June 21, 2018, 3:25 pmDeMarcus CousinsC, New Orleans Pelicans
The Athletic has reported that the Dallas Mavericks believe they have a strong chance to land DeMarcus Cousins.
If the Mavericks end up passing on Mohamed Bamba it may be a sign that the Mavericks will make a strong push for centers in free agency. Along with Cousins, restricted free agent Clint Capela is expected to be pursued by the Mavericks and DeAndre Jordan could be on the market if he declines his player option. This is unlikely and the Mavericks already have a history with him. If the Mavericks end up taking a center in the draft then it may indicate they are not as confident in their chances of signing a max contract center this summer.
Source: Michael Scotto on The Athletic