Last, but not least, is the question of All-Star center Vucevic, who has long been reported, including by The News, as a likely Mavericks free-agent target. Sources, however, now tell The News that while the Mavericks see Vucevic as a viable fit alongside Kristaps Porzingis, Vucevic is seeking a starting salary of $25 million and thus is out of Dallas’ price range. And there is little-to-no chance of Vucevic falling into the Mavericks’ comfort-level price because his current team, Orlando, wants to keep him and because he has other suitors, particularly Sacramento and Boston.
With the June 30 start of free agency nearing, Clippers guard Beverley, 30, is very much in play for the Mavericks. Sources told The Dallas Morning News on Monday night that Dallas and Beverley regard one another as a “perfect fit,” although that’s a long way from saying he’s on the verge of joining Doncic in the Mavericks’ backcourt. There’s the not-so-small matter of money, specifically how the Mavericks will choose to allocate their estimated $30 million of salary cap space. And Beverley has other suitors, including the Lakers and Sixers.
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