The Dallas Mavericks were once seen as one of the more aggressive franchises in the NBA when it came to free agent signings. Almost every summer they would be busy landing players in an attempt to bolster their lineup. But curiously, this offseason hasn’t gone quite that way.
They missed out on signing Deron Willams and Jason Kidd decided to spurn them to head to the Knicks, mainly because of the Mavs’ roster. And with those two deciding against Dallas, Dwight Howard is no longer in play.
Add in the departure of Jason Terry and one begins to wonder what is going on in Dallas. Now it’s one thing if Terry was unwilling to return to Dallas no matter what they offered. But it’s another when Terry wanted to return to the Mavs, but was never offered a chance to re-sign. And according to Terry, that’s exactly what happened.
“Boston was the first to call me and Doc Rivers got on the phone and said, ‘We need you, you’re our No. 1 priority,’ ” he told RF Sports Report, which followed Terry ...