2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
24-58, 4th in Southwest
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9hTim MacMahon

Sources: Mavs' Doncic unlikely for summer league

The Mavericks are leaning toward holding first-round draft pick Luka Doncic, who played competitively for most of the past 10 months, out of summer league, team sources tell ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A Mavs source says Luka Doncic is unlikely to play in the Las Vegas summer league. The Mavs don't want to overwork Doncic in the wake of a long EuroLeague season that ended earlier this week.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

Stephen A.: Doncic, Young 'will be linked for years to come' (1:17)

The Get Up squad talks NBA Draft

The Get Up squad breaks down the NBA Draft, and Collin Sexton implores LeBron to stay after being drafted by the Cavs. Plus, Ryen Russilo and Jay Williams analyze the draft.


2018 Post-draft reactions

Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon, Andrew Han and Jackie MacMullan offer reactions to the Luka Doncic trade (2:45), other draft surprises (19:15), the implications on free agency (22:55), the next steps in the Kawhi situation (38:40) and picks they liked (44:50).

Doncic's whirlwind draft experience (1:23)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Minor cap ramifications for Dallas moving 5 to 3 to select Luka Doncic. The cap hit for Doncic will be $6.6M and not $5.4M had the Mavericks stayed at 5.

Doncic drafted by Hawks, traded to Mavs (2:01)
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1dTim MacMahon

Mavericks move up for Doncic; Young to Hawks

The Mavericks will be the final destination for Luka Doncic, with the Hawks acquiring Trae Young after the teams traded picks in Thursday night's NBA draft.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A source said the Hawks asked the Mavericks for future picks in swapping Kent Bazemore for Wesley Matthews Jr. in the teams' discussion about Dallas moving up for No. 5 to No. 3 in the draft.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Donnie Nelson downplays likelihood of Mavs moving up in draft. "We feel real confident where we're at, and that's probably the way it will play out."


Conversations about the 2018 draft

Kevin Arnovitz, Jonathan Givony, Mike Schmitz and Kevin Pelton discuss how a prospect's profile can fluctuate leading up to the draft (1:30), how to sift through the rumor mill (10:50), the top players in the 2018 draft (19:05) and draft night questions (36:10).


Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Shaquille O'Neal and draft prospects Mikal Bridges, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Marvin Begley III teamed up with JCPenney to host a day of mentorship for teens in Brooklyn with The Y!:

Prospect Profile: Jalen Brunson (0:46)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavericks guard J.J. Barea won the 2017-18 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award from the Pro Basketball Writers Association. Barea earned the honor primarily due to his extensive efforts in helping his native Puerto Rico recover from hurricane devastation. Other finalists were Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, James Harden and Dwyane Wade.

Prospect Profile: Luka Doncic (0:45)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dirk Nowitzki points to the Finals ratings as proof that the Warriors "are great for this league," even though their dominance was expected after signing Kevin Durant.


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

First baseman Dirk Nowitzki won't be able to run the bases during his annual celebrity baseball game tomorrow, but he plans on getting at least one at-bat. He says there have been some "ups and downs" in his rehab from ankle surgery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Oakland's Kendrick Nunn has worked out for the Pistons, Suns, Nets, Bulls and Thunder thus far. Nunn, one of the NCAA's top scorers last season, has workouts scheduled with the Nuggets, Kings, Mavs and Rockets and will work out in front of nearly 100 pro personnel at the Impact group workout this week.

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.328th
Rebounds Per Game41.327th
Assists Per Game22.719th
Points Allowed105.412th

Team History