Mavericks news: In-season tournament update, AAC upgrades coming, more

Dallas Mavericks, Adam Silver
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The Dallas Mavericks will be part of the NBA’s first in-season tournament during the 2023-2024 campaign. All 30 teams will participate in the early rounds with the top eight teams eventually squaring off to crown a winner. Every player on the winning team receives $500,000.

These games will technically be part of the regular season, except for the championship game, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear that things will look different. There will be special uniforms for the tournament, and the commissioner hopes it brings some engagement as it does in European soccer. It also gives franchises a second championship to compete for each year.

What do you think about the in-season tournament? Are you excited? Do you care if the Dallas Mavericks win the first one? Let us know in the comments.

More Mavericks news

The American Airlines Center is getting some upgrades during the offseason. The home to both the Mavericks and Stars will have new seats and a fresh video board for next season. Brad Townsend has all the particulars here (subscription required).

In case you missed it, the Mavericks upgraded their front office by adding a former GM with experience in building a contender.

NBA news

The NBA announced a one-game suspension for Draymond Green on Tuesday night after he stomped on Domantas Sabonis during Game 2. Green is out for the pivotal Game 3 as the defending champions return home with hopes of getting back into the series. The Kings are up 2-0, and Golden State desperately needs a victory, but they will have to do it without the four-time All-Star.

De’Aaron Fox won the first Clutch Player of the Year award on Tuesday night. Luka Doncic finished eighth and got one first-place vote, and Kyrie Irving was 12th with one first-place vote on his tally. The Mavericks struggled mightily in the clutch this season, so it was surprising to see either get votes.

On the court, the Celtics dominated the Hawks to go up 2-0. Jalen Brunson scored 20, but the Cavaliers evened the series as things head to Madison Square Garden, and the Suns topped the Clippers behind 38 from Devin Booker. The biggest story may have been Chris Paul finally winning when Scott Foster refereed the game.

The Dallas Mavericks are in full offseason mode, but there is still plenty of exciting basketball to watch. There will be plenty of news and rumors too, so stay tuned for all the latest.

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