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Dallas Mavs Bench Fined $25K; Coach Jason Kidd Says NBA is ‘Flawed’: Playoffs Tracker


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The Dallas Mavericks have been connected to quite a lot of different players across the league in NBA trade rumors and speculation, including Detroit Pistons’ Jerami Grant, Indiana Pacers’ Myles Turner, Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins, and more.

After which there’s the NBA Playoffs, and so far more to chronicle. …

Here at DallasBasketball.com, we’ll keep you up so far on all Mavs-related trade rumors, reports and speculation because the offseason approaches.

MAY 6 NBA IS ‘WRONG’ The Dallas Mavericks have been fined $25,000 by the NBA, the announcement coming on Friday, for bench players and coaches straying too far onto the court in a Game 2 loss to Phoenix within the Western Conference semifinals.

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Coach Jason Kidd criticized the choice before Game 3 in Dallas.

“That’s cool,” he said sarcastically, in no mood to goof off with Phoenix up 2-0 within the series. “The league is the fallacious things.”

MAY 5 COOL HAND LUKA, HOT DRAYMOND The NBA announced Thursday it has fined the Warriors’ Draymond Green $25,000 for flipping off fans in Memphis during Tuesday’s Western Conference playoff matchup.

Because the Golden State forward entered the locker room in the primary quarter Tuesday night to be able to get stitches for a right eye laceration, he held up two middle fingers in response to being booed by fans. And after the sport …

“You gonna boo someone who was elbowed in the attention and face is running with blood, it is best to get flipped off,” Green said. “I’ll take the wonderful. I’ll do an appearance and make up the cash. It felt really good to flip them off. … If they’re going to be that nasty, I will probably be nasty, too. I’m assuming the cheers were because they know I will be fined. Great, I make $25 million a yr. I must be just wonderful.”

Nice. And fined.

The NBA Playoffs are physical. Ask the Dallas Mavs’ Luka Doncic, who’s averaging 40 points per game against the Suns, who’re up 2-0 while attempting to beat up Doncic, who has a responsibility – despite his rep of getting cross-ways with the refs – of being Cool Hand Luka with regards to T’s.

APRIL 28: Rudy’s Bees

Rudy Gobert arrived on the Thursday shootaround with yet one more Jazz problem as they face elimination in Game 6 by the hands of Luka Doncic and the Mavs.


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“I like honey, so I at all times desired to have my very own,” said Gobert, explaining why he has his own beehive at his house. “It’s great.”

Sure. Unless you get stung. By the bees. Within the face.

Gobert said this week, he and his beekeeper poked around within the hive, irritating the queen bee, and that his bees have in consequence been “a little bit upset” since then.

Next, Rudy tangles with Luka Doncic and the Mavs. Get all the great things on the series and on Game 6 here.

MAR 1: ‘Air Luka’ Makes an Appearance



If there have been any doubts about Michael Jordan transferring a few of his powers over to Luka Doncic in the course of the NBA All-Star break, there might not be any now, as Doncic dropped jaws with this massive put-back dunk over Lakers center Dwight Howard.

This play got here only one possession after Doncic got pushed within the back by Russell Westbrook on a drive, but didn’t get the decision. As a substitute of taking his frustrations out of the officials this time, Doncic decided to take it out on the rim. From that moment on, Dallas gained all of the momentum in the primary half.

FEB 26: Anthony Davis Out For 4-5 Weeks



In response to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroski, Los Angeles Lakers big man Anthony Davis will probably be out for an prolonged time frame with the NBA season entering its final stretch.

“The Lakers dropped to 27-32 with Friday’s loss to the Clippers, ninth within the Western Conference and playing without Davis for what sources told ESPN are likely one other 4 to 5 weeks with a right mid-foot sprain,” said Woj.

Because of this Davis is more likely to miss each games in March where the Lakers play the Dallas Mavericks. The primary of those two meetings will probably be on Tuesday night. Davis has played in only 37 games this season, averaging 23.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and a pair of.3 blocks per game.

FEB 24: Mavs Sign Moses Wright to Two-Way


In response to a report from The Athletic, the Dallas Mavericks are signing Moses Wright to a two-way contact. The 23-year-old forward played his college ball at Georgia Tech, where he averaged 10 points and five rebounds per game over 4 seasons. Wright won the AAC Player of the 12 months award during his senior season.

Wright was previously with the Los Angeles Clippers and their G-League affiliate, the Agua Caliente Clippers. Wright will likely spend lots of time in Frisco with the Texas Legends. The 6-9 big man averaged 17.6 points per game while shooting 58 percent from the sector and 41 percent from deep within the G-League. Wright 

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