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2016 Schedule
42-40, 2nd in Southwest
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Jefferson back in NBA Finals after 13 years (1:54)
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How would legalized sports gambling change sports? (0:57)
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5dAndy Katz and Rick Klein

Cuban open to being VP pick, however 'slim'

Mavs owner Mark Cuban is "wide open" to being a vice presidential candidate for either party, but said his chances of being chosen are "slim to none."

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'Wouldn't have to sell Mavs if I become V.P.'

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban chats with Andy Katz and Rick Klein about his potential candidacy as V.P. in this fall's election, advertising on NBA jerseys, the legalization of gambling, pro sports in Las Vegas, player development and much more.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook since Mark Cuban labeled him as less than a superstar: 26.9 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 10.8 apg. OKC is 8-3 in that span.

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10d

Cuban open to hear from either party on VP run

On NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Mark Cuban said he would listen to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump if either approached him about joining their presidential tickets.

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The NBA's most iconic signature moves (1:20)
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Is Towns changing the game like Dirk? (1:39)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"No comment." -- Mark Cuban when asked if he would consider a presidential campaign four years from now.

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17d

Anti-Trump group sought Mavs' Cuban for run

Amid reports that GOP leaders are seeking an alternative to presumptive nominee Donald Trump, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he was approached to run but won't pursue the White House.

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17dKevin Pelton

Ranking top five rookies in NBA playoffs

Justise Winslow and Norman Powell have helped their teams get to another Game 7. Who else joins them on Kevin Pelton's playoff rookie rankings?

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Most wins without making NBA Finals, per ESPN Stats and Information: 1972-73 Celtics (68-14), 2015-16 Spurs (67-15), 2006-07 Mavs (67-15)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Spurs slice deficit to 13 with 5:21 to go. Remember when Mavs came back from 15 down in last five minutes here during 2001 West finals?

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Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

Why is a manhole cover round? That's just one of the questions the Mavericks asked Maryland's Jake Layman at the NBA draft combine. And he knew the answer.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs guard Devin Harris underwent surgeries on his left great toe and left thumb Tuesday morning, the team announced. The operations were performed by separate doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The toe injury bothered Harris for much of the season, and he played in the playoffs with his thumb heavily taped.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle says the Mavericks must give Dirk Nowitzki "the ultimate respect" in free agency, regardless of Nowitzki indicating he has no intention of leaving Dallas. "Hey, we're not taking this thing for granted," Carlisle said on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas. "When you do that, that's when you can get in trouble. ... We've got to take every measure to make sure he understands how much he means to all of us."

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What could have Tarpley accomplished?

We tapped a panel of more than 60 ESPN experts to identify the top 25 instances of unfulfilled potential in sports. What could have former Maverick Roy Tarpley done in the NBA had off-court issues not resulted in his ban from the league? The Could-Have-Beens

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Will Nowitzki return to Mavs? (3:06)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki said that he will opt out of the final season of his contract, a change from his previous statements. "We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do," Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. "We're going to sit with Mark and Donnie obviously over the next few weeks and figure out how to improve this franchise again. Ever since after the championship, we've been basically a first-round exit. We've been a seven, eight seed. We've only won a few playoff games, and obviously the goal was to compete at the highest level in my last couple of years, so there is some moving to do, some thinking, some putting our heads together the next few weeks heading into free agency, heading into the draft. So this is just one move that hopefully starts a chain reaction for us to get better again, to compete really at a high level. We'll see how it goes."

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29dTim MacMahon

Mavericks 'proud' despite early playoff exit

The Mavericks' season came to a merciful end Monday night. The injury-depleted Dallas team put up its best fight possible in the five-game series.

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.

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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