Although the Dallas Mavericks landed guard Monta Ellis this offseason, Mark Cuban’s squad has been shut out of their top free agent in each of the last two offseaons. In 2012, the team chased point guard Deron Williams, but he wound up re-signing with the Brooklyn Nets. In 2013, they went after former Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard, but he ultimately chose to sign with the Houston Rockets.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, this offseason the Mavericks will be targeting Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh, who can become a free agent.
Chasing Bosh makes sense in the fact that Bosh can still be a very good player when he gets enough touches – remember, in his last season with the Toronto Raptors, he averaged 24.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. Plus, Bosh is a native of Dallas, so making a return home to wind down his career is tempting.
However, it would be strange to see Bosh would mesh with Dirk Nowitzki. Both players like to work further away from the basket.
The most important wrench in this plan is that the Heat would obviously like to keep Bosh.