Mavericks take shot at DeAndre Jordan during Harrison Barnes signing
The Dallas Mavericks and restricted free agent Harrison Barnes came to a verbal agreement earlier this week on a four-year, $94 million deal. When it came time to officially sign Barnes, the team took a hilarious shot at DeAndre Jordan.
Barnes put pen to paper as soon as league rules allowed for restricted free agents to sign their deals, which was at midnight on July 7. Apparently the Mavs held him hostage until then.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 7, 2016
As many of you know, Jordan verbally agreed to a deal with Dallas last offseason before having a change of heart and returning to the Los Angeles Clippers. It was one of the most bizarre situations we have ever seen during free agency. You can read a refresher of all the shenanigans that went down here.
This time, the Mavs weren’t about to let their guy get away. Fortunately for them, the Golden State Warriors landed Kevin Durant and had zero intention of matching the offer sheet for Barnes. Still, you can never be too sure just one year after getting burned.