This NBA offseason saw 3 all-stars from the Eastern Conference join the Western Conference. Paul George will pair with Westbrook in OKC, Jimmy Butler joins the young T-Wolves and Paul Millsap heads to Denver.
Yogi Ferrell, standing just 6 feet tall has been a revelation for the Mavs this past week. Signed on a 10 day contract one day, starting point guard against the Spurs & Cavs the next.
When the Sacramento Kings rescinded the qualifying offer to make Seth Curry an unrestricted free agent, it was a major surprise.
Not many people thought Salah Mejri would be playing a major role in the Mavs making the playoffs last season, however thats exactly what he did. Mejri was signed by the Mavs on July 30 2015, agreeing to a multiyear deal for the veteran minimum salary. At 30 years old, Mejri has had a long journey to making the NBA.
The Mavs offseason wasn’t looking too good when Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley turned down the Mavs and resigned with their original teams. Chandler Parsons then signed a max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, leaving the Mavs with very little options.
NBA free agency will begin on July 1 and it’s just around the corner. The Mavs will have 8 free agents, including 7 unrestricted and 1 restricted.
Dwight Howard will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and will be looking for a new team once again. Things obviously didn’t work out in Houston last season,
Just when everybody ruled out the Dallas Mavericks from this year’s playoffs, they go on a 5 game winning streak led by backup point guard J.J. Barea.
Chandler Parsons signed with the Mavs as a restricted free agent in the summer of 2014. Mark Cuban lured Parsons away from Houston by signing him to a 46 million dollar deal over 3 years.
The Dallas Mavericks will face their former shooting guard and arguably their best player for the past 2 seasons, Monta Ellis. He averaged 19.0 points per game in his 2 seasons with Dallas, leading the team in scoring in his second year. He led the Mavs to the playoffs in both seasons alongside Dirk Nowitzki. He opted out of final year of his 3 year deal which was due to pay him $8,720,000 in the 2015-2016 season.
JaVale McGee signed a partially guaranteed two-year deal for the Mavs, after DeAndre snubbed the Mavs. Dallas also traded for Zaza Pachulia and signed former maverick Samuel Dalembert to a veteran minimum deal.
The Mavs have got caught going for that ‘big fish’ once again, this time it might pay off. Obviously there are no guarantees that the Mavs will sign one of the superstars in DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge. The Mavs will have plan B ready, lets look at some of their options.