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Mavs Moneyball 5 hours ago

Wesley Matthews agrees to sign with the Mavericks

The former Portland Trail Blazer is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, but is a very important get for the Mavs in a few ways. The Dallas Mavericks made Wesley Matthews a priority and it has paid off, as the 28-year-old shooting guard has agreed to a 4-year deal to join the squad, per TNT's David Aldridge. Wes Matthews has agreed in principle with the Mavericks on a four-year deal, per source. Turned down huge offer from Sacramento. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2015 Matthews turned down a 4-year/$64 million offer from the Sacramento Kings to accept a deal with the...
Blazersedge 5 hours ago

Wesley Matthews Agrees To Terms With The Dallas Mavericks

Portland's archetypal 3D guard and fan favorite will now ply his trade in Dallas. The Portland Trail Blazers say goodbye to another former starter today as Wesley Matthews agrees to join the Dallas Mavericks, per TNT's David Aldridge: Wes Matthews has agreed in principle with the Mavericks on a four-year deal, per source. Turned down huge offer from Sacramento. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 3, 2015 Matthews played 5 years with the Trail Blazers. Originally brought in as a super-sized backup to Brandon Roy, Matthews came into his own after Roy's knee injuries forced him...
Mavs Moneyball 9 hours ago

Mavericks favorite to land Wes Matthews, per report

Dallas appears to be in the lead to sign the biggest name among the remaining free agent wings. How much is a new follow on Twitter worth? To Mavericks fans it could be quite a lot. Earlier this evening Mavericks small forward/unofficial GM Chandler Parsons apparently followed free agent shooting guard Wes Matthews on Twitter. Chandler Parsons just followed Wesley Matthews. pic.twitter.com/XqckkrHIVd — Kenny Bybee (@KennyBybee) July 3, 2015 Shortly afterwards, ESPN's Marc Stein reported that despite a $45 million contract offer from the Sacramento Kings, Dallas appears to be the...
Mavs Moneyball 17 hours ago

Mavericks interested in Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan falls through

The Mavs could take on the bloated salary of the Roy Hibbert. If the Dallas Mavericks swing and miss on DeAndre Jordan, the team is willing to take on the salary of Roy Hibbert, per ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 2, 2015 Hibbert, a two-time All Star, established himself as a premier defensive center with the Indiana Pacers. In 2013-14, he made Second Team All Defense. He has two years left on his current...
Mavs Moneyball 21 hours ago

DeAndre Jordan's decision will shape the Mavericks' long-term future

For Dallas, this is a franchise-altering decision and Dallas is running out of backup options to make things work if Jordan falls through. It's not the apocalypse that's soon to be upon us, but picture something smaller that can still pack a wallop. That's the kind of situation brewing for the Dallas Mavericks right now as they play the waiting game in regards to prized big man target DeAndre Jordan. The Mavericks surprisingly met with Jordan on Tuesday night, as well as their official visit on Wednesday morning. Even after everything, and as the clock ticks even quicker, the Mavericks find...
Blazersedge Jul 2, 2015

Mavericks, Kings Tussling over Wesley Matthews

Two teams fight over their right to employ Portland's shooting guard. After a busy day first full day of NBA free agency, Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews finds himself being courted by 2 teams, the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings. 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 Both organizations plan to pair Matthews with a second high-profile free agent. The Mavericks would like to convince Los Angeles Clippers...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Mavericks free agency 2015: News, rumors, analysis and discussion of Dallas' offseason

The Mavericks are waiting for DeAndre Jordan, LaMarcus Aldridge and Wes Matthews decisions. In the summer of 2012, the watershed moment of Deron Williams' free agency decision was the Nets' trade for Joe Johnson. Brooklyn was laughed at. Johnson was hideously overpaid entering the third year of a six-year, $124-million contract that made him, at the time, the highest-paid player in the NBA. But with something to show Williams, who a day or two earlier was reportedly leaning towards signing in Dallas, the Nets managed to retain the services of the All Star point guard. That turned out to be...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

The Trail Blazers probably aren't going to sign Wes Matthews

Here's a look at Toronto's cap. Part of the Mavericks' plan to sign DeAndre Jordan is to bring on Wes Matthews. The two parties were reportedly about $3 million apart when they met Tuesday night and the Raptors emerged as a candidate on Wednesday, meeting and pitching a spot to Matthews. But here's the thing: after signing Demarre Carroll, the Raptors probably only have $11 million or so left even after cutting non-guaranteed contract Luke Ridnour. Here's a look at their cap. The one thing the Raptors can do is sign Carroll to a rising contract -- that starts lower and increases...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Mavericks approached free agency the right way and it might not matter

Dallas realized max free agents won't sign just because they have cap space. They adjusted, but they might lose DeAndre Jordan anyway. In the summer of 2012, the watershed moment of Deron Williams' free agency decision was the Nets' trade for Joe Johnson. Brooklyn was laughed at. Johnson was hideously overpaid entering the third year of a six-year, $124-million contract that made him, at the time, the highest-paid player in the NBA. But with something to show Williams, who a day or two earlier was reportedly leaning towards signing in Dallas, the Nets managed to retain the services of the...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

How the Mavericks lost the best center in team history ... twice

Dallas came to love Tyson Chandler in 2011 and it broke their hearts to see him leave the following year. Is this summer deja vu? [Ed. note: This feature was originally published on June 18, 2015 prior to Chandler's decision to sign with the Phoenix Suns.] Tyson Chandler strolled to the podium in Interview Room 1, grinning with the swagger of a man finally home from a voyage abroad. He nodded in recognition of a familiar face in the crowd and then joked with the beat writers assembled around him. A time ago, before he left, he talked with them regularly. It was a time thought to be long...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Mavericks, Celtics front runners to sign Jae Crowder, per report

Dallas traded Crowder for Rondo but may be interested in bringing him back. The Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics are the leaders to sign free agent Jae Crowder this offseason, according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Crowder, a 2012 second-round draft pick by the Mavericks, was dealt as part of the Rajon Rondo trade last December and found himself in a much larger role with the Celtics. Dallas was fine without him, moving Al-Farouq Aminu into his place who excelled with the additional minutes (and was on his way to taking Crowder's spot anyway before the trade). With Aminu signing a...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Danny Green agrees to deal with Spurs worth 4 years, $45 million

Green was a Mavericks free agency target this summer, but he's officially off the board. Spurs free agent Danny Green has agreed to re-sign in San Antoino for a deal worth four years, $45 million, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. Green, one of the Mavericks' targets on the wing this free agency, is now off the board, leaving Wesley Matthews as Dallas' primary target at that position. This move doesn't preclude the Spurs chasing Aldridge; now, they look to clear cap space and free up the necessary room to bring back the Portland star. Dallas is prepared to move on to Matthews, already...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

The Mavericks should bring back free agent Jason Terry

JET has made it clear before that he wants to come back to the Mavericks, and he showed last year that he's got some game left. Check out every player in our ongoing series of free agent profiles. Well, this would be something fun, wouldn't it? It may not take $5 million per year for Jason Terry to come back to the Dallas Mavericks and that's probably music to the Mavericks' ears. That $5 million was how much the Boston Celtics offered to pry the former Maverick legend away from Dallas in 2012 after eight great years and, of course, a championship. Now, the 37-year-old former Sixth Man of...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 1, 2015

Mavericks meet with DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews Tuesday night

Dallas met with two of their summer free agent targets. The Mavericks sat down for separate meetings with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews on Tuesday night as free agency began, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Dallas was expected to meet with Jordan on Wednesday but their meeting was pushed up to a Tuesday night dinner in Los Angeles. Elsewhere in Los Angeles, a separate Mavericks party met with Blazers swingman Wes Matthews, again per Stein. The recruiting party from Dallas includes Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, Rick Carlisle, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and respected Mavericks...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 30, 2015

Lakers Free Agency: Jeremy Lin drawing interest from Knicks, Mavericks and Kings

Jeremy Lin's time with the Lakers may be up, but he already has suitors lined up. The Los Angeles Lakers added point guard D'Angelo Russell into the mix with the No. 2 pick of the 2015 NBA Draft and may lose Jeremy Lin to free agency. Lin is drawing interest from the Sacramento Kings (according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated), New York Knicks (according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders), and Dallas Mavericks (according to Tim McMahon of ESPN). Lin struggled in his lone year with the Lakers, falling behind both Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson in Bryon Scott's rotation. There...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 30, 2015

Mavericks have interest in Wes Matthews, but they should be careful

Matthews' Achilles injury means he might not ever be the same player. Injuries are a cruel mistress and Wes Matthews is experiencing this first hand. Before his Achilles rupture towards the end of the 2014-15 season, Matthews had earned the nickname "Ironman" for never missing games. He even had a consecutive games played streak over 200 at one point of his career. Now he might not ever be the same player. The Mavericks are rumored to have interest in the Blazers guard, as are the Raptors, according to RealGM and ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon. It was reportedly earlier this offseason that...
Blazersedge Jun 30, 2015

Report: Dallas Mavericks Still Chasing Wesley Matthews

With all the focus on LaMarcus Aldridge, a Texas team considers a shot at one of Portland's other free agents. This morning Tim MacMahon of ESPN elaborates on a reference made by fellow ESPN writer Marc Stein, suggesting the Dallas Mavericks are in hot pursuit of Portland Trail Blazers free agent guard Wesley Matthews. His full-length article details the reasons the Mavericks and Matthews are made for each other. Matthews has been the epitome of a 3-and-D threat, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound smart, savvy stopper who ranks among the NBA's most prolific perimeter shooters. He's a floor spacer...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 30, 2015

NBA free agency rumors: Dallas Mavericks compilation

A constantly updated post with every 2015 Dallas Mavericks free agency rumor. Every rumor in the 2015 NBA free agency will be constantly updated right here in this post. Bookmark it, share it, save it, keep coming back to it, because we'll have everything you need to know the summer. JORDAN WANTS FOUR-YEAR DEAL (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. Sources: @deandrejordan6 likely to do 4-yr deal, player opt after 3, no matter where he signs. Allows him 2,capitalize on new TV $ n few yrs — Chris...
Mavs Moneyball Jun 30, 2015

Meet Dirk Nowoofski, the Great Dane with the best name ever

Spoiler alert -- he's also tall and handsome. It's possible that the only thing the MMB staff likes to discuss as much as basketball is the adorable hijinks of staffers' dogs. So, we were MEGA PSYCHED when we stumbled across the Twitter feed of one Dirk Nowoofki, a Great Dane who lives in Illinois and has a talent for steals (like his namesake) and a strong Twitter game. STEELED MAMAZ SEET! pic.twitter.com/6uT29MHdjF — Dirk Nowoofski (@DirkTheDane) May 12, 2014 So you may be asking yourself, "In what other ways is Dirk Nowoofski similar to Dirk Nowitski?" Well, I scrolled through...

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