Dallas Mavericks Rumors
Tim MacMahon: I’m told Mavs have agreed to a deal with Charlie Villanueva to bring him back for the veteran’s minimum.
Good news Dallas fans! I’m ecstatic to announce that I will be returning back to a Mavericks uniform this upcoming season. My agent, Jeff Schwartz, just called me like literally 2 hours ago. We’ve been going back and forth on calls…he’s been making calls to negotiate the best scenario for me. We were all waiting for a few more dominos to fall before I sign anything. I know Dallas was always in the mix and I really wanted it to work out, which I’m thankful it sure did. We’ve come to terms and I’m returning back to Dallas. It’s only right. Since Day 1 the organization has welcomed me and my family with open arms. I felt an immediate brotherhood with my teammates. I have nothing but respect for Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson. Those guys operate a first-class organization. They’ve been straight up with me and that’s something that I value a lot…communication. And Coach Carlisle, what can I say about a man that wants to see the best in me and most importantly that BELIEVES in me. I thank you Coach. I don’t see myself anywhere else. I love Dallas and I’m coming back.
Chris Broussard: Pelicans join Clippers, Mavs and Raptors as teams showing interest in Carlos Boozer, sources say
The NBA has fined Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $25,000 for publicly confirming the team’s upcoming free-agent deals with DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews, league spokesman Tim Frank said Tuesday, confirming an ESPN.com report. Sources said the Mavericks were informed of the fine Tuesday. Teams and players are allowed to strike verbal agreements on new contracts during the league’s annual moratorium period in early July while the league’s salary cap and luxury tax figures are being calculated for the coming season, but team officials are not allowed to openly discuss those deals.
J.J. Barea is sticking with the Dallas Mavericks. The point guard said via text message on Monday that he will sign a new contract with the Mavericks starting at $2.8-million for the coming season. The deal is for two years, the maximum length allowed for the cap-room exception. The total worth is believed to be slightly over $5.6-million. “It’s not official yet,” Barea said. “But yeah, I’m coming back to Dallas.”
Ken Berger: Was told J.J. Barea back to Mavs (2 years, $5.6m) was 98 pct done. Now, 100 pct, as Barea tells El Nuevo Dia he’ll be back in Dallas.
Tim MacMahon: Shooter Charlie Villanueva is a good bet to re-sign for minimum to be a Mavs bench weapon again.
Maverick fans, are you ready for a Jason Terry reunion? Since they got the thumbs-up from free-agent center DeAndre Jordan, which instantly turned their summer into a massive success story, the Mavericks have had conversations with Terry and his camp about returning to Dallas, where he spent half of his 16 NBA seasons and helped win the 2011 championship.
Meanwhile, the Mavericks remain in a strong position to re-sign guard J.J. Barea, who rejoined the team last season on a veteran’s minimum deal. Barea, like Terry, was a vital cog on the championship team in 2011. Barea has other options, most notably with the Miami Heat. But a source said that the Mavericks believe it is trending in a good direction and that Barea could be set to sign for the cap-room exception of $2.8-million and likely would get at least a two-year deal, with the possibility of a three-year agreement with a player option for that third season.
They are in negotiations with guard J.J. Barea, who they want to keep. It also appears Jeremy Lin, who began his NBA journey on a Mavericks’ summer-league team, is in the Mavericks’ crosshairs. The problem is that all the Mavericks have to spend is the $2.8-million salary-cap exception and minimum contracts. They could create another $2.6-million if they were to waive point guard Raymond Felton under the stretch provision, where he is paid his final year’s salary over several years.