The Dallas Mavericks made an incredible run to the 2006 NBA Finals, and quickly got a 2-0 lead. Eventually they lost the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat, Shaquille O’Neal and Dwayne Wade. But point guard Devin Harris was a integral part of that offense, and one that led the Dallas Mavericks to a 67 win season.
However when the Mavericks were still pursuing that elusive NBA Title, they traded him away in the deal that brought them Jason Kidd. Harris was a fan favorite and many Dallas fans were sad to see him go.
Now they can dust off their old Devin Harris gear.
The deal between the two sides is for 3 years and over $9 million. The Dallas Mavericks have also signed Jose Calderon to a 4 year deal this offseason. The money each player is getting would suggest that Jose Calderon is going to start with Devin Harris being the change of pace point guard. Both guards are over 30 and it isn’t exactly a youth movement the Mavericks are creating.
The Mavericks also have rookie point guard Shane Larkin on their squad as well.
But Mark Cuban has the Mavs open for business and they’re making moves. With roughly $8 million left in cap space they’re moving forward cautiously. They’re considering Andrew Bynum and are said to be a lead contender for center Jermaine O’Neal as well.