NBA Free Agency is starting to fizzle out now and the Dallas Mavericks have come out of it as major winners.
The Mavericks have managed to bring in DeAndre Jordan from the LA Clippers on an $80million deal, well that is if the Clippers don't manage to turn his head and get him back on a plane to Los Angeles.
Mark Cuban and the rest of the Mavs also brought in Wes Matthews from the Portland Trail Blazers to become their starting two-guard to make them a potential NBA Championship contender in 2015-16.
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But there could be a ripple effect from the Mavs incredible free agency spell that has potentially huge consequences for next year when one certain All-Star becomes a free agent and will hit the market.
KD To Dallas?
Kevin Durant becomes an unrestricted free agent after next season and according to a report from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the Dallas Mavericks became a major player in the race to sign KD.
"A byproduct of Dallas’s off-season haul: I’m told the Mavs now believe they are legitimate contenders in next summer’s Kevin Durant sweepstakes. Quite the turnaround in Big D," Mannix wrote.
While Durant claims to love the community and consistently says all the right things, the reality is that there are plenty of bigger cities available to play in that can provide a far more interesting lifestyle.
Washington, Los Angeles and New York were always viewed as realistic alternatives, should Durant in fact be interested in making a change. And now we have a new team to add to what is likely going to become an increasingly long list.
The Wizards will still remain as the favorites to land Durant, thanks to the fact that he's from the Washington area and a LeBron-style homecoming could be on the cards. Also, no one could hate him for that move.