Darren wrote:RC openly mention Zinger-Powell-PlayerX-Luka-Delon as starter.
I don't think so. The only thing the Mavs say about Powell is that he's important to their culture and a part of their future. But they have never mentioned him specifically as a starter the way they have with Porzingis, Luka and Delon.
Can you point me to the exact quote where you say RC specifically mentions Powell as a starter for the 2019 season?
arkuo wrote:It baffles me that there is a 25 year old Burke available for the minimum yet we choose to go with a 35 year old JJ Barea with a torn achilles.
Look at the roster. In the past 5 months the Mavs lost almost all of their veteran leadership and continuity. Maxi, DFS and Powell are the only players who have played more than 1 season for Rick. Those guys are our "veteran leaders" now.
They are probably bringing back JJB as a player/coach at this point. I don't think it's a coincidence that JJB was talking a few days ago about "definitely" staying in Dallas as a coach after he retires.
As for Burke, we don't even know if he's willing to sign a vet minimum contract. There are teams out there with the MLE, BAE, or cap space to give him a bigger contract than the minimum.