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May 11, 2015 Updates

On if it’s crossed his mind at all: Nowitzki: “Some nights, it’s just not fun. Especially in an 82-game season, there’s just some nights where you just feel slow and things hurt a little bit. Still, I love to compete. I love the process of getting to the gym and working out and trying to get better. What’s harder sometimes is to motivate yourself in the summer. The summer workouts, and then go home with (shooting coach) Holger (Geschwindner) for four-five weeks of every day in the morning: lift, run, shoot. That sometimes is hard to get up with because when I’m here, there’s guys to work out with. Like just now, I’ve got Dwight Powell down there, we push each other, I talk a little crap to him and that’s fun. But in Germany, I work out by myself and then Holger comes at the end and we shoot. So that sometimes gets a little hard.” Dallas Morning News

There has been growing support in recent months for a change to the charge rule and Mark Cuban Tweeted a comment following the play. "That's why we shouldn't let 2ndary defenders take charges," wrote Cuban. "Step in charges have become a basketball play. It shouldn't be. #changrtherule" RealGM

May 10, 2015 Updates

J.A. Adande: And before you start with your support for this junk http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2015/story/_/id/12842752/nba-gimmicky-fouls-hackneyed-philosophy Twitter

Mark Cuban: @J.A. Adande Better chance there is a parent saying 'come watch this. This is why you practice free throws'. How is a guy getting to the line from attacking the basket any different ? Game stops. And there is less drama because ft goes in. Twitter

May 8, 2015 Updates

Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton will file paperwork to exercise his $3.9 million player option for the 2015-16 season, league sources told RealGM. Picking up the option was the clear choice for Felton, a 10-year NBA veteran. RealGM

Avery Johnson is the new head men's basketball coach at Alabama. At a job that requires not only coaching, but selling recruits and their families, Johnson is resorting back to his old days as Mavericks coach. “I learned so much working with Mark Cuban and working with our staff there and Keith Grant and Donnie Nelson and all those guys, so whether it was in terms of the type of athlete you should try to recruit for your system, hiring the right coaching staff, you know, a lot of the entertainment that the Mavericks provide for the fans at the games,” Johnson told the Tuscaloosa News. “We’re trying to adopt and incorporate a lot of what they do at our games.” Dallas Morning News

May 7, 2015 Updates

Dirk Nowitzki on max contracts in the NBA: "In a way, I understand what the owners want to do. They want to keep it fair for everybody so the big-market teams...like in soccer. Every year it's the same big spenders spending hundreds of millions of Euros over there. It's the same teams always winning the league. I think it's a good approach to have the parity to let everybody have a chance, even though it still might be the same teams. You gotta work within some rules and I actually don't mind it. It's not like I think everyone made enough money, even the superstars. Now with the new CBA coming up in 2017 or whatever, they're already talking about the max money going up to over $30 million. I mean we make more than enough to start complaining...I can see both sides of it. But I don't want to get carried away here. I think the superstars make enough money in our league." Dallas Morning News

Dirk Nowitzki on the Shaun Livingston situation: "I'm not sure what he was doing. That's what I actually asked him after. What were you trying to go for there? Actually, I told him right after I might want one more kid, so ease up there. He was kind of like it was totally my fault. I'm not sure if he tried to reach through my legs to get the ball. That's a weird idea. He is smaller, and obviously I'm bigger, so I'm not sure if I had the ball low. I can't even remember how the whole play happened. But yeah, it was just an awkward play. Like I said, afterwards he doesn't have the reputation of that. He's a really good dude. Actually Devin [Harris] and some of the guys in our locker room know him and they right away said he didn't mean to do that. So that's what I rolled with." Dallas Morning News

Mavericks forward Al-Farouq Aminu joined KRLD-FM 105.3 on Wednesday. Here are some highlights. On his possible return to the Mavericks: “People are still playing now, so it’s hard to tell, but I really want to. … Nobody likes moving and different things like that. I’ve been in L.A. then I went to New Orleans and now here. It’s always better to stay where you’re at but things happen. But it would be nice.” Dallas Morning News

On why he would pitch Dallas to other free agents: “I guess it’s what I went through last year when I was coming to play here. It’s a great city. It doesn’t get that cold, which is nice. Also, the practice facility is in the arena is close, as well as the airport, so it’s not a lot of long hours you have to drive back and forth to places. It does become a drag. You’re going to play with great players. Obviously you’re probably going to win and then you’re going to have a chance at a championship.” Dallas Morning News

May 6, 2015 Updates

He'll find himself in an interesting spot this summer as a free agent for the second time. Carroll will be in demand and has raised his value to the point where he could triple his salary come 2015-16. But he's a late-bloomer (28 years old) who doesn't have a long track record for playing at this level. Interested teams must decide whether Carroll's best years are indeed ahead of him, or if he's a role player taking advantage of the Hawks' system. With the salary cap expected to jump, the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks or Dallas Mavericks (among other teams) could force the Hawks' financial hand. "I'm looking forward to the summer but right now I'm just trying to win games with this team," he said. NBA.com

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined KTCK-AM 1310 on Monday afternoon. Here are some highlights: On if the team voted to not give Rajon Rondo a playoff share: "No, we actually didn't vote. It was just the guys who were there that day got a playoff share. What we usually do is give a lot of weight to the guys that work for you all season long; the locker room guys, the equipment guys, the trainers, the massage guys [or] whoever you feel helped you get through the season. We usually divide it up and then give them a lot of money. I think that got blown out of proportion. It's not like it was that much money. I don't think Rondo would have cared either way." Dallas Morning News

Dirk Nowitzki on if he ever played Connect Four with Rondo: "I did not, but I saw him get beat though. Before the game, one of his first games, one of the Mavs' employees brought a Connect Four over and it was just sitting there. I think Charlie V played him one time real quick. I walked by, it was before the game and everyone has their routines, and I walk by and Charlie put the last one in to beat him. So it was like a melee back there. They were yelling and screaming. And I was like, 'What's going on here? It's gameday. We have a game in less than an hour. That was huge for Charlie. He let Rondo hear that for the next couple of weeks for sure." Dallas Morning News

On the documentary about him: "I liked it. I wasn't quite sure where they were going with it at the beginning. I thought it was very Holger-strong just telling his story and how he came to basketball. Which he deserves. Without him, I probably wouldn't be here. But then it kind of caught the curve a little bit, then the fun thing with the free throws...I thought it was fun. It was a fun little flick and not as boring as you would think." Dallas Morning News

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