The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in a handful of point guards this offseason which included Isaiah Thomas of the Sacramento Kings and their own point guard, Devin Harris. Thomas, a restricted free agent, is out of the Mavericks budget but the team was able to re-sign Harris to a franchise friendly deal.
Still, the Dallas Mavericks may not be finished as they attempt to better their bench as according to Tim MacMahon, the team will meet with Mo Williams today in effort to add more depth.
Williams previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers and was said to be interested in a return after he opted out of his contract. However, for whatever reason the two sides have yet to find a middle ground as Williams continues to search for a new team in free agency.
Why exactly the Mavericks are all that interested is an unknown as they still have holes to fill at their small forward position (in addition to re-signing Vince Carter), though Mo Williams does live in Dallas during the offseason so it may be that the player is more interested than the team.
It’s unlikely the Dallas Mavericks would be willing to eat into their cap space for the 31-year-old veteran, so the most likely scenario would be signing Mo Williams to the mini-mid-level exception which would pay the point guard a bit over $2 million dollars.
I’d venture to guess that Williams was seeking more money than that when he opted out of his deal, though his suitors appear to be falling by the day so he may be best served by taking any offer he receives.