Dallas Mavericks: News & Quotes from Exit Interviews
With the Dallas Mavericks’ season coming to an end on Monday night, the players took to their exit interviews to give some notable quotes heading into the offseason.
This is obviously one of the biggest quotes coming from today as Dirk squashed any notion that his playing days in Dallas were over. He made it very clear in comments surrounding retirement that he will be back in a Mavericks jersey next year.
Dirk also made point to mention that he might un-retire from international play…
The hometown guy had a sad ending to the season where he found himself not at full strength and watching from the bench. With a player option looming for the summer and the relationship he built with Rick Carlisle, Deron Williams could look to opt-in to his second year of his deal or re-sign in Dallas on a new deal.
If you watched any Mavs ball at all over the last month, you knew the pain Deron Williams was going through. Surgery to repair the hernia looks to be in the summer plans before free agency.
In my opinion, if Williams was fully healthy in the playoffs we would have seen Barea on the bench in street clothes. His fight through his injuries didn’t go unnoticed from the organization and fans. It looks as if he will spend the summer getting back healthy along with a little scope on the knee to make sure things are good to go.
Felton benefited from Dallas and Dallas benefited from Raymond Felton. This will be a situation worth monitoring come the summer because it looks as if Felton has earned himself some money this season. Teams are always looking for veteran point guards like Felton who can produce off the bench and he proved that this year. Now the question comes on how much the Mavs are willing to pay him.
Parsons shook the boat with this comment for two obvious reasons. First, it looks as if there is no doubt he has already worked something out with front office on him re-signing this offseason. Second, the fact he said “Howard is leaving Houston” is surprising because of the fact that Houston is still playing Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. We know how big of buddies they are, but Parsons may have just spilled the beans about Howard leaving (although many thinks he would leave anyway).
Does this sound like anyone who plans on leaving Dallas anytime soon?
Other Notable Quotes
Man I love the person that Wesley Matthews is. All business. He is probably working out today somewhere.
These two quotes from Dallas Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson personifies every single Mavs fan across the world and in Dallas. This team fought until the very end, even when people thought they had no chance. And for Dirk, we all know what he means to the city of Dallas.
Next: 5 Questions Heading into the Offseason
These are just a handful of notable quotes coming from the exit interviews today in Dallas. For more quotes visit the twitter feeds of @EarlKSneed and @DwainPrice for all of the player and management quotes.