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Mavs’ Rick Carlisle Discusses Summer Pan for Luka Doncic

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The Dallas Mavericks are facing a summer which gives them plenty of opportunities, via free agency and the draft, to continue their rebuild, which will be centered around superstar guard Luka Doncic and late-season addition Kristaps Porzingis.

There are also plans to continue to develop Doncic, who is a contender for NBA Rookie of the Year honors.

“Well, there will be a period of rest now” Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “He’ll be back in Dallas for a week in May and a week in June with our other young guys to do a developmental week twice. And I’m going to go to Slovenia at a certain point – I don’t want to advertise when it is because I don’t want it to be a media circus – to get in the gym with him along with one of our other staff guys.”

Carlisle pointed out the importance of balancing rest and hard work in regards to the summer.

“Look, we’ve got to set the tone for the importance of this summer for him. It’s got to be the right amount of rest, and the right amount of hard work. He hasn’t had this long an offseason in any time in recent years. All the EuroLeague stuff has been going well into June, and he’s always been on one of the good teams. And so every day is going to be a day where he’s got to decide – what is it today? What is it today to move to tomorrow and keep getting better?”

“If he approaches this summer the way that I believe he’s going to, he’s going to have a chance to keep moving his career upward and upward and upward.”

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Mavericks Signing Boban Marjanovic

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The Dallas Mavericks have agreed to terms with Boban Marjonovic on a two-year, $7 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Marjanovic posted 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers last season.

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Jimmy Butler Trade Off for Now

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A three-team trade that would have sent Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Miami Heat is reportedly off for now.

According to The Athletic’s Tim Cato, the three-team trade between the 76ers, Heat, and Dallas Mavericks sending Butler down to Miami is off, and the Heat must now find a team other than Dallas to complete the deal.

Dallas had agreed to be the third team in the trade, with the understanding that they would get Derrick Jones Jr., but the Heat instead wanted to ship Goran Dragic to Dallas.

Dallas eventually backed off the deal saying that absorbing his deal would be too much, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.

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Mavericks Planning to Make Offer to Tobias Harris

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The Dallas Mavericks are planning to make a contract offer to Tobias Harris once free agency kicks off, according to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

Although the Mavs are looking to be aggressive in the free agent market with over $28 million in cap space available, they won’t be throwing a ton of money around, as they are planning to make a less-than max offer to Harris.

The Mavericks expect the Sixers to flex their financial muscle to keep Harris in Philadelphia.

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