NBA Basketball

Dallas Mavericks (33-49)


Sun. 4/9 Tue. 4/11 Wed. 4/12
@ Pho 
L 111-124
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vs. Den 
L 91-109
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@ Mem 
W 100-93
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Mavs get their man in NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

DALLAS (AP) North Carolina State freshman point guard Dennis Smith Jr. was still available when the Dallas Mavericks came up at No. 9 in the NBA draft - the same spot that led them to Dirk Nowitzki nearly 20 years ago.

Coach Rick Carlisle described "thunderous" applause in the Dallas draft room Thursday night. President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson may have lost count of the chest bumps.

"This is the guy that we were after," said Nelson, who said before the draft that point guard was the team's biggest need. "And if we would have drafted a lot higher, he was the guy that we had circled."

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Leaders
Points: Harrison Barnes19.2
Rebounds: Dirk Nowitzki6.5
Assists: J.J. Barea5.5
FG%: Seth Curry48.1%
Steals: Nerlens Noel1.27
Blocks: Nerlens Noel0.98
Defense (Rank)
Points: 100.8 (4)
Rebounds: 44.5 (25)
Assists: 21.3 (5)
FG%: 46.9% (27)
FT%: 77.2% (17)
3P%: 38.0% (29)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 97.9 (30)
Rebounds: 38.6 (30)
Assists: 20.8 (27)
FG%: 44.0% (28)
FT%: 80.1% (4)
3P%: 35.5% (16)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-San Antonio 61 21 .744 --
x-Houston 55 27 .671 6.0
x-Memphis 43 39 .524 18.0
New Orleans 34 48 .415 27.0
Dallas 33 49 .402 28.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/11/2017 DeAndre Liggins Signed as Free Agent
3/30/2017 Jarrod Uthoff Contract Extended Signed to multi-year extension
3/29/2017 Manny Harris Waived
3/20/2017 Manny Harris Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/19/2017 Jarrod Uthoff Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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