Tag:Dallas Mavericks
Posted on: June 30, 2009 12:04 pm

Kidd to meet with Knicks on July 1

Unrestricted free agent point guard Jason Kidd will meet with New York Knicks officials on the first day of the free agent courting period, with the Knicks hoping to bring in the veteran for a roughly $5.6 million mid-level exception.

The New York Daily News reports that Kidd will meet with Knicks president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni , follwing through on his comments from earlier this year that he would strongly consider signing with the Knicks.

The Daily News said the Knicks would probably offer a one-year deal to the 36-year-old Kidd, who still has a home in New York from his years playing for the New Jersey Nets. The story further states that the Dallas Mavericks could easily top the money the Knicks have at their disposal for an offer to Kidd, so there is a chance that the financial terms won't shake out.

If the Knicks can't reach a deal with Kidd, they are said to be interested in making an offer to Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Ramon Sessions.

Posted on: April 7, 2009 1:01 pm

Stackhouse's status remains questionable

Dallas Mavericks veteran Jerry Stackhouse is unlikely to play again this season, and has not been able to practice with the team recently, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Stackhouse has missed all but 10 games for the Mavs this season due to a foot injury that doesn't seem to be healing properly. Stackhouse sat out for more than three months before playing two games on the foot, and deciding he needed more time to heal.

Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said they do not rule out Stackhouse's return, despite the seeming improbability of it.

"You never know what might happen in the playoffs," he said.


Posted on: February 4, 2009 11:37 am
Edited on: February 6, 2009 6:27 pm

Kings very busy as trade deadline nears

The Sacramento Bee
reports that the Kings are said to be one of the busiest teams in the NBA right now regarding trade talks. It is believed that no Kings player other than Kevin Martin is totally off the table, depending on the type of offer Sacramento gets.

John Salmons is said to the the player drawing the most interest from other teams, with the Oklahoma City Thunder very interested in acquiring him. The Thunder reportedly offered veteran forward Joe Smith for Salmons, but the Bee reports that there is no indication one way or the other about whether the Thunder would part with draft picks or a younger player to close a deal for Salmons.

Besides Salmons, Beno Udrih has reportedly drawn some interest from the Dallas Mavericks, who would like to add him as a backup for Jason Kidd and would send Jerry Stackhouse , among other players or commodities, to the Kings in return.

Mikki Moore reportedly told the Bee that the New Jersey Nets are interested in bringing him back to the east coast. Additionally, the Nets had offered Maurice Ager for Quincy Douby earlier in the season.

Posted on: January 21, 2009 9:17 pm

Report: Heat weighing options for Marion trade

A recent report from the Miami Herald indicates that while the Heat continue pondering a trade that would send Shawn Marion to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for C Jermaine O'Neal , they are also considering other players they might get for Marion, including Mavericks small forward Josh Howard .

The story noted it is unlikely that Marion would re-sign with Miami, and that several teams besides Dallas have shown interest in acquiring him. However, it's still not a sure thing that he'll be dealt. While the Heat believe the Raptors' O'Neal to be the best center currently available -- and also consider center to be their biggest area of need -- they are still concerned about the status of his troublesome knee as well as his $23 million price tag for 2009-10.

The Raptors have apparently offered the Heat O'Neal in exchange for both Marion and Marcus Banks , and a source told the Herald it's "50-50" that the Heat would accept the deal.

Posted on: January 12, 2009 11:44 am

Bobcats, Mavs, Thunder trade in works?

The Charlotte Observer reports that there is a potential three-way trade brewing between the Bobcats, the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The deal would reportedly involve the Bobcats getting rid of Raymond Felton and backup C Nazr Mohammed, whose contract calls for roughly $13.3 million through the 2009-10 season.

"It wouldn't be fair for me to speculate on any rumors," Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said, as quoted by the Observer. "In the NBA, you're constantly talking to other teams. It's impossible to know if any deal would happen."

Other reports have Sean May also involved in the trade, with all three Bobcats going to Dallas. The Mavericks would reportedly give up DeSagana Diop to Charlotte, while the Thunder would send Earl Watson to Charlotte and receive Jerry Stackhouse and a future second-round draft pick.

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