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The 2013 Dallas Mavericks roster is now completed, after free agents were officially allowed to start signing on July 10. The Mavericks' search for putting together a team around All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki first began with the NBA draft on June 27.
In the second round, Dallas chose Ricky Ledo, shooting guard from Providence College. For more on Ledo, click here.
The first day NBA teams were allowed to talk to free agents was July 1, and the Mavs didn't waste any time. They got a verbal commitment from Israeli point guard Gal Mekel. For more on Mekel, click here.
On July 2, the Mavericks met with All-Star center Dwight Howard. The Mavs decided to wait to hear back from Howard before pursuing other free agents. On July 5, the Mavericks were informed that Howard would not be signing with them.
Time to get back to work. The Mavs are back open for business.
- Mark Cuban (@mcuban) July 5, 2013
With Cuban's tweet, the Mavericks began Plan B of free agency—the plan that does not include pairing Howard with superstar Dirk Nowitzki.
On July 5, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that point guard Jose Calderon agreed to sign with the Mavericks. The deal is reportedly for four years and worth $29 million. For more on Calderon, click here.
On July 6, ESPN.com's Marc Stein tweeted that the Mavericks will be bringing back guard Devin Harris. According to Stein, the deal is reportedly for three years and worth $9 million. For more on Harris, click here.
Update July 9, 10:00 p.m.
On July 9, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that shooting guard Wayne Ellington agreed to sign with the Mavericks. The deal is reportedly for two years and worth $5 million. For more on Ellington, click here.
Update August 8, 2:50 p.m.
The Dallas Mavericks have officially finalized their roster via Mavs.com. Additions include: DeJuan Blair, Devin Harris, and Samuel Dalembert. The Mavericks also brought back post player Brandan Wright.
Here's a look at what the Mavericks have put together for the 2013-2014 season:
Josh Akognon (one year remaining, $788,872)
Shane Larkin (rookie contract)
Gal Mekel (three years, $2.3 million)
Jose Calderon (four years, $29 million)
Vince Carter (one year remaining, $3.1 million)
Ricky Ledo (rookie contract)
Devin Harris (one year, $1.27 million)
Wayne Ellington (two years, $5 million)
Shawn Marion (one year remaining, $9.3 million)
Jae Crowder (one year remaining, $788,872)
Dirk Nowitzki (one year remaining, $22.7 million)
DeJuan Blair (one year, $1.4 million)
Brandan Wright (two years, $5 million)
Bernard James (one year remaining, $788,872)
Samuel Dalembert (two years, $7.5 million)
Salaries per hoopshype.com.
The Dallas Mavericks roster is now set for the 2013-2014 season.