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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

According to reports from the German newspaper SportBild, Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, has given Germany's NBA superstar Dirk Nowitzki permission to take part in basketball's 2015 European Championships. After being asked whether he would be allowed to return to the national team, the 36-year-old Nowitzki answered with "Yes." The Würzburg-born star is the focus of the team, but his most recent international outing is a while back: He last played for Germany in the 2011 European Championships in Lithuania. At the EuroBasket two years ago, Cuban put his foot down and said no. dw.de

September 13, 2014 Updates

Dwain Price: G Victor Liz has received a training camp invite from the #Mavs. He averaged 21 ppg and 1.7 apg last season while playing in Venezuela. Twitter @DwainPrice

A large contingent of Dallas Mavericks players and front office staff will fly to Germany next week for the premiere of a movie featuring power forward Dirk Nowitzki. The name of the documentary, which premieres Thursday, is Nowitzki: Der Perfekte Wurf. In English that translates into Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. The documentary chronicles how Nowitzki rose to become a 12-time NBA All-Star while leading the Mavericks to the 2011 NBA title. It also features the role of Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki’s longtime mentor and coach who helped developed him into a superstar. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

September 12, 2014 Updates

The Suns could become even more of a family business. Having already teamed Markieff and Marcus Morris, the Suns are among six teams giving consideration to signing Zoran Dragic for the coming season. The Suns have expressed interest in Goran Dragic's younger brother, along with Cleveland, Dallas, Indiana, Sacramento and San Antonio. Zoran Dragic, 25, is supposed to report this weekend for his new contract extension with Spanish club Unicaja Malaga but he does have an NBA escape clause to leave this year. It includes a $1.1 million buyout, of which an NBA team could contribute a maximum of $600,000. Arizona Republic

September 11, 2014 Updates

Victor Liz said that he has a training camp invitation from the Mavericks. The Dominican Republic National team player spent last season with Gaiteros de Zulia in Venezuela averaging 21 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Liz averaged 6.5 points per game in FIBA World Cup. Sportando

Do you think the Mavs surprised Houston with the size of the contract? Parsons: Yeah, I think so. I think it surprised a lot of people. NBA.com: Did it surprise you? Parsons: It didn’t surprise me. I believe in myself. I’m going to continue to work and motivate and just be a leader and do whatever I can to help this team win games and compete for a championship. I’m obviously flattered and humbled by the contract, but now it’s time to go out there and win games. NBA.com

Do you feel pressure now to live up to your new contract. You vault from a second-round pick who made less than $1 million in each of your first three seasons to around $15 million starting this season? Parsons: Not at all. I was underpaid my first three years and that didn’t affect how I played. People are going to talk about my contract now just because it’s a huge raise, but it really doesn’t matter to me. I’m a basketball player and I’m going to continue to get better and do what I do regardless of how much money I’m making. That’s completely irrelevant. NBA.com

Parsons went into restricted free agency this offseason after playing three years with the Rockets. The Mavericks signed him to a three-year offer sheet worth $45 million that Houston had the right to match. Parsons said the offer's size probably surprised the Rockets. "They pretty much told me, 'Go get the biggest deal and the best deal for you and we're matching,' " Parsons said after throwing out his first pitch. "At the end of the day it's a business and I have no hard feelings against them." Dallas Morning News

It was simply something Parsons wanted to do. Speaking after throwing out the first pitch at the Rangers game on Wednesday, Parsons said Cuban told him not to play. "He made that clear to me," Parsons said. "He did. He's great. If there's any issue or any conversation that needs to be had I'm having it with Mark. … He obviously told me how he felt. He told the world how he felt about his guys playing for USA basketball. But at the same time he understood it was something that I was really passionate about and it was something that I really wanted to do. "I think I got better going there and I got in shape. Just being able to play against those guys every single day, it's not often that you get to learn and play and practice with those type of players every single day in the summertime." Dallas Morning News

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With the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the NBA will not have a third "American" arena. Rather than update the name of the Phoenix Suns' arena, what formerly was known as America West Arena and now US Airways Center will soon move from the airline's branding. The Heat play at AmericanAirlines Arena, with the Dallas Mavericks playing at the American Airlines Center. "Three branded arenas in one major sports league is not the best use of our marketing resources,'' the company said in an employee newsletter, according to the Arizona Republic. "The NBA has rules pertaining to the unique names of each arena and we have long-term deals in place with Dallas and Miami.'' South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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