Dallas Mavericks Mailbag: LeBron to the Mavericks
“If LeBron James opts out of his deal what are the chances he joins the Mavericks? The Mavs have enough space and could even sign someone else big if Dirk takes a pay cut.”
That would be an awesome, but sadly, an unlikely scenario. LeBron will likely be opting out of his deal but that doesn’t mean he’s even going to consider another team. It helps that the Heat just lost to the Spurs in the Finals. Bosh and James might now be more open to outside offers as a result.
Dallas hasn’t proven to be a very desirable location to most free agent athletes. I’m not exactly sure why either. There is no state income tax, the owner is fantastic, the coach is one of the best in the game, and Dirk is willing to take a back-seat and support whoever comes in. It seems ideal. They are lacking young talent but that’s about it.
Don’t expect a superstar (max contract player) to join the Mavs this offseason. History has taught us otherwise. The Mavericks can still build a very good team and the 2011 Mavs and 2014 Spurs just taught us that a great team can beat great players.
If I had to guess I would say that LeBron will stay in Miami and take less money to build a better team. He makes considerably more money through endorsements anyway so taking a pay-cut from the Heat in order to build a better team is a smart business decision.
Oh, and Chris Bosh isn’t coming home to Dallas anytime soon either. Keep your head up and don’t worry about the big names – just worry about the right names.