When the Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Monta Ellis yesterday, many wondered how they were able to afford it.
Nearing the salary cap limit, signing a player to a $10 million (annual) deal wasn’t really in the cards yet the Mavericks somehow pulled it off. Now we know why.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Dallas Mavericks and Devin Harris, who they signed earlier this offseason to a three year, $9 million dollar deal have decided to rescind the offer due to a toe injury Harris suffered:
ESPN sources: Toe injury forces Mavs to shelve plan to re-sign fan favorite Devin Harris. Sides mutually agree to scrap three-year, $9M deal
Now, I know what you’re thinking – a toe injury? Void a contract because of a toe injury? Well, it’s expected that Harris will need surgery which should keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future and also, despite the deal being relatively cheap, the Mavericks would clearly want to add some injury stipulations to a revised contract.
It is expected the two sides will attempt to work out a new deal.