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Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 10:25 am  |  8 responses

Will the Mavericks Re-Sign DeShawn Stevenson?


I have no clue if they will, but Stevenson’s agent seems to think so. From ESPN: “Mark Bartelstein, agent for down-and-dirty shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson, who proved himself as being resilient, a hard-edged defender and quite capable of draining big 3-pointers on a championship squad, said he spoke to [Donnie] Nelson after the Mavs traded for shooting guard Rudy Fernandez on draft night, a move that, on the surface, said good-bye to Stevenson, an unrestricted free agent. ‘I spoke to Donnie after the trade and he said that’s not the case at all,’ Bartelstein said. ‘He made it very clear that he’s somebody they want back.’ (All talks between teams, players and agents ceased on July 1 when the collective bargaining agreement expired and the lockout started) The trade for Fernandez put the number of players on the Mavs’ 15-man roster at 16. It boosted the number of shooting guards on the roster to five and those who can play the position to seven. Six players on the roster are free agents, including Bartelstein client Brian Cardinal. Dallas has close to $62 million locked up in players under contract for 2011-12. They dearly want to re-sign free agents Tyson Chandler (who won’t come cheaply) and Caron Butler, with J.J. Barea and Stevenson also having increased their value with strong postseasons. And, of course, no one knows what the salary cap parameters will be once a new collective bargaining agreement is enacted. So the question regarding Stevenson has never really if the Mavs want to re-sign him, but rather can they afford to?”

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  • LA Huey

    Someone needs to sign him so he can afford to feed his body more ink.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    HUEY MAKES A GOOD POINT. THE MAVS HAVE TOO MANY GUARDS. BUT DESHAWN PROVED VERY USEFUL. MANY 3S

  • IndyG

    I know we have heard it before but once again I heard Rudy wont come back over

  • idrees

    caron butler as starting shooting guard, shawn marion as starting small forward.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Hope they do.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    I wonder if Caron will be on the trading block…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Mark Cuban won’t be afraid to go WAAAY over the salary cap now…. this team has a chance to repeat and you want everybody on board who helped you get there the first time. Caron Butler will be one serious dude this season…. he wants to earn his now.

  • ab40

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/deshawn-stevenson nbadraft compared him to MJ of course they are gonna resign him

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