NBA calls off 2 more games over COVID-19-related concerns — The Denver Post

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact tracing issues on Monday, and a person with knowledge of the situation said the Miami Heat were preparing to be without “at least five” players for the next several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus.

NBA calls off 2 more games over COVID-19-related concerns — The Denver Post

Monday’s game in Dallas between the Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans was postponed by the league, as well as Tuesday’s matchup in Chicago between the Bulls and the Boston Celtics. The league’s general managers were meeting Monday to discuss the league’s current virus situation, with involvement from the National Basketball Players Association. The NBA’s board of governors will meet Tuesday on the topic.

Mavs’ Maxi Kleber enters quarantine; Dallas shuts down practice facility — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Dallas already had three players in quarantine.

Mavs’ Maxi Kleber enters quarantine; Dallas shuts down practice facility — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Michael Porter Jr. out for Thursday night’s game against Mavericks; not extension of prior COVID-19 protocol — The Denver Post

Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. was ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks hours before tip-off, due to health and safety protocols. After being expected to return to the lineup one day earlier, Porter was not with the team Thursday, according to the Nuggets’ injury report. His absence is not an extension…

Michael Porter Jr. out for Thursday night’s game against Mavericks; not extension of prior COVID-19 protocol — The Denver Post

Mavericks’ James Johnson and Hornets’ Cody Martin and Caleb Martin fined for fight — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Mavericks forward James Johnson and Hornets forward Cody Martin were ejected.

Mavericks’ James Johnson and Hornets’ Cody Martin and Caleb Martin fined for fight — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Johnson, who received a technical and was ejected, has been fined $40,000 for deliberately pushing Cody Martin out of bounds, aggressively confronting him, and initiating the incident.

Cody Martin, who received a technical and was ejected, has been fined $25,000 for pushing Johnson in retaliation and making contact with a game official.

Caleb Martin has been fined $20,000 for entering the altercation and making contact with a game official.

The incident occurred with 2:40 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Hornets’ 118-99 victory over the Mavericks on Dec. 30

Mavericks Set NBA Record For Largest Halftime Lead At 50 Against Clippers — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

The Dallas Mavericks’ 50-point halftime lead against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday was the largest margin at the midway point of a game in NBA history.

Mavericks Set NBA Record For Largest Halftime Lead With 50 Against Clippers — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Mark Cuban optimistic fans will fill NBA arenas during final months of season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

“Get us into March and April, things are going to get really fun.”

Mark Cuban optimistic fans will fill NBA arenas during final months of season — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Dallas Mavericks To Begin Preseason Without Fans At AAC, No Decision Yet On Regular Season — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

The Dallas Mavericks have announced they will begin the 2020-2021 preseason without fans at American Airlines Center, but no decision has been made yet about the regular season.

Dallas Mavericks To Begin Preseason Without Fans At AAC, No Decision Yet On Regular Season — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Report: 76ers trading Josh Richardson to Mavericks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

After coaching his son Austin Rivers with the Clippers, Doc Rivers will coach his son-in-law with the 76ers.

Report: 76ers trading Josh Richardson to Mavericks — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Rumor: Dallas considering Victor Oladipo, Zach LaVine as secondary playmaker — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Dallas is being aggressive looking for ways to upgrade their roster.

Rumor: Dallas considering Victor Oladipo, Zach LaVine as secondary playmaker — ProBasketballTalk | NBC Sports

Mark Cuban On Whether Fans Will Be Allowed At Mavericks Home Games This Upcoming Season: ‘We Hope So’ — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

The upcoming NBA season will begin in late December, but the question remains if teams like the Dallas Mavericks will be able to have fans in the stands as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

Mark Cuban On Whether Fans Will Be Allowed At Mavericks Home Games This Upcoming Season: ‘We Hope So’ — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth