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October 29, 2014 Updates
October 28, 2014 Updates

The Mavericks, according to numerous sources, are hoping to sign Barea when he clears waivers on Wednesday, although nobody would comment on the situation Monday. "We're not for sure," Nowitzki said. "We're going down there (to San Antonio) with the 15 guys we have. Anything else, we can talk about later." Dallas Morning News

October 27, 2014 Updates

Shams Charania: After mulling overseas offers, Mavericks free agent Eric Griffin has agreed to a D-League deal with Dallas' Legends, source tells RealGM. Twitter @ShamsCharania

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that Nash, whose chronic back issues date to his days playing with Nowitzki on the Dallas Mavericks more than a decade ago, would sit out what would have been the 19th season of his NBA career. "I texted him actually that I was proud of him and I was proud to be his teammate," Nowitzki told ESPNDallas.com on Sunday. "We had an unbelievable run. "I told him that if you would have told me a 6-foot white guy from Canada was going to be back-to-back MVPs, I would have said you're absolutely nuts. He had an unbelievable ride. ESPN.com

"I mean, if you consider where he came from and his lack of athleticism, he's got to be one of the greatest," said Nowitzki, who won a championship with Jason Kidd as his point guard seven seasons after Nash left. "If you look at Magic [Johnson] and J. Kidd, they were big, they were physical, they were athletic, and he did it all with quickness and smarts. He's going to go down as one of the greatest shooters -- even though, it was funny -- he never really looked to shoot that much. But when he did, he was deadly. We always told him, 'We want you to shoot more because you're so good at it.' ESPN.com

On NBA teams tanking to get a higher draft pick Mark Cuban: I don't see it as a good strategy. I don't feel comfortable with it. I think there's other ways to do it. Now, if nobody was doing it, then I would probably do it. But when six, seven or eight teams are doing it, I think it's a horrible strategy. If lots of teams are trying to race to the bottom to get the best draft pick, I'm not taking that strategy. Did you ever call out an owner for tanking? Mark Cuban: I tell you why I wouldn't call them out. I want as many teams as possible to tank. I got no problem with it, but overall I don't think it's great for the league. Dallas Morning News


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


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