Ever since word spread in league circles in March that Dirk Nowitzki would return to the Mavericks for his 21st season, there have also been rumblings that the Dallas front office will look to make additions this summer that can put the team back on a winning track. The Mavericks can create space to sign a max free agent, and multiple league sources expect them to pursue a trio of big men: DeAndre Jordan, DeMarcus Cousins, and restricted free agent Julius Randle. If the Mavericks do indeed plan to pursue expensive bigs in free agency, then it’d make sense to target a primary scorer, like Porter, rather than Bamba.
Source: Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer
Sources: 76ers Rejected Suns’ Trade Offer for TJ McConnell
The Phoenix Suns approached the Sixers in recent weeks about acquiring [TJ] McConnell in a trade, according to several league sources. The Suns offered a second-round pick and the Sixers declined the offer.
In desperate need of a point guard, Phoenix reportedly also expressed interest in Patrick Beverly of the Los Angeles Clippers, Cory Joseph of the Indiana Pacers and Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets.
Report: Nuggets, Michael Malone Agree to Contract Extension
Sources: Pelicans Claim Tim Frazier Off Waivers
Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The New Orleans Pelicans have claimed guard Tim Frazier off waivers. Frazier was waived by Milwaukee on Monday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 17, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter