The last time LeBron was on the market, the Mavs politely downplayed their interest because they lacked cap space and could only pull up a chair to the poker table at the invitation of the Cavs.
The Mavs pulled some ‘misdirection’ before Wednesday’s Carmelo Anthony recruiting session but, once all were gathered, were nothing but ‘direct’ with their free-agent target.
Carmelo Anthony will meet the Mavs in Dallas today and while there will be a dog-and-pony show, the foundation for Mark Cuban’s proposal will follow a four-step outline
Today is a big day for the Dallas Mavericks because they have a meeting with a free agent player who could make a big difference for this team the next few years.
As all-over-the-map as it looks, here is a profile of what the Mavs are looking for.
No contracts will be official until the moratorium ends on July 10. But there will be plenty of meetings, sales pitches and conference calls in the interim
Other shoes must drop, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday with the opening of the NBA free-agency Shopping Season.
Where is Dallas roster-wise?
Free agency opens Tuesday, and it’s no longer just a means for players to make their situations better. That might be Anthony’s goal, but for players such as LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki, improving their teams might be the biggest benefit.
It all comes to a head beginning at midnight Eastern time, when the NBA free agent market officially opens. And much of it could be for naught.
It’s time Melo. Enough scoring titles. Enough paydays. Enough playoff disappointment. It’s time to define your legacy. You’re not getting this chance again.
The Dallas Mavericks have acquired Tyson Chandler from the New York Knicks.
The Mavericks don’t figure to alter their roster significantly on draft night because they go in without a first-round pick.