The Dallas Mavericks come into free agency looking to land another “big fish” free agent. The Mavericks have taken their large amount of cap space into free agency for two offseasons in a row and have failed to sign any notable names to the list.
This year they decided to make a move before the free agency period opened to entice free agents, trading for New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, who was a big part of the Mavericks’ 2011 Championship run. He also happens to be a former teammate of Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, one of those “big fish” free agents on the market.
Chandler pledged to do whatever he could to help the Mavericks land a player like Anthony.
“Absolutely I’m going to do whatever I can to help the team and the organization,” Chandler said, via the Dallas Morning News. “At the end of the day free agency is kind of an individual thing. It comes down to your family and what’s best….but I’ll tell you one thing, Dallas isn’t a bad place. It’s not a hard place to sell. I’m going to do whatever I can.”
Chandler suggested that Dallas and the Mavericks’ reputation can sell itself.
“The organization, the culture, the winning mentality, knowing what to expect – that’s key for a player because that’s how you flourish and ultimately as a team that’s how you win. Clearly, that’s what San Antonio did this year and what we did a couple years back. That culture is here in Dallas. It’s self-explanatory.”