The Dallas Mavericks fans have been waiting and waiting for news to come out about some sort of free agent signing or a trade of some sort. Sadly, that appears to be in the form of Miami Heat forward, Josh McRoberts.
This may not sound like a great deal so far but I mean, c’mon, Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson both knew this was not going to sit well with the fans. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, The Mavericks and Heat are working on a deal that will send Josh McRoberts and a future 2nd rounder to Miami for Josh McRoberts.
This deal came quickly after reports that Miami was trying to clear up some cap space to bring James Johnson back on. However, as we all know, the Mavericks always are able to see the big picture and, in this case, they saw something that was really going to work for us.
So the initial reaction was not good, of course, but things seem to be looking up. When the prospect of bringing on a 30-year old $6 million contract comes up, fans are going to get upset. But, in reality, the Mavs actually just traded A.J. Hammons for a second round pick. Eddie Sefko helped us understand that one a little better.
The trade exception comes from Andrew Bogut’s $6.6 mil deal from last year. Dallas will not be spending much money on McRoberts, adds a second rounder, and will only have to see McBob on the roster for one year. It’s not the prettiest deal of all time but it’s not too bad either.
This addition of a forward definitely opens up some questions on what the Mavericks are going to do. One of their most controversial contracts comes in the form of Dwight Powell, but this in no way gives us an idea of whether or not he will be sticking around. There are still a lot of moving parts.
The Josh McRoberts deal seems to be all but done at this point, but the Mavs can take hope in the front office who always have the team in mind. Good things are coming, whether they are from McBob or not.