The Dallas Mavericks traded veteran point guard Jose Calderon to the New York Knicks in the deal that brought center Tyson Chandler back to Texas. The Mavericks also netted point guard Raymond Felton in the deal, but he is hardly a consistent and reliable option at the position.
The Mavericks are looking for point guard help amongst other positions, and a reportedly pursuing re-signing Devin Harris. Harris was Mark Cuabn’s first face-to-face meeting when free agency opened. Another name on the Mavericks list is Sacramento Kings restricted free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas.
From ESPN Dallas:
A team source confirmed that the Mavs reached out to Sacramento Kings restricted free-agent point guard Isaiah Thomas but denied reports that Dallas was “going hard” after him. The source insisted that the team’s hope is to re-sign Harris.
This most likely is a Mavericks doing their due diligence by reaching out to all available options and gauging their interest. The Mavericks have been through this free agency routine enough to know how to throw together a team and Plan B quickly when a “big fish” free agent doesn’t sign. Harris isn’t necessarily unaffordable for the Mavericks, wanting around $9 million for three years.