Mavericks GM handcuffs himself to Harrison Barnes, avoids another DeAndre Jordan situation (photo)

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The Mavericks were not amused about DeAndre Jordan reneging on his pledge to sign with Dallas last summer.

They’re having a little more fun about it now with Harrison Barnes.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:

Dallas either misplayed this joke — Jordan changed his mind during the moratorium, before he could sign; Rick Carlisle is holding up a signed deal after the moratorium ended — or Barnes has been cuffed to Donnie Nelson for a long time.

Either way, congratulations to the Mavericks for holding off a last-ditch effort by the Warriors who seemed so desperate to flip Barnes back to them and cast off Kevin Durant.