Veteran guard Mo Williams is scheduled to meet Tuesday with Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle, sources said, but the team’s primary focus in free agency remains finding a starting small forward and coming to terms with sixth man Vince Carter.
The Mavs might have to use up all of their remaining cap space to add a small forward and re-sign Carter, potentially leaving only the cap room exception (approximately $2.7 million per year for no more than two seasons) or a minimum-salary slot for Williams.
The Mavs have a one-two punch of Raymond Felton and re-signed free agent Devin Harris at point guard, and Monta Ellis should play the vast majority of minutes at shooting guard again this season. The Mavs could also try to move Felton, who is due $3.79 million this season and has a player option for $3.95 million in 2015-16, to create more cap space.
Williams, 31, who lives in the Dallas area during the offseason, averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 assists as Portland’s sixth man last season. He’s capable of playing both guard positions, and his veteran savvy and history of hitting big shots appeals to the Mavs, who could use a 3-point threat in their backcourt rotation.
The meeting with Williams, first reported by Yahoo! Sports, is not indicative that a deal is imminent.