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Parsons is best of the bunch

Dallas' Chandler Parsons is the highest-rated Maverick in our fantasy rankings at No. 29. While that may seem too high for Mavericks fans, they will be happy to learn that he is ahead of a certain Clipper. Top 200 fantasy rankings

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the Mavs who will miss at least the first two preseason games: Dirk Nowitzki (rest), Chandler Parsons (knee), Wesley Matthews (Achilles) and Deron Williams (calf).

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Deron Williams falling in rankings

The Mavs’ new point guard has seen his numbers decline over the past few seasons. Can playing in his hometown rejuvenate his career? See where he landed in today’s rankings, which list Nos. 111-120. #NBArank: Day 9

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams has yet to practice during training camp due to a strained calf but significantly increased his activity Monday. "He's on a very good path," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle called the job first-year Rangers manager Jeff Bannister has done guiding Texas' worst-to-first turnaround in the AL West "absolutely tremendous." Added Carlisle: "I can’t help but feel great for the Rangers, but Jeff Bannister’s story is a very compelling one. He came in as a guy who was given an opportunity and Jon Daniels had a hunch about him. They had the tough start early, but Jeff’s a guy that’s an energetic believer. He kept those guys going. It’s been remarkable, and they have a real chance."

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Cuban: Chandler 'has right to be salty' at Mavs

Mark Cuban understands why Tyson Chandler would be a bit mad at the Mavs since the team's front office has twice given him second-fiddle treatment in free agency.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs owner Mark Cuban is committed to keeping Rick Carlisle in Dallas long term but says he hasn't thought much about a contract extension as the coach enters the final season of his contract. "We obviously want to keep Rick and he doesn't want to go anywhere, so I don't see it being an issue," Cuban said on 103.3 FM ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

How much does retirement cross the mind of seventh-leading all-time scorer Dirk Nowitzki as he enters his 18th season? "Obviously it gets closer, but it's not like I'm thinking about the beach every day," Nowitzki said. "I want to play two more years under contract here, hopefully at a high level, compete, hopefully be efficient when I'm out there. And then retirement obviously comes soon enough."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs have a long-term outlook after giving Wesley Matthews a four-year, $70 million contract months removed from surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. "I understand the business aspect of it," said Matthews, who was dunking off a vertical leap after Thursday's practice. "It's a great thing to be wanted by the franchise, and they want me. Of course, they want me for four years. I just feel that the four years starts opening night."

Chandler Parsons needs more cowbell (0:15)
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6dTim MacMahon

It's wait and see for Mavs and JaVale McGee

A healthy JaVale McGee would be the Mavs' best option to start at center. But the Mavs have no idea when McGee will be healthy.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Samuel Dalembert has a chance to compete to be the Mavs' starting center, but he's not off to a good start. "Sam needs to get in better shape," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He knows that and he's working hard at it."


Matthews, Mavs disagree on return date

Wesley Matthews, who is recovering from a torn Achilles, wants to return by opening night on Oct. 28, but coach Rick Carlisle said that likely won't happen: "We're going to have to fight to keep him off the court."

Dirk Nowitzki: Not dwelling on DeAndre dis

The Dallas star believes the team has "recovered fine" from DeAndre Jordan's flip-flop that saw him spurn a verbal agreement with the Mavs to stay with the Clippers: "We all have changed our minds before, so I don't think him changing the decision was that big of a deal. I think how it was handled after was the big deal to us."

New Maverick Williams wants to fight off doubts (3:47)
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New Mav D-Will: 'I want to prove myself wrong'

Three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams, who is excited about his "fresh start" with the Mavericks, acknowledged dealing with a confidence crisis over the past two seasons.

Harris in next round of rankings

As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 200-181, see where veteran guard Devin Harris landed in the rankings. #NBArank: Day Four

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle basically rules out Wesley Matthews being ready for the opener. "He's not going to want to tell you that and we're going to have to fight to keep him off the court, but we've got to do this the right way."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Deron Williams has a new look, a fresh start and a big smile as the Dallas Mavericks hold their media day.

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Sources: Parsons had 'minor hybrid' knee surgery

The procedure that Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons had on his right knee on May 1 was a "minor hybrid" microfracture operation, according to sources.

One Mav in next round of rankings

As our rankings of NBA players roll on to Nos. 201-250, see which member of the Mavericks makes the next group. #NBArank: Day Three

How will the Mavs begin this season?

Dirk Nowitski will need his surrounding cast to get healthy if Dallas is to have a chance at climbing up the ranks in the West. Where does Marc Stein have the Mavs at the beginning of the season? Power Rankings: Preseason

Team Stats

Points Per Game105.23rd
Rebounds Per Game42.323rd
Assists Per Game22.58th
Points Allowed102.325th

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