Having signed both Paul George and Dennis Schroeder to lucrative contracts last summer after agreeing to a $100 million deal with center Steven Adams in the year prior, the Oklahoma City Thunder already find themselves over the luxury tax. As such, the Thunder have begun to explore their options and are shopping Adams around to get a gauge for his value. The Dallas Mavericks had been seen as a potential trading partner for the Thunder, but Mavs Insider and “247Sports” reporter Mike Fisher says his sources indicate that Adams will not be headed to the Mavs in any salary dump.
The Mavs secured their biggest piece by agreeing to terms on a five-year, $158 deal with Kristaps Porzingis, whom the team acquired from the New York Knicks in February.
Since then, they have set continued to add depth pieces, reaching an agreement with sharpshooter Seth Curry and coming to terms with big man Boban Marjanovic.