Originally Posted by MeLO MvP 15
Yeah they wanted Al Harrington last summer but he chose Denver. I could see Kenyon being perfect if Cuban and Dirk forgive him for the beef they had. There are actually a lot of good bigs available this FA (whenever it is), so they'll probably pick up somebody good.
Harrington picked Denver b/c they offered him a couple more years than Dallas was willing to give him. Dallas was only offering 2 years with a team option for the 3rd. Denver signed him for 5.
Dallas was trying to keep their options open for 2012.
They may not get Deron but they have been exploring ways to get him. Its why they were trying to trade for Devin Harris. They were going to try and move him to Utah for DW. NJ saw the situation in Utah the same as Dallas and cut the Mavs out of the equation.
I didn't say they were going to sign him outright, they were just keeping room open in their future budget (yes, Cuban is operating on a budget even though its higher than other teams).