Mavericks news: Luka Doncic shares trick to avoid Ts, top 30 free agents ranks, more

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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has developed a reputation for complaining to officials. He narrowly avoided suspension two straight years after his 16th technical foul was rescinded both times. Doncic is one of the best players in the world, but his frustrations with the referees have cost Dallas too often.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon wrote a fantastic piece about players dealing with officials where he called Luka the “(reddened) face of complaining to referees”, and he shared two of Doncic’s tricks to to avoid getting T'd up. Fans know Luka tries singing songs under his breath, but MacMahon reported a fresh one on April 24.

Number 77 avoids swearing at referees in English. The multilingual 24-year-old superstar uses profanity in several languages to avoid drawing technical fouls. It has not worked as well as fans would like, but it is an interesting strategy.

More Mavericks news

Bleacher Report ranked the top 30 free agents in 2023, and the Mavericks had two players on the list. Kyrie Irving landed second and Christian Wood was 17th just ahead of Russell Westbrook.

Mavs owner Mark Cuban shared a heartfelt message on the passing of Len Goodman.

NBA news

The Golden State Warriors survived multiple late-game blunders to even their series against the Sacramento Kings at two games apiece. Draymond Green came off the bench in his return from suspension as Stephen Curry led the way with 32 points.

Jalen Brunson scored 29 and lifted the New York Knicks to a win at Madison Square Garden on Sunday to go up 3-1. The former Mavericks guard continues to impress and has New York on the verge of advancing to the second round for the first time since 2013.

The NBA is investigating Dejounte Murray’s actions following the Atlanta Hawks' loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday. The 6’5 ran into an official and had plenty of words for the crew after the game.

The Minnesota Timberwolves avoided elimination with an overtime win over the Denver Nuggets behind 34 points from Anthony Edwards. The 21-year-old played 45 minutes, and he would not let his team lose on Sunday night. The top seed in the West will look to close out the series in the Mile High City on Tuesday night.

The NBA Playoffs are heating up, and Dallas Mavericks fans should expect plenty of rumors in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned for all the latest.

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