The Dallas Mavericks have interest in signing Jrue Holiday, who is a soon-to-be free agent, league sources inform ESPN’s Ian Begley.
Holiday will likely command a maximum-salary contract once he hits free agency on July 1:
One team that’s interested in free agent point guard Jrue Holiday? The Dallas Mavericks. League sources say members of the Mavericks organization view Holiday as a free agent target this summer. Holiday will likely command top dollar on the market and Dallas would probably have to clear some cap space to make Holiday a competitive offer.
New Orleans would also like to retain Holiday and can offer him more money than any other team. Some in the Knicks organization are fans of the 26-year-old, though it’s unclear just how strong that interest is from New York. The length and amount of Holiday’s contract would likely take New York out of the running.
In his fourth season with New Orleans this past campaign, Holiday held per-game averages of 15.4 points, 7.4 assists and 32.7 minutes.
Along with Dallas, the New York Knicks are also expected to show interest in Holiday this summer. New Orleans, of course, will also be in the mix. They hope to retain Holiday and solidify a big-three grouping of himself, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
“Re-signing Jrue Holiday is a number one priority,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said this week on SiriusXM Radio.
For Dallas, a franchise that worked for a high draft pick this year in addition to trading for 23-year-old Nerlens Noel, signing Holiday to a multi-year deal could be viewed as a questionable decision by some. Holiday will turn 27 in three weeks.