The Dallas Mavericks, especially owner Mark Cuban, have made no qualms about their desire to sign a high profile free agent this Summer. Cuban outlined a “two-year plan” to a variety of news outlets earlier this week and given their cap space in the next two seasons, they have the ability to bring in multiple high priced free agents. However, right now, they only have enough cap space for one.
Is there a way to accommodate two big fish this summer?
Mark Cuban: I don’t see a menage a trois happening in the future. We’re not in a position where we could pull it off. It’d be really really tough.
With about $44 million dollars on the books for the upcoming season (including team options), as Cuban mentions, it would take some significant financial re-structuring to gain enough space for two “max” players, so the idea of both Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in Dallas really doesn’t seem to fit.
Thankfully for the Mavericks though, they’ve aligned themselves well, so while they could potentially snag a max free agent this season, they could also snag another next as they’re only scheduled to have a few million on the books. Dirk Nowitzki, who will be a free agent after the upcoming season has already stated he will be willing to take a significant pay reduction so the Mavericks can sign two max players.