Grade: Recapping the Mavericks’ offseason


It seems like every summer the Dallas Mavericks drastically alter their roster. From letting Tyson Chandler, Caron Butler, and J.J. Barea walk for Lamar Odom, Vince Carter, and Delonte West then bringing in O.J. Mayo, Darren Collison, Chris Kaman, and many other one-year deals, then ditching them for Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, and others, to why they’ve done this offseason.

The team started the offseason with a big bang. They brought back Tyson Chandler and his New York teammate Raymond Felton in a trade with the Knicks. In the deal they gave up starters Jose Calderon and Samuel Dalembert along with other pieces.

Dirk Nowitzki took a larger discount than any expected, signing a 3-yr, $25 million deal.

Nowitzki wouldn’t be the only Mav to re-sign, as the team also locked up back-up point guard Devin Harris for three seasons.

Things then got quiet for sometime, as free agency was held hostage while waiting on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to make their decisions.

Then in a shocker, the Mavs probably made their biggest free agent signing in the Dirk-era. The team signed Chandler Parsons to a three-year deal that was deemed “untradable” by the Rockets.

In a stunning move, Vince Carter bolted for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Summer League standout Eric Griffin would land a deal with the team. His greatest highlight was probably the dunk on former-Mav Shane Larkin.

With the cap all tied up, the team would  fill the roster with minimum level contracts. They first agreed to a one-year deal with Richard Jefferson to fill the void left behind by Carter.

In a small trade, the team would acquire Greg Smith from the Chicago Bulls.

Next the team would agree to a one-year deal with Rashard Lewis. But his time in Dallas was short-lived due to a failed physical that led to the team voiding the deal.

To fill the spot left behind by Lewis, the team agreed to a 2-year deal with Al-Farouq Aminu.

The final move of the offseason is the expected signing of Jameer Nelson, whom will take the 15th and final spot of the Mavs roster.


  • Additions: Aminu, Chandler, Felton, Griffin, Jefferson, Nelson, Parsons, Smith
  • Subractions: DeJuan Blair, Calderon, Carter, Dalembert, Ellington, Bernard James, Larkin, Shawn Marion

Projected Lineup

  • PG: Nelson, Harris, Gal Mekel
  • SG: Ellis, Felton, Ricky Ledo
  • SF: Parsons, Jae Crowder, Jefferson, Griffin
  • PF: Nowitzki, Aminu
  • C: Chandler, Brandan Wright, Smith