By spending most of their cap space on Jordan, the Mavericks are forgoing the opportunity to sign other free agents to favorable long-term deals in a year when few other teams have more than the non-taxpayer midlevel exception to spend. However, I’m not sure which youngish free agents would have been a good long-term fit alongside Dallas’ young backcourt of Dennis Smith Jr. and No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic, so I think waiting for next summer — when the Mavericks could create more than $50 million in cap space — is a reasonable decision.
With Jordan and Mejri, plus incumbent Dwight Powell and a (presumably) re-signed Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks will have a crowded depth chart in the middle.
Signing Robinson does likely consign Detroit to minimum offers the rest of free agency. Assuming the Pistons sign both of their second-round picks (Bruce Brown and Khyri Thomas) to minimum contracts, they’ll have just enough left to fill out the roster with two more players at the minimum and stay under the luxury-tax line. Those spots could go to Dwight Buycks and Eric Moreland, who both have nonguaranteed 2018-19 salaries, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see one or both cut loose.
He was a lot more assertive, a lot more aggressive with his fastball and challenging the strike zone with it, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. We saw a number of really good breaking balls. We saw some good changeups. When he got in some putaway counts, I felt like he did a better job of making it look like a strike out of the hand, which is something you’ve got to be better at here in the big leagues.
Monday will be the 30th regular-season meeting between the teams, who met in the 1996 and 1999 World Series. The Yankees are 17-12 all-time against the Braves.LeBron James speaks with Cavs GM Koby Altman as free agency opens
Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman spoke to both LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, over the phone when NBA free agency officially opened at 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, sources told ESPN.