Apr 20, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard D.J. Augustin (14) with the ball during the second half of game one of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Washington Wizards at the United Center. Washington won 102-93. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Mavericks interested in D.J. Augustin


The Dallas Mavericks are cautiously approaching adding pieces early in free agency. They’re holding on to their cap space in the event they convince New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to sign in Dallas, or for that matter Miami Heat star LeBron James though there is less optimism about that option with reports he is staying in Miami.

The Mavericks in the meantime are expressing interest in a number of players who could help fill out the roster when the first domino falls, and that includes Chicago Bulls point guard D.J. Augustin.

From ESPN Dallas:

Sources said the Mavericks have expressed interest in point guard D.J. Augustin, who could potentially diminish the backcourt shooting void left by the departure of Jose Calderon in the six-player deal with the New York Knicks.

The Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban have made re-signing point guard Devin Harris a priority, with Harris and Cuban going to dinner the night free agency opened.

The Mavs remain optimistic about re-signing Devin Harris, but that wouldn’t necessarily preclude them from adding Augustin, depending on the price.

With Harris and Felton at point guard, adding Augustin might seem like crowding the position. Augustin is a better three-point shooter than both Felton and Harris, who both have durability issues to boot.

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