Mavericks trade for Bulls’ Greg Smith

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I’m not sold on the cost of doing business, but the Mavericks – intent on maximizing Dirk Nowitzki’s remaining years – are adding some solid players this offseason.

Chandler Parsons was the big catch, and Tyson Chandler could return to being very good in Dallas. Richard Jefferson helps, too.

And Greg Smith adds more frontcourt depth – and he comes at practically no cost.

Mavericks team release:

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have acquired forward Greg Smith from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic.

The Rockets waived Smith late last season, because he was injured and they wanted a healthy option for the playoffs. The Bulls signed him to a minimum contract through next season.

Smith, 23, showed flashed with Houston. He deserves a roster spot and could develop into handing a bigger role.

For the Bulls, this is more salary slashing in line with the Anthony Randolph trade – clearing room for Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic.  At least this time, they didn’t have to add draft picks. Dragicevic, 28, was drafted No. 53 in 2008. It’s unlikely he ever joins the NBA.