Thanks to DeAndre Jordan, the Dallas Mavericks have missed out on key free agents. Jordan verbally agreed to sign a max contract of $80 million over 4 years with the Dallas Mavericks before going back on his word and re-signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Mavericks were planning on building their team around the hometown star Jordan and passed up on a few free agents they now wish they could have a second chance at signing. Robin Lopez, Enes Kanter and Kevin Love are a few of the players the Mavericks would have potentially thrown max money at. They agreed to sign Wesley Matthews to help spread the floor and defend once Jordan arrived in Dallas but since Jordan will no longer be joining them he no longer looks like a good signing. DeAndre was heavily recruited by Chandler Parsons of the Dallas Mavericks. Once he found out about the news Chandler Parsons went to twitter to share his frustrations with DeAndre:
I thought I had a good pump fake.
— Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) July 9, 2015
Now that the DeAndre Jordan and his “Indecision” are over with, Mark Cuban the owner of the Mavericks has a tough decision. Will he blow the team up and rebuild or chase the title and hope for a miracle? The recent move to acquire former All Star Point Guard Deron Williams proves to be the latter and no one could blame Cuban. He is loyal to his aging superstar Dirk Nowitzki who signed his last contract at a huge discount with hopes of competing for a title. A line up of Deron Williams – Wesley Matthews – Chandler Parsons – Dirk Nowitzki – Zaza Pachulia probably isn’t even good enough to get you to the playoffs in the western conference, but the Mavericks do not own their 2016 first round draft pick. If the Mavericks decided to blow up the roster and tank, they will be doing so to no avail as they would not reap the benefits of their record.
Dirk Nowitzki’s window of opportunity for a second wind seems to have shut completely so we ask, would he and Mark Cuban as the reasonable men they are agree that trading him to a contender would be the best thing for both the franchise and their star player? Or would Nowitzki rather play on a rebuilding team for the rest of his career? The choice will more likely than not be made next season before the trade deadline, but should they wait that long if at all? Chandler Parsons being your first or second best player leaves a lot to be desired. He is trying to help the franchise by recruiting but the truth of the matter is, whats the point?