HoopsHype Rick Carlisle rumors

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NBA teams can't carry no more than 15 players on their regular season roster and don't have to get down to that number until Oct. 29 -- the day before the regular season opens. And with Brandan Wright (shoulder), Jose Calderon (hamstring), Devin Harris (toe) and Shane Larkin (ankle) all out nursing injuries, Carlisle isn't so quick to rush to the chopping block to trim his roster. "Everybody's doing enough good things that we don't need to cut anybody right now,'' Carlisle said. "We'll know when that time is. "But right now it's a nice Wednesday in Indianapolis, so everybody's going to keep getting paid a few bucks to be here.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Nobody’s quite sure how long Brandan Wright’s recovery from a shoulder fracture will take, but coach Rick Carlisle is certain of one thing. The next man up will have to do the job. Namely, DeJuan Blair, along with Bernard James and Samuel Dalembert. “If it’s going to happen, this isn’t the worst time,” Carlisle said Friday. “He’s got a little time to heal. It’s going to be evaluated weekly. It could have been a lot worse. “(We’ll have to) plug other guys in. Now Blair becomes more at the forefront. Sarge has to be ready. Sam has to keep playing like he did the other night. And it gives guys like Balkman and Melo to get more minutes in the preseason.” Dallas Morning News

Media availibility Friday for the Dallas Mavericks was about an hour later than advertised. That's because coach Rick Carlisle worked his players a little extra harder than usual. "I’m not getting too happy about anything right now,'' Carlisle said. "We made improvements in a lot of areas in the second (preseason) game. "We’ve got to make improvements during this three day stretch of practice. And then Monday’s game is going to be another test for us.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Asked for his first thoughts on the dreadlocked, multi-tattooed former first-round draft pick of the New York Knicks, coach Rick Carlisle said: “My first thoughts? I like his hairdo. And I like his tattoos a lot. There’s a lot of storytelling going on there. “You know he’s got a high pain tolerance if he’s got tattoos on his eyelids. All that stuff impresses me before we even start talking about his game. That’s why I liked [DeShawn] Stevenson.” Dallas Morning News

“It was a long journey to now,” Balkman said. “It’s a blessing I’m here. That [the choking incident] is in the past. I’m looking forward. It’s a step for me to be here now. Whatever happened, happened. I’m moving on.” And moments like that can impact a player for a long time, Balkman knows. “It was an incident,” he said. “Everybody knew about it. But it didn’t stop me from what I knew what I was trying to do. I could have easily said it was going to hurt my whole career. But I turned a lot of things into positives. If I had to go to six or seven places to play basketball and show everybody I’m still in it, that’s what I would have done. “I went to three places to play as much basketball as I could.” Dallas Morning News

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How good is Rick Carlisle? Derek Harper: I'd say right up there with the Popoviches and the great coaches that are in the league right now. I don't think you're going to find a player or a GM in the NBA that wouldn't take a guy like coach Carlisle. I think the thing that makes Rick so good is how persistent he is about his system, what he wants done. He doesn't waver. I've never seen a guy that, no matter what's going on on the outside, on the inside, it's detail, it's detail. It's getting guys ready. Dallas Morning News

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For those growing tired of players flopping in the NBA, don’t expect any changes next season. At least not according to Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, who is a member of the NBA’s Competition Committee. “The competition committee met this week and a lot of progress has been made this past year and in the playoffs with the rule decreasing the amount of flops and attempted flops,’’ Carlisle said Saturday. “I believe we’re going to stay the course with the rule basically the way it is, and just continue to work to clean it up. “And as time goes on, if it needs to be addressed again, it’ll be addressed again.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Of all the coaches you played for, who do you think you’ll resemble the most? Jason Kidd: [Rick] Carlisle and [Danny] Ainge, a mix of those two. New York Post

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