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Even with the union demurring, you can bet that the Knicks will be one of the five, and that more generally the union will target teams that earn the most revenue and have a host of complicated related party issues. An informed guess would be that the Knicks, Nets, Mavericks, Nuggets, and Lakers will be audited, with the Rockets, Bulls, and Warriors candidates as well. Deadspin.com

May 11, 2015 Updates

And after another first-round exit, he now hopes to sign where he can compete for a championship, placing a desire to play for a contender at the top of his priority list this summer. “I’m already paid in full,” Stoudemire proclaimed while looking ahead to his pending free agency. “Money is great to have, but it’s not what I’m searching for at this point. One is the opportunity to win. I think that’s the main ingredient. Two is being able to perform at a high level and be in a position where I can display my skills. My goal is to graduate from the NBA at a high level. That’s my ultimate plan. I think those are the two most important things at this point. And a city where my family can actually dwell and enjoy school is important, too.” mavs.com

Dirk Nowitzki tells KTCK-AM 1310 he wants to finish contract before retiring ... Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined KTCK-AM 1310 last Monday afternoon. Here are some highlights: On possibly retiring this offseason: Nowitzki: “No. I definitely want to fulfill my contract. I signed on for three years last summer and I’m not going to retire after the first year. If I commit to something, I commit to it fully. I’ve got two more years and hopefully make it count, make it good ones. Hopefully deep playoff runs, that’s what we wanted this year. We wanted homecourt advantage to set us up for a nice little run, we just weren’t consistent enough to really get there, so, we’ll see how the next few years play out.” Dallas Morning News

On if it’s crossed his mind at all: Nowitzki: “Some nights, it’s just not fun. Especially in an 82-game season, there’s just some nights where you just feel slow and things hurt a little bit. Still, I love to compete. I love the process of getting to the gym and working out and trying to get better. What’s harder sometimes is to motivate yourself in the summer. The summer workouts, and then go home with (shooting coach) Holger (Geschwindner) for four-five weeks of every day in the morning: lift, run, shoot. That sometimes is hard to get up with because when I’m here, there’s guys to work out with. Like just now, I’ve got Dwight Powell down there, we push each other, I talk a little crap to him and that’s fun. But in Germany, I work out by myself and then Holger comes at the end and we shoot. So that sometimes gets a little hard.” Dallas Morning News

There has been growing support in recent months for a change to the charge rule and Mark Cuban Tweeted a comment following the play. "That's why we shouldn't let 2ndary defenders take charges," wrote Cuban. "Step in charges have become a basketball play. It shouldn't be. #changrtherule" RealGM

May 10, 2015 Updates

J.A. Adande: And before you start with your support for this junk http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12842752/nba-gimmicky-fouls-hackneyed-philosophy Twitter

Mark Cuban: @J.A. Adande Better chance there is a parent saying 'come watch this. This is why you practice free throws'. How is a guy getting to the line from attacking the basket any different ? Game stops. And there is less drama because ft goes in. Twitter

May 8, 2015 Updates

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will file paperwork to exercise his $3.9 million player option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told RealGM. Picking up the option was the clear choice for Felton, a 10-year NBA veteran. RealGM

Avery Johnson is the new head men's basketball coach at Alabama. At a job that requires not only coaching, but selling recruits and their families, Johnson is resorting back to his old days as Mavericks coach. “I learned so much working with Mark Cuban and working with our staff there and Keith Grant and Donnie Nelson and all those guys, so whether it was in terms of the type of athlete you should try to recruit for your system, hiring the right coaching staff, you know, a lot of the entertainment that the Mavericks provide for the fans at the games,” Johnson told the Tuscaloosa News. “We’re trying to adopt and incorporate a lot of what they do at our games.” Dallas Morning News

May 7, 2015 Updates

Dirk Nowitzki on max contracts in the NBA: "In a way, I understand what the owners want to do. They want to keep it fair for everybody so the big-market teams...like in soccer. Every year it's the same big spenders spending hundreds of millions of Euros over there. It's the same teams always winning the league. I think it's a good approach to have the parity to let everybody have a chance, even though it still might be the same teams. You gotta work within some rules and I actually don't mind it. It's not like I think everyone made enough money, even the superstars. Now with the new CBA coming up in 2017 or whatever, they're already talking about the max money going up to over $30 million. I mean we make more than enough to start complaining...I can see both sides of it. But I don't want to get carried away here. I think the superstars make enough money in our league." Dallas Morning News

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