With that said, the Mavericks’ front office figures to have plenty of decisions to make as the team tries to return all six of its free agents to next year’s squad. And with (Dirk) Nowitzki and 37-year-old sixth man Vince Carter also set to hit the open market on July 1, the Mavs will have work to do in order to keep (Shawn) Marion in the fold.
“You know, Shawn was a key component of not only our current success but bringing a championship here,” Mavs president of basketball operations and GM Donnie Nelson explained. “You know, obviously, there’s lots of decisions on his side and on ours, but we would love to have him continue and ride off into the sunset with guys like Dirk and Vince.”
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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN