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The day after the Mavericks’ season ended, you may remember reading in this spot about the merits of Milwaukee guard Monta Ellis.
Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter both voiced their support if it came to the point where Ellis would be available in free agency.
That point may be here on July 1. An ESPN report says that Ellis has elected to opt-out of the final year of his contract with the Bucks. If that’s the case, that will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Here’s what we wrote in late April after the Mavericks were done playing
The Mavericks enter the off-season as one of the major players in free agency. Not only do they have money to spend, but they also have a history of championship level contention, a still very good Dirk Nowitzki, and Mark Cuban to close the deal when it’s time to make the pitch on why the…
Mark Cuban described his sales pitch to top-tier free agents as, "You're going to work with us and Dirk [Nowitzki] to get out there and pick your team."
Impacts: "We're not going to try to fool you and say that you and Dirk and Shawn Marion and Vince [Carter] and fill are basically a championship team," said Cuban. "[But] you get to come in and, it's you and we have room for two more max free agents [next year]." He also said that the Mavericks don't have any restricted FAs on their radar this summer, which seemingly rules out offer sheets for Nikola Pekovic, Brandon Jennings, Jeff Teague, Gerald Henderson and Tyreke Evans, among others.