Per ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, the Dallas Mavericks are planning to choose up middle Willie Cauley-Stein’s $4.1 million possibility for the 2021-22 NBA season. The deadline is tomorrow. Final season, in 53 video games performed, the seven-foot massive man averaged 5.3 factors and 4.5 rebounds per recreation. The sixth-year participant additionally shot 63.2 p.c from the sphere final season.
On July 8, 2019, Cauley-Stein signed a two-year, $4.46 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. Then, on January 25, 2020, Cauley-Stein was traded to the Mavericks for a 2020 second-round decide. If the whole lot goes easily, the 27-year-old middle is about to earn $4.1 million subsequent season. The 2015 sixth total decide’s contract consumes lower than three p.c of the crew’s complete wage cap.
Supply says Mavs are leaning towards selecting up middle Willie Cauley-Stein’s $4.1 million possibility for subsequent season. Deadline is Sunday and Mavs are ready to see if state of affairs unexpectedly materializes to make that cap area value parting with a giant man they like.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 31, 2021
This information comes proper after Dallas obtained middle Moses Brown from the Boston Celtics. Brown is a seven-foot-two, 2019 undrafted participant out of UCLA. In 2021, Brown was named to the All-NBA G League First Crew and All-Defensive Crew. On March 28, 2021, the 21-year-old middle signed a four-year, $6.8 million contract with the Thunder.
Nonetheless, on June 18, 2021, the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder traded Brown, Al Horford, and a 2023 second-round decide to the Celtics for Kemba Walker, a 2021 first-round decide and a 2025 second-round decide. With Boston, Brown was set to earn $1,701,593 subsequent season. In fact, the Mavs group is finalizing a commerce to ship Josh Richardson to the Celtics as effectively. In different information, as we speak is Mavs proprietor Mark Cuban’s 63rd birthday.
Referencing Spotrac’s 2021-22 luxurious tax totals, the Mavs’ present luxurious tax area is $52,326,531. The 2021 NBA wage cap most is $112,414,000. Their present cap area is $27,595,632. Cauley-Stein’s contract is acknowledged as a membership possibility, not a participant possibility or assured cash. Richardson’s deadline can also be tomorrow, so as a result of he’s getting traded to Boston, the crew won’t acquire his $11,615,328 participant possibility.
Plus, Jalen Brunson’s deadline can also be August 1st. His assured worth is $1,802,057. Main into the 2021-22 season, Kristaps Porzingis has the very best cap determine on the crew, which is an quantity value $31,650,600, consuming 22.73 p.c of the crew’s complete wage cap. In the mean time, Porzingis is a well-liked title in commerce rumor articles. Bettors and NBA analysts are predicting a attainable commerce to the Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings or Philadelphia 76ers.