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Mavs interested in Tyrus Thomas (July 15th, 8:14 a.m): Thought it couldn't get worse? WRONG.
Tyrus Thomas pursuing comeback, had strong workouts in Las Vegas. Heard Dallas and Fenerbahce watched.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) July 15, 2015
Mavs work out Ryan Hollins, too (July 14, 3:58 p.m.): I don't know what is better (worse), Hollins or McGee
Add free agent Ryan Hollins to the list of centers that Dallas is looking at, source said. Mavs coach Rick Carlisle recently called Hollins.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 14, 2015
Williams expected to sign today in the $10 to $12 million range (July 14, 9:49 a.m.): Per Stein.
Tyler Hansbrough, Elton Brand among backup bigs getting consideration from Mavs (July 13, 6:25 p.m.): This is what you get when you're scraping the bottom of the free agent barrel but Brand, who played for Dallas during the 2012-2013 season, is 36 and not much of a factor on the court anymore. Hansbrough turns 30 in November.
Sources say Mavs have face-to-face meeting scheduled TUES in Vegas with Samuel Dalembert and are also courting Tyler Hansbrough/Elton Brand— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2015
McGee could be top choice if he's medically sound (July 13, 2:36 p.m.): Per Stein.
If McGee checks out medically, good chance he zips to top of Mavs' list. Sources say sides had first substantive face-to-face meeting Sunday— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2015
Mavs have some interest in Sam Dalembert, too (July 13, 2:35 p.m.): I wouldn't mind kicking the tires on Sammy D, even if he's not ideal. (source)
Adam Silver weighs in on DeAndre Jordan fiasco (July 13, 12:40 p.m.):
Adam Silver, on @NBATV re: the DeAndre Jordan fiasco, "It's an imperfect system, but the question remains: 'Is there a better system?'"— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 13, 2015
Joel Freeland signing has been made official by CSKA Russia (July 13, 12:39 p.m.): Per David Pick.
Mavs have opened discussions with JaVale McGee in their hunt for a backup center (July 13, 12:00 p.m.)
Dallas has some interest in Kevin Seraphin, among other teams (July 13, 12:00 p.m.)
Joel Freeland turned down Mavericks' 3-year, $6-million deal to sign in Russia (July 13, 12:00 p.m.)
The Mavs would have had Gerald Green (July 9, 8:37 a.m.): Maybe "would have" is too strong but it sounds like he was a strong possibility had DeAndre Jordan not fallen through, per CBS Sports' Ken Berger. Green ended up signing for a one-year minimum deal in Miami.
Roy Hibbert still headed to Lakers (July 9, 8:35 a.m.): Despite the brief rumor that the Mavs would try and disrupt Hibbert's trade or something in that fashion, it looks like he is still headed to LA.
Roy Hibbert to Lakers trade expected to go through today. Lakers plan on sending future second-rounder, cash to Pacers, I've been told.— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) July 9, 2015
DeAndre Jordan left the Mavs. You can find all our coverage about that here. No need rehashing it.
Clippers were upset that they didn't get a second meeting with DeAndre (July 8, 2:08 p.m.) I mean, really? What?
Source: Clippers were upset that Mavericks had a dinner and a meeting with DJ, and Clippers just had one meeting.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 8, 2015
Clips believe in themselves. Good for them, I guess? (July 8, 1:36 p.m.): MAKE THIS STOPPPP PLEASEEEE
Clips, I'm told, firmly believe they'll be bringing DeAndre Jordan back to LA on a plane tonight. This story, mind you, puts the F in fluid— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2015
WHAT WHAT WHAT ON EARTH (July 8, 1:13 p.m.): Uhhhhhh.
So DeAndre Jordan apparently CALLED Doc rivers on Monday. Monday!
Like I said, this started Monday with DJ having second thoughts and CALLING Doc Rivers.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 8, 2015
And the Clippers are making a final push for Jordan.
Doc Rivers has arrived in Houston and plans to meet with DeAndre Jordan before he can sign with Dallas, league sources told Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2015
AND PARSONS AND CUBAN ARE ON THEIR WAY TOO
ESPN sources say Mavericks owner Mark Cuban arrived in Houston earlier today as Dallas tries to fend off the Clippers' 11th hour push— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2015
✈️— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 8, 2015
AND SO IS J.J. REDICK
— JJ Redick (@JJRedick) July 8, 2015
DeAndre Jordan may not be a done deal (July 8, 11:27 a.m.): The Clippers are swooping in at the eleventh hour to convince Jordan to re-sign with the Clippers. The DeAndre Jordan signing is in real jeopardy for the Mavs.
Story going online now: ESPN sources say Clippers lobbying DeAndre Jordan to reverse his decision to join Dallas and stay in LA with Clips— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 8, 2015
Mo Williams is heading to Cleveland (July 6, 8:45 p.m.): There were murmurs that Williams might come to Dallas. He lives in Dallas during the off season, after all. But instead...#WOJBOMB! Can't really blame him for wanting to team up with LeBron again.
Heat looking to trade Mario Chalmers (July 6, 4:11 p.m.): Report here, but probably not a fit in Dallas.
Carlos Boozer has Mavs in final four (July 6, 12:44 p.m.) The Mavs need frontcourt depth and it appears they're still talking to Carlos Boozer for whatever reason. But hey, it's a body and Dirk needs some rest, so it's whatever.
Sources: Carlos Boozer is in on-going conversations with LAC, SA, Dallas and Toronto— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 6, 2015
Jeremy Lin, J.J. Barea still very likely (July 6, 8:15 a.m.): Per Tim MacMahon, Barea is almost a lock for the $2.8 million exception while Lin will likely sign if Dallas can carve out the space.
Dallas has reached out to Jason Terry about returning to team (July 5, 7:38 p.m.): JET left the team after the 2011-2012 season but remains one of the most iconic players the franchise has had. He'll be 38 next season but showed during his stint with the Rockets that he can still shoot the ball from outside.
Mavs and Lakers talking sign-and-trade options for Jeremy Lin (July 5, 5:41 p.m.): Lots of rumors have tied Dallas to free agent point guard and former Dallas Summer League star Jeremy Lin. However, money is apparently an issue, as Dallas is talking to Los Angeles about some sign-and-trade options to make room for Lin.
Sources: Dallas engaging Lakers on sign-and-trade options for free agent Jeremy Lin. Mavs low on space to sign him to market-level deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
Deron Williams to Dallas? Only with a buyout (July 5, 1:49 p.m.): A fun rumor floating around is that there's mutual interest between Williams and Dallas. I mean, that's not surprising, but there's no way the Mavs would trade for that contract. Now if Brooklyn buys him out? Sure, now we're talking. But there's no indication that they will do that yet.
Mutual interest between Deron Williams and the Mavs is real. But how can it possibly happen @SkinWade ?? 4.7% until you tell me how.— Ben Rogers (@BenRogers) July 5, 2015
Amar'e will speak with the Clippers, likely today (July 5, 10:10 a.m.): It's looking more and more like Ama're will move on from Dallas, but I suppose we can't rule it out yet.
Source close to Amare Stoudemire says he will speak with Clippers "in next day or so" and is also looking at a few other teams.— Ben Bolch (@latbbolch) July 5, 2015
Mavericks not inclined to help Clippers grab Hibbert in SnT (July 5, 10:09 a.m.): "The Mavericks' motivation to complete such a deal seemed doubtful," the Los Angeles Times said.
Roy Hibbert goes to the Lakers, ruling out that sign-and-trade (July 4, 5:13 p.m.): You know those sign-and-trades people keep talking about? Just stop. We can officially rule out any ideas with Hibbert.
ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2015
Mavericks hope to add Lin and keep Barea (July 4, 1:35 p.m.): The Mavs need a new starting point guard but Barea provides valuable depth at the position.
Mavs hope to sign JJ Barea and Jeremy Lin. Have $2.8M exception, can create $2.6M slot by stretching Ray Felton. Both might get more $.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 4, 2015
Mavs pitch to Jordan included post-up promises (July 3, 7:22 p.m.): Let Rick figure it out.
Cuban said that the Mavericks pitched Jordan on him being a go-to post-up player.— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) July 3, 2015
Mavs think they're in play for Kevin Durant next summer (July 3, 6:20 p.m.): Of course they do.
Everyone wants to be a Maverick now (July 3, 3:45 p.m.): The Mavs need point guards, and it appears have re-emerged as the favorites to re-sign Barea.
Stunning, said no one: source says J.J. Barea now working out details w/Mavs on deal. Had been talking strong w/Heat, looking for 3 yrs.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2015
RJ back, too? (July 3, 3:06 p.m.) It appears Richard Jefferson could be coming back, providing some much-needed wing depth for the Mavs.
Mark Cuban is hanging out with Chandler Parsons, Richard Jefferson and others in a Manhattan Beach bar. Safe to assume RJ returns to Mavs.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 3, 2015
DeAndre to make it official in two hours (July 3, 3:02 p.m.) Everybody watch out for Twitter and whatever else may have something.
Ex-Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s announcement he is signing with the Mavericks is expected to be around 5 P.M. CST, a source told Yahoo.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015
This is actually HAPPENING (July 3, 2:56 p.m.) DeAndre Jordan should be a Dallas Maverick tonight, per Marc Spears. Everybody party!
LAC free agent center DeAndre Jordan plans to announce that he will be signing with the Mavericks early this evening, a source told Yahoo.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015
Oh my goodness, this might be happening (July 3, 2:45 p.m.) Tim MacMahon has also said the Mavs are optimistic he will accept the max offer from Dallas today. This is real life, yes?
ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
DeAndre Jordan tells Knicks they're eliminated (July 3, 2:14 p.m.): Progress, I guess?
Amar'e still being mentioned in connection to the Lakers (July 3, 9:36 a.m.): I'd take him back to Dallas for the minimum but nothing more.
Possible Plan B if Lakers K on the big names: Amare, David Lee, Jordan Hill— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 3, 2015
Wes took less? (July 3, 1:32 a.m.) Another one of those moments that's big, if true. If this is true, Dallas still has some flexibility to work with if DeAndre Jordan picks the Mavs.
I hear Mavs' 4-year deal with Wesley Matthews will probably average about $13 million per year. Flexible depending on DeAndre decision.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 3, 2015
Jordan not sold on Clippers roster (July 3, 12:29 a.m.) This is what we like to call "timing." The news of Wes Matthews signing in Dallas moves the needle in the Mavs' favor, you have to think.
As for the Clips. DeAndre has concerns about roster. Doesn't know if it will age well. Worries what happens with only 2 years left of Blake— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 3, 2015
Wesley Matthews, new Dallas Maverick (July 2, 11:52 p.m.) The Mavs got their first guy, per David Aldridge. Wesley Matthews agrees to a four-year deal, dollars not yet finalized. Should be soon. But we have news! And it's good!
Wes Matthews TURNED DOWN $16 million (July 2, 11:47 p.m.) If there was a sequel to "Star Wars, A New Hope," this is it. Right here.
Wes Matthews Latest: ESPN sources say Matthews' camp has notified Kings he's unlikely to take their offer, making Dallas even more likely— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
Mavs still being mentioned regarding Aldridge (July 2, 11:06 p.m.): Here's Amick. WHY they're still being mentioned, I don't know. Being a third option is cool, but it's still third. This is cruel.
The Lakers and Knicks are still relevant in this whole thing (July 2, 11:04 p.m.) I mean, why not, right?
The Clippers and Mavericks are the favorites to land Jordan but I'm told the Lakers and Knicks haven't been ruled out.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 3, 2015
DeAndre still '50-50' on Clippers or Mavs (July 2, 10:52 p.m.) This doesn't appear to be good or bad, yet. Content seems like a good word. Let's all play the waiting game.
Yahoo Source: After Clippers meeting, DeAndre Jordan remains "truly 50-50" and "torn" on choice between Mavs and Clippers. Decision looms.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2015
Looks like we'll have to wait on a DeAndre decision (July 2, 10:38 p.m.) So, we all thought this would be a quick decision. Take some time to enjoy your Fourth of July weekend, it appears.
Just been told that DeAndre Jordan is not going "to be made in the next 24 hours," source.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 3, 2015
Wes wants to play with DeAndre (July 2, 10:33 p.m.) It's starting to get really hectic out here. With the news of Sacramento offering Matthews $16 million per year, they have the clear numbers advantage. But Dallas is still in the lead and his preferred destination. All it may take is one 'yes' from Jordan, which could come tomorrow.
Wes Matthews wants to play with DeAndre Jordan, I'm told, and could in Dallas. But how can he turn down $16m/yr in Sacramento?— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 3, 2015
Clips meeting with Jordan in progress (July 2, 8:52 p.m.): No players, huh? I am no expert on player recruitment meetings, so maybe this means nothing, but in general I think I'd like to know my potential teammates want me there.
Yahoo Sources: Clippers meeting with free agent DeAndre Jordan includes Doc Rivers, Steve Ballmer and Gillian Zucker. No players.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2015
Mavs in the lead for Wes!? (July 2, 8:24 p.m.): WELL THEN. Not so fast, Kings. As we've been saying all along, the Kings could/probably would offer more money, but the Mavs have a much more stable organization (and that whole no income tax thing.) This all seems positive!
ESPN sources say that the Sacramento Kings have offered Wes Matthews a three-year deal in the $45 million range— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
But ESPN sources say Dallas is Wes Matthews' preferred destination -- over both Kings and Raptors -- and that Mavs are favorites to land him— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
Mavs still in the Aldridge hunt? (July 2, 5:37 p.m.): Not that Dallas is going to out-class the Spurs or the Suns at this point, but it's nice to be considered? Still, this is promising considering the Mavs were thought to be long-shots here.
Source familiar w/ LaMarcus Aldridge's situation says currently Spurs & Suns are front-runners. Dallas 3rd. Lakers out. Heat not happening.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 2, 2015
Lakers, Heat nab meetings with Aldridge (July 2, 4:05 p.m.): Los Angeles' first meeting wasn't basketball-focused enough for Aldridge, so he's giving them a second chance with just GM Mitch Kupchak and head coach Byron Scott, per Aldridge. The Heat will also get a chance to sit down with Aldridge for the first time this offseason, per Stein.
Mavericks could absorb Suns players in sign-and-trade (July 2, 3:24 p.m.): We've been preaching that sign-and-trades don't happen often and it's true, they don't. (We even made a flow chart about it.) But if Phoenix gets Aldridge to accept and has to dump players to take on him plus Tyson Chandler, then the Mavericks could take back Markieff Morris and/or P.J. Tucker just like that. I wouldn't overreact to this news, but it's a possibility.
Suns need to get off Markieff Morris/PJ Tucker in sign-and-trades or dumps to get closer to space needed for Chandler and Aldridge.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Phoenix makes cap-clearing trade (July 2, 2:33 p.m.): Do they know something about LaMarcus Aldridge's destination?
Phoenix has traded Marcus Morris, Reggie Bullock and Danny Granger to Detroit for future picks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Jordan Hill could be a DeAndre backup option (July 2, 2:28 p.m.): Well, there's this.
Hearing that Dallas will look at Jordan Hill if the Mavs don't land DeAndre Jordan.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 2, 2015
Tim Duncan returns (July 2, 1:41 p.m.): We haven't seen the end of Dirk vs. Duncan, per Mike Monroe.
David Lee a potential option at power forward (July 2, 1:07 p.m.) If you're convinced David Lee can still play basketball, then this is something you want to see.
Fallback option for NY, LA and DAL, as FA bigs sign elsewhere: David Lee. All three could absorb his contract into cap room.— Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) July 2, 2015
Mavs now play waiting game with Wesley Matthews (July 2, 12:52 p.m.) The Mavericks fear that the Kings will offer Wes Matthews the world, per ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. However, MacMahon also notes that Dallas is optimistic that Matthews will wait a couple of days to decide, and that he wants to play with Chandler Parsons and DeAndre Jordan. Yet, this wouldn't be an issue if Dallas just paid Matthews what he asked for, right?
Amar'e Back? (July 2, 11:25 a.m.): Well, I'd say the Mavs do need to start having more than some degree of interest in filling their front court.
Houston, Dallas, Clippers, Phoenix among those who've registered some degree of interest in @Amareisreal as back-up big, sources say— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 2, 2015
Dallas still hesitant to offer Matthews $15 million (July 2, 9:33 a.m.): In Tim MacMahon's latest report, he cites a source that says the Mavericks still want to pay Matthews $10 to $12 million. If the Mavericks don't concede the money and lose Matthews because of it, then things may burn. At this point, $3 million seems like a silly thing to quibble over when it might determine DeAndre Jordan's destination and the cap is rising anyway.
Arron Afflalo off the market (July 2, 7:41 a.m.): Afflalo and the Knicks agreed to a two-year deal worth $14 million, per ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Mavs to meet with Derrick Williams (July 2, 2:29 a.m.) The former No. 2 overall pick will meet with Dallas today, as they try to form some sort of roster while awaiting the verdict on DeAndre Jordan.
Yahoo Sources; Sacramento Kings free agent Derrick Williams meets with the Knicks and Mavericks on Thursday in Los Angeles.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
DeAndre considered Mavs before free agency began? (July 2, 2:22 a.m.) We already found out the Mavs were optimistic after Wednesday, but this is the first time we actually find out from Jordan himself on what he's thinking. Looks like the Mavs are indeed the favorites at this moment.
Source: Mavs are "optimistic" they lured DeAndre from LAC after meetings today. Prior to FA, DJ texted @RyanTotka "really considering it."— David Baumann (@DavidBaumannORL) July 2, 2015
Wes Matthews to meet with Sacramento tomorrow (July 2, 12:24 a.m.) Keep all eyes peeled on this development.
Speaking of Wes Matthews, I'm told he's scheduled to visit Kings in Sacramento tomorrow. Assuming the SMF runway will be one long red carpet— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2015
Wes Matthews might want MORE than $15 million per year (July 1, 11:38 p.m.): The Kings now have cap room and are itching to spend it on Matthews, who may now want more than $15 million, per Sam Amick. But as Woj points out, Sacramento HAS to overpay to nab free agents.
Mavs talking to a lot of point guards (July 1, 11:37 p.m.): C.J. Watson is a new name, I believe.
Mavericks are talking to many PGs. In first 24 hours of free agency, they contacted Jeremy Lin, Pat Beverley, CJ Watson, Nick Calathes, etc.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2015
Playing field even for DeAndre again? (July 1, 11:04 p.m.) The news of Paul Pierce joining the Clippers seemed to put a damper on DeAndre-to-Dallas hopes, but Ramona Shelburne tells us that we're right back to where we started.
Rising concern tonight in Clipperland about DeAndre Jordan bolting. They were confident until today, now feel it's "50-50"— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 2, 2015
Of course Rondo too (July 1, 10:26 p.m.) For all the times we've made fun of the Kings this month, this is happening. And Monta and Rondo could be in the middle of it all.
The Kings clearing the salary cap space to pursue free agents Rajon Rondo and Wes Matthews, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Wait. WHAT ARE YOU DOING, KINGS? STOP! (July 1, 10:24 p.m.) You've got to be kidding me right now. You'd think Matthews wouldn't seriously consider signing with Sacramento over Dallas, but what do we know?
I'm also told that the Kings have secured a visit this week with Wes Matthews, putting Sacramento in the running with Dallas and Toronto— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2015
The Kings are getting rid of everyone for Monta Ellis (July 1, 10:20 p.m.) Even though he's been in Indiana for most of the day, the Kings removed everyone off the roster to put them in position to get Monta.
The Kings, after completing this trade, will have the salary-cap space to outbid Indiana for a free agent they've long coveted: Monta Ellis— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2015
Mavs and Raptors in deadlock for Wes Matthews (July 1, 9:25 p.m.) Safe to say that the success of this season for the Mavs rests on paying Matthews $15 million per year. If the Mavs are still lowballing, this isn't a good sign.
ESPN sources say Raptors and Mavs still locked in battle for Wes Matthews. Yes: Raps still want him after striking deal with DeMarre Carroll— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2015
J.J. Barea could go to the Heat (July 1, 8:35 p.m.): No free agents will re-sign in Dallas. None of them.
Am told that Mavericks free agent guard J.J. Barea is leaning toward taking a deal with the Heat.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
Paul Pierce has signed with the Clippers (July 1, 6:17 p.m.): Old Man Pierce will join the Clippers for three years, nearly $10 million, per Woj. There's an idea floating around out there that Pierce would only sign if Los Angeles was bringing back Jordan, so this potentially could be bad news from the Mavericks, but I'm inclined to believe that Jordan hasn't decided where he's going to sign yet, especially not until he meets with Los Angeles on Thursday.
Brandan Wright agrees to join Memphis (July 1, 5:34 p.m.) This day just keeps getting better, right?
Free agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Mavs "set the bar high" in pitch to DeAndre Jordan (July 1, 5:23 p.m.) This is good. Very, very good.
DJ met with Mavs owner Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki, Coach Rick Carlisle, prez Donnie Nelson. Was told DJ felt "Dallas set the bar high."— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 1, 2015
DeAndre Jordan (finally) meeting ends (July 1, 4:29 p.m.): Four and a half hours is a lot of hours. Now, we wait.
Mavs' meeting with DeAndre Jordan is done. Lasted about 4 1/2 hours.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2015
Lakers out of the Aldridge sweepstakes (July 1, 3:37 p.m.) Well, for those who still have hope of LA coming to Dallas, one down and many more teams to go.
LaMarcus Aldridge will not be joining the Lakers, The Times has learned. They were a 50-50 choice but he disliked bball part of presentation— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) July 1, 2015
Monta ready to meet with the Pacers (July 1, 3:21 p.m.) This should be official in a few hours unless some other team decides to make a really weird power play move.
Update: free agent Monta Ellis landed in town shortly around 3 p.m. He’s now preparing for the meeting with Larry Bird and #Pacers.— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) July 1, 2015
Suns now a darkhorse for Aldridge? (July 1, 3 p.m.): Tyson Chandler is joining in the Suns' efforts to get LaMarcus Aldridge to Phoenix, but they'd need to shed some salary. By salary, we mean Eric Bledsoe.
More on Tyson Chandler's deal with Phoenix and the interest of LaMarcus Aldridge that I'm told is now piqued - http://t.co/G6bnEYgPty…— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015
Tyson Chandler is gone (July 1, 2:13 p.m.): The greatest center in Mavericks history has agreed to join the Phoenix Suns for four years at $52 million. Losing Tyson was a very real possibility with the Mavs hot pursuit of DeAndre Jordan. Nonetheless, this still comes as a shock. The Mavs are now one DeAndre Jordan "no" away from being a very mediocre basketball.
Mavs show interest in Amir Johnson (July 1, 2:06 p.m.): It's been quite some time since the Mavs had a proper back for Dirk. Amir Johnson could most definitely be that guy.
Amir Johnson has received interest from New York, Boston, Dallas, Toronto, Indiana, Lakers and San Antonio, source told ESPN.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 1, 2015
Meetings on meetings on meetings (July 1, 1:59 p.m.): I don't think they're letting DeAndre out of the room until he signs a deal.
Mavs/DeAndre meeting now entering its 3rd hour in LA.— Brian Dameris (@bdameris) July 1, 2015
Mavs reach out to Jeremy Lin (July 1, 1:53 p.m.): LINSANITY ANYONE?!
I'm hearing the Dallas Mavericks were one of the first teams to reach out to Jeremy Lin last night. They have shown interest in many PGs.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2015
Mo Williams close to deal with Memphis? (July 1, 1:20 p.m.): Looks like the point guard many of us hoped would come to Dallas may be almost off the market. (source)
Wes Matthews also met with the Raptors (July 1, 1:15 p.m.): Besides the Mavericks, who met with Matthews again for an official pitch meeting after dining with him last night, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Toronto's pitch involves a vocal DeMar DeRozan and the idea of playing recently acquired DeMarre Carroll at the four.
A Jae Crowder return is possible for the Mavericks (July 1, 12:38 p.m.): Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson have begun their quest to erase the Rajon Rondo trade from the record books. With Al-Farouq Aminu moving on to the Blazers, the Mavs are in need of another defensive wing.
Dallas trying to sign Wes Matthews before DeAndre decision (July 1, 11:19 a.m.): This makes sense. (source)
Mavericks may be front runners for Wes Matthews (July 1, 11:15 a.m.): With the assumption that San Antonio signs Aldridge, some executives see the Mavericks as the front runners to sign Wes Matthews, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe.
Hawks will match Paul Millsap's Magic offer (July 1, 11:15 a.m.): It's up to Millsap where he signs as an unrestricted free agent, but after seeing Carroll sign in Toronto, Atlanta is willing to offer him the same contract that Orlando reportedly did. (source)
The Spurs are the front runners to sign LaMarcus Aldridge (July 1, 11:10 a.m.): The Lakers didn't make a huge impression on Aldridge, according to Wojnarowski. The Spurs, with Danny Green and cap space headed into their meeting with him, are now the favorites to sign him.
DeMarre Carroll signs with the Toronto Raptors (July 1, 11:09 a.m.): Carroll announced the news of his four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors himself on Twitter.
Spurs trade Tiago Splitter to Hawks (July 1, 11:08 a.m.): This is it. The Spurs now have the cap space to sign LaMarcus Aldridge even after inking Green to that new discount deal.
Spurs sign Danny Green (July 1, 10:40 a.m.): The Spurs worked some magic and convinced Green to stay for just over $11 mil/year. Not bad, San Antonio, not bad.
Mavericks showed interest in Paul Millsap (July 1, 8:40 a.m.) This seems pretty unlikely to happen given where Dallas is pushing its chips. But at least it's good to know they have interest in a VERY talented player.
Pacers ready to give Monta almost $11 million per year (July 1, 4:01 a.m.) Surprised that any suitor in general was prepared to give Monta over $10 million per year, but he'd be a nice addition to an Indiana team that always needs scoring. (source)
Nick Calathes got a call from Dallas (July 1, 2:07 a.m.) Calathes was a former second-round pick of the Mavs before being shipped off to Memphis. He played well in the first round against Portland when Mike Conley got hurt.
Khris Middleton just got all the dollars (July 1, 2:01 a.m.) If you thought the Aminu deal was crazy, holy cow. A darkhorse shooting guard candidate for the Mavs is getting $14 million per year by Milwaukee in a five year, $70 million contract, per ESPN's Marc Stein.
Mavs and DeAndre still plan to meet for official visit? (July 1, 1:50 a.m.) This is the perfect time to say, 'Big, if true.' If this is true, then wow.
Rockets trying to re-up with Corey Brewer (July 1, 1:36 a.m.) The former Maverick is reportedly drawing interest from the Knicks and Celtics. Got to wonder if the Mavs will attempt to mend fences and reach out to him. (source)
It ain't over until someone says it's over (July 1, 1:19 a.m.) So, this happened. DeAndre is still with the Mavs somehow. This reeks of good news, right? (source)
No agreement from DAJ, Matthews meeting over also (July 1st, 1:01 a.m.) We're two hours into free agency, so there's no way we expected an agreement right away. But surely they had to go well. We think.
Monta also drawing interest from Nuggets, Kings officially call (July 1st, 12:48 a.m.) We knew the Kings would be interested, but it appears Denver is looking to get in on the Monta sweepstakes at the last minute before Indy swoops him up. Mudiay and Monta, huh?
Dinner between Jordan and Mavs conclude (July 1st, 12:40 a.m.) Well, this was quick. Unless they met earlier in the day, which might not be legal. But after five days of meeting with Chandler Parsons, there's probably not much more that needs to be said. (source)
Mavs and Matthews at a difference on dollars (July 1st, 12:34 a.m.) This was inevitable either way. No way the Mavs were going to commit all of $15 million, but they may be able to meet in the middle.
Monta heading to Indiana? (July 1, 12:30 a.m.) Rumors have gone around that Monta has garnered interest from a few Eastern Conference clubs. The Pacers would be fun and Paul George would get more help. But does that mean Rodney Stuckey finds a new home?
Cavs want Beverley, too? (July 1, 12:25 a.m.) Well, this would be interesting. The defending Eastern Conference champs are looking for a Matthew Dellavedova replacement. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle also notes the Kings are in on Beverley, as well.
Snoop Dogg reaches out to Aldridge (July 1, 12:15 a.m.) Because no Lakers pitch would be complete without good ol' Snoop. The Lakers are one of the favorites for the Dallas native.
Kings going after Rondo right away (July 1st, 12:10 a.m.) The former Mavs point guard has officially been contacted by the Kings in an attempt to never put out the dumpster fire that is the Sacramento Kings.
Beverley and the Knicks have mutual interest? (July 1, 12:05 a.m.) The Knicks looking like they'll take anyone at this point, and the Mavericks target (who was contacted by Dallas earlier tonight) is now getting interest from Carmelo's crew.(source)
Pistons first to contact Danny Green (June 30, 11:52 p.m.) One of the Mavs' top targets after Aldridge and Jordan is getting his first calls. Not sure where he is on the list of Mavs' targets after Marc Stein noted Dallas is currently meeting with Wes Matthews. (source)
Mavs reach out to Beverley (June 30, 11:43 p.m.) Did you catch your breath? We're trying to. The Mavs have reached out to Houston's restricted free agent point guard in the midst of the Wes and DAJ news.
Mavs and DeAndre apparently meeting tonight? (June 30, 11:41 p.m.) Woah, woah, woah. This is nuts. Stein also reporting another half of the recruiting contingent is with Wesley Matthews, as well.
Aminu headed to Portland (June 30, 11:37 p.m.) This was about as unexpected as could be. Aminu doesn't waste time, gets his money and is heading to the northwest. We'll miss you, Aminu!
Cap could be larger than anticipated (June 30, 10:20 p.m.) This could be huge, especially for teams looking to acquire those big-named free agents.
Monta have it all in Indiana? (June 30, 7:56 p.m.) I think we all know Monta Ellis is out in Dallas, as much as it hurts me to admit. Ellis in Indiana though? He might actually do really well there.(source)
DeAndre sign and trade might happen if he leaves (June 30, 7:05 p.m.) This idea has gained traction for a while now, and it looks to be a sure thing. Tyson will be involved in all of this in some fashion.(source)
Wright is might. Return of the highest of flyers? (June 30, 5:19 p.m.) If the Mavericks signed DeAndre Jordan and Wright backed him up? Oh my. Oh my. This would be astounding, but I'd guess it's not likely.
Mavs one of six teams with interest in Carlos Boozer (June 30, 3:59 p.m.) This should not be a thing. At any price. But here we are.
How about Patrick Beverley? (June 30, 1:38 p.m.): Not terribly surprising, although the Mavericks are definitely focusing on the front court before considering someone like Bev. Source
Mavs have interest in Iman Shumpert (June 30, 11:30 a.m.): The shooting guard/small forward has already received a qualifying offer from the Cavaliers, meaning that Cleveland can match any deal Shumpert receives from another team. However, the Mavericks, Lakers and Bucks all expressed interested, per Chris Broussard.
Jordan wants a four-year deal with an opt out (June 30, 11:08 a.m.): If this is DeAndre Jordan's goal, then the Clippers no longer have the advantage of giving him more money.
Butler agreed to then postponed Mavericks meeting (June 30, 10:26 a.m.): Jimmy Butler appears to be a lock to re-sign in Chicago, but he had apparently agreed to a meeting with the Mavericks before postponing it, per ESPN's Chris Broussard.
Harris wants out (June 30, 10:19 a.m.): Tobias Harris and Scott Skiles spent one year in Milwaukee together and Harris reportedly wasn't too fond of the hard-nosed head coach, so the report that he'd prefer to not return to Orlando isn't a total shock, per AP's Michael Scotto. However, he's a restricted free agent, so you'll likely have to overpay to acquire him.
Barea wants $3 million a year (June 30, 10:19 a.m.): If Dallas can lower J.J. Barea's price a little bit, he'll likely be back.
Aldridge meets with several teams (June 30, 10:19 a.m.): Here's the order. On Tuesday night when free agency begins, the Lakers and Rockets meet Aldridge in Los Angeles, where he lives. On Wednesday, in order, it's the Spurs, Suns and Mavericks. On Thursday, he'll meet with the Raptors and Knicks.