Dallas Mavericks extremely aggressive in free agency

O.J. Mayo

The Dallas Mavericks have relentlessly attempted to rebuild their roster this offseason. Jason Terry’s departure made space for the Mavs to sign former Grizzly O.J. Mayo.

According to an ESPN source, the Mavericks and Mayo have agreed to a multiyear deal.  Mayo, who averaged 15.2 points and 2.7 assists last season, will be joining a slew of new teammates. Through a mixture of trades and free agency acquisitions, the Mavericks have added: Darren Collison, Dahntay Jones, Chris Kaman and Elton Brand.

Mayo and the Grizzlies relationship was far from a match made in heaven. A disgruntled Mayo believe he should have been starting instead of fulfilling the sixth man role, while the Grizzlies believed that Mayo’s presence coming off the bench added a much needed scoring spark to their second unit.

Last Season Mayo was prepared to be shipped to Indiana, but management issues caused the deal for Josh McRoberts and other pieces to fall apart. Nevertheless, O.J. Mayo has a new home in the big D alongside Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavs squad.

Mavericks Land Darren Collison and Chris Kaman

Darren Collison

The Dallas Mavericks swung a sign-and-trade deal to obtain Darren Collison, former starting point guard of the Indiana Pacers, and shooting guard Dahntay Jones.

Dallas and Indiana agreed to a deal that ships away Collison and Jones in exchange for Ian Mahinimi. Collison, the staple of this deal, will likely fill the starting point guard position left vacant by Jason Kidd’s departure to the New York Knicks.Last season Collison averaged 10.4 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.1 rebounds in 31 minutes of gameplay during 60 regular season games for the Pacers.

Next season Collison will have a new set of teammates that he’s responsible for distributing the ball to and keeping involved in the offense. One of which is Chris Kaman.

Kaman, a pure center who averaged 13.1 points and 7.7 rebounds in 47 games for the New Orleans Hornets last season, agreed to a one year deal with the Mavericks, according to an anonymous ESPN league source.