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August 8, 2014 Updates

“I think defensively I can get much better,” Parsons said during a recent appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “The Afternoon Show.” “I think I can guard pretty much one through four. You have the luxury of switching pick-and-rolls with me. I'm 6-9, 6-10; I can really use my length on smaller guys. I’ve just got to be locked in out there for as long as I’m out there. I can really cause havoc on the defensive end. “Offensively, I just want be able to do it all. I want to continue to be one of the more versatile players in the league and knock down shots and facilitate and play-make and just make the game easier for others. I think the sky's the limit, and I haven't even scratched the surface of how good I can be.” ESPN.com

The Cavs will compete in two regional home contests in Ohio against a pair of Central Division opponents. The Indiana Pacers will arrive in Cincinnati for a matchup with the Cavs at the Cintas Center on Oct. 15. Cleveland will square off with the Chicago Bulls at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus on Oct. 20. The seven-game slate also includes three games at Quicken Loans Arena where the team will host Head Coach David Blatt’s former club and Israeli-league power Maccabi Tel Aviv on Oct. 5, the Milwaukee Bucks on Oct. 14 and the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 17. In their preseason finale, the Cavaliers will travel to Memphis to face the Grizzlies on Oct. 22. NBA.com

August 7, 2014 Updates

Felton was arrested in February after allegedly threatening his then-wife, Ariane Raymondo-Felton, with a gun shortly after a buzzer-beating loss to the Mavericks at the Garden. The two officially divorced last month after getting married in 2012. “I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions. Moving forward I’m eager to get to Dallas, to start fresh and make a positive impact in the Dallas metropolitan area,” Felton said in a statement. New York Post

He had been arrested in New York after he allegedly pointed a gun at his estranged wife. He eventually pled guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm, as well as knowingly having a large-capacity ammunition magazine and a pistol that was unlicensed. Felton was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. On top of that, the NBA has now suspended Felton the first four games of next season without pay, the league announced Thursday. “I demonstrated poor judgment and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Felton said in a statement released by the Mavericks. NBCSports.com

August 6, 2014 Updates

Jerry Colangelo believes a lot of folks missed the point when Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was critical of the NBA’s and FIBA’s involvement with the International Basketball Committee. After Indiana’s Paul George suffered a compound fracture to his right leg Friday, sidelining him for the 2014-15 season, Cuban heavily criticized the IOC for raking in all of the dollars pertaining to international basketball, while the NBA and its owners have to absorb all of the risk. Cuban’s comments fueled a national debate and pointed out the unfairness in the IOC’s one-sided financial relationship with the NBA and FIBA. But Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and USA Men’s National Team managing director, viewed the firestorm set off by Cuban in a different manner. “I think people need to read between the lines, which is basically he’s not against international competition,” Colangelo said during a Tuesday conference call. “He’s against international competition when he believes the beneficiary — being the IOC — is getting the money. “So he’s basically saying it’s OK for our players to play internationally if the money goes to the NBA and to the team owners. That’s the difference.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

August 5, 2014 Updates
August 4, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Shawn Marion is in Cleveland today on recruiting visit with Cavaliers. Marion is a top-shelf free agent who remains unsigned and Cavs, I'm told, are pursuing the former Phoenix & Dallas defensive ace for depth Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

August 3, 2014 Updates

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is an outspoken critic of sending NBA players to international events, reasoning the NBA pays the players' salaries and receives no financial benefit. When reached by e-mail on Sunday, Cuban replied, "Nothing to add. Nothing has changed. We are just as dumb today as we were ten years ago." USA Today Sports

Cuban said the Olympics made significant revenue from NBA players. He pointed out that players in all sports, not just basketball, often declined to participate in international tournaments when they were free agents, or were about to be, out of fear that they would be injured. That, he said, was the smart financial decision. Cuban said the only parties left financially vulnerable in such situations were the league and its clubs. “We are so stupid that we are willing to commit what amounts to more than a billion dollars in salaries to help the Olympics line their pockets so we can pretend that the Olympic Games are about national pride,” Cuban said. Dallas Morning News

August 2, 2014 Updates
July 31, 2014 Updates

Chandler Parsons can get any awkward moments with his former team out of the way in the preseason opener. The Dallas Mavericks will open the preseason against the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Center on Oct. 7. After spending his first three seasons in Houston, Parsons signed a three-year, $46 million deal with the Mavs in restricted free agency. ESPN.com

The Mavs’ preseason schedule: Oct. 7: vs. Houston Rockets; Oct. 10: vs. Oklahoma City Thunder; Oct. 12: vs. Indiana Pacers; Oct. 17: at Cleveland Cavaliers; Oct. 18: at Indiana Pacers; Oct. 20: vs. Memphis Grizzlies; Oct. 23: at New Orleans Pelicans; Oct. 24: at Orlando Magic. ESPN.com

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