Player News - Mavericks

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Wesley Matthews has agreed to a four-year deal with the Mavericks.

The details have not been revealed yet, but it's likely less than the four-year, $64 million offer from the Kings. Matthews will step into Monta Ellis' role at shooting guard and should have plenty of chances to score, especially with the Mavs not having as much firepower as the Blazers last season. It's also worth mentioning that Wes wants to play with DeAndre Jordan, so this helps Dallas in that regard. As for the Kings, they might want to bring a Connect Four game to their meeting with Rajon Rondo.
Jul 3 - 12:50 AM

Wesley Matthews has said he's unlikely to take the Kings' offer of a four-year, $64 million deal, according to Marc Stein of

Yes, this is the same Wes Matthews who tore his Achilles last season. Wes and his agent may be bluffing here because they know the Kings absolutely need to make this deal, so maybe they're trying to get the deal up to around $18-20 million per season. Whatever the case, the Mavericks are the favorites to land Wes.
Jul 3 - 12:38 AM

The Lakers called Rajon Rondo on Thursday to "touch base," according to Ramona Shelburne of

Up until this point, the Kings were the only team expressing interest in Rondo. While calling a player is hardly enough to classify as serious interest, the Kings now have another team to worry about. Rondo can probably expect the Kings to make a bigger offer now.
Jul 2 - 11:52 PM

Updating a previous item, the Kings are offering Wesley Matthews a four-year, $64 million deal.

That buys a lot of bow and arrows. The Kings are as all in as they could possibly be and there's no way a team is going to outbid them. They made their bed last night by giving up a ton of assets to Sam Hinkie, so Matthews and his agent have all the leverage. They're using it and could make Matthews the highest paid player on the Kings.
Jul 2 - 10:40 PM

Roddy Beaubois (personal) will not play at summer league.

It would have been fun, but oh well. Beaubois is pure chaos when he's on the court, but he's fun to watch and can fill it up when he's on.
Jul 2 - 10:25 PM

The Kings have offered Wes Matthews a three-year deal in the $45 million range, but he prefers the Mavs, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Well, Wes got the $15 million per season offer he wanted. With this news coming out, expect the Mavs to make a similar offer and for this deal to possibly get done tonight. If you're into the Twitter follow game, Chandler Parsons just followed Matthews, so that's super important. Matthews is ahead of schedule from his Achilles surgery and he looks poised for his first big payday.
Jul 2 - 9:19 PM

The Lakers have reportedly expressed interest in Amare Stoudemire.

Stoudemire is well past his days of being a relevant name in standard fantasy leagues. His body simply can't handle major minutes, so wherever he signs, he won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Jul 2 - 7:04 PM

The Mavs are reportedly optimistic that they'll be able to re-sign J.J. Barea as an unrestricted free agent.

Barea is said to be deciding between the Mavericks and the Heat, but he's unlikely to be much more than a backup wherever he winds up. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game during the 2014-15 season, so he won't be worth owning in standard fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 2 - 6:29 PM

The Kings are set to give Wesley Matthews (Achilles) a big money offer.

The Kings will have to counter their documented dysfunction with a large sum of money, and it'll be interesting to see if Wesley is interested in Sacramento's pitch. The Raptors and Mavericks are also said to still be in the mix, so he'll be deciding between dollars and postseason potential. For what it's worth, Matthews stopped by Rudy Gay's camp in Rocklin on Thursday, so maybe he's at least considering Sacramento.
Jul 2 - 3:24 PM

The Kings and Rajon Rondo will reportedly have a meeting on Friday.

Rondo is an unrestricted free agent and looking for a one-year deal to improve his stock after a horrendous season with the Mavs. There's reportedly mutual interest here, and the Kings seem to be the frontrunners for acquiring his services. If Rondo does land in Sacramento, he would really hurt the value of Darren Collison. As for fantasy, Rondo shouldn't be very high on anyone's draft boards regardless of where he winds up after averaging just 9.3 points and 6.5 assists on 43.6 percent shooting in Dallas.
Jul 2 - 2:43 PM

The Clippers are reportedly reached out to Amare Stoudemire as they wait and see what DeAndre Jordan decides to do.

It's unclear is the Clippers are interested in Stoudemire as a Jordan replacement or complement, but Stoudemire is reportedly only interested in the former scenario as he doesn't want to back up Jordan and Blake Griffin, according to Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times. That may be wishful thinking from STAT as the 32-year-old averaged just 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 15 games as a starter last season.
Jul 2 - 1:43 PM

J.J. Barea is choosing between the Mavericks and Heat, according to David Aldridge of

Barea is reportedly looking for a three-year deal and will be choosing between returning to the Mavs or taking his talents to South Beach unless a mystery team joins the mix. Barea will serve as a quality backup point guard wherever he signs after averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 assists in just 17.7 minutes per game in 2014-15, but the 31-year-old isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 11:46 AM

The Kings are expected to meet with free agent Wesley Matthews in Sacramento on Thursday.

Sacramento traded a protected first-round pick to unload the salaries of Carl Landry of Jason Thompson. There were more wrinkles to the deal, but the apparent end-goal is signing some combination of Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis and Matthews. The Kings' available funds may be enough to persuade Matthews to join them, but he's also drawing serious interest from the Raptors and Mavericks.
Jul 2 - 2:06 AM

The Raptors and Mavericks are "in a battle" for Wesley Matthews, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

The Raptors just threw $60 million at DeMarre Carroll and Matthews is likely looking for a deal in that neighborhood. The Mavericks could potentially offer more money to Matthews and he would move into Monta Ellis' starting spot, assuming he heads to Indiana. It sounds like Wes' deal should be done in the next day or so.
Jul 1 - 10:29 PM

J.J. Barea is leaning towards signing with the Heat.

The Heat are expected to try and deal Mario Chalmers, so the move makes sense. They never really were able to get consistent production at the point in the past few years and maybe Barea will help. He still wouldn't be worth drafting in standard leagues until more moves happen.
Jul 1 - 9:48 PM

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