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September 23, 2014 Updates

During frequent pickup games this summer, Crowder has been impressed with the defensive abilities of Chandler. “I’ve been playing pickup with Chandler for two weeks and he’s one of the best defensive guys I’ve ever played with,” Crowder said. “I love defense myself, and to play with another guy who loves defense as much as you do is something special. “When I play pickup games I try to play on his team as much as possible because I feel like it helps me get better. As a younger guy and a younger defender, it helps me, and I’m trying to learn from him because he’s back there calling shots.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

In the informal pickup games, guard Devin Harris has been impressed with Parsons, who signed a three-year, $46 million contract with the Mavericks. “He’s got a good pump fake,” Harris said. “He’s a smart player, he’s a willing passer. “He’ll space the floor for us and he’ll give us some different dynamics where he can play stretch-four for us sometimes. I do think he’ll get better, and obviously he’ll have more responsibilities here, but I think he’s up for the challenge.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Dallas Mavericks will introduce the seven newcomers to their roster and unveil their new jerseys during an event at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday. The arena is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Select-a-Seat program, allowing potential new season-ticket holders to pick their seats. ESPN.com

September 22, 2014 Updates

Mark Followill: Mavs announced signing of Doron Lamb, guard who spent last 2 yrs w/ Bucks & Magic. No guaranteed $. @ESefko reported to expect this in Aug. Twitter @MFollowill

When he wasn't on the promotional trail for his new documentary, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki spent most of his time in Germany in recent weeks as he usually does, locked in an old gym working on his game with lifelong shot doctor Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki's latest summer project: Speeding up his shot release. "I don't think, to the naked eye, you would see it," Nowitzki told ESPN.com. "I don't know if the [average] fan will see the difference. But I'm always trying to get better and this is just a little tool for me to shoot a little quicker. We'll see how it works during the season." ESPN.com

The Dallas Mavericks’ starting lineup is loaded with scorers, but … “I’m going to make them defend,” Tyson Chandler said, interrupting in the middle of the sentence. “We’re going to defend. You can score as many points as you want, but at the end of the day, defense wins championships and that’s what we’re going to do. “Guys don’t have to be the best individual defenders in the league, but we are going to be a great defensive team. You have to do your assignment. We’re not going to take plays off.” ESPN.com

September 20, 2014 Updates

“In my case, I’m not looking to do that. I love my owner [Mark Cuban] and I love my GM [Donnie Nelson] — my GM and I go back 30 years as friends,” Carlisle said. “I want to concentrate on my craft. But I applaud these other guys for taking on the other responsibility. “If you get a great coach like Gregg Popovich or Doc Rivers or Stan Van Gundy and you have the opportunity to meld those two positions into one guy who is high-quality in so many areas, if you’re an owner, you should go for that. More than anything, it’s pointing to the vortex of the connection between the coach and GM. The fact that some owners are looking at this and saying, ‘These two jobs should be one and the same’ highlights the importance of coaching.” NBA.com

Chandler, who was dealt back to Dallas by the Knicks in June along with Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin, took exception to comments Jackson made in the wake of the trade on Friday in an interview with ESPN Dallas. “I did nothing but try to help the culture there the three years I was there,” Chandler said. “You can say I didn’t live up to whatever, or you didn’t like the way I played or anything. But to ever question who I am and the type of leader I am in the locker room, I don’t even know where that came from. New York Post

“I honestly don’t know where that came from. I don’t know if Phil put that out there or who put that out there, but to me, that was the ultimate shock. And you don’t have to say that to get rid of me or to trade me. The trade is over. “So to judge my character and what I’ve done, you can go look at all my teammates and ask all of my teammates in the past, and the coaches I’ve played for, and I’ve never been a problem and never had a problem. So that was a shock to me that I didn’t appreciate.” New York Post

“You can go to any of the staff members or anybody and ask them what kind of guy I was when I was there, and if I was the guy who was pushing for what is right all the time and they would tell you so,” Chandler said. “That more than anything in my career caught me off guard. I can stomach somebody saying he didn’t produce or whatever, and that’s just motivation. But a shot at someone’s character or professionalism, that’s a little far-fetched.” New York Post

September 19, 2014 Updates
September 18, 2014 Updates

It should be noted that though I have no idea what other items would be on that list, there were two “interesting” things that happened around that time — the Rockets hired Howard’s former trainer with the Orlando Magic and they later added Dwight’s brother to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, though it was largely believed that he wasn’t a good enough prospect to make that jump. See JR Smith-Chris Smith for how nepotism package deals can work. Clutchfans

September 17, 2014 Updates

Marion reiterated his feelings in a radio interview with KRLD-FM 105.3. “It was tough,” said Marion. “It was up in the air. I was contemplating a lot of different things, but I felt like I really wanted to pursue another championship and I felt like this is the best way for me to do that.” But there was another factor, Marion told KRLD-FM ... his recently born son, Shawn David Marion, who lives in Chicago. “It wasn’t about the money," Marion said. "I got offered more money from different teams. It’s with just a matter of what I’m comfortable with. And also, from Cleveland to Chicago is not that far. It’s driveable and a quick flight.” Dallas Morning News

September 16, 2014 Updates

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN MAVERICKS HISTORY

Five players from the championship team join No. 1 Dirk Nowitzki in the illustrious list.

   

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