Apr 07, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Magic defeated the Sixers 88-82. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Free Agency 2012: Dwight Howard Goes To Lakers

The Mavericks top free agent target is now in LA, as their bold attempt to re-invent themselves after their 2011 championship has now backfired completely.

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Dwight Howard Trade Shows Flaws In Mavericks Plan

Mark Cuban broke up a title team in the name of salary cap flexibility only to see how little that actually mattered in terms of acquiring superstars.


Dallas Mavericks Offseason Recap

It wasn't Deron Williams or Dwight Howard, but the Mavericks upgraded their roster and could make a run at a top 4 seed in the West.


OJ Mayo To Dallas: A Q&A With A Memphis Writer

How good a fit will OJ be in Dallas and can he ever live up to the expectations of being the No. 3 overall pick in 2008?


Elton Brand Q&A: How Much Does He Have Left?

The Mavericks picked up the former No. 1 overall pick as an amnesty waiver over the weekend. A conversation with a Philadelphia sportswriter about what he could do for Dallas.


Mavericks Claim Elton Brand Off Amnesty Waivers

The Mavericks continue to remake their frontcourt, claiming former All-Star Elton Brand off amnesty waivers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The 33-year-old Brand averaged 11 points and 7.2 rebounds for the 76ers last season. He joins Chris Kaman as new members of Dallas' frontcourt. The Mavs will pay Brand 2.1 million next season, according to Wojnarowski.

Philadelphia used the amnesty clause to clear Brand, 33, and the $18.2 million owed him this season off its salary cap. Under the amnesty provision, the Mavericks will pay $2.1 million and Philadelphia will be left to pay the remaining $16.1 million.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com reached Brand for comment. Brand expressed excitement to join the Mavs.

"It's going to be great playing with someone of Dirk Nowitzki's caliber," Brand said. "Chris Kaman is still a really good player and is going to show everybody that. And I've heard a lot of good things about Coach [Rick] Carlisle."

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Mavericks Improve While Staying Flexible

Dallas became a better team with Chris Kaman and Darren Collison while still "keeping their powder dry" for 2013.


Was Mark Cuban Wrong About The New CBA?

One of the main reasons he broke up the Mavericks championship team was because he thought the new CBA would force teams to spend less money. That ... hasn't happened.


Jason Kidd's Departure A Blessing In Disguise

The Mavericks have two young PG's better than Kidd who will finally have a chance to play, as the team can now get younger and more athletic around Dirk.


Mavericks Sign Jason Kidd To Three-Year Deal

The Dallas Mavericks may have lost out on Deron Williams and Steve Nash, but don't say they haven't invested money in the PG position:

Apparently, the Mavericks didn't they think could live without a 39-year old point guard who shot 36% from the floor and was no longer useful defensively.

It would be one thing if Kidd's "veteran leadership" and "locker room experience" could attract free agents like Williams and help make Dallas an NBA destination, but if the Mavericks are just paying him for his on-court value, anything more than a one-year veteran's minimum is a drastic overpay.

Kidd is a bigger Derek Fisher: he can't penetrate into the lane and he can't defend anyone. At this point, I'd rather Rodrigue Beaubois and Delonte West get minutes at the 1. Kidd should only be back in Dallas in an advisory role like the one he played on the 2008 Olympic Team.

For all the latest news and notes on the Mavericks free agency plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas story-stream as well as Mavs Moneyball.


The Dallas Mavericks Plan B Is 2013

After losing out on Deron Williams, the last thing the team should do is panic, not when there are two far more valuable stars who could be available next summer.


Jason Terry Agrees To 3-Year Deal With Boston Celtics

On Tuesday, there was a brief flurry of reports indicating that Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry was close to reaching an agreement with the Boston Celtics. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Terry to the Celtics is now a done deal. Terry has agreed to terms with Boston on a three-year contract.

The Celtics will use their $5 million midlevel exception to sign Terry. The total value of the contract will be worth more than $15 million.

Terry spoke with Celtics president Danny Ainge and coach Doc Rivers on the first day of free agency Sunday. Rivers told Yahoo! Sports he hopes Boston can still re-sign Ray Allen, in addition to adding Terry. The Celtics have also already reached agreement with Kevin Garnett on a three-year, $34 million contract.

If the deal is indeed done, Terry will be able to sign his new contract on July 11. The Celtics appear to be hard at work assembling a team for the 2012-13 season that will make them even stronger than the squad that made it to the Eastern Conference Finals this year.

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Why He Should Stay In Brooklyn

The team he'd be leaving has more talent than the team he'd be coming too, and there's no guarantee that will change going forward.


Why Deron Williams Should Come To Dallas

The top free agent in the market should leave the Eastern Conference, return home to Dallas and team up with Dirk Nowitzki (and possibly Dwight Howard).


Dwight Howard Rumors: Dallas Mavericks Now Top Wish List

With the Brooklyn Nets taking on more than $30 million in contracts (Joe Johnson, Gerald Wallace), there's no longer much of a possibility for Deron Williams and Dwight Howard to team up in NYC.

As a result, ESPN's Ric Bucher has put out a report saying Dallas is now Howard's preferred destination:

Currently, Dallas has $22 million committed to Dirk Nowitzki in 2013, as well as $9 million each for Brendan Haywood and Shawn Marion. They'll have to amnesty one and find a taker for the other, presumably with Cuban offering an extra first-round pick to a team with cap space, to clear up the room to go after Dirk, Deron and Dwight.

And, at this point, what "unnamed sources" say about Howard's intentions probably isn't worth the 140-character Tweets they're being written on.

Nevertheless, the Mavericks have a chance to come out of this whole messy situation in the catbird's seat.

For all the latest news and notes on the Mavericks free agency plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas story-stream as well as Mavs Moneyball.


Which Free Agents Should The Mavericks Keep?

While most of the discussion has centered around Deron Williams, the Mavericks have four free agents of their own who could generate interest around the NBA.


Deron Williams To The Mavericks? A Q&A With RealGM

A look at how accurate is the rumor mill this time of year, the role Dwight Howard is playing and why any Plan B may have to wait until 2013.


The Miami Wakeup Call For Deron Williams

The era of the superteam is now upon us, and if Williams is going to have any chance of beating the Heat in a playoff series, he had better have players just as talented with him.


The Blueprint To Defeat Oklahoma City

Since LeBron James won't be taking his talents to North Texas, how can the Dallas Mavericks build a team to take out the Thunder?


Boston Celtics Playoff Run Gives Dallas Mavericks Hope

A year after Dallas beat Miami in the 2011 NBA Finals, the ability of an aging Boston team to push the Heat to a Game 7 should give hope to the Mavericks as they try to rebuild around Dirk.


Restricted Free Agency Unlikely To Help The Mavericks

Dallas would likely come up empty if they pursued Indiana's Roy Hibbert or any of the other restricted free agents they've been linked to in the last few weeks.


NBA Draft Lottery: Mavs Dodge A Bullet

Wednesday night was a huge success for Dallas, as any chance they had of convincing Deron Williams to return home depended on the Nets not winning the lottery.


The Dallas Mavericks Uncertain Offseason

Mark Cuban will be wooing Deron Williams with a roster that has far more questions than answers.


The Dallas Mavericks Summer Plans

The SB Nation Dallas news team tries to make sense of the Thunder series and figure out what the Mavericks next moves are in the draft and free agency.

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