Behind the scenes, Mavericks officials continue to express confidence that they will re-sign Brunson, who becomes an unrestricted free agent in July if Dallas does not sign him to a contract extension by June 30. Brunson and defensive specialist Dorian Finney-Smith are both eligible for extensions before the end of this salary-cap year and the Mavericks naturally hope to keep both given the significant roles they’ve seized.
Mike Fisher: ALERT - Now official: #Mavs have re-signed free agent forward Dorian Finney-Smith. @1053thefan
Tim MacMahon: Sources: Mavs have extended qualifying offers to Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith to make them restricted free agents. Dallas views Kleber and Finney-Smith as quality role players who fit well with their Luka Doncic-Kristaps Porzingis core.
Tim Cato: The Mavericks have extended the qualifying offer to Dorian Finney-Smith, which officially makes him a restricted free agent.
Dwain Price: Since he's been in the NBA 2 years, by rule, #Mavs free agent F Dorian Finney-Smith doesn't have to play in the summer league any more. But, "I like to hoop," Finney-Smith said today. "If they tell me to play, then I'll play. If they tell me don't, then I don't."
June 29, 2022 | 3:41 pm EDT Update
Kylen Mills: “It was great to see him running around, smiling, dunking.” -Warriors California Classic Coach Seth Cooper says James Wiseman is having a lot of fun at practice, working back into playing. There’s still a lot of optimism in the organization about Wiseman’s future. #dubnation
June 29, 2022 | 3:29 pm EDT Update
The Knicks are among the teams who have expressed interest in acquiring Dejounte Murray via trade, SNY has learned. Bleacher Report stated that the Atlanta Hawks and San Antonio Spurs had previously had talks around a potential trade for Murray. […] Some with the Knicks have talked about Murray’s fit in the backcourt if they are able to land Brunson. Some members of the organization are concerned about the backcourt of Brunson and Evan Fournier defensively.