The Dallas Mavericks ultimate goal this summer should be to sign Dwight Howard. Clearly, it is.
Especially, with the latest news to come out of Big D.
Sources tell SheridanHoops.com that the Cavs are in serious discussions to acquire Shawn Marion from Dallas, allowing the Mavs to move down from No. 13 to No. 19. Mostly, for the Mavs, this would give them even more cap relief for flexibility during free agency.
Marion averaged 12 points and nearly eight rebounds per game during this past season. Marion hasn’t been the All-Star he used to be under Steve Nash in Phoenix, but in the right situation he can excel. Perhaps, with the up-and-coming point guard — Kyrie Irving.
Mark Cuban is looking to make a Pat Riley-esque splash this summer, and this could be the first step.
The dream scenario for the Mavs is watching Chris Paul and Dwight Howard take the floor in blue and white on opening night. The worst-case would be watching them suit up for someone else.
This move would clear about $9 million in cap space for Dallas. Free Agency beings on July 1.
In the meantime, most teams — like the Mavs — will be lining up trades, such as these to gain that relief to make a run at Dwight.