Saturday, July 26, 2008

Green makes All-RMR Team


RMR MVP: Anthony Morrow

ALL-REVUE TEAM: Anthony Morrow, Morris Almond, Gerald Green, Anthony Randolph, Acie Law IV

Others receiving votes: Hamed Ehadadi (IRA), George Hill (SA), Anthony Tolliver (SA), Jaycee Carroll (NJ), Reyshawn Terry (DAL), Glen McGowan (NBADL), Othello Hunter (ATL), Jeremy Richardson (ATL), Julius Hodge (NJ), Ryan Anderson (NJ), Aaron Miles (DAL), DeMarcus Nelson (GS)

Green misses scoring title in RMR finale

Gerald Green just missed claiming the Rocky Mountain Revue scoring title as the Mavs wrapped up their Salt Lake City stay with an 82-70 win over Utah. Dallas closed out the Revue with a 4-2 mark, leaving the team 7-4 for the summer.

Utah’s Morris Almond apparently led all RMR scorers with 112 points, including 15 in the finale. Green, according to the game story on the RMR website, had 97 going into the last game and added another 11.

(It should be noted that the stats in the game accounts don’t often match up with the box, so these numbers shouldn’t be seen as gospel. Looking up the totals on the stats page, Almond had 111 and Green 106.)

Charles Rhodes continued to make his case for a shot in training camp with a game-high 15 points. The rookie free agent out of Mississippi State added four rebounds, a steal and block in 24 minutes.

Aaron Miles scored 10, and Shan Foster and Reyshawn Terry each netted nine points. Foster also grabbed eight boards. For the complete box and more info on the summer league team, visit Summer League Central 2008 at

Friday, July 25, 2008

Mavs Dancer Calendar Presale

The 2008-09 Dallas Mavericks Dancer Calendar, to be shot next month in Las Vegas, Nevada, is supposed to be the hottest calendar yet. That's how they're billing it and would they lie? I don't think so.

So for those of you who want to know what day it is while gazing at a dancing queen, pre-order the 14-month swimsuit calendar featuring all the new dancers by clicking here. It's going for $10.99, but that price won't last long.

You can also go to for more info on the dancers.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rhodes nets 21 to beat New Jersey

A strong summer continues for Charles Rhodes, who shot lights out in today’s 81-66 win over New Jersey at the Rocky Mountain Revue. The Mavs are 3-2 during Salt Lake City play (6-4 overall) with one game left before shutting it down until training camp.

Rhodes, a rookie free-agent forward, scored 21 on 8-of-10 shooting from the floor and grabbed five rebounds. He also made 5 of 6 free throws in 21 minutes. Reyshawn Terry had a strong double-double with 12 points and 12 boards, and Gerald Green scored 16.

Rhodes’ work this summer could pay off come fall. For more info on the summer league team, visit Summer League Central 2008 at

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dirk carrying the German flag

I’ve heard from a very good source within the German Basketball Federation that Dirk Nowitzki is likely to be the German flag bearer for the opening ceremonies at the Olympics next month. The deal isn’t sealed, but those in the know promise to keep me posted.

In the meantime, you can possibly help flag-toting Dirk’s cause by signing this petition. It’s in German, but the important part is in English: “Click here to Sign Petition.”

You can view the signatures, so I went glancing down the list. I can’t vouch for its accuracy, but I did see these names: Jason Terry, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Josh Howard, Devin Harris and Avery Johnson among the 2,000-plus. If any or all of these are legit, nice going guys.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Warriors top Mavs at RMR

Three Warriors scored in double figures as Golden State upended the Mavs 90-73 today at the Rocky Mountain Revue. Dallas was down just one point after the third quarter, but the Warriors outscored the boys in blue by 16 in the fourth.

Gerald Green followed up yesterday's 27-point outing with a team-high 17 in 22 minutes. Reyshawn Terry added 14 and free-agent rookie Reggie Williams scored 11.

Mario Elie is coaching the Mavs in Salt Lake and you can listen to audio of his postgame interview. Free-agent rookie point guard Derrick Low was also interviewed.

The Mavs are 2-2 at the RMR and 5-4 overall in summer league play. Dallas returns to action Thursday against New Jersey.

For more info on the summer league team, visit Summer League Central 2008 at Also, check out more video highlights at

Nowitzki in tears after Olympic berth

If you don't think it meant something profound, just take a good look at this photo. Dirk Nowitzki, overcome with emotion, broke down when it became obvious Germany was headed back to the Olympics.

Nowitzki has been close before, only to suffer heartbreak. This time he kicked the door down with 32 points in the clinching win over Puerto Rico. Germany is in a strong Group B, along with Team USA, Spain, Greece, China and Angola.

The above photo came courtesy of our friends at the German Basketball Federation. Additional photos from that historic day in Dirk's life are up on

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mavs take down Spurs at RMR

Gerald Green exploded for 27 points, including five 3-pointers, as the Mavs pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat San Antonio 84-77 today at the Rocky Mountain Revue. Dallas improved to 2-1 out in Utah and 5-3 overall during summer action.

The 27 points by Green were the most scored by a Maverick in the eight games. Reyshawn Terry added 14 points and James Singleton scored 10 off the bench.

You can find the box and more info on the summer league team at Summer League Central 2008 at

Jason Kidd Q&A: Going for Gold

The summer hasn’t been half bad. A trip to Disney World with the kids. Plenty of golf, including a turn in that celebrity tourney at Lake Tahoe. (He couldn’t help but admire the links prowess of the other Dallas quarterback, Tony Romo, and finished 56th out of 85.) He’s done his share of traveling, while making time to relax along the way.

But the offseason for Jason Kidd never steers completely clear of basketball. This one just happens to be bigger than most. The All-Star left Sunday for Las Vegas to resume preparation with Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and the rest of USA Basketball men’s national team for the upcoming Olympics in Beijing.

Kidd is the starting point guard for Team USA, a once proud international dynasty that hasn’t won a gold medal since 2000. The Americans haven’t finished first in the last three major competitions – the 2002 and ’06 World Championships, and the ’04 Olympics.

Kidd represents a link to the team’s glorious past. He’s 44-0 with USA across his chest, and helped captain the last gold medalist in Sydney eight years ago. Kidd, 35, isn’t interested in smudging his legacy now.

“I’m taking this very seriously,” he said recently. “We all are.”

Read all of this exclusive Q&A with Kidd at

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Congrats: Dirk is Olympic bound

A dream of a lifetime came true for Dirk Nowitzki as he led Germany back to Olympics with today's win over Puerto Rico. The good news comes with some bad, as the loss means Mavs teammate J.J. Barea won't be headed to Beijing.

The account courtesy of FIBA's site doesn't have any quotes from Dirk, but freshly-minted German teammate Chris Kaman said: "This is 12 days for me and it's 12 years for Dirk. I can't even imagine the emotions he is feeling right now."

There is postgame video of Dirk on finally earning a spot in the Summer Games.

Here's the AP dispatch:

ATHENS, Greece -- Germany won the final spot in the 12-team Olympic basketball tournament, getting 32 points from Dirk Nowitzki on Sunday in a 96-82 victory over Puerto Rico.

Croatia and Greece earned the other two men's berths at stake in this qualifier a day earlier.

Jose Barea, who plays with Nowitzki on the Dallas Mavericks, led Puerto Rico with 18 points.

Germany drew on its outside shooting to take a 48-39 halftime lead. Three consecutive 3-pointers within 46 seconds -- two by Robert Garrett, one by Demond Greene -- stretched the lead to 70-54 with 1:48 left in the third period. The Puerto Ricans came no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

RMR record squared with W over Iran

Gerald Green scored a team-high 15 as the Mavs evened their Rocky Mountain Revue record at 1-1 with Saturday's easy 79-62 victory over the Iranian National Team. Counting their work in Las Vegas, the Mavs are 4-3 with four summer league games to go.

Aaron Miles added 12 points and six assists, with Reyshawn Terry scoring 11 points and pulling down five boards. Richie Frahm nailed two of Dallas' three 3-pointers. The Mavs led over-matched Iran by 28 after three quarters.

If you're looking for a boxscore or any other info on the summer league team, visit Summer League Central 2008 at