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Mavs Willing To Trade Everyone Except Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Smith Jr. And Harrison Barnes

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The Dallas Mavericks are aiming to be major sellers as the NBA trade deadline approaches and apparently the entire roster sans 3 players, are available for the taking, according to Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News

Those 3 players happen to be Dirk Nowitzki, Dennis Smith Jr and Harrison Barnes. Absolutely no surprises there and there is no surprise that players such as Nerlens Noel are being shopped.

Per Sefko’s report, Cuban, who is loyal to his players, is looking to make a move to improve the Mavericks future.

“Winning is always the foundation to loyalty,” Cuban said.

“Every player knows what the goal of our organization is — to win championships. Unfortunately, that means trading or releasing players we really care about. [And] it’s very hard to make decisions on what to do or not to do.”

 

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Kings’ Yogi Ferrell Discusses Decision to Leave Dallas, Sign With Sacramento

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Sacramento Kings point guard Yogi Ferrell recently joined the team on a two-year, $6.2 million contract, abruptly backing out of a prior agreement with his former team, the Dallas Mavericks, who offered him a two-year $5.3 million pact.

Ferrell explained his decision during an appearance on The Jim Rome Show on Monday.

“The main thing is that I like their youth and I like their style of play,” Ferrell explained. “It’s faster, they get up and down and I feel that’s the same game I play my entire life. I feel like I can go in there and kind of mold the identity of the Kings and just give them another spark that they need.”

Ferrell averaged 10.2 ppg last season after working hard to earn a contract with the Mavericks, coming from the NBA’s D-League.

“Time has gone by fast, that’s for sure,” Ferrell said. “I’m taking every moment of it. I’m very blessed to even be in the position to allow myself to excel in this league.”

“I was undrafted, played a couple games with Brooklyn, didn’t work out. I just wanted to make sure I was ready for my next opportunity. I knew it was gonna come just because of how hard I work.”

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Mavericks To Sign Dirk Nowitzki To One-Year, $5 Million Contract

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The Dallas Mavericks will sign Dirk Nowitzki to a one-year $5 million contract which will be for Nowitzki’s record-setting 21st season with the same team, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

The new deal has been setup for nearly a week and the legendary forward will sign soon.

Nowitzki expressed desire to return for one last season and has intended to to finish his career with the only organization he has ever played for.

Nowitzki is recovering from ankle surgery and is hoping to be ready to go by training camp.

 

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Yogi Ferrell Backing Out Of Mavs Deal

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What seemed like a done deal is apparently not, as Yogi Ferrell is reportedly backing out of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks to go back into free agency, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

The Mavs and Ferrell agreed to a two-year, $5.3M deal on Thursday, but his agent says that they are opting hit free agency in search of a better deal.

“We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” Ferrell’s agent, Cervando Tejeda, said.

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