Mavs waive JaVale McGee (July 8, 2:32 p.m.): In a piece of not unexpected news, the Mavericks have officially waived JaVale McGee, who will become an unrestricted free agent. (Source)
Mavs ink second-round pick A.J. Hammons (July 6, 6:27 p.m.): Dallas' lone draft pick is getting a guaranteed three-year deal. That's not the norm for rookies, but the Mavs see the big man out of Purdue as a first-round talent worthy of this contract. (Source)
RODDY B BACK (July 6, 12:41 p.m.): The former rookie sensation whose career was ruined with injuries has a real chance to grab one of Dallas' final three open roster spots. (Source)
The Mavericks will have three open roster spots and can only offer the minimum (July 6, 12:22 p.m.)
The Mavs have traded Evans to the Pacers (July 6, 12:20 p.m.) McGee will likely follow shortly.
The Mavericks will have to drop Jeremy Evans and JaVale McGee to make it happen (July 5, 12:30 p.m.): Here's why.
Dirk Nowitzki is getting a huge, deserved deal from Dallas (July 5, 9:00 a.m.): It's a 2-year, $40 million contract being sent his way.
Mavericks close to finalizing deal for Seth Curry (July 4, 9:30pm): the younger brother guard of Stephen Curry is reportedly heading to the Mavs on a 2 year, $6M deal, adding a shooter to the Mavs' rotation.
Warriors have agreed to terms wtih Zaza Pachulia (July 4, 7:00pm): The former Mavs center is headed to Golden State on a one year, $2.9M deal to help fill the hole left by Andrew Bogut. (source)
Mavs sign Harrison Barnes, trade for Bogut (July 4, 7:00pm): In case you missed it (I don't know how you could have), the Mavericks have traded for Andrew Bogut using their cap space and officially agreed to terms with Harrison Barnes.
Mavericks linked to Andrew Bogut trade rumors (July 4, 12:00pm): Dallas is also likely to trade for Andrew Bogut, who has to be moved to make room for KD in Golden State. (Source)
Mavericks intend to offer Harrison Barnes a max offer sheet (July 4, 12:00pm): The Mavs are the most likely destination for Barnes now that KD is in Golden State. (Source) However, there's a chance they could sign Barnes outright, because the Warriors will have to renounce him. (Source)
There's no Mavericks interest in Pau Gasol (July 3, 2:00 p.m.): He'll apparently get $18-22 million and Dallas hasn't been linked to him at all. (Source)
Mavericks are one of four teams with interest in Matt Barnes (July 3, 1:57 p.m.): The others are the Warriors, Kings and Clippers. (Source)
Manu Ginobili is coming back for another season (July 3, 11:43 a.m.): I'd guess that means Tim Duncan is favoring a return, too, although there's still a chance he announces retirement. (Source)
Utah sent Trey Burke over to the Wizards for a future second round pick (July 3, 11:41 a.m.): The Jazz didn't really value Burke, and he has a fresh start in Washington. That's fine. Burke is, at best, a backup point guard, and that's the one position the Mavericks have too much depth at. (Source)
The Kings are moving on from Rajon Rondo (July 3, 11:40 a.m.): We mean, we can't say we didn't tell them so. (Source)
Marvin Williams agrees to four-year $54.4 million deal to remain with the Hornets (July 2, 4:41 p.m.): The Mavs were linked to Williams as a possible replacement if Parsons left. Parsons is out and now Williams isn't available. Welp. (Source)
The Mavs have interest in Jarnell Stokes who was the D-League MVP (July 2, 4:00 p.m.): D-League MVP? At this point any warm bodies will do. (Source)
Mavs have some interest in Thomas Robinson (July 2, 3:07 p.m.): Robinson's worth a look, no doubt. Former top-five pick. (Source)
The Pelicans are gonna bid for Raymond Felton (July 2, 3:02 p.m.): When we say you should start preparing for Raymond Felton to be the team's starting point guard, we're being totally serious.
The Pelicans have expressed interest in Raymond Felton. New Orleans could be competition for the Mavericks, who would like to re-sign Ray.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2016
Mavericks don't want to sign old players to long-term contracts (July 2, 2:37 p.m.): In other words, the Mavericks want the maximum amount of leverage in free agency. This year is probably going to be rough, but Dallas once again believes they can land a couple stars next summer. (Source)
At least Dwight Powell is probably coming back (July 2, 2:31 p.m.): MacMahon reports that the Mavericks believe they have a good chance to keep Powell around. Maybe next year, he'll figure out a position. (Source)
More players leaving on Saturday afternoon (July 2, 2:28 p.m.): Bismack Biyombo signed a four-year deal around $70 million, while Arron Afflalo took a very affordable two-year, $25 million deal that easily could have worked as a Parsons replacement.
Paul Millsap could be traded this weekend (July 2, 11:50 a.m.): Atlanta could swap Millsap for Phoenix's first round picks, an asset the Mavericks just don't really have available.
Luol Deng signs a four year, $72 million deal with the Lakers (July 2, 9:02 a.m.): Look, I don't want the Mavericks to be the person to be paying Deng $20 million during the 2019-20 season either. I'm just saying they're running out of available options.
Four teams met with Al Horford on Friday (July 1, 10:32 p.m.): None of the four were the Mavericks. It was the Hawks, Rockets, Wizards and Celtics, with Atlanta desperately trying to shed salary so they can sign him along with Dwight Howard. In this scenario, you'd have to guess Paul Millsap is expendable. But you'd also expect they aren't giving up someone that valuable for nothing, and I don't think Dallas has anything that would really appeal. (Source)
More players off the board with little activity from Dallas (July 1, 10:15 p.m.): Players signed in the past couple hours: Kent Bazemore (4 years, $70 million), Jared Dudley (3 years, $30 million) and E'Twaun Moore (4 years, $34 million).
Dallas is still in the running for Dwyane Wade, perhaps offering upwards of $20 million (July 1, 8:43 p.m.): Hmm. They are not, however, one of the teams "aggressively pursuing" him. (Source)
The Mavericks are in on Ian Mahinmi (July 1, 8:14 p.m.): Hey, some actual signs of life! (Source)
Solomon Hill signed for four years with New Orleans (July 1, 8:05 p.m.): The Mavericks were briefly reported to be aggressively pursuing Hill, but it wasn't long after that a four-year, $52-million deal was announced by the Pelicans. There goes that idea. (Source)
Dwight Howard signed with Atlanta. (July 1, 8:02 p.m.): There was a thought that Dallas could change its mind on Dwight if his price fell enough, but he ended up getting $70 million over three years, about what he entered free agency wanting. (Source)
Mike Conley has officially signed with Memphis for five years, $153 million (July 1, 6:19 p.m.): It's the largest NBA contract ever handed out. (Source)
Dallas meets with Mike Conley on Friday afternoon in Dallas (July 1, 3:30 p.m.): I'd love to know what they could possibly tell Conley that would make him want to leave Memphis and now Chandler Parsons, and come to the Mavericks were they only have two starting positions filled. That meeting is probably awwwwkward.
Chandler Parsons has signed a four-year max deal with the Grizzlies (July 1, 3:00 p.m.): See? the Chandler Parsons era really was over.
Portland wants to sign Parsons and use him as a recruiter for Dwight Howard (July 1, 11:22 a.m.): This makes sense for the Blazers, and would make them a very, very serious player in the West if it happens. (Source)
Grizzlies and Trail Blazers are early front runners for Parsons (July 1, 11:20 a.m.): Source.
Lin will sign a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets (July 1, 9:03 a.m.): Jeremy Lin made sense as a point guard in the Mavs' system, but it seems that won't be happening. He hadn't been directly linked here, and Parsons' departure made it seem less likely. (Source)
Friday morning was a very bad one for the Mavericks, with two of their top three targets deciding before most of Dallas was even awake.
It seems Miami got the first meeting from Whiteside (July 1, 12:43 a.m.): Honestly, this probably doesn't mean anything. We had originally heard the Mavericks had the first meeting with Whiteside, but the Heat would have been allowed to meet with Whiteside before midnight, so perhaps they got there first. As Shams Charania from The Vertical reports, Whiteside didn't leave their meeting with an agreement, so that's the key. (Source)
Whiteside told a Heat teammate last week he was returning to Miami (July 1, 12:08 a.m.): While this is interesting, Parsons also said the same to certain people, too, and you see how that worked out. However, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press also said he "wouldn't bet" on Whiteside staying in Miami. (Source)
Parsons to meet with Grizzlies on Monday, Conley wants him (June 30, 11:58 p.m.): So, here's something of importance. New Grizz assistant J.B. Bickerstaff is also someone who wants Parsons, and Conley wants to play with him. Can't be in Dallas. (Source)
Blazers meeting with Chandler Parsons (June 30, 11:42 p.m.): Damian Lillard is reportedly in these meetings, and Portland has a four-year max offer on the table for Parsons. (Source)
Miami has a chance at Whiteside (June 30, 11:14 p.m.): Ken Berger of CBS Sports saying the Heat aren't on the outside looking in with the prized big man. They have the extra year and extra money to play with, so there's the advantage. (Source)
Rockets meeting with Kent Bazemore (June 30, 11:09 p.m.): One of the Mavs' under-the-radar targets is being courted by Houston, with James Harden at the meeting, per Shams Charania of The Vertical. (Source)
Dallas meeting with Whiteside to begin ... NOW (June 30, 11:01 p.m.): Free agency is open for business, and the Mavs are wasting no time out of the gate, per Marc Stein. Also, Stein notes the Mavs will then converge back in Dallas to meet with Mike Conley and Nic Batum. (Source)
Mavs among six teams in running for Evan Turner (June 30, 10:43 p.m.): Just in case the Batum plan doesn't work out, Dallas is in the running for the former No. 2 pick to replace Parsons at small forward. This is the interesting wildcard. (Source)
Dallas is front runner for Hassan Whiteside (June 30, 7:41 p.m.): WOJ BOMB WOJ BOMB (Source)
Chandler Parsons narrows list to four teams (June 30, 7:37 p.m.): Lakers, Grizzlies, Magic and Blazers are the teams in the running for the now-former Maverick, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. (Source)
Mavs interested in Moe Harkless (June 30, 7:30 p.m.): Harkless had a strong end to last season and had a solid playoff stint. Harkless is a restricted free agent, so Portland can match any offer if need be. (Source)
Grizzlies confident in keeping Mike Conley (June 30, 7:24 p.m.): NBA.com's David Aldridge has this bit of information, as Memphis feels like it'll keep their star point guard despite Dallas set to meet with Conley tomorrow. Dallas will need to change course quickly if this is the case. (Source)
Miami is scrambling to meet Hassan Whiteside in New York (June 30, 5:31 p.m.): However, Brian Windhorst on Zach Lowe's podcast on Thursday said it looks like Whiteside is leaving. If Whiteside does choose Dallas, eyes out for it happen tonight. (Source)
Source on possibility of Chandler Parsons returning to Dallas: "No chance."— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016
Nic Batum to meet with Mavs and Hornets in Dallas (June 30, 3:26 p.m.): The prized small forward is also expected to talk with the Knicks, Wizards and Lakers on the phone, per Marc Spears of The Undefeated (via MacMahon), but you have to wonder if Batum would really leave Charlotte. (Source)
Mavs could look to Ricky Rubio if Conley doesn't sign (June 30, 2:25 p.m.): This isn't a free-agent rumor, but it's something to watch if Conley stays in Memphis. The Wolves, after drafting Kris Dunn, are trying to move Rubio and Dallas could be a suitor in mid-July. Rubio is owed over $13 million this year, and Minnesota has some young talent the Mavericks could try and get back. (Source)
Mike Conley not meeting with Rockets (June 30, 1:41 p.m.): The Rockets were a team rumored to be in the mix for Conley last night, but ESPN.com's Calvin Watkins says Houston will not get to meet the point guard. Could be good news or bad for the Mavericks. (Source)
Hassan Whiteside down to Mavs and Heat (June 30, 1:37 p.m.): Welp, here we go. Woj is reporting Whiteside could make a decision tomorrow, and it's down to Dallas and Miami. Let's get ready to party. (Source) Also, Alex Kennedy from Basketball Insiders is reporting Portland is getting in the mix. Whiteside will conduct his meetings in New York.
Nicolas Batum will meet with the Mavericks in free agency (June 30, 12:31 p.m.): Batum's flight to Dallas wasn't nothing! If Charlotte offers him the full five year max that only they can offer him, then Batum is almost surely going back. But if there's any wriggle room, Batum's a very interesting name for the Mavericks to consider. (Source)
The Mavericks could meet with DeMar DeRozan after the Raptors (June 30, 12:29 p.m.). (Source)
Harrison Barnes isn't a target for the Mavericks at the max (June 30, 12:05 p.m.): Good news! (Source)
The Lakers are officially pursuing Chandler Parsons now as well as Memphis (June 30, 10:53 a.m.)
Batum flying into Dallas makes more sense now (June 30, 10:23 a.m.): Apparently the sports agency that Batum is signed to has a U.S. office is based in the suburb. (Source)
Grizzlies are very confident about keeping Conley (June 30th, 7:49am): Marc Stein reports the Grizzlies feel confident about Conley but unsure about their run at Chandler Parsons. This isn't a rumor, per say, it's a statement of feeling. Of course, at this point, saying anything else is kind of stupid, so just know that as of now, the Southwest division is having a variety of standoffs involving key players.
Nicolas Batum is heading to Dallas? (June 30th, 4:12 a.m.): According to his own Twitter feed, Batum is heading to Dallas on a plane. Why? Mark Cuban has said he's conducting free agency IN Dallas. It seems like a safe assumption to say he's coming to Dallas for a free agency meeting.
Off to Dallas. See you in 2 weeks Paris! pic.twitter.com/LaNQhQKZbg— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) June 30, 2016
Wade has told the Mavericks and Spurs he's available (June 29, 6:05 p.m.): Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, Dwyane Wade has reached out to a select few teams to inform them he's available and will be listening to offers. (Source)
Over the last 24, 72 hours, Dwyane's representatives have been calling around the league to several teams. Not to every team, not to 29 teams, but to a few teams and have said to them, "Hey, Dwyane is going to be available and is going to take offers."
Mavs to meet with Jamal Crawford (June 29, 12:49 p.m.): Dallas could use some help in the backcourt off the bench, and getting the reigning Sixth Man of the Year would be a great start. Highly unlikely he leaves the Clippers, though. (Source)
Hassan Whiteside wants to join a stable organization (June 29, 11:52 a.m.): That's all fine and well but what does it really mean? Does he think that Dirk and Carlisle make the Mavs stable? We'll have to wait and see. (Source)
Timofey Mozgov is on the Mavericks' radar (June 29, 10:19 a.m.). (Source)
Spurs may not be interested in Mike Conley (June 29, 10:05 a.m.): San Antonio seemed to be the most likely option to sign Conley if he left Memphis, but perhaps they don't have the interest originally suggested. He's a tricky fit since Tony Parker is signed for two more years. (Source)
Dwight to meet with five or more teams (June 29, 9:48 a.m.): Dwight Howard could be a fallback option for Dallas, but they don't have an immediate meeting lined up with him. Atlanta and Boston will meet with him while Miami is considering it, with ESPN reporting Howard will meet with at least a couple more teams. (Source)
Parsons on free agency (June 28, 9:16 a.m.): Why does he deserve a max contract? "Cuz I'm really good at basketball." I mean, he's not wrong. Besides that, he said this when asked if he's coming back to Dallas.
Will find out very soon https://t.co/0wz3rNvKVF— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) June 28, 2016
Mavs believe they have best shot at Whiteside (June 28, 9:14 a.m.): If you read this Dwain Price column just right, you kinda sorta get the sense that he thinks the Mavericks really think they'll get Whiteside. For whatever that's worth. (Source)
C'mon, that Hassan Whiteside thing was fake (June 28, 9:05 a.m.): Screenshots of direct messages supposedly from Whiteside to a woman circulated Twitter, and part of it said Whiteside was "about to move to LA." Whiteside could definitely go there, but c'mon, they were fake as hell. (Source)
Memphis columnists suggests the Grizzlies may throw a max at Parsons. (June 27, 12:06 p.m.) (Source)