Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story
DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With just one appearance in the playoffs over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking progress. They turned to one of the NBA's most forward-thinking...
Mavericks waive Zach Randolph, acquired in trade with Kings
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks have waived Zach Randolph two days after acquiring the forward while sending Harrison Barnes to Sacramento in a trade designed to give Dallas salary-cap relief.
Randolph and young forward Justin Jackson were sent to the Mavericks in a deal that came together while Barnes was playing for Dallas in a 99-93 win over Charlotte on Wednesday. Jackson was active for Friday night's game against Milwaukee.
Luka Doncic gives Mavs hope of transition to next Euro star
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic is getting help from a variety of angles as the teenager makes the transition from European basketball to the NBA with the Dallas Mavericks.
The Slovenian rookie has mom to keep things settled at home, 40-year-old fellow Euro transplant Dirk Nowitzki to teach what it takes to become an NBA MVP and young point guard Dennis Smith Jr. to share the burden of expectations for lifting a fading franchise.
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic didn't get compared to Larry Bird when he was introduced a day after the Dallas Mavericks traded up to get the third overall pick in the NBA draft.
For president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, that's progress based on his last experience of getting a tender-aged European in hopes of lifting the Mavericks out of the doldrums.
By DAVID WALSH
LAVALETTE - It might seem odd that a man in the excavation and construction business would all of a sudden become owner of a golf course. Or does it?
Donnie Nelson, owner of Nelson's Excavation & Construction, is the new man in charge at Creekside Golf Course in Lavalette. He's got R.J. Frulla of Huntington as his right-hand man. Nelson purchased the 18-hole course in January and brought Frulla in a month later.
DALLAS (AP) — North Carolina State freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. was still available when the Dallas Mavericks came up at No. 9 in the NBA draft — the same spot that led them to Dirk Nowitzki nearly 20 years ago.
Coach Rick Carlisle described "thunderous" applause in the Dallas draft room Thursday night. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson may have lost count of the chest bumps.
D-League getting respect as legit NBA minor league system
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Joel Bolomboy has been back and forth between the NBA Development League's Salt Lake City Stars and the Utah Jazz 15 times since November.
In the old system, the second-round draft pick would have been racking up frequent flyer miles bouncing around the minor leagues and overseas, much like Hassan Whiteside and Danny Green did before him. But in a growing trend around the NBA, the Jazz moved their D-League team closer to home — from Boise, Idaho to Salt Lake City.
DALLAS (AP) — The Mavericks signed free agent forward Harrison Barnes to a four-year, $94 million maximum contract as soon as the rules allowed, with a lighthearted poke at the drama that cost them DeAndre Jordan last year.
Dallas owner Mark Cuban tweeted a picture shortly after the NBA's moratorium ended at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Thursday showing the former Golden State player playfully handcuffed to president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, with both...