The Dallas Mavericks found their free-agency miracle in DeAndre Jordan, and gone are the days of being bullied in the middle.
The new Mavericks center provides many of the same statistical strengths as their old one, but does so at a higher level.
After years of striking out on big-name free agents, the Mavericks finally landed a core to buoy the team in Dirk Nowitzki's golden years.
Rondo doesn't reduce Kings' mess
Amin Elhassan says Rajon Rondo destroyed his value during his stint in Dallas: "There was only one team that seemed to be interested in his services. It would be the team that is leading the league in dysfunction."
Veteran small forward Richard Jefferson will return to Dallas on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.
The Sacramento Kings and free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo have agreed to a one-year deal, sources told ESPN.com.
After growing from a second-rounder to a max-contract player with the Clippers, DeAndre Jordan heads to Dallas for a bigger, starring role.
Cuban finally lands his man
Kevin Pelton writes of DeAndre Jordan's fit in Dallas: "Jordan is basically a younger, more athletic, more durable version of [Tyson] Chandler, who thrived playing alongside power forward Dirk Nowitzki. Jordan slots perfectly as a roll man into Rick Carlisle's spread pick-and-roll offense, and probably will be even more involved than Chandler was." Mavericks' coup (Insider)
Jordan with shot to shine in Dallas
In the games that Blake Griffin didn't play with the Clippers last season, Jordan averaged 14.9 PPG and 18.5 RPG, a considerable jump from his numbers when he had to share the floor with Griffin (10.8 PPG, 14.2 RPG).
Mavs land DeAndre Jordan
The former Clipper will return to Texas, he played for Texas A&M in college, and will likely sign a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon.
DeAndre Jordan, Mavs nearing agreement
The free agent is on the verge of leaving the Clippers for Dallas, league sources told Marc Stein. Sources told ESPN that the two sides are nearing agreement on a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million that includes a player option after the third season.
DeAndre Jordan has Texas connections
The fact that Jordan was born in Houston and played college ball at Texas A&M is a key reason why he is on the verge of leaving the Clippers to join Dallas according to ESPN's Marc Stein. In a pitch earlier this week, Dallas included taped messages from Jerry Jones and Dez Bryant, playing to Jordan's fandom of the Cowboys.
DeAndre Jordan and the Mavericks have reached an agreement on a four-year max contract worth in excess of $80 million, sources told ESPN.com.
Matthews a risk for Dallas?
Assuming Wesley Matthews is healthy, he’s a good pick up for the Mavericks, Kevin Pelton believes. Even after the signing, Dallas should still have room to make an offer to DeAndre Jordan. Pelton’s day-two analysis (insider)
Wes Matthews is the anti-Monta
Wesley Matthews is the polar opposite of the player he's replacing in Dallas' starting lineup. And that's a good thing
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received.
Sources: Aldridge digesting team pitches
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received after meeting with seven teams: He met with the Lakers twice, and the Spurs, Suns, Mavs, Rockets, Raptors and Heat. (via ESPN's Marc Stein)
Wesley Matthews is the polar opposite of Monta Ellis, the man he'll replace in Dallas' starting lineup. That's why the Mavs wanted him so much.
Trail Blazers free-agent swingman Wesley Matthews has committed to sign with the Mavericks later this month, according to league sources.
Mavs agree with Wes Matthews
The free agent SG has agreed in principle on a 4-year deal with the Mavericks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and the NBA's official website. Matthews suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in March.
The Mavericks score a win by signing DeAndre Jordan, but filling out the rest of their roster will be a challenge.
The Sacramento Kings have offered free-agent shooting guard Wesley Matthews a four-year, $64 million deal in hopes of luring him to the California capital, according to league sources.