Mavericks 94, Wizards 93...
Mavericks-Wizards, Box 2010-01...
Mavericks G Howard sits out wi...
'Sheed docked $35K for publicl...
Celtics' Wallace fined $35K fo...
Trail Blazers' Miller says Six...
NBA Roundup: Friday's action...
Presented By: 2010-01-20...
Sixers Notes: Dalembert on own...
Bosh has 23 points, 13 rebound...
Mavericks notes after destroyi...
Nowitzki supended for foul on ...
Clippers sign Nick Fazekas to ...
Mavericks sign Jamaal Magloire...
Devin Harris out 1-2 more week...
Brand, Maggette could opt out
Brand has surgury
Steve
where are you mike?
money and politics overpower j
Houston Rockets will change Ko
Will Sunyue be the new magicia
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
 
 
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » Dallas Mavericks Roster Report 2009-09-18


Dallas Mavericks Roster Report 2009-09-18


Dallas Mavericks Roster Report 2009-09-18PLAYER NEWS:

--F Tim Thomas is not off to a good start with his newest club. The journeyman will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair a cartilage injury in his left knee suffered while he was working out at home.

Thomas won't be ready for the start of Mavs training camp on Sept. 28 and the team hopes he will be in good enough condition to open the regular season on Oct. 27, but that will likely depend on the severity of the injury, which won't be known until team doctor T.O. Souryal gets inside the knee.

The Mavs signed the 6-foot-10 Thomas mainly for his three-point shooting ability.

--G J.J. Barea wasn't happy that Mavs owner Mark Cuban put the kibosh on his international playing hopes, just as Cuban did with Dirk Nowitzki.

While Nowitzki said he was fine with skipping the European championships in Poland, diminutive guard J.J. Barea, coming off his best season as a pro, but also recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, was told to skip the FIBA America's tournament held Aug. 26-Sept. 6.

Barea told El Nuevo Dia that he was "devastated" by the Mavs' decision because he has represented Puerto Rico in competition since he was 16.

Barea had left shoulder surgery May 28. FIBA rules give NBA teams the right to hold a player out if the player is injured or recovering from injury.

--F Dirk Nowitzki found out that he won't be a father after all, which probably comes as good news for the Mavs' perennial All-Star. It turns out that his former fiancee, Cristal Taylor, who was recently sentenced to five years in prison, wasn't pregnant, as she had claimed multiple times after her arrest.

Nowitzki had said if Taylor was pregnant that he would seek custody of the child and care for it. Taylor was arrested at Nowitzki's home last May during the second round of the playoffs.

She was sentenced to five years in Missouri for violating probation in a 12-year-old forgery and theft case.

MEDICAL WATCH:

--F Josh Howard (left ankle/wrist surgery) is expected to be at full strength for the start of training camp.

DRAFT PICKS:

Rodrigue Beaubois, G, 6-2, France (first round) -- Mavs like his extraordinary wing span, quickness and leaping ability, but he's more a piece for the future than a title run next season.

Nick Calathes, G, 6-5, Florida State (second round) -- Taken by Minnesota at No. 45 and then acquired by the Mavs, who have been fans for some time. He could gain seasoning next year in Greece.

Ahmad Nivins, F, 6-9, St. Joseph's (second round) -- Taken with the 56th pick, the Mavs hope his experience as a four-year college player will translate into immediate spot help on the blocks.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: September 18, 2009

 

 
Copyright © Maverickshome.com, Inc. All rights reserved 2018.