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That was my initial reaction to the George signing. I am still too confused by this too even try and make sense of it. This raises so many questions as to what direction this team is looking to do. Here are some off the top of my head...

  • Do they still see a need to make another move?
  • Where will George fit into this rotation?
  • Who is going to be left out now that George is signed? Wright, Green, Singleton?
  • Did they try to make a move in which they could have done a sign and trade with George being included in it?

I am sure there are many more, but those ones that are just coming to me right now. We did get him on the cheap side, but why? You now have 8, (JET, Stack, Jones, George, Wright, J5, Green, Singleton) maybe 9 guys if you include Bass, who can either play the 2 or the 3. I don't know, but it looks like we are headed down another Avery-type season and rotation with a roster of full of spares at those two spots. I just cant imagine the Mavs thinking that this roster is a championship caliper team as it stands right now.

Donnie Nelson talks about the signing....

"Early in the free agent process, it was clear Devean was a real fit for Rick's system," Nelson said. "A versatile multi-positional player who has 3-pt range and as importantly can defend some of the tougher wings we have to deal with in the West. He's playoff tested and his rings speak to his postseason success."

Nelson had told me earlier this month that he wasn't holding out much hope that the Mavericks would be able to resign George because they were so far apart on the numbers.

"As is sometimes the case," Nelson said in his email this morning, "negotiations can be complex and usually require lots of time and constant communication."