When Dirk Nowitzki returned to Dallas after a four-game road trip, the Dallas Mavericks star was hoping to see his newest possession waiting for him –- his now famous potato. “I have never received a potato,” Nowitzki said in his first comments about the strangest thing he has ever received in the mail after Dallas beat Brooklyn on Sunday.
October 19, 2017 | 6:09 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wade Baldwin has agreed to a two-way contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN.
Joe Freeman: Zach Collins, who missed NBA his debut Wednesday night with gastroenteritis, has been upgraded to probable vs. the Pacers Friday.
Owner Tom Gores said he still has faith in Van Gundy, who signed a five-year deal in 2014. “Do I believe in Stan? Absolutely,” Gores said Wednesday during a news conference prior to the season-opening 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at Little Caesars Arena.
“Do I feel good about the model? I feel good about the model,” Gores said. “Stan has a lot of support around him, whether it’s (general manager) Jeff Bower, and then he has support that probably (media) don’t even know about. He has a lot of support. So, I believe in the model. We’re seeing this through, absolutely.”
Gores said his goal for the team is to be competitive and return to the playoffs. “My consultants told me not to say we have any expectations, but truth is we do,” Gores said. “We have to be competitive. That’s what Stan wants. Of course, we want to get into the playoffs. If there’s a moment I sit up here and tell you we’re not, I think you should fire me.”