DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks didn't acquire Goran Dragic after all, according to Marc Stein.
The Mavericks are huge fans of Goran Dragic but could not take him back in the Miami sign-and-trade with Philadelphia that sends Jimmy Butler to the Heat because Dallas feared losing its flexibility to make additional moves this summer, league sources say— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 1, 2019
Several reports claimed Dallas had acquired the Slovenian point guard in a three-team trade that netted Miami Jimmy Butler. However, the deal abruptly changed to include Kelly Olynyk & Derrick Jones Jr. instead of Dragic.July 1, 2019
According to 105.3 The Fan's Mike Fisher, something is amiss here as Miami needs to shed more salary then just Josh Richardson (going to Philadelphia), Olynyk and Jones to be able to acquire Butler.
There is no purpose in going through with a bad trade. Duffy tells ESPN that #Mavs essentially pulled out because they have something better. That should be applauded, because it's better than making a bad deal that is illegal.— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 1, 2019
This is a strange turn of events and we're trying to get to the bottom of it. Stay tuned.
OOPS. Put on the brakes on Goran Dragic to #Mavs ... somebody pulled the plug. Maybe Dallas got smart and realized it needs sweeteners -- OR found a better deal elsewhere ... pic.twitter.com/Wfq9hpQEoL— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) July 1, 2019
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