Mavericks Offseason Could End Up as Epic Failure


DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews or bust for the Dallas Mavericks

Tyson Chandler‘s second stint with the Dallas Mavericks came to a close today when the 2012 DPOY signed a four-year deal with the Phoenix Suns totaling around $50 million, depending on the source.

Al-Farouq Aminu, the Maverick free agent just about everyone wanted back, has come to terms with the Portland Trailblazers on a four-year deal worth $30 million.

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Monta Ellis is gone, we just don’t know where yet, and a potential replacement in Danny Green re-upped with the Spurs.

LaMarcus Aldridge has crossed the Los Angeles Lakers off of his list but still appears to be favoring a move to San Antonio rather than his hometown of Dallas.

Essentially, an offseason for the Mavericks that appeared to hold all sorts of options and viable contingency plans heading in to it has boiled down to the pursuit of two guys, and we’re only a day in.

This isn’t necessarily because of anything the front office did or didn’t do right – for example, nobody really expected Green to sign at such a bargain for the Spurs – but if the Mavericks don’t land DeAndre Jordan and Wesley Matthews in the coming days this offseason will have been a complete disappointment. No Tyson, no Monta, no big name free agents, and still no point guard?

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon hit the nail on the head:

The good news is that Jordan has met with the Mavericks twice, the second get-together lasting almost five hours. Again, from MacMahon:

And according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe the feeling around the league is that Matthews has Dallas in his sights:

But if these plans fall through the Mavericks will be facing a tough reality: filling out the roster with free agent scraps and wasting another season of Dirk Nowitzki‘s twilight.

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