Dallas Mavericks Rumors
Bogdanovic turned down the Kings’ extension to keep his options open, but as a restricted free agent his choices are limited. He cannot expect the Kings will simply renounce his rights and make him an unrestricted free agent, which Divac did last year for Willie Cauley-Stein after securing a commitment in free agency from Cauley-Stein’s expected replacement, Dedmon. There is another route to becoming an unrestricted free agent quicker. Bogdanovic could sign the one-year qualifying offer, which would lock him into a one-year deal and get him closer to being an unrestricted free agent after next season. Signing an offer sheet with another team would have to be for a deal that is at least two seasons, which the Kings could match.
Beyond Athlete Management: When Tyrell Terry arrived at Stanford one year ago, he was 6’1″ and 155 lbs. He set the Pac-12 on fire with a terrific freshman season. Now, standing 6’3″ and 174 lbs, he’s ready for the NBA. @tyterry05 #nbadraft Darren Wolfson: #NBA teams will love the legit height and weight gain. Bucks, Celtics, Sixers, Mavs, others already showing solid interest in the stud from DeLaSalle HS.
EA is hosting a Madden NFL 21 tournament called The Homestand powered by ASUS this weekend featuring eight competitors, including several NBA players and an MMA fighter. The Homestand’s first round kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. ET with a matchup between Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry and Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall. Their game will be followed by three more first-round matchups, and the tournament’s final will take place Monday at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Los Angeles Clippers, who downed the Dallas Mavericks in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs before their Round 2 collapse against underdog Denver, might be trying to re-tool the roster. … and might find it a struggle to hold onto the unrestricted free agents about to hit the market. Unrestricted free agents like power forward Montrezl Harrell. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Clippers and Harrell share a “mutual interest” in re-joining forces next season. And there is sense to that. Harrell, 26, is a 6-foot-8 big forward who plays on both ends of the floor, and who during the regular season averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. But he’s free – and NBA gossip says the Mavs are interested.
The Dallas reasoning? *He’s coming off a a two-year, $12 million contract, so maybe he’s not going to break somebody’s bank here. *He won the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award this season due to a regular-season reliability that in Dallas would surely be allowed to carryover in the postseason. *The Mavs front office has made no secret of wishing to add some “tough-guy attitude” to the roster. … and Harrell, as he demonstrated with his racial-slur conflict with Doncic in Round 1, is not afraid to play the role of the heel.
Burke was scheduled for his first COVID-19 test as part of the NBA’s return-to-play protocol the next morning. He woke up feeling a bit better, so he didn’t worry as he took the swabs at the Mavericks’ facility. That night, Mavericks director of player health and performance Casey Smith called. “Hey, man,” Burke remembered Smith saying, “you tested positive for corona.” For the next five days, isolated in his room, Burke remained feverish, with tightness in his chest and a sore throat. Once the Mavericks left July 8 for Orlando, Burke started daily COVID-19 testing, too.As his coughs became more productive and he regained energy, he figured he’d soon test negative twice, an NBA requirement to enter the bubble. That wasn’t the case.
At 8:30 a.m. on his 24th day in quarantine, Burke received a negative result. He was so hopeful to join the Mavericks that he packed up then. At 8:30 a.m. again the next day, Burke held his breath as he quickly opened his phone, hoping to see a message that started an ‘N’ instead of a ‘P’. It did. “Man,” Burke said. “I was so happy. That day, the Mavericks chartered a private jet to take Burke to Florida, where 36 to 48 more hours of hotel quarantine, per NBA protocol for all players, awaited him.
He thinks the mental focus and rigorous diet he maintained in Dallas quarantine helped prepare him to average more than 12 points and 24 minutes in 14 games, including three playoff starts. “He’s really answered the bell and we couldn’t be happier,” Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said during the Mavericks’ playoff run. Burke hasn’t noticed any physical side effects from COVID-19 since recovering.
Nick DePaula: Jordan Brand officially unveils the Air Jordan 35 today, which will be headlined by key Jordan athletes: Zion Williamson Luka Doncic Kia Nurse Guo Ailun Rui Hachimura Carmelo Anthony Kemba Walker Jayson Tatum pic.twitter.com/thBNx2ziAm
The NBA, Doc Rivers, Jameer Nelson and the Players Association have actively been trying to get Delonte West help … this after a new photo surfaced showing the former star hooper in rough shape. The viral photo — reportedly taken recently in Dallas — appears to show the 37-year-old former guard begging for money on the street. The question has been … why haven’t former players and coaches stepped in and helped West?