NBA Free Agency 2017 is already absolutely bonkers — and it hasn’t even officially started yet.
Chris Paul is now a member of the Houston Rockets. (As if we needed a reason to dislike the Rockets more.) The Mavericks traded DeAndre Liggins to the Rockets for cash considerations, in easily the most blockbuster deal of the offseason. The Celtics will probably do something other than trade their draft pick, or at least constantly be on the verge of doing something while never actually doing it.
The MMB staff has largely been predicting a quiet offseason for the Mavs, as they are still in rebuilding mode. Which means there’s probably some sort of crazy deal in the works. You never know with Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson — literally, because they are one of the tightest lipped front offices around.
Regardless, bookmark this page for the next couple weeks, and we’ll have you covered throughout.
July 6, 7:02 p.m. - Josh McRoberts, anyone?: Per The Vertical’s Shams Charaina and others, the Mavs are working on a deal that would send a second round pick and A.J. Hammons to Miami for Josh McRoberts.
July 6, 4:14 p.m. - The Mavericks are “serious contenders” for former league MVP Derrick Rose, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post. Rose isn’t like the guy he once was, but this would be a reclamation project for Dallas, even if the Mavs already drafted Dennis Smith Jr. Let’s get weird!
July 5th, 10:30 a.m - The Atlanta Hawks could make offer sheet to Nerlens Noel: We all knew this could happen but it’s been so quiet so far that it was feeling like no one would. According to Alex Kennedy, it’s very possible.
July 1st, 9:49 a.m. — Mavs supposedly tied to interest in Michael Carter-Williams: According to Marcus J. Spears, the Mavs are one of many teams interested in MCW. Given that a third of the Mavs’ roster is backup point guards, I don’t really see a fit here, but who knows?
July 1st, 8:21 a.m. — Nerlens Noel isn’t a question of if, but when and for how much: Tim MacMahon is reporting what must of us already assumed. Despite interest from “other teams,” Noel is almost certainly re-signing with Dallas. It’s just a matter of how much money Dallas is willing to give him and how long it takes them to get a deal in place.
July 1st, 5:40 a.m. — Jrue Holliday remains a Pelican: Holliday and New Orleans have agreed to a huge 5-year, $126 million year deal, according to the latest Woj Bomb. As discussed previously, Dallas was rumored to have interest in Holliday leading up to the draft, but it’s doubtful they were looking to spend that much.
July 1st, 1:19 a.m. — Jrue Holiday and Kyle Lowry haven’t gone anywhere: Holiday has frequently been linked to Dallas and Lowry is another key guard on the market, but while both met with their respective teams on Friday, neither came out of the evening with deals. If Dallas makes a shocking move, it would probably be a out-of-nowhere signing for one of these dudes — but there’s like a 1 percent chance of that happening, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
July 1st, 12:03 a.m. -- Positive Noel developments?: Per Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, the Mavericks have already spoken to Nerlens Noel and it was a positive call but nothing is final.
June 30th, 8:41 p.m. — Paul George traded to the Thunder: WHAT. I know this isn’t Mavericks related. WHY DOES THE EASTERN CONFERENCE EXIST. WHY. PAUL GEORGE SHOULD NOT COME WEST. COME ON.
June 30th, 8:22 p.m. — Blake Griffin cancelling all meetings: This was not even a possibility, but now the Griffin hope is probably out the window. Sam Amick of USA Today is reporting Blake should remain a Clipper. UPDATE: So he signed a full five year max worth all the money.
June 30th, 7:49 p.m. — Mavs reaching out to Serge Ibaka: According to Mike Fisher of DallasBasketball.com the Mavericks will be reaching out, just in case.
June 29, 5:24 p.m. — Mavs chasing Kyle Lowry?: In the tradition of “tying the Mavs to every high profile free agent possible,” the Mavs are rumored to be interested in Kyle Lowry, per Alex Kennedy.