might "unretire" from international competition if Germany ends up hosting a pre-Olympic tournament this summer.

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Kanell: Cuban comments not as crazy as you think (1:47)

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Dirk Nowitzki: "I definitely won't retire. That's out of the question. I felt great this year."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs guard J.J. Barea will get his right knee scoped this week to clean up the meniscus. He hopes to play for Puerto Rico this summer, but that will depend on his health.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams said he hasn't decided whether to exercise his player option for next season, but he hopes to return to the Mavs. "I would love to be back," he said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams will undergo surgery to repair his sports hernia, which got worse during the playoffs. He has to let his adductor heal for a month first.

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Skip believes Cuban tried to psych Westbrook out (1:46)

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Mavs rookie Justin Anderson on what he proved during the playoffs: "Lion-hearted, man. Just relentless. I can't wait to get out there, just biting at my chops to go out there and compete. It's not about my numbers, it's not about my shooting. It's about the energy, it's about bringing a spark. It's about doing the little things, being that glue guy, man, just being gritty and not backing down from any challenge. It was awesome for me to be able to experience that."

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Greeny on Cuban: He's just wrong (1:12)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle: "We've got to hope that this isn't Dirk's last game as a Maverick. Now he has the option to become a free agent. I'm ready to get on a plane and go to Germany and recruit him to be back, but I don't think we can take that for granted. I think we have to give him that kind of respect. He's done so much for our organization. He's sacrificed so much. And it's been such a life-changing experience for me to be around a player of that magnitude for eight years. It's indescribable. I think he will be back, but I don't want anybody to just assume anything, because he's been too great."

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.316th
Rebounds Per Game43.119th
Assists Per Game22.118th
Points Allowed102.614th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164240.512
2014-155032.610
2013-144933.598
2012-134141.500
2011-123630.545

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