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  1. Players have leverage in SF market

    Tim MacMahon

    One NBA front office executive compares free agency to watching frogs in a pond. There are only so many lily pads for the frogs to hop onto. As those lily pads start getting claimed, the frogs tend to get a little more frantic, or at least more wi...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  2. Ariza most likely among Plan B targets

    Tim MacMahon

    The one certainty for the Mavericks in this free-agent market is that they're prepared to pay a premium price for a starting small forward. How much? To whom? The Mavs' offer to Carmelo Anthony had a starting salary a bit north of $18 million, ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  3. No harm in Mavs' holding pattern

    Tim MacMahon

    Why don't the Mavericks just move on? That's a question I'm getting in various forms a lot on Twitter. The logic is that the Mavs are such long shots to land LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony that they might as well shift their attention to other ta...

    Blog | July 05, 2014
  4. Melo could help push Parsons to Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    Carmelo Anthony doesn't have to come to Dallas to help the Mavericks. Just as long as Anthony relocates to the Lone Star State. The Mavs realize that the only realistic way the Houston Rockets would decline their right to match an offer to rest...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. Should Mavs make Thomas a priority?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks' primary focus in free agency has been finding a younger, higher-scoring small forward. Should that change in the likely event that Carmelo Anthony doesn't choose the Mavs? Here's a suggestion: Bump point guard Isaiah Thomas to the t...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. If Melo says no, is Plan C best for Mavs?

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Maybe this math won't matter, but it's hard to consider it an encouraging sign that the Dallas Mavericks got less than half as much face time with Carmelo Anthony as the Houston Rockets and about a quarter as much as the Chicago Bulls. B...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  7. If not Melo, who starts for Mavs at SF?

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks believe they have a legitimate shot of landing Carmelo Anthony and will hope for the best, but they better have alternate plans. That's why the Mavs were so aggressive in exploring the small-forward market in the first day of ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. The Mavs' five-pronged pitch to Melo

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- There will surely be some bells and whistles during Carmelo Anthony's visit with the Dallas Mavericks, such as entertainment elements and marketing plans. You can count on money coming up in the conversation, too, with that discussion ce...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  9. Mavs aggressive in small-forward market

    Tim MacMahon

    Small forward tops the Dallas Mavericks' summer shopping list. Houston's Chandler Parsons, Cleveland's Luol Deng, Washington's Trevor Ariza and Brooklyn's Paul Pierce are among the small forwards that the Mavs registered interest during the openi...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  10. Cuban opens free agency with Harris dinner

    Tim MacMahon

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's first order of business in free agency was to meet point guard Devin Harris for dinner. Well, unless he called Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter en route to the restaurant. There were also plans to contact Shawn Ma...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. Why Mavs make sense for Carmelo Anthony

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- How much is winning worth to Carmelo Anthony? How much does he value a legitimate chance to chase a championship? The Mavericks, confident they can provide a title-pursuing opportunity immediately and for the duration of Anthony's prime,...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. Tyson Chandler 'absolutely' willing to recruit Carmelo Anthony to...

    Tim MacMahon

    Center Tyson Chandler is "thrilled" to be back on the Dallas Mavericks, and he intends to assist the team's attempt to recruit his former New York Knicks teammate Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  13. Dirk: LeBron 'can have keys to the city'

    Tim MacMahon

    In his self-deprecating style, Dirk Nowitzki jokes that premier free agents must not like him. After all, the Dallas Mavericks have failed to hook a big fish the last two summers. The Mavs are ready to try, try again, with Nowitzki preparing to pl...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  14. Free-agency preview: Power forwards

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks haven't had a real backup power forward behind Dirk Nowitzki for years. Shawn Marion has typically slid over to power forward over the last five years when Nowitzki rested. The Mavs would love to continue that type of rotation...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  15. Source: Mavs 'real players' for LeBron, Melo

    Tim MacMahon

    The Mavericks' decision-makers don't know how good their odds are of landing LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony in free agency. They are certain, however, that those odds got a heck of a lot better in the last few hours. "It makes us real players ...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  16. Free-agency preview: Small forwards

    Tim MacMahon

    The Dallas Mavericks hope to finally land a big fish in free agency. They also firmly understand that they're in a long line of teams trying to sign LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony. Put it this way: The Mavs had better odds of getting Deron Willia...

    Blog | June 25, 2014