By Brendan Maloy
July 07, 2016

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Last year the Mavericks were on the losing end of one of the messiest free agency moments in history when DeAndre Jordan changed his mind after agreeing to a deal with Dallas and returned to the Clippers.

The whole ordeal was filled with emojis and anger and even some calls for rule changes, but this year Dallas is being a lot more careful with its prized free agent signing Harrison Barnes, cuffing the Warriors star to general manager Donnie Nelson to make sure no other teams can pry him away.

Barnes will be earning $94 million over the next four years with the Mavericks, where he will be joined by fellow departing Warrior Andrew Bogut, who was traded to Dallas as Golden State clears cap room following its blockbuster signing of Kevin Durant.

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