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September 22, 2014 Updates

When he wasn't on the promotional trail for his new documentary, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki spent most of his time in Germany in recent weeks as he usually does, locked in an old gym working on his game with lifelong shot doctor Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki's latest summer project: Speeding up his shot release. "I don't think, to the naked eye, you would see it," Nowitzki told ESPN.com. "I don't know if the [average] fan will see the difference. But I'm always trying to get better and this is just a little tool for me to shoot a little quicker. We'll see how it works during the season." ESPN.com

September 20, 2014 Updates

“In my case, I’m not looking to do that. I love my owner [Mark Cuban] and I love my GM [Donnie Nelson] — my GM and I go back 30 years as friends,” Carlisle said. “I want to concentrate on my craft. But I applaud these other guys for taking on the other responsibility. “If you get a great coach like Gregg Popovich or Doc Rivers or Stan Van Gundy and you have the opportunity to meld those two positions into one guy who is high-quality in so many areas, if you’re an owner, you should go for that. More than anything, it’s pointing to the vortex of the connection between the coach and GM. The fact that some owners are looking at this and saying, ‘These two jobs should be one and the same’ highlights the importance of coaching.” NBA.com

Chandler, who was dealt back to Dallas by the Knicks in June along with Raymond Felton in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert and Shane Larkin, took exception to comments Jackson made in the wake of the trade on Friday in an interview with ESPN Dallas. “I did nothing but try to help the culture there the three years I was there,” Chandler said. “You can say I didn’t live up to whatever, or you didn’t like the way I played or anything. But to ever question who I am and the type of leader I am in the locker room, I don’t even know where that came from. New York Post

“I honestly don’t know where that came from. I don’t know if Phil put that out there or who put that out there, but to me, that was the ultimate shock. And you don’t have to say that to get rid of me or to trade me. The trade is over. “So to judge my character and what I’ve done, you can go look at all my teammates and ask all of my teammates in the past, and the coaches I’ve played for, and I’ve never been a problem and never had a problem. So that was a shock to me that I didn’t appreciate.” New York Post

“You can go to any of the staff members or anybody and ask them what kind of guy I was when I was there, and if I was the guy who was pushing for what is right all the time and they would tell you so,” Chandler said. “That more than anything in my career caught me off guard. I can stomach somebody saying he didn’t produce or whatever, and that’s just motivation. But a shot at someone’s character or professionalism, that’s a little far-fetched.” New York Post

September 19, 2014 Updates
September 18, 2014 Updates

It should be noted that though I have no idea what other items would be on that list, there were two “interesting” things that happened around that time — the Rockets hired Howard’s former trainer with the Orlando Magic and they later added Dwight’s brother to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, though it was largely believed that he wasn’t a good enough prospect to make that jump. See JR Smith-Chris Smith for how nepotism package deals can work. Clutchfans

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

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