Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  10 responses

Dallas Mavericks Negotiating With Devin Harris Again

According to ESPN, the Mavs are working on a new deal with free agent point guard Devin Harris. There had been a snag in the talks when it was discovered that Harris would need toe surgery, which forced the Mavs to take back their original three-year, $9 million offer: “Sources said that talks are underway for a new deal to bring the popular point guard back to the Mavericks, with a resolution expected in coming days after Dallas makes moves to address its center needs. The parties were forced to cancel the three-year, $9 million deal agreed to earlier this month because Harris needs toe surgery. After the sides reached terms on a reunion deal early in free agency, X-rays unexpectedly revealed that Harris requires surgery on a dislocated toe on his left foot that will likely sideline him for three months. Dallas then quickly switched gears last Friday to sign Milwaukee Bucks free agent Monta Ellis to a three-year deal worth at least $25 million. The money no longer being spent on Harris, sources said, has been earmarked for the signing of a big man or two, with Dallas chasing both Milwaukee free agent Samuel Dalembert as well as former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden. The Mavs, no matter what happens with its new frontcourt targets after missing out on Dwight Howard, would like to add Harris to a guard rotation featuring Ellis and fellow free-agent signee Jose Calderon, with rookie guards Shane Larkin and Gal Mekel getting time to develop behind that trio.”

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  • dannyb

    Sign Harris, then trade Calderon and Marion to Houston for Asik and Lin. I have no idea if this would work but would be pretty cool for both teams.

  • spit hot fiyah

    so that marion can stand in the corner and shoot 3s? good times

  • Caboose

    Cause Houston would do that. For sure.

  • dannyb

    Houston gets a big upgrade at PG and a reliable defender with an expiring contract.

  • LLC#12

    I agree its a big upgrade at PG, but they could get so much more for Asik.

  • RKJ92

    At this age Calderon is not a big upgrade over Lin that’s just moronic. The whole deal is stupid.

  • LLC#12

    Calderon doesn’t even slightly rely on athleticism, he could be the same player for like another 6 years. He is one of the best in the league for not turning it over, and one of the best free throw shooters in the league, and he is a solid 3 point shooter. Right now, he is a LOT better than Lin. Yeah Lin is only 24, so maybe he will end up being a more effective player than Calderon, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Yeah, the whole deal is stupid, I was just commenting on one aspect of it.

  • Dev

    I think they’ll pass

  • Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    That would have worked if Calderon was still in his previous contract.

  • RKJ92

    He won’t be the same player for 6 years because I’ve watched him exclusively for 10 years and I can already tell you his game is declining, AND he already cannot play defense so his ability to not turn the ball over, and declining offense is essentially nulled. If you think Lin is a worse player then Calderon take it from a guy who lives in Toronto to tell you that’s a joke.. Lin is already WAY better with room to develop, and a natural born leader. That’s why this trade would never happen.