The Dallas Mavericks are currently in hot pursuit of Dwight Howard but that doesn’t mean they can ignore other free agents on the market. Dallas has to be realistic and understand that their chances of landing Howard aren’t the best and while they do have a good chance, signing Howard won’t complete their team. This is why, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Dallas Mavericks have shown an interest in free agent guards Jose Calderon and Mo Williams.
It’s no surprise then that the Mavs are among several teams to express interest in point guards Jose Calderon and Mo Williams, according to a league source. The Mavs have long been intrigued by Calderon, who they discussed trading for last season.
Before free agency kicked off, the Mavericks reportedly inquired about Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and they’re still currently on the hunt to find a guard that can hep lead hem next season with or without Howard. The Mav’s have been purging whatever contracts they can in an effort to clear up cap space to sign Howard but that doesn’t mean they can ignore other needs.
Signing Howard means he’s the leader of the team but he can only play center for the Mavericks, not fill holes at other positions. Calderon is likely going to get a bit expensive for the Mav’s if they want to still land Howard but their interest in the two guards reminds us all that they have more than one need this offseason and things could get interesting if they land Howard.