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  1. Tuesday And-1 Links: Dwyane Wade to play vs. Pacers

    Mar 25, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v Miami Heat

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • Dwyane Wade is expected to play Wednesday night in the Heat/Pacers showdown, meaning…

  2. The Extra Pass: Talking “Summer Dreams” with producer of Summer League documentary

    Mar 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Wizards Warriors Basketball

    I’m a big fan of the NFL/HBO series “Hard Knocks,” which each year follows a team through training camp and the drama of season-ending injuries and the cut downs — guys are playing for their livelihood and there is inherent drama in that. It’s great television. But thanks to guaranteed contracts you can’t do the…

  3. Mavericks’ rookie Gal Mekel has surgery on torn meniscus, out indefinitely

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Sacramento Kings

    At Summer League last year Gal Mekel like a guy with potential — he had a good basketball IQ, the recent MVP of the Israeli league just needed to see how to fit his game into the NBA. And he had done that in flashes recently, such as his seven assists Monday night against Orlando.…

  4. Wednesday And-1 links: LeBron designed a $50K watch. Because he can.

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    Heat Media Day Basketball

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Seth MacFarlane likes doing cutaways in Family Guy… • LeBron James helped…

  5. Shane Larkin’s ankle healed, he is ready for Mavericks camp

    Sep 16, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT

    Shane Larkin

    It’s good for rookie Shane Larkin that he is going to be ready to go for Dallas’ training camp when it opens in a couple weeks, because that is going to be his best chance to get some court time. Larkin, who was drafted No. 18 out of the University of Miami, broke his ankle…

  6. Devin Harris reaches new deal with Dallas

    Jul 31, 2013, 6:28 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    Nearly a month ago Devin Harris had a three-year, $9 million deal set to return to the Dallas Mavericks, the team that traded him away in 2008 (for some guy named Jason Kidd). All Harris had to do was pass the team physical… And he didn’t. The physical found a dislocated toe that was going…

  7. Israel coach: Mavericks are putting Gal Mekel in ‘impossible situation’

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson, Alon Mekel, Gal Mekel,

    NBA free agency continues to cause international incidents. Gal Mekel, the Israeli point guard who signed with the Mavericks earlier this month, will not be participating in EuroBasket this fall, and Israel coach Arik Shivek is not pleased. Shivek, via Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post: “Mekel told me that he was put in a…

  8. Report: Mavericks, Devin Harris trying to work out new deal

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks - Game Three

    The Dallas Mavericks had a deal to bring Devin Harris back as their point guard, 3 years and $9 million. They had shipped a promising young Harris out in the Jason Kidd deal back in 2008, but now they were bringing him back home. All he had to do was pass that team physical… Except…

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