AUGUST 9: The signings of both Brown and Marjanović are now official, per NBA.com’s transactions log. Marjanović’s new contract with Dallas is worth $7MM over two years, reports Michael Scotto of HoopsHype (Twitter link).
AUGUST 2: The Mavericks are set to make a pair of bench signings as free agency begins in earnest.
As had been rumored, the Mavericks are opting to bring back center Boban Marjanović this summer. Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets that Dallas will be re-signing the reserve big man.
Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports (via Twitter) that the 7’4″ Marjanović will be signed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his third full season with the team. Dallas initially signed the big man to a two-year, $7MM deal in the 2019 offseason. The club will thus have the 32-year-old’s full Bird rights next summer, following three full seasons of service.
Marjanović made a big impact in limited this season, averaging 4.7 PPG and 3.9 RPG in just 8.2 MPG across 33 contests.
Charania also reports (via Twitter) that the Mavericks will also be signing a new addition, free agent guard Sterling Brown. Brown, 26, was most recently a reserve contributor for another Texas club, the Rockets, for the duration of the 2020/21 season.
Brown averaged 8.2 PPG, 4.4 RPG, and 1.4 APG in 51 games for the rebuilding Rockets, with a solid shooting line of .448/.423/.806.
Brown’s agent Mark Bartelstein has indicated that the 6’5″ vet will sign a two-year, $6.2MM contract with the club, per Marc Stein of Substack (via Twitter). There is no word as to whether both seasons will be guaranteed in the deal.
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17 thoughts on “Mavs Add Sterling Brown, Re-Sign Boban Marjanović”
Really solid pickup for Dallas with Brown.
Sterling Brown getting around $3M/year sounds like a good deal.
His 3-point shooting was really good last season, so was Olynyk’s. Oh well.
Mavs getting Bullock as well who shot over 40% from 3 last year.
Sterling Brown is a great fit for exactly one of the things they needed, as previously discussed. Playmaker that can defend at multiple positions and play next to Luka and knock down shots
That deal is a real bargain too. Had him on my list for the Heat, and others the last couple of years. Wonder if his injury held down his price a bit
I’m sorry but how did boban get more than brown
Probably because he’s 7 years older, but he’s not getting that much more.
boban bag, not toby bag.
Disastrous offseason for the Mavs.
Neither Brown nor Bullock improves on Hardaway. Their main purpose may be to pressure Hardaway.
The other Brown might be something.
They signed Hardaway.
Disastrous would be a word I would use to describe your comment. These are good signings to add depth, versatility, and 3 point shooting. On top of the fact That they resigned Hardaway for less than he made last year makes your point 100% ridiculous.
Disastrous would be a word to describe the OP’s team, the Cavs.
This is true… depth, versatlity, 3pt shooting… but it is not enough. DAL cannot put a better five on the court than they did last year, which was considered disappointing enough that Doncic will force out. Then they start from scratch.
They’re not better than Dragic either, but I do not think they can be used for trading for a year (?).
Doncic’s national team passed well, quickly, unselfishly, successfully.
He may find a rim-runner in MosesB.
This is true… depth, versatlity, 3pt shooting… but it is not enough for the task at hand.
DAL cannot put a better five on the court than they did last year— and that was considered disappointing enough that Doncic will force out. Then they start from scratch.
The new guards are not better than Dragic either, and I do not think they can be used for trading for a year (?).
Doncic’s national team passed well— quickly, unselfishly, successfully. That will be his standard.
He may find a rim-runner in MosesB.
Dallas should try to add Paul Millsap, RHJ, or Stanley Johnson and TLC, Frank Ntilikina, Shaq Harrison, or Isaac Bonga, and I think that would be an extremely strong offseason. Not sure who they would need to get rid of to clear 2 roster spots, but those are 2 positions they could use, among many teams in similar position
I still feel like New Orleans has to bring him back, and not sure what money Dallas has left for him. I would expect him to get paid above the mid-level, maybe something in the $12-14 million AAV range. I could be wrong though. Obviously most cap space around the league is kind of dried up by now
That basketball looks tiny.