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Parsons among best FA 3-and-D players

TrueHoop TV's Kevin Arnovitz includes Chandler Parsons among the best 3-and-D players in the upcoming free-agent class. Arnovitz notes that Parsons ranks in the 93rd percentile hitting what's defined as a tough 3-pointer.

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Pachulia could be free-agent steal

Zaza Pachulia was the Mavericks' Plan B after DeAndre Jordan's about-face last summer. Pachulia became a pleasant surprise for Dallas, particularly on the boards. Most underrated FAs (Insider)

The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
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Four Mavs among top free agents

It's simpler to identify the one Dallas starter who won't be a free agent come July 1 -- Wesley Matthews. Kevin Pelton ranks Dirk Nowitzki highest, and the 13-time All-Star has stated he wants to re-sign with the Mavericks. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

Look for Mavs, Bulls to pursue Conley (0:55)
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Las prioridades de los Mavericks en la agencia libre

Dallas luce listo para intentar firmar al que consideran puede ser su centro titular la próxima temporada, Hassan Whiteside y al guardia armador Mike Conley. Leer

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs second-round pick A.J. Hammons acknowledges perception that he's "a little lazy here and there." He says he has worked to improve his conditioning and playing hard consistently. "I've been working to get that opinion out of the way."

Mavericks’ final draft grade: B-

Check out what NBA draft expert Chad Ford thought about Dallas' draft night, which only included one second-round pick – Purdue center A.J. Hammons at No. 46. Draft grades (Insider)

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Donnie Nelson on A.J. Hammons: "If the guy had a little bit more of a tiger in the tank, he'd probably be a lottery pick."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls No. 46 pick A.J. Hammons "definitely a first-round talent." The 7-footer averaged 15.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a Purdue senior last season, when Hammons was the Big Ten defensive player of the year. "He fits a void that we have on the roster, and that is a big guy who can score on the block and hit shots out to midrange," Carlisle said. Carlisle acknowledged that questions about Hammons' motor contributed to his slide into the mid-second round.. "Those perceptions probably facilitated him going 46," Carlisle said. "Now it's our job to make sure that he has a long and productive career."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs add a big prospect by taking 7-foot, 280-pound Purdue center A.J. Hammons. Team source: lottery talent with a questionable motor.

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What you need to know about A.J. Hammons

Says NBA Insider Chad Ford: "Hammons is coming off a strong senior season that saw him improve his scoring, rebounding and shooting efficiency. His 31 PER was one of the best in college basketball." Stats, analysis, projections on Hammons

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Dallas' ideal scenario of landing both Mike Conley and Hassan Whiteside would not leave enough cap space to re-sign forward Chandler Parsons. The Mavs are willing to take the risk of Parsons accepting an offer from another team while they pursue their Plan A, sources say.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say the Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with center Hassan Whiteside in the opening hours of free agency, sources told ESPN.com. The Mavs have honed in on Whiteside and point guard Mike Conley as their top two targets.

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Mavs to target Whiteside, Conley, sources say

The Mavs, looking to be competitive during veteran Dirk Nowitzki's twilight and beyond, are targeting center Hassan Whiteside and point guard Mike Conley in free agency, sources said.

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Ford's Mock Draft 10.3: Latest picks, trade talk

The NBA draft is live now (ESPN & WatchESPN), and trade talk is picking up. Chad Ford dishes his latest intel on how the draft will go and which teams will make deals.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

For Memphis to keep Mike Conley, the Grizzlies would have to commit to a five-year contract for the top point guard available in the free agency market, sources told ESPN.com. The fifth year, which only the Grizzlies can offer Conley, would be worth more than $33 million on a max contract. A source said the Spurs and Mavericks are among the other teams that would interest Conley, who intends to explore his options in free agency. The Spurs would have to answer questions about how Conley would fit with Tony Parker, according to the source, who said that Conley has great respect for Dallas coach Rick Carlisle. The Knicks and Pacers would have been attractive to Conley, an Indianapolis native, but those two teams addressed their needs at point guards with trades today.

The NBA draft's biggest fashion faux pas (0:55)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Chandler Parsons will follow through on his plans to become a free agent despite Mavs owner Mark Cuban's attempts to convince Parsons to opt in for the final season of his three-year, $46 million contract, sources told ESPN.com. With the salary cap spiking to a projected $94 million this summer, Parsons' camp expects him to receive a significant raise in free agency.

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What to expect of Dirk, Mavs in offseason

Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on what big trades, big free agent moves and other big decisions to expect in the next few weeks. With sources reporting Dirk Nowitzki has opted out of his contract, where will the Mavericks star and the team go from here? Biggest offseason questions (Insider)

Should the Warriors pursue Dirk Nowitzki? (1:35)

Team Stats

Points Per Game102.316th
Rebounds Per Game43.119th
Assists Per Game22.118th
Points Allowed102.614th

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