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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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Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis Aiming for Defensive Player of the Year

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Dallas Mavericks’ big man Kristaps Porzingis is set to finally return to the court after nearly a two-year layoff due to injury, and he has some big goals in mind when he dons a Mavericks uniform for the very first time since his trade from the New York Knicks.

In a post on his Instagram account, Porzingis asked his followers to ask him anything, and responded to one fan in particular, who asked if he would rather be All-NBA Third Team or the All-Defensive team.

Porzingis simply stated: “All Defensive! DPOY is a goal of mine!!”

Porzingis tore his ACL during the 2017-2018 season, while he was still playing with the Knicks, so it will be interesting to see what kind form Porzingis takes the court.

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Mavericks’ Mark Cuban Planning to Discuss Part-Ownership with Dirk Nowitzi

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Even though his playing career is officially over, there are still plans for Dirk Nowitzki to be a part of the Dallas Mavericks in a big way.

According to DallasBasketball’s Mike Fisher, the greatest Mav to ever take the court may be taking a part-owner role with the organization, if Mark Cuban has his way.

Per the report, Cuban would “absolutely” love to have Nowitzki on board as part-owner of the team.

“I’ll have the convo with Dirk in the future. There is a lot of things involved to make it all work. But it would be awesome,” Cuban said in an interview with Fisher.

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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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