Mavericks sign Josh Green to contract extension

The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to a multi-year contract extension with guard Josh Green.

Green’s deal is reportedly a three-year, $41 million extension.

Green (6-6, 210) enters his fourth season having increased his averages in each one prior. In 2022-23, he posted career-high averages of 9.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 25.7 minutes. Green also shot 53.7% from the field (205-382 FG), 40.2% from three (68-169 3FG) and 72.3% (68-94 FT) from the free throw line. When called upon to be a starter last season, he averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 31.3 minutes in 21 games.

“We have seen Josh work extremely hard over his time with the Mavs to become an impactful player on both ends of the floor,” said Mavericks GM and VP of Basketball Operations Nico Harrison. “His energy is contagious for our group, and when he’s in the game he pushes his teammates to play at a different speed. Josh is a high-level person and teammate, and we are happy to have him with our program for the long term.”

The Australian native played one year of college basketball at Arizona before being selected 18th overall by Dallas in the 2020 NBA Draft. Green owns career averages of 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 18.2 minutes over 166 games (29 starts) in his three seasons, and he has 17 games of playoff experience.

Green produced six games with at least 20 points in 2022-23 after not scoring 20 or more points in any game his first two seasons. He tallied a career-high 29 points, including 12 in the third quarter, in 37 minutes at Utah on Feb. 6, and was a +39 on the night. During the month of February, he scored in double figures in a career-best six consecutive games. In March, Green posted three consecutive games with 20-or-more points.

Representing his national team, Green has played for Australia in the 2023 FIBA World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where he won a bronze medal – the country’s first-ever Olympic medal in men’s basketball.

Mavericks convert Dexter Dennis and Greg Brown III deals to two-way contracts

The Dallas Mavericks have converted guard Dexter Dennis and forward Greg Brown III to Two-Way contracts.

Dennis (6-5, 210) appeared in all four of Dallas’ preseason games and averaged 3.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game.

Dennis went undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft after finishing his college career as a graduate transfer at Texas A&M. In 34 games (all starts) for the Aggies last season, he averaged 9.5 points, a team-high 5.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 28.7 minutes per game.

Dennis will wear No. 17 for the Mavericks.

Brown (6-8, 217) saw action in two of the Mavericks’ four exhibition games and averaged 2.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 9.8 minutes per contest.

The former Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and Texas Mr. Basketball honoree played one season at the University of Texas, where he was named to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team for the Longhorns in 2021. Brown was drafted in the second round (43rd overall pick) of the 2021 NBA Draft, spending two seasons with Portland and averaging 4.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 11.5 minutes in 64 games (6 starts).

Brown will wear No. 13 for Dallas.

The Mavericks’ roster stands at 18 players, including three Two-Way players (AJ Lawson, Dennis and Brown).

Mavericks sign Taze Moore

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Taze Moore.

Moore (6-5, 195) played in 39 games for Dallas’ G League club Texas Legends in 2022–23, averaging 10.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. Moore was not selected in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Moore also participated in 2023 Summer League for the Mavericks, where he averaged 7.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists over the course of five games while shooting 60.0% (15-25 FG).

Moore spent four years of collegiate basketball at Cal State Bakersfield before moving to Houston for his final two years of eligibility in 2021–2022. He played in 36 games (31 starts) with the Cougars, averaging 10.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.6 steals, and was named the Great Clips Slam Dunk Champion.

Mavericks waive Jordan Walker, Joe Wieskamp and Mike Miles Jr.

The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Mike Miles Jr., guard Jordan Walker and guard/forward Joe Wieskamp.

On July 14, 2023, Miles Jr. signed a Two-Way deal but did not participate in Dallas’ first three preseason contests.

On August 14, 2023, Walker and Wieskamp both signed with the Mavericks as free agents. They each played in each of Dallas’ three preseason games. In 8.1 minutes per game, Walker averaged 5.7 points and 1.7 assists. Wieskamp played 3.8 minutes per game on average and scored three points in the opening game against Minnesota on October 5.

Mavericks re-sign Markieff Morris

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed forward/center Markieff Morris.

Morris (6-9, 250) originally came to Dallas along with Kyrie Irving in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 6, 2023. He holds career averages of 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 24.1 minutes over 750 games (378 starts) with Phoenix, Washington, Oklahoma City, Detroit, the L.A. Lakers, Miami, Brooklyn and Dallas. He has shot 44.6% (3,065-6,877 FG) from the field, 34.3% (635-1,853 3FG) from beyond the arc and 77.8% (1,189-1,528 FT) from the free throw line over his career. Morris appeared in eight games (1 start) for the Mavericks in the 2022-23 season and averaged 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 8.8 minutes.

Selected with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Suns, the University of Kansas product won an NBA Championship in 2020 with the Lakers. He averaged 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 18.4 minutes per game in 21 games (2 starts) during the Lakers’ postseason run.

In the community, Markieff and his twin brother, Marcus, started the Family Over Everything Foundation to provide support and guidance that helps alleviate the burdens, financial and otherwise, faced by many single parents, families in underserved communities, and at-risk members of society.

Morris will now wear No. 88 for the Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks will play preseason game against Real Madrid at WiZink Center in Madrid October 10, 2023

The NBA has announced that the Dallas Mavericks will play a preseason game against reigning EuroLeague champion Real Madrid at the WiZink Center in Madrid on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at 8:45 p.m. CET, marking 35 years since the first NBA games in Spain in 1988. The matchup will be the NBA’s eighth game in the Spanish capital and 20th game in Spain overall.

The Mavericks currently feature four-time NBA All-Star and All-NBA First Team member Luka Dončić, who joined Real Madrid at the age of 13 and became the youngest-ever EuroLeague and EuroLeague Final Four MVP when he led Real Madrid to the 2018 EuroLeague title at age 19. The Mavericks also feature 2016 NBA champion and eight-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving.

Real Madrid features Spanish legend and former NBA draftee Sergio Llull as well as several former NBA players, including Rudy Fernández, Mario Hezonja, Džanan Musa, and Sergio Rodríguez. Real Madrid has won a record 36 La Liga ACB championships and is the winningest team in EuroLeague history with 11 titles.

The matchup marks the first preseason NBA game in Madrid since 2016, when Dončić and Real Madrid hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder. In 1988, the Boston Celtics played two games in Madrid against the then Yugoslavian Men’s National Team and Real Madrid.

Prior to the game in Madrid, the Mavericks will play two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Oct. 5 and 7 as part of The NBA Abu Dhabi Games 2023.

“Bringing the live NBA experience directly to our passionate international fans is an important part of our year-round efforts to grow basketball and the NBA around the world,” said NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum. “We’re excited for the Mavericks to play Real Madrid and look forward to engaging with fans from Spain and across Europe around this historic matchup.”

“Following our preseason games in Abu Dhabi, we are thrilled to play the game we love for the MFFLs in Madrid,” said Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall. “Our team is lucky to have one of the greatest international NBA ambassadors in Luka, and we look forward to connecting with Real Madrid and their fans.”

“Facing an NBA team is always special, but on this occasion even more so, as it will give us the opportunity to once again enjoy a Real Madrid legend and NBA star like Luka Dončić, who proudly carries the name of our club and presumes of being a Madridista wherever he goes,” said Real Madrid Ambassador Felipe Reyes. “It will be a great spectacle and a very exciting moment for all madridistas and basketball lovers.”

Mavericks sign forward Derrick Jones Jr.

The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Derrick Jones Jr.

Jones (6-6, 210) holds career averages of 6.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 18.7 minutes in 344 games (97 starts) with Phoenix, Miami, Portland and Chicago. Over 22 career postseason games, including 15 played during the Heat’s run to the NBA Finals in 2020, he has averaged 2.0 points in 7.5 minutes.

“We are excited to welcome Derrick to Dallas,” said Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison. “Derrick has always showcased a team-first approach with his ability to adapt his game to complement his teammates. His versatility on both ends of the floor will allow us to utilize his skillset and athleticism in a variety of different lineups.”

The seven-year veteran won the AT&T Slam Dunk contest at NBA All-Star in 2020, and his block percentage of 3.7 ranked 16th in the league during the 2020-21 season. Jones went undrafted in 2016 before signing with the Suns. He saw time in the G League in 2016-17 and 2017-18 with both the Northern Arizona Suns and Sioux Falls Skyforce, and averaged 16.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.3 steals, 1.6 blocks and 30.2 minutes across both seasons.

Jones played one year at UNLV in 2015-16 and averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 30 games (15 starts). He finished the season as the Runnin’ Rebels’ second-leading scorer, and he scored in double figures 18 times, including five games with at least 20 points.

He will wear No. 55 for the Mavericks.

Mavericks sign rookie Olivier-Maxence Prosper

The Dallas Mavericks yesterday signed first-round pick Olivier-Maxence Prosper.

Dallas acquired the draft rights to Prosper, the 24th overall pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, along with center Richaun Holmes from Sacramento in exchange for cash considerations on July 6.

“O-Max was considered one of the best wing defenders in college basketball last year and plays with tremendous energy,” said Mavericks General Manager Nico Harrison. “We are excited to put pen to paper and officially sign him.”

Prosper, who turned 21 years old on July 3, averaged 12.6 points (.439 FG%, .821 FT%), 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 25.2 minutes per game in five games (all starts) for the Mavericks’ NBA 2K24 Summer League 2023 team that finished 4-1 in Las Vegas.

The 6-8 forward recorded a 40.5-inch max vertical jump and measured with a 7-1 wingspan at the 2023 NBA Draft Combine this past summer.

Prosper spent two seasons at Marquette, where he averaged 12.5 points (.512 FG%), 4.7 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game in 36 games (all starts) as a junior last season. He played his freshman year at Clemson before transferring to Marquette.

Both growing up in Montréal, Prosper played alongside Indiana’s Bennedict Mathurin in AAU and eventually at the NBA’s Latin American Academy in Mexico City. He is one of three Canadians on the Mavericks’ roster (along with AJ Lawson and Dwight Powell) and helped the Canadian national team to third-place finish at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Latvia.

Prosper will wear No. 18 for the Mavericks.

Mavericks sign guard Mike Miles Jr. to Two-Way contract

The Dallas Mavericks have signed guard Mike Miles Jr. to a Two-Way contract.

Miles (6-2, 205) is a local North Texas product who attended Lancaster High School before playing his collegiate basketball at Texas Christian University. In his three-year collegiate career at TCU, Miles averaged 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 83 career games (78 starts) on his way to twice being named All-Big 12 Second Team. In his final season, he averaged 17.9 points (third-best in the Big 12), 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.2 steals and 32.0 minutes in 27 games (all starts) and was a finalist for both the John Wooden Award and the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.

“Mike has been a winner at every level of basketball, from his gold medal experience with Team USA in 2021 to his state championship game run at Lancaster High School to multiple winning seasons at TCU,” General Manager Nico Harrison said. “Mike is a strong, physical guard who competes on both ends of the floor. This past season at TCU, he showcased his dynamic scoring ability while maintaining great efficiency. He will bring some local Dallas toughness and competitive spirit to our group.”

The standout guard at Lancaster led the Tigers to a 36-1 season and a state tournament finals berth as a senior. Miles averaged 21.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals and was named 5A Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, USA Today Boys Basketball Player of the Year in Dallas and SportsDay’s All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year by the Dallas Morning News.

Miles helped Team USA bring home a gold medal from the 2021 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Latvia. The guard finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals with no turnovers in 30 minutes of action in Team USA’s 83-81 win over France in the championship game.

Miles will wear No. 14 for the Mavericks.