It’s Mavericks Media Day, and Mavs Moneyball is here at the American Airlines Center. There’s always something worth talking about here, so first, keep an eye on @tim_cato and @garooya for immediate updates, plus @mavsmoneyball.
But hey, your boss doesn’t let you use Twitter at work, huh? That’s alright. Keep an eye on this post and we’ll have everything you need to take a look at. We can start here.
The Mavs will support any social protests the team decides on
Carlisle says the Mavericks and Mark Cuban are going to be 100% supportive of any players who choose to protest the anthem.— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) September 26, 2016
Carlisle: "My feeling is our right to protest can bring important attention to the necessity of change."— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) September 26, 2016
Andrew Bogut’s a Dirk protector
Andrew Bogut: "If players are physical with Dirk, I'll be physical with them. I'll try to protect him."— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) September 26, 2016
Bogut specifically wanted to come to Dallas
Golden State gave him a choice between Houston and Big D:
Andrew Bogut said he "would have asked for a buyout" if traded to a team other than the Mavs.... https://t.co/hiKWrpHduw— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) September 26, 2016
Andrew Bogut: "I like Texas." @espn_macmahon: "Houston is in Texas." Bogut: "I like Dallas better."— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) September 26, 2016
Justin Anderson’s dancing skills need work
Maybe he could get some lessons from Quincy Acy!
Dirk knows his own limitations
This is both sad and hilariously self-aware.
dirk on his young teammates: "we should have a pretty good defense once i'm out."— Austin (@garooya) September 26, 2016
Of course, Dirk will get his games off and rest like any other recent year, so we may get a glimpse sooner than that. (PLEASE NEVER LEAVE US DIRK.)
Dirk on Kevin Garnett
Dirk Nowitzki on retiring rival Kevin Garnett: "KG and I had a few battles just because he was so intense, and... https://t.co/J52qN5LjFi— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) September 26, 2016
And of course, for more on Dirk and KG, check out Josh Bowe’s excellent piece.