73 Facts About Dallas Mavericks


Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

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The Dallas Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Western Conference Southwest Division.

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The Dallas Mavericks later entered a rebuilding phase in the tail end of Nowitzki's storied career.

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Dallas Mavericks was introduced to Carter by Mayor Robert Folsom, one of the owners and team president of the last professional basketball team in the city, the Dallas Chaparrals of the American Basketball Association, which moved to San Antonio in 1973 becoming the San Antonio Spurs.

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League was initially reluctant to expand to Dallas Mavericks, given Texas had both the Spurs and Houston Rockets.

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The University of Texas at Arlington, who uses the Dallas Mavericks nickname, had objections about a shared name but did not attempt any legal action.

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Still, VanDeWeghe refused to play for the expansion Dallas Mavericks and staged a holdout that lasted a month into its inaugural season.

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However, the Dallas Mavericks did make a player acquisition that, while it seemed minor at the time, turned out to play a significant role in the early years of their franchise.

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Dallas Mavericks had to be convinced to play for the team rather than attend to his studies at the University of Maryland .

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Dallas Mavericks finished with the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, and in their first playoff trip, they defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in five games.

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Dallas Mavericks had the eighth pick in the 1985 NBA draft—again due to a trade with the Cavaliers—and drafted German-born forward Detlef Schrempf out of Washington.

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Dallas Mavericks would show flashes of brilliance in his three-plus seasons with the team, but it was not until he was traded to the Indiana Pacers that he displayed his full potential.

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Dallas Mavericks selected Ohio State guard Jim Jackson with the fourth overall pick of the 1992 NBA draft, but he and owner Donald Carter could not come to terms on a contract for half of his rookie season.

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The Dallas Mavericks came dangerously close to setting the all-time worst record in NBA history .

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Dallas Mavericks selected Kentucky forward Jamal Mashburn with the fourth overall pick of the 1993 NBA draft and hired Quinn Buckner as head coach.

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Dallas Mavericks compiled the worst record for a rookie NBA head coach, a record that only lasted four years until Bill Hanzlik broke it with the Denver Nuggets.

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Danilovic played in 13 games for the Dallas Mavericks before opting out of his contract and signing with Bucker Bologna.

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Dallas Mavericks would spend part of the next eight years putting up modest contributions for Dallas and giving them substantial numbers in blocked shots.

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Dallas Mavericks was much helped by Nowitzki, who finally "arrived" in the NBA and established himself as a potent offensive threat.

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Dallas Mavericks has been fined millions of dollars for violating NBA rules.

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The Dallas Mavericks made several attempts to sign the Utah Jazz's star Karl Malone.

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The Dallas Mavericks swept the Kevin Garnett-led Minnesota Timberwolves in the playoffs but lost again in the second round to the Chris Webber-led Sacramento Kings.

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The Dallas Mavericks acquired Antawn Jamison, Danny Fortson, Jiri Welsch, and Chris Mills from Golden State in exchange for Nick Van Exel, Evan Eschmeyer, Popeye Jones, Avery Johnson, and Antoine Rigaudeau.

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However, the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated quickly in the playoffs, losing in the first round to the Chris Webber-led Sacramento Kings, a better defensive team.

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At the All-Star break, the Dallas Mavericks acquired Keith Van Horn for Calvin Booth and Henderson, the latter resigning only days later.

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Dallas Mavericks additionally was named the inaugural FIBA Europe Player of the Year.

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The Dallas Mavericks were able to advance to the Conference Finals against former teammate Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns.

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In Game 6, the Dallas Mavericks took an early double-digit lead, but again, Wade poured in 36 points, helped by Alonzo Mourning's five blocked shots, and the Dallas Mavericks lost their fourth game and the title after a string of botched three-pointers.

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However, the first-place Dallas Mavericks were defeated in six games by the 8th-seeded Golden State Warriors.

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The Mavs were exposed defensively, and the Warriors systematically dismantled the Dallas Mavericks by exploiting match-ups and preying on Dirk Nowitzki's weaknesses.

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Dallas Mavericks dealt Devin Harris, two first-round picks, and others to the New Jersey Nets for veteran all-star Jason Kidd and other role players; Cuban tried to sign the free agent Kevin Garnett unsuccessfully.

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The Dallas Mavericks stayed close with the Nuggets in the first three-quarters of Games 1 and 2, but it was the fourth quarter when Carmelo Anthony and the Nuggets woke up, as they took the first two games by double-digit figures.

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Game 3 in Dallas Mavericks was close the whole way, and Dallas Mavericks led by five points with less than a minute to go.

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The Dallas Mavericks made a transaction to compound their age problem by trading for All-Star small forward Shawn Marion.

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Dallas Mavericks acquired athletic center Nathan Jawai and power forward Kris Humphries.

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Many analysts viewed this as a beneficial trade for the Dallas Mavericks, given that it countered their age issues while providing them with more depth on the bench.

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The Dallas Mavericks added veteran forwards Tim Thomas, Drew Gooden, and Quinton Ross.

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The Dallas Mavericks felt that this trade was necessary due to Howard's declining performance and apparent unhappiness with the Dallas Mavericks organization.

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The Dallas Mavericks then entered the post-season with quite a bit of optimism and an assurance that they could earnestly contend for a title.

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The Dallas Mavericks then went on to drop seven of their next nine games, causing serious concern as to who would lead the offense in Nowitzki's absence.

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The Dallas Mavericks had a lousy reputation of struggling during the playoffs; many predicted them to be eliminated in the first round against the six-seeded Portland Trail Blazers.

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The whispers then began to re-surface that the Dallas Mavericks would let another impressive regular season go down the drain.

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The Dallas Mavericks then responded, posting back-to-back wins to oust the Blazers in six games.

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The Mavericks shocked the NBA world by winning the first two games in Los Angeles, heading back to Dallas.

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The Dallas Mavericks then met the upstart Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Finals.

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The Dallas Mavericks then won the next three games, including a 15-point comeback in Game 4, to take the five-game series.

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The Dallas Mavericks claimed their second Western Conference Championship in franchise history and met the team that defeated them in the 2006 NBA Finals, the Miami Heat.

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Dallas Mavericks entered the 2011 NBA Finals as underdogs, due to Miami's Big Three coming together at the start of the season.

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Dallas Mavericks raised their championship banner before their Finals rematch with the Heat on Christmas Day.

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Meanwhile, Odom, who proved to be a bad fit for the Dallas Mavericks, was deactivated for the final two months of the season.

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Games 1 and 2 went down to the wire, but the Dallas Mavericks fell short on both occasions as Kevin Durant made a game-winning jumper in Game 1, and late-game free throws in Game 2.

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The Dallas Mavericks signed Jose Calderon from the Detroit Pistons and Monta Ellis from the Bucks.

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Dallas Mavericks brought in Richard Jefferson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Jameer Nelson, Greg Smith to build a deep bench.

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The 53-point margin for Dallas Mavericks surpassed its 50-point win over the New York Knicks in January 2010.

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Dallas Mavericks received the ninth pick in the 2017 NBA draft and used it to select point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

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Dallas Mavericks traded their 2018 first-round pick, the 5th overall pick, and their 2019 first-round pick, the 10th overall pick.

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Nowitzki announced his retirement at season's end; his 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks marked the longest that any NBA player in history spent with a single franchise.

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At one point Dallas Mavericks dropped to 14th in the Western conference largely in part due to missing key pieces of their rotation.

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However the Dallas Mavericks lost in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers for the second consecutive season in seven games.

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The Dallas Mavericks won two of the games with Doncic out due to injury.

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The Dallas Mavericks then faced the Phoenix Suns, who won a league-best 64 games in the regular season.

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In Game 7, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Suns by 33 points, and at one point they had a 46-point lead.

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Dallas Mavericks-Heat rivalry is a testament to when the two teams faced each other in the NBA finals on two occasions.

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Dallas Mavericks was favored by many in the media to win the series.

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The Dallas Mavericks won the first two games but Miami went on to sweep the next four and win the NBA championship for the first time in team history.

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The Spurs have won five championships and six conference titles, while the Dallas Mavericks have won one championship and two conference titles.

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The Dallas Mavericks, run by a trio of Steve Nash, Michael Finley, and Dirk Nowitzki, had just defeated the Utah Jazz despite not having home-court advantage and were only starting to meld into a title contender.

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Dallas Mavericks was sorely missed as the Spurs won, taking the series back home for a Game 7.

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The Dallas Mavericks went on to the Conference Finals where they defeated the Suns in six games, but succumbed to the champion Heat in the NBA Finals.

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The Spurs and Mavericks split the first two games in San Antonio, but Dallas defeated the Spurs in games 3 and 4, both in Dallas.

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In 2010, the Dallas Mavericks matched up against the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs.

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In 2011, the Dallas Mavericks met the two-time defending champions Lakers in the semi-finals and rejected their three-peat by sweeping them in four games and eventually won the NBA Finals.

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Dallas Mavericks hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA.

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