Devean George to Join Dallas Mavericks
With two acquisitions in quick succession, it’s clear that the Dallas Mavericks have a plan in mind. Quite what that is, I can’t tell you right now, but knowing Mark Cuban it’s probably the sort that’s going to require a lot of money and even more faith. Of course, an official reason has been given (or conjectured) for their anticipated signing of Devean George
, so it’s up to us to call shenanigans.
The 6-8, free-agent forward was a vital part of the Lakers’ championship teams with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. That experience is what has the Mavericks excited about the possibility of landing him with a veteran’s minimum contract, about $1.2 million guaranteed.
I have serious beef with Cubes if this is really the reason they’re signing him, and here’s why: Devean George’s playoff “experience” consists of watching Shaq and Kobe dominate the competition for three years. Given that I did the same thing (albeit from my lounge rather than the other side of the court), I feel entitled to that $1.2 million, and possibly more given that I actually understood what was going on.