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2018–19 Dallas Mavericks season
Head coachRick Carlisle
General managerDonnie Nelson
Owner(s)Mark Cuban
ArenaAmerican Airlines Center
Results
Record26–31 (.456)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Southwest)
Conference: 12th (Western)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFS Southwest, KTXA
RadioKESN
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The 2018–19 Dallas Mavericks season is the 39th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is also Dirk Nowitzki's 21st season with the Mavericks, making his season debut on December 13, 2018 against the Phoenix Suns. Not only would he break a record previously set by Kobe Bryant for the most seasons spent playing for a single NBA team, but he also became the fifth player in the NBA history to play in the league for 21 seasons.[1]

On January 31st, 2019, the Mavericks acquired NBA all star Kristaps Porzingis in exchange for former no. 9 overall pick Dennis Smith Jr.

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 3 Luka Dončić[2] SG  Slovenia Spain Real Madrid
2 33 Jalen Brunson[3] PG  United States Villanova
2 57 Ray Spalding[4] PF  United States Louisville
2 60 Kostas Antetokounmpo[5] PF  Greece Dayton

Entering the night of the draft, the Mavericks originally held only the fifth, thirty-third, and fifty-fourth picks of the 2018 NBA Draft. The last of their second round picks was acquired from a three-way trade the previous season from the Denver Nuggets that also involved the New York Knicks. The Mavericks originally fell down a spot from fourth to fifth during the NBA Draft Lottery due to them originally missing out on the Top 3 selections, despite having the tiebreaker over the Atlanta Hawks for better odds there. This also resulted in them having the better second round pick over the Hawks by comparison. Ironically, by the night of the draft, Dallas traded their original first round pick in the draft (which became Oklahoma Sooners point guard Trae Young) and a protected 2019 first round pick to Atlanta in exchange for the Hawks' own first round pick, which became the Slovenian superstar guard/forward Luka Dončić.[6] Dončić is a combo guard/small forward that grew to be a very major contributor for Real Madrid Baloncesto in the EuroLeague and Spain's national Liga ACB, winning championships and MVP awards throughout his professional tenure there, including being named the youngest ever EuroLeague Final Four MVP that year.

During the beginning of the second round, the Mavericks selected point guard Jalen Brunson from Villanova University. Brunson was a key contributor for two out of three years of NCAA Championships during his time at Villanova, with his second championship year (final college year overall) also naming him both the consensus National College Player of the Year and All-American First Team member. Finally, with their last (54th) pick, they traded that selection (which became Southern Methodist University point guard Shake Milton) to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for their last two second round picks this year. With pick #57, the Mavericks received power forward Ray Spalding from Louisville University, while the very last selection of the 2018 NBA Draft became combo forward Kostas Antetokounmpo, younger brother of superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, from Dayton University. Antetokounmpo later signed a two-way contract to stay with the team on July 13, 2018.[5]

Roster[edit]

Dallas Mavericks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F 37 Antetokounmpo, Kostas (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997–11–20 Dayton
G 5 Barea, J. J. Injured 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1984–06–26 Northeastern
G/F 45 Broekhoff, Ryan 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1990–08–23 Valparaiso
G 13 Brunson, Jalen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1996–08–31 Villanova
G 23 Burke, Trey 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1992–11–12 Michigan
G 77 Dončić, Luka 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1999–02–28 Slovenia
F 10 Finney-Smith, Dorian 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1993–05–04 Florida
G 11 Hardaway, Tim Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992–03–16 Michigan
G 34 Harris, Devin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1983–02–27 Wisconsin
F 44 Jackson, Justin 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1995–03–28 North Carolina
F 42 Kleber, Maxi 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1992–01–29 Germany
G 1 Lee, Courtney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1985–10–03 Western Kentucky
G 3 Macon, Daryl (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995–11–29 Arkansas
C 50 Mejri, Salah 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1986–06–15 Tunisia
F 41 Nowitzki, Dirk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1978–06–19 Germany
F/C 6 Porziņģis, Kristaps Injured 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1995–08–02 Latvia
F/C 7 Powell, Dwight 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1991–07–20 Stanford
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–08

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Southwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Houston Rockets 33 24 .579 0.0 20–9 13–15 7–5 57
San Antonio Spurs 33 26 .559 1.0 22–7 11–19 8–5 59
Dallas Mavericks 26 31 .456 7.0 20–9 6–22 3–6 57
New Orleans Pelicans 26 33 .441 8.0 17–11 9–22 7–7 59
Memphis Grizzlies 23 36 .390 11.0 14–15 9–21 5–7 59

Conference[edit]

Western Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Golden State Warriors * 41 16 .719 57
2 Denver Nuggets * 39 18 .684 2.0 57
3 Oklahoma City Thunder 37 20 .649 4.0 57
4 Portland Trail Blazers 34 23 .596 7.0 57
5 Houston Rockets * 33 24 .579 8.0 57
6 Utah Jazz 32 25 .561 9.0 57
7 San Antonio Spurs 33 26 .559 9.0 59
8 Los Angeles Clippers 32 27 .542 10.0 59
9 Sacramento Kings 30 27 .526 11.0 57
10 Los Angeles Lakers 28 29 .491 13.0 57
11 Minnesota Timberwolves 27 30 .474 14.0 57
12 Dallas Mavericks 26 31 .456 15.0 57
13 New Orleans Pelicans 26 33 .441 16.0 59
14 Memphis Grizzlies 23 36 .390 19.0 59
15 Phoenix Suns 11 48 .186 31.0 59

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

The preseason scheduled was announced on August 23, 2018.[7]

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–2 (Home: 1–1; Road: 1–1)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

The schedule was announced on August 10, 2018.[8]


2018–19 game log
Total: 26–31 (Home: 20–9; Road: 6–22)
2018–19 season schedule

Awards[edit]

Player Award Awarded
Luka Dončić Rookie of the Month October/November[9]
December[10]
January[11]
Dirk Nowitzki All-Star[12]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

June 21, 2018[13] To Dallas Mavericks
Draft rights to Luka Dončić
To Atlanta Hawks
Draft rights to Trae Young
2019 protected first-round draft pick
June 21, 2018[14] To Dallas Mavericks
Draft rights to Ray Spalding
Draft rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo
To Philadelphia 76ers
Draft rights to Shake Milton
July 23, 2018[15] To Dallas Mavericks
Draft rights to Maarty Leunen
Cash considerations
To Los Angeles Clippers
Johnathan Motley
Draft rights to Renaldas Seibutis
August 2, 2018[16] To Dallas Mavericks
Chinanu Onuaku
Cash considerations
Option to swap 2020 second-round draft picks
To Houston Rockets
Draft rights to Maarty Leunen
January 31, 2019[17] To Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porziņģis
Tim Hardaway Jr.
Courtney Lee
Trey Burke
To New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr.
DeAndre Jordan
Wesley Matthews
2021 unprotected and 2023 protected first-round draft picks
February 6, 2019[18] To Dallas Mavericks
Zach Randolph
Justin Jackson
To Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes

Free agents[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Dirk Nowitzki[19] July 23, 2018
Salah Mejri[20] August 3, 2018

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
DeAndre Jordan[21] July 6, 2018 Los Angeles Clippers
Kostas Antetokounmpo[5] July 13, 2018 (Two-way contract) Dayton Flyers
Ding Yanyuhang[22] July 23, 2018 China Shandong Golden Stars
Daryl Macon[23] July 30, 2018 (Two-way contract) Arkansas Razorbacks
Terry Larrier[24] July 31, 2018 Connecticut Huskies
Salah Mejri[25] February 10, 2019
Codi Miller-McIntyre[26] August 1, 2018 Russia Parma Basket
Ryan Broekhoff[27] August 6, 2018 Russia Lokomotiv Kuban
Devin Harris[28] August 8, 2018 Denver Nuggets
Donte Ingram[29] October 8, 2018 Loyola Ramblers
Rashad Vaughn[29] Orlando Magic

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Kyle Collinsworth[30][31] Waived Toronto Raptors
Seth Curry[32] Signed 2-year, $2.75 million contract Portland Trail Blazers
Ding Yanyuhang[33] Waived Texas Legends
Yogi Ferrell[34] Signed 2-year, $6.2 million contract Sacramento Kings
Donte Ingram[35] Waived Texas Legends
Jalen Jones[5][29] Waived Cleveland Cavaliers
Terry Larrier[36] Waived
Doug McDermott[37] Signed 3-year, $22 million contract Indiana Pacers
Salah Mejri[18] Waived
Codi Miller-McIntyre[29] Waived Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg
Nerlens Noel[38] Signed 2-year minimum contract Oklahoma City Thunder
Chinanu Onuaku[39] Waived Portland Trail Blazers
Zach Randolph[40] Waived
Ray Spalding[17] Waived
Rashad Vaughn[35] Waived Texas Legends
Jeff Withey[41] Unrestricted free agent Turkey Tofaş

References[edit]

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