Dallas Mavericks news: DeAndre Jordan joins elite company and more

Dallas Mavericks DeAndre Jordan (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks DeAndre Jordan (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks new starting center DeAndre Jordan is already joining the team history books and more news from around the Mavs.

The Dallas Mavericks played a fantastic game on Monday and picked up their second straight victory.  Zach LaVine shot the lights out for the Chicago Bulls, but it was not enough as the Mavs won 115-109 on Oct. 22.

Dallas used a complete team effort to earn the win and their first winning record since 2016.  Six players scored in double-figures.  Wesley Matthews led the team with 20 points.  Luka Doncic had 19 points and six assists.  The star man was likely the man in the middle, though.

Jordan cannot be stopped

DeAndre Jordan played 32 minutes and produced 18 points, 16 rebounds, and a block.  That included six offensive boards and eight of 11 shooting from the field.  Jordan also sank both of his free throw attempts.  He also did this courtesy of the official Twitter of the NBA.

Jordan also earned a place in the Mavs history books after just three games.  Dwain Price explains in the Tweet below.

It is a small sample size, but for the season Jordan is averaging 17.0 points, 12.7 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 2.3 blocks per game on 70.0% shooting from the field and 90.0% on free throws.

Carlisle on Brunson

Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle also gave his post-shootaround presser on Monday and shared some high praise to rookie second-round pick Jalen Brunson.  See his quote below courtesy of Dwain Price.

Brunson has been thrust into a larger role with Devin Harris injured, but the rookie has responded well.  Expect Brunson to continue to improve and be a piece of the Mavs rotation for a long time.

Mavs news and notes from around FanSided

Luka Doncic was must-watch in victory over the Bulls [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

Dennis Smith Jr. needs to be more decisive [The Smoking Cuban- Ben Zajdel]

Harrison Barnes out Wednesday [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

How the Mavs have the NBA’s worst defense [Sport DFW- Reid Hanson]

Mavericks news and notes from around the internet

Barnes and Devin Harris out at least next two games [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

Mavs Mondays: A new weekly recap article [Mavs.com- Isaac Harris]

DeAndre Jordan is doing something different [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Doncic answers another question about himself [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Next. 5 predictions for Luka Doncic this season

That concludes another issue of the Dallas Mavericks news, and we at The Smoking Cuban will continue bringing it to you.