With the conclusion of Summer League action, the Dallas Mavericks enter a somewhat quiet period as they look to tinker with their little remaining cap space to fill needs. DDP talks the Mavs’ future foundation, as well as some of their more notable free agency acquisitions and loses.
During an interview the other day, Giannis Antetokounmpo had some veeeerrryyyyy interesting things to say about the latest Euro league star to head to the NBA, new Maverick, Luka Doncic. DDP breaks it down and talks about the further possible implications -as well as a little day-dreaming.
It might’ve come three years later than expected, but DeAndre Jordan is officially a Dallas Maverick. For those who may not know the road so far, we bring you this Dallas Prospect 30 for 30 trailer.
After DeAndre Jordan opted out of the final year of his Los Angeles Clippers contract to become an unrestricted free agent, reports surfaced that Jordan was the Mavs’ top priority and that the deal would close shortly after their 12:01 meeting. Well, it did and Jordan once more appears primed to become a Dallas Maverick. For the second time in three years, we have a verbal agreement. The only question now is whether or not Dallas can get Jordan to finally ink that deal.
With free agency less than 48 hours away, we take a look at 6 more potential free agents Dallas could sign to bolster its front-court.
1. Dewayne Dedmon has opted into his contract with Atlanta.
2. Reports that Enes Kanter had opted in have now been disputed since the recording of this video, meaning he could be an option still, though honestly I hope he’s one that isn’t considered.
3. Latest reports say the Clippers don’t want Wes Matthews as part of the DeAndre Jordan trade, which would effectively force Dallas to either try to outright sign Jordan to a full deal, or to get extremely creative by acquiring a player LAC wants in a separate trade before flipping him for Jordan (or a 3-team-deal).
With the NBA Draft now behind us, the Dallas Mavericks must turn their attention to July 1st and free agency. The primary need? A starting center. Will Dallas target a free agent? Perhaps they’ll attempt to steal away a restricted free agent? Or, better yet, will the Mavs wheel and deal for their latest gem? DDP breaks down the possibilities!
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After my video the other day regarding the possible acquisition of Memphis’s 4th overall pick (without giving up the 5th), some said the offer was crazy and would never happen. Who knows, perhaps it won’t… But momentum has certainly picked up for it in the last 24 hours…
Since this invoked a little debate over the last week, I decided to dedicate a special video to this discussion. Who was the bigger Mavs free agent signing, Harrison Barnes or Chandler Parsons? Turns out, it’s all a matter of how you look at it…
In a video post I did last week, I made mention that the Mavericks biggest free agency addition since the title was probably Chandler Parsons. For some, this was an egregious oversight as I didn’t mention Harrison Barnes. While Barnes certainly warranted mentioning, there was a reason I listed Parsons instead. As such, I wanted to come back and give this debate it’s proper time.
Yes, we all dislike the idea of bringing back Chandler Parsons. But hear me out on this one… Dallas wouldn’t just be moving up in the lottery, they’d be keeping their 5th pick, paving the way to potentially add 2 superstars in the process.