The dominoes are falling after Kevin Durant elected to join the Golden State Warriors.
Harrison Barnes will be a member of the Mavericks next season, and will be joined in Dallas by Andrew Bogut.
Barnes, a restricted free agent, has reportedly come to terms with the Mavs on a four-year, $94 million pact.
ESPN sources say Dallas and unrestricted free agent-to-be Harrison Barnes have struck a verbal agreement on a four-year, $94 million deal
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2016
I just want to thank the entire Warriors organization, my teammates & coaches for the amazing 4 years I've had there pic.twitter.com/QDb04pLYci
— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) July 5, 2016
The Warriors and Mavs have agreed to a trade that will send Bogut into Dallas’ cap space, according to league sources.
The Mavs also are trying to complete their previously reported four-year, $94 million maximum deal with Harrison Barnes. Sources said that the Warriors will renounce their rights to Barnes as a restricted free agent with Durant heading to Golden State, meaning there will be no three-day waiting period while his previous team ponders whether to match the offer.
The Warriors need to shed Bogut’s $11 million salary to create cap space to sign Durant to a two-year, $54.3 million deal. Sources say the Warriors are inclined to send Bogut, a good friend of Barnes’, to a destination he likes.
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