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Who the Mavs might be targeting with the exception

Posted: 7/17/2014 12:02 PM

Who the Mavs might be targeting with the exception 


The Dallas Mavericks believe they can sign a quality player with their $2.7 million cap-room exception. They just don't want to drop many hints about who that might be at the moment. 

Mo Williams, the veteran guard who the Mavs had flirted with throughout the free agency process, has better offers on the table, sources confirmed. Agent Mark Bartelstein declined to discuss which teams are bidding on Williams, saying only that they are looking at several scenarios, many of which are fluid due to a variety of factors. Bartelstein did not rule out the possibility of Williams signing with the Mavs. 

However, a source said that there is one target for the $2.7 million slot who the Mavs have higher on their board than Williams. 

Who is that target? Mum is the word from the Mavs. 

Here are a few educated guesses, none of which Mavs sources would independently confirm or deny: 

Evan Turner: This would be an awfully low price for a player four years removed from being the second overall pick in the draft, but Turner certainly didn’t help his stock after a midseason trade to the Indiana Pacers, averaging only 3.3 points as a bit player during the playoffs. A short-term deal in Dallas might allow Turner to showcase his skills as a sixth man and give the Mavs a high-upside replacement for Vince Carter with scoring and ballhandling ability. The 6-foot-7 Turner averaged 13.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game as a starter for the 34-48 76ers in 2012-13. 

Jordan CrawfordHe’s a 25-year-old gunner who has already bounced around the league, already playing for four teams. The 6-foot-4 Crawford, who can only play shooting guard, is a streaky shooter who has averaged 12.2 points per game during his career, hitting only 40.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 30.6 from long range. But his last two games against the Mavs might have left a pretty good impression. He had a pair of 19-point performances in Warriors wins over Dallas in March and April, going 15-of-22 from the floor in those two games. 

Jameer Nelson: Nelson, who spent his entire 10-year career with the Orlando Magic before the rebuilding team recently released him, might be the best point guard on the roster if he signed with the Mavs. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 assists last seasons, number pretty similar to his career stats, and is a better spot-up 3-point shooter than Raymond Felton or Devin Harris. His 44 games of playoff experience could also be attractive to the Mavs. Then again, a point guard with his credentials might be able to get significantly more than $2.7 million.

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:08 PM

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I'm not a fan of Evan Turner, but for 2.7 mil I can become one.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:12 PM

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Anyone of those guys would make for an excellent addition to the roster. I hope that's the order they are going after them too. Although I'd prefer Jameer over J.Crawford but anyone of those would be an upgrade. Anyway we can get Evan on a multi year or like a bridge contract.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:14 PM

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I'd take Evan Turner for the room exception.  I doubt he's the mystery target the Mavs have higher on their list than Mo Williams though.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:16 PM

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Evan Turner is a young guy that can swing between the 2 and 3 spots - if he would come here for that contract, I think that would be a really good move and a player that could be on a future contending team.


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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:16 PM

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Evan Turner. Low risk. High Reward.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:16 PM

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Just read that article on my phone. Man, Jordan Crawford I think would be huge!!! Microwave dude off bench, could be our 2014 version of Jet. Love to get him!
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:17 PM

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Dubs42 wrote: Just read that article on my phone. Man, Jordan Crawford I think would be huge!!! Microwave dude off bench, could be our 2014 version of Jet. Love to get him!
The problem is we don't need a bench player, we need a starter.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:17 PM

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Mike James.

Bring the goat home.



"When I go
in I go in deep."


-Jameer Nelson

Last edited 7/17/2014 12:18 PM by ShaneBridley

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:17 PM

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Turner isn't a good player and has been mentioned by multiple Pacers as a big reason their team chemistry fell off. Pass on him please.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:20 PM

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No AMINUnoidea?
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:23 PM

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Jammer Nelson is the clear choice. We only have one reliable PG in Devin Harris right now, and even he might miss a few games ww/ injury.
Gotta make sure to have some sort of Felton-insurance. Even tho I'm a #GalPal, he's not ready just yet.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:24 PM

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id love to bet on Evan, young and versatile with a lot to prove, also put him on at the 2 or 3

jameer is hitting his early 30 and Crawford is a journeyman with inconsistent shooting

evan turner would be on the same boat with felton

they would be playing with a chip on their shoulders also greg smith

those are the kind of players who make it work 

my opinion tho
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:27 PM

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Crawford is like a poor man's Nick Young. Carlise would hate having a guy like him on the team.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:28 PM

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Pass.  Maybe gamble on Turner since we already know how all the other players will turn out. 

But, I wouldn't blame the Mavs for sitting this out.  That's what I would do.

This group really is all that's out there?  No diamonds in the rough here, IMO.
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:29 PM

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train0038 wrote: No AMINUnoidea?
might as well play crowder instead of him. and cheaper

even tho I don't like either of them

 

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:29 PM

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When are some of the posters here gonna get that EVAN TURNER IS TRASH

 

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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:29 PM

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I hope it's Nelson as insurance for a Devin injury and/or a Fat Felton.

He has a history of feeding post players (Dwight) which will be good with Dirk and Tyson.

Plus we could potentially then have three of DHoward's former teammates if he opts out year after next. (Lewis, Parsons, Nelson)
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:31 PM

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Jammer all the way
Dallas by birth Maverick by choice #MFFL
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Posted: 7/17/2014 12:31 PM

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Turner's stint in Indiana made it very clear he's not a legitimate bench option. He was the single worst trade deadline acquisition.

We definitely need SG help though. What's the deal with Kent Bazemore? He's only 24, decent size, can defend, and showed some promise as an offensive threat with the Lakers. Caplan said we reached out to him early in the summer...is he still an option?
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