Mavericks Rumors: Lin, Jordan, Cuban, Nowitzki

Free agent Jeremy Lin is considering the Mavericks despite the team’s limited remaining cap space, reports Marc Stein of ESPN. Although Lin could likely command a higher salary elsewhere, his desire to play for a contender and his friendship with Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston could be enough to bring him to Dallas. If the Mavericks get a commitment from Lin, Stein notes, they could waive Raymond Felton and stretch his contract to create a $2.6MM salary slot.

There’s more from Dallas on a holiday weekend:

  • The expected signings of DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews confirm that Dallas is still a free agent destination, writes Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News. Sefko contends the two additions make the Mavericks relevant again and hints that a “very functional” point guard may be joining the team soon, possibly referring to Lin.
  • Owner Mark Cuban described his new center as “Shaq-like” and said he plans to give Jordan a significant role in the team’s offense, according to Melissa Rohlin of The Los Angeles Times. Not being a regular part of the offense was reportedly one of the things that made Jordan want to leave the Clippers. “We see him as ‘Shaq-like’ but never having been given the opportunity,” Cuban said in a radio interview on “The Ticket.” “We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player.” Jordan averaged a career-high 11.5 points per game last season and shot a league-best 71% from the floor, but complained that he was never given a large enough role in L.A.
  • Although Parsons served as lead recruiter, the relationship between Cuban and agent Dan Fegan was key to getting Jordan to Dallas, tweets Zach Lowe of
  • Jordan was impressed that Dirk Nowitzki cut short a family vacation to represent the Mavericks in their meeting, tweets Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times. No Clippers players attended their team’s meeting with Jordan.
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2 thoughts on “Mavericks Rumors: Lin, Jordan, Cuban, Nowitzki

  1. Z.....

    Mark Cuban is on drugs apparently. I’m a big fan of DeAndre Jordan, but come on man…you realize who you are comparing him to, right?

    As for Lin, that would be a nice addition offensively, but defensively that would be an issue. Also, they still need a backup big


    Hey i agree with mark cuban im not saying he is there yet or if he can even get there put his energy and dominance in the paint i havent seen since shaq threw people around i like that im gonna at least be able to see if he can get anything like shaq on offense now we would have never seen anything more than what we already saw in clipperville no hate towards the clippers either i think they are actually in better position not this year but the next if they can get a max level superstar like KD or someone to clipperland


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