In today's Mavs news update, the Dallas Mavericks believe that Wednesday's trade with the New York Knicks for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton might be enough to help them land both Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James in free agency.
According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas, a source inside the organization is indicating that the cap space the team can create with this deal could end up giving the Mavs an edge in negotiations down the road:
Mavs source on Chandler deal: "It makes us real players for LeBron and Carmelo." Not sure how good odds but "lot better than few hours ago."
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 25, 2014
As ESPN's Chris Broussard reported just a few hours ago, Dallas has found itself the shortlist of three teams currently scheduled to meet with Anthony after July 1st (along with Houston and Chicago).
Multiple sources close to James state that LeBron will keep in contact with Melo during the free agency process - with the possibility of the two friends teaming up if the price and situation is right.
Either way, depending on what Nowitzki accepts from the team in free agency, the Mavericks might have done enough on Wednesday to give him two All-Star teammates for the 2014-15 NBA season and beyond.
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