The Mavericks’ top offseason priority will be re-signing Tyson Chandler, the best big man in franchise history.
Unless they can land the best big man in the NBA.
That’s a topic of conversation today because of the bombshell dropped by ESPN’s Ric Bucher on SportsCenter. He reported that Dwight Howard’s short list of teams he’d want to be traded to includes the Nets, Knicks, Lakers … and the Mavericks.
All due respect to Chandler – and that is a ton, considering the massive tangible and intangible contributions he’s made to a title contender – but it’d be an absolute no-brainer for the Mavs to acquire a 26-year-old perennial All-NBA center if possible. Consider that an extremely slim chance, especially considering that the value of the Mavs’ best young trade chip (Rodrigue Beaubois) isn’t exactly soaring.
However, as noted by the boys on ESPN 103.3’s Ben and Skin Show, the fact that Howard is represented by Dan Fegan gives Dallas hope to get a deal done. The Mavs have an outstanding working relationship with Fegan, who also represents Jason Terry, Shawn Marion and Erick Dampier among others.
Just something to keep in mind once the lockout is lifted.
Now, back to the Chandler and the Mavs trying to win their first championship …