Now that the Dallas Mavericks have been eliminated from the postseason, they will turn their attention to free agency.
The Mavericks are expected to chase Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks and will also reportedly pursue Phoenix Suns’ guard Eric Bledsoe, Washington Wizards’ center Marcin Gortat and Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Luol Deng.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Milwaukee Bucks’ big man Larry Sanders is another potential Mavericks’ target.
Letting Chandler go remains the most fiercely debated aspect of Cuban’s decision to break up the Mavs’ championship team, but word is they’ll indeed pursue what many will regard as an overdue reunion.
On the subject of using their cap space to upgrade via trade as opposed to outright signings, Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders remains another potential target after an absolute nightmare season. Monta has never been better since the Mavs imported him from Milwaukee; could life with Nowitzki, Carlisle and Cuban have a similar effect on Sanders.
Sanders, who fought through legal troubles and a marijuana suspension, averaged 7.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in 23 games last season.