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The Mavericks recalled Gal Mekel from the D-League after the rookie point guard spent three games playing for the Texas Legends on a rehab stint. Mekel averaged 9.3 points, 6.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game for the Legends, but he shot only 34.4 percent from the floor during his time in the D-League. ESPN.com

Soon, you'll see Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris take the court in his own colorway of the adidas D Rose 4.5. Styled using the miadidas customization platform, the shoe features a striped grey and black upper, with blue working the tongue, laces, SprintFrame and speckled midsole. White finishes off the look on the lining, tongue logo and outsole. Sole Collector

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The NBA Draft has been two rounds since Mark Cuban became the Dallas Mavericks’ owner on Jan. 4, 2000. But he would like to see that expanded. “I’d like to see four rounds so you can draft guys overseas, get more guys drafted that are your property so you can try to develop them,” Cuban said before Friday’s game against Portland. “Because once they get into the ‘I’m a free agent, I wasn’t drafted grind,’ ... you’ve got to realize that toward the bottom of the second round there are teams that pick for financial reasons, and that takes advantage of guys that might have otherwise been picked. “Rather than me making a call, ‘Hey, so-and-so, you’re the 61st pick in the NBA draft,’ It would be better to have the draft [expanded], but again, it’s not my say.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Rick Carlisle got emotional when he started his pre-game press conference by telling the media that James Coleman, a parking garage attendant at American Airlines Center, died Wednesday night of lung cancer. “He was Stage 4 lung cancer for a long period of time,” Carlisle said. “This guy was always in a great mood, always super optimistic. “I got a text from him [Wednesday night], and he was going into the hospital. He occasionally sent updates, and that was the night of the Denver game he passed away, and I just wanted to mention him. He was a special guy that I knew for six years here.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Either way, Cuban said, the current system is too flawed and not in the best interest of 19-year-olds who attempt to jump to the NBA. "Because the NCAA rules are so hypocritical, there's absolutely no reason for a kid to go (to college for one year)," Cuban said. "Because he's not going to class, right? He's actually not able to take advantage of all the fun because the first semester he's there, he starts playing basketball. "So if the goal is just to graduate to the NBA or be an NBA player, go to the D-League. And hopefully at some point we'll have some kind of a secondary draft like baseball, where you can draft a kid starting in the third round and let him play in the D-League." Dallas Morning News

Cuban emphasized several times that these are his opinions, not that of the NBA's leadership, though Cuban is hardly alone in believing the one-and-done rule doesn't work. "I don't think a lot of (college) coaches like one-and-done," he said. I think it helps enable all the bastardized AAU scenarios. It helps create graft (corruption) with agents. I just think there's absolutely no upside to one-and-done." Dallas Morning News

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

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