The Mavs remain hopeful that DeAndre Jordan will choose Dallas, but trading for Roy Hibbert ranks among their limited potential backup plans.
Monta Ellis headed to Indiana
Ellis agreed to a 4-year/$44M deal with the Pacers, per ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard. He averaged 18.9 PPG for the Mavericks last year, becoming the first player other than Dirk Nowitzki to lead Dallas in scoring since 1999-00.
Monta Ellis has agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that Jordan was impressed by Rick Carlisle, who discussed in strategic detail how the Mavs would utilize him offensively.
The Sacramento Kings have entered the race for free-agent swingman Wesley Matthews, according to league sources, and have agreed to a trade with Philadelphia in an effort to clear cap space.
The Mavericks, Raptors and Kings are involved in discussions with free agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews, according to sources.
Less than 24 hours after meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Lakers are "stunned" to hear that Aldridge was less than impressed by their presentation, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Tyson Chandler's quick decision to go to the Suns raises the stakes for the Mavs and Clippers in the DeAndre Jordan derby.
Monta Ellis' value difficult to gauge
Ellis' individual play didn't wow, but Dallas scored efficiently with him on the court last year. Kevin Pelton gives him the No. 19 spot on his list of top NBA free agents to watch. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)
DeAndre Jordan wants a bigger role. Music to the Mavs' ears. They hope to convince him that a move to Dallas is the key to reaching his potential.
The Phoenix Suns have reached terms on a contract with veteran center Tyson Chandler on a four-year deal worth $52 million, according to league sources.
Chandler joins Suns on 4-year deal
Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal worth $52M with the Phoenix Suns, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Chandler averaged 10.3 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 1.2 blkpg last season with the Mavs.
The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year, $90 million maximum contract with free-agent guard Jimmy Butler, sources said.
Jordan to Dallas would be a 'surprise'
But, ESPN's Tom Haberstroh thinks he could end up a Maverick: "Rick Carlisle knows how to use a player like DeAndre Jordan who has pogo sticks for legs. He's a perfect fit."
Who are DeAndre Jordan's suitors?
ESPN's Chris Broussard said it's probably a 2-team race: "The Knicks have a great pitch, 'Hey, come to the East, you can dominate.' ... Realistically it's Dallas and the Lakers."
It's an all-or-nothing free-agency period for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor.
Paul Millsap met with the Orlando Magic at 12:01 Wednesday morning and was offered a maximum four-year, $80 million deal, according to league sources.
From the bargains to the reaches and everything in between, Kevin Pelton breaks down the deals from a busy first day of NBA free agency.
The Dallas Mavericks met with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews as free agency opened at midnight ET Wednesday, according to league sources.
Blazers sign Aminu to $30M
Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to terms on a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Story
Free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers during the opening hour of free agency Tuesday night, he confirmed on Twitter.
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