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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."

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)

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DeAndre Jordan agrees to deal with Mavericks (2:43)
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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sources: Jordan picks max deal with Mavericks

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.

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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)

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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

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Sources: Aldridge pauses to mull teams' 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.

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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)

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As anti-Monta, Matthews a perfect fit for Mavs

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.

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Why did Matthews choose the Mavericks? (2:32)
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Wesley Matthews reaches deal with Mavericks (0:27)
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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.

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Sources: Kings offering Matthews 4 years, $64M

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.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game105.23rd
Rebounds Per Game42.323rd
Assists Per Game22.58th
Points Allowed102.325th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-155032.609
2013-144933.597
2012-134141.5
2011-123630.545
2010-115725.695

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