Apparently they have been talking with teams for the last couple months and as soon as KP said he wasn't happy and made it clear he might walk at the end of his contract they went to New Orleans, they said no and then they went to Dallas who they had been talking with.
That was one of the most elite melts Ive ever seen.
I rate Smith Jnr a lot higher than other Mavs fans. He can be a slow decision maker, and struggles to make reads in pick and rolls. But when going downhill, he's very good. Doesn't finish in crowds, but can light up dudes one on one. His defense has improved a lot, and so has his spot up shooting.
Matthews is a very streak shooter. He can get unbelievably hot. But he Kobe's too often and should never dribble. He's a physical defender, but can't keep quick guards in front of him.
Jordan is on the decline. The numbers look ok, but his activity on defense his poor. He will hustle after rebounds, but simply doesn't contest shots. He has missed a lot of dunks this year because his spring is going.
Robinson is better than good. All advanced stats say he's exceptional on the defensive end and he passes the eye test to boot.
Smith Jr seems to be better than average, but he won't amount to much. I'd be surprised if DSJ sticks around if we manage to grab a max contract calibre starting PG through FA.
Knox is worrisome as he does a few nice things, but the team is far worse off with him on the floor. Might be the fact he's young and not ready to play a lead role on pacing the offense of an NBA team yet.