Nico Harrison Rumors
Brad Townsend: Nico Harrison says Mavs haven’t been informed yet whether Josh Richardson will opt in to $11.6M contract for next season. Harrison says Mavs are in close contact with Richardson’s agent (Bill Duffy) and Harrison says he believes Richardson will take full allotted time (Sunday).
Marc Stein: The Mavericks’ Michael Finley is finalizing a new contract with the team that gives him an expanded role in their front office as assistant GM and vice president of player personnel alongside new Dallas GM Nico Harrison, league sources say.
And in front-office news, after it was heavily rumored that Dallas was targeting a CBA-minded lieutenant to join new president of basketball operations Nico Harrison, the Mavericks have hired Brooklyn Nets official Andrew Baker, a respected salary-cap strategist, for a senior role in Dallas’ new front office, sources said. Meanwhile, back in Boston, the Celtics continue to be linked to Landry Fields in their search for a general manager under new president Brad Stevens, but two other names to keep an eye on are Nets assistant general manager Jeff Peterson and Pelicans assistant general manager Bryson Graham.
Where do you guys stand in bringing in Igor Kokoskov? Harrison: “We’re working. He’s one of the guys that we’re considering but we don’t have a deal done with him at all. But he’s amongst one of the few that we’re looking to bring in.”