The Dallas Mavericks still have $2.7 million dollars of available money to spend in free agency, though, according to owner Mark Cuban the team may opt to save it.
Speaking to ESPN radio, Cuban hinted that the team hasn’t found a player they’re enamored with yet and don’t want to waste what little remaining salary cap room they have unless they find the right player.
“We’re talking to a couple of players, but it’s one of those things that if we don’t get the right player, we’ll just hold it so that during the season when a player gets cut, we’ll have that opportunity to offer,” Cuban said during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM’s “Fitzsimmons and Friedo.”
While the remaining $2.7 million dollar figure seems small and the likelihood of nabbing a difference making talent with it remains small, there’s no reason for the Dallas Mavericks to make such a move if they aren’t in love with the player they’ll use it on.
Former Portland Trail Blazers guard Mo Williams was one player the Mavericks were rumored to have interest in, but Williams (who lives in Dallas during the offseason) is said to want a larger salary the the $2.7 million the Mavericks can offer.
Keeping the funds available could also be beneficial for the Dallas Mavericks down the road as well as they will likely be able to offer more money to a potential free agent (say like a player released after the trade deadline) than most other suitors. It also provides insurance if they were to need to sign a player due to injury.