The Dallas Mavericks acquired center Andrew Bogut and small forward Harrison Barnes from the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors decided to move Bogut and Barnes to make enough salary cap room for the recently acquired free agent Kevin Durant.
Also, Seth Curry agreed to sign a two-year deal worth $6 million with the Dallas Mavericks. Seth, the younger brother of two-time MVP Stephen Curry, had his qualifying offer rescinded by the Sacramento Kings on Sunday, making him an unrestricted free agent.
After Rajon Rondo signed with the Chicago Bulls, many are expecting that Seth Curry will be having a larger role with the Kings next season. However, the acquisition of Aaron Afflalo and Garrett Temple forced him to find his way out of the Sacramento Kings and seek for another team.
Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes are also forced to leave the Golden State Warriors. Kevin Durant decided to sign a two-year deal worth $54.3 million so the Warriors needed to make salary cap room for him. This led the Warriors not to match Mavericks offer to Harrison Barnes, a four-year deal worth $94 million max contract.
The Western Conference champions also decided to trade center Andrew Bogut and the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Recalling in the NBA Finals, Bogut missed the remaining games after suffering an injury in Game 5. The Mavericks were targeting Hassan Whiteside in free agency but failed after he re-signed with the Heat.
Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes can be a good fit with the Dallas Mavericks, knowing the experience they acquired in the past two seasons. Meanwhile, Seth Curry can give a boost to the Mavericks’ backcourt. Curry may not have enough playing time with the Kings but he has shown his potential every time he is on the court.
Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes, and Seth Curry may be leftovers for their former teams for now. However, once the Dallas Mavericks know how to used them well, the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings will surely realize what they lost.
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