Wesley Matthews agreed to sign with the Mavericks.
But so did DeAndre Jordan, and we’ve seen where that has gone.
Has Jordan’s likely defection back to the Clippers affected Matthews?
Wesley Matthews says he will sign with the Dallas Mavericks regardless if center DeAndre Jordan changes his mind and returns to the Los Angeles Clippers, sources close to the player told The Oregonian/Oregonlive.
Matthews could always change his mind. As everyone knows by know, commitments made during the moratorium aren’t binding.
But Matthews sticking with Dallas makes sense for several reasons:
1. Players rarely renege on deals agreed upon during the moratorium. Jordan doesn’t change that norm.
2. Matthews agreed to sign before Jordan “committed” in the first place.
3. Matthews might not have a better offer waiting elsewhere. The Kings were the other known interested team, and they’ve spent their cap room on Rajon Rondo, Kosta Koufos and Marco Belinelli.
4. Matthews will probably make more now that the Mavericks don’t have to pay Jordan. He was slated to get $57 million over four years, according NBA.com’s David Aldridge, who implied that number was reduced to fit Jordan.