Erick Dampier: The Cause of and Solution To The Mavericks’ Center Woes

November 14th, 2009 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Erick Dampier. An enigma, wrapped in a riddle, wrapped in a headband. No Mavs player has caused fans more disgust, delight, optimism and pessimism in the past five years.

And now, as his tenure with the Mavericks comes to a close, he is in position to help the team more than he ever did wearing the blue and white.

You see, Erick Dampier is the most valuable commodity in the league entering the vaunted free agent summer of 2010. An expiring contract worth $16.4475 in savings.

The details can be found here , but allow me to summarize:

Due to a minutes clause in his contract, Erick Dampier's contract will not be guaranteed for the 2010-2011 season unless he averages 30 minutes per game in 70 games, which he hasn't done since his first year in Dallas. 

What does this mean for the summer of 2010? Well, a team (say the Raptors, Cavs, Hawks or Heat) who is about to lose their superstar (Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Joe Johnson or Dwyane Wade) for nothing in free agency can instead exchange their superstar for a massive amount of cap space, perhaps to offer to one of the other premium free agents in the class of 2010.

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