DALLAS - Our Dallas Mavs NBA Rumor Tracker will keep you up-to-the-minute on Draft, trade and transaction talk ... with Monday opening up the player-movement window and the Dallas Mavericks and the rest of the league also prepping for Wednesday's NBA Draft ... Click in early and often and the "75-Member Staff' will keep you informed ...
SUNDAY 2 pm - Mavs bring back Willie Cauley-Stein on two-year deal
The Mavs and Willie Cauley-Stein have come to an agreement on a two-year deal worth a little more than $8 million total to keep the versatile big man in Dallas. Cauley-Stein insinuated to DBcom via our Mavs Step Back Podcast last month that he would be back with the Mavs if all went according to plan.
After coming over from the Warriors in a trade last season, Cauley-Stein’s chance to build chemistry with the rest of the team was cut short due to the season being suspended and him not being able to attend the ‘bubble’ due to the birth of his daughter. However, Cauley-Stein showed flashes in limited playing time before the season was shut down in March.
With Kristaps Porzingis being out until January, Cauley-Stein will have a golden opportunity to prove himself at the start of this season. Cauley-Stein has worked tirelessly this offseason in hopes of having such an opportunity.
SATURDAY 8 pm - Mavs reportedly close to deal with Wes Iwundu
According to The Atheltic's Shams Charania, the Mavs are working on a deal with free agent Wes Iwundu. The 6-foot-6 small forward is entering his fourth NBA season after spending his first three years in Orlando. In 182 games with the Magic, Iwundu averaged 4.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game. Last season, in 58 games, he averaged 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
This signing would continue the trend the Mavs are currently on, which is adding wing depth — something they lacked last season.
SATURDAY 12am - Mavs trade Delon Wright to Pistons for Trevor Ariza and Justin Jackson to OKC for James Johnson
The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to trade Delon Wright to the Detroit Pistons and Justin Jackson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team trade. In exchange, the Mavs will receive James Johnson from OKC, while Detroit will re-route Trevor Ariza to the Thunder.
Not only does this move add another seasoned, gritty veteran wing to Dallas’ roster, but it also keeps the Mavs flexible going forward, as they were able to shed Wright’s long-term deal and ended up with Johnson’s expiring $16 million contract. As crazy as things seem to be right now, there could be more to this one later on, but for now, Johnson will be a Maverick.
FRIDAY 8pm - Mavs re-sign Trey Burke
The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed point guard Trey Burke to a three-year deal close to a total of $10 million.
After originally coming over to the Mavs in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, Burke left last offseason and spent most of last season with the 76ers. After being waived, though, Burke re-joined the Mavs in the NBA’s Orlando Bubble, and was a key player to the Mavs being competitive with the Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. Although the Mavs still have work to do, this deal will be of great value to Dallas going forward.
FRIDAY 7am - A Shot at Bogdanovic? As we explain here, we believe there is another Mavs move coming ... and we've created a "realistic wish list'' with names like Christian Wood atop of it.
But ... if the Mavs have a wish for Bogdan Bogdanovic? Now that the Bucks and Kings have apparently screwed up their deal, Bogdan is available.
Lord reminds that the cost given my Milwaukee in that almost-deal was not extravagant ... and that Dallas could create a package of, say, Delon Wright (who will surely be included in any upcoming Mavs trade) and Jalen Brunson (who Dallas would like to keep) ... and there might be a match. (Wright and Brunson allow the Mavs to take back a salary of about $16 million.
What's Bogdan's cost? Maybe $18 million in a new deal, and maybe Dallas - which right now could use a big more than another wing - would prefer to spend elsewhere. Is Bogdan "redundant'' with Tim Hardaway Jr. staying? That's a legit thought, too.
As Lord notes - reiterating a point we often make - Dallas' moves need to be "Luka-friendly.'' Bogdan has a friendship with Doncic, so that's a fit. Put it all together? Yeah, it's worth keeping an eye on.
Is Danilo Gallinari in the same boat as a possible Mav? There are only a few teams that have cash to throw around (Atlanta, Charlotte and New York). If Gallinari doesn't want to play in those three places, he needs to be a sign-and-trade to a place he wants to go.
For Dallas, there are a lot - maybe too many - moving parts on Gallinari. But again ... worth a mention.
And one more (and again, this is our pipedream, not "sourced'): Does DFW native Myles Turner really want out of Indy? Can the Pacers see the value in, say, Maxi Kleber plus Delon plus in a trade?
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle loves Turner. The Mavs have always liked Danilo. And Luka is pals with Bogdan. ... all dot-connecting, with hopes that something comes to fruition.
WEDNESDAY 12:55 AM - Mavs Sign a Pair of Undrafted Free Agents
* Dallas added two undrafted free agents in the late hours of the night, grabbing University of Houston Wing Nate Hinton, and Baylor PF/C Freddie Gillespie.
*Hinton Stands 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 210 pounds, and has the tools to be a defensive stud. At Houston, he averaged 10.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, and hit 38.7-percent from three in the 2019-20 season. Hinton was signed to a two-way deal.
*Another defensive-minded prospect, Gillespie stands 6-foot-9 and weighs 245 pounds with a 7-foot-6 wingspan. Described as an outstanding team defender, albeit a late bloomer by our Richard Stayman, Gillespie averaged 9.6 points, nine rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game for the Bears in his last season.
WEDNESDAY 10:15 - BREAKING: Mavs Trading Seth Curry For Josh Richardson and Pick This is a wild one. The way we break it down:
*Dallas is getting Philly's No. 36 pick in the trade and will select Tyler Bey. Colorado's Bey was the Pac 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2019-20 ... and with the three picks (see below), Dallas grabs all Pac-12 players.