Training camp opens in a week and the Mavericks’
intentions are to start with only 13 guaranteed contracts.
A few others will be brought in, probably including 6-8
Brian Cardinal, who won’t be guaranteed any money or a roster spot. He’ll
have to earn his way onto the regular-season roster and if he doesn’t,
there’s no risk on the Mavericks’ part.
There was a time before Cardinal signed a six-year deal with
Memphis in 2004 that the Mavericks had an interest in bringing him in. But the
price at the time was too high.
Cardinal is a good shooter for his size, which might give
him a fighting chance to earn a roster spot as Dirk Nowitzki’s backup.
Expect other non-guaranteed players to show up. Former
Garland standout Ike Diogu is looking for a job and is on the Mavericks’