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July 24, 2014 Updates

Meanwhile, two sources said the Mavericks were preparing to welcome 6-foot Jameer Nelson to town on Thursday. He is expected to take a physical and if everything is in order, will sign with the Mavericks for their cap-room exception of $2.7 million. They also reached an agreement on a two-year, $2.1 million contract with New Orleans free agent Al-Farouq Aminu, who has a nose for rebounding and defense but is limited offensively. He would be an option when it comes to guarding the toughest offensive matchups in the Western Conference such as Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. Dallas Morning News

What were the three days like waiting to see if the Rockets were going to match? Chandler Parsons: It was definitely a crazy time, just not knowing where I'm gonna go. Before this whole process started, they had told me 'You've earned this. You deserve this. Go and sign the best deal for your career. Just know in the back of your mind that we plan on matching.' Throughout the process, I definitely thought they were gonna match the contract. But Mark and my agent really put together a tough contract for them to be able to match. Me, individually, I thought it was a perfect situation for me to take that next step. I'm ready for a bigger role. I'm ready for more leadership. I have nothing but respect for coach Carlisle. Dirk's one of my favorite players of all time growing up. Having all those things tied into Dallas, it was a no brainer for me to sign that contract as soon as possible. Dallas Morning News

On 'untradeable contract' Chandler Parsons: I was just offended that they didn't view me as that third star when I think I'm more than that. In all honesty, I have nothing but respect and love for them. They did this a year early when they didn't have to. I get why they did, to not let me get to unrestricted next summer. I've had nothing but great memories there. The entire organization, the fans in Houston were great for me. They believed in me initially and took a chance on me. I wish them nothing but the best. At the end of the day, it's a business. He had to do what he thought was best for his organization and I had to do what's best for my career. I figure it will work out for both of us. Dallas Morning News

What impact did Mark Cuban's presence have on your signing the offer sheet? Chandler Parsons: I've developed a relationship with him throughout the years. I truly think he's the best owner in sports. It's comforting playing for a team and an owner that you know they're never gonna let you be bad; they're always going to look for ways to improve the team. I just have a special relationship with him. I trust him. The way he pitched me in that system with coach Carlisle and the core guys that they have was too good to turn down. The whole night I signed; it was kind of random. His flight (Cuban's) was getting in late. We had finished dinner downtown. So me and my friends and my parents just walked to this lounge in downtown Orlando. He texted me wanting to know where it was. I told him. And he just showed up there with a contract. It's gotta be the first time a player has ever signed in a club. Dallas Morning News

Are you aware that Dallas is a pretty good town to live in if you're 25 years old, making $15 million a year? Chandler Parsons: And single. I look forward to that; I look forward to being there. I went there a couple of days last week to do my physical. I was very impressed to say the least. Dallas Morning News

July 23, 2014 Updates

Free agent forward Al Farouq-Aminu has reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources informed CSNNW.com. The agreement is for two years, $2.1 with the second being a player option, we're told. CSNNW.com

The Dallas Mavericks are closing in on signing former Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, according to sources briefed on the talks. Sources told ESPN.com that Nelson and the Mavericks, barring an unforeseen snag, are on track to formalize a contract Thursday, when Nelson visits Dallas. ESPN.com reported Tuesday that the Mavericks had arranged to fly Nelson into town for a face-to-face visit Thursday in the hopes of finalizing a deal via use of their $2.7 million room exception. ESPN.com

Tim MacMahon: I'm told Mavs plan is to rotate 3 vet PGs and have them spell Monta Ellis at SG, too. Depth will allow Dallas to play up tempo all the time. Twitter @espn_macmahon

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