ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported the Dallas Mavericks and Barnes had reached a “verbal agreement” on a four-year, $94 million offer sheet. Earlier, Stein reported the Mavericks would “proceed with their planned $94 million offer sheet to [Barnes] July 7” after Kevin Durantannounced on the Players’ Tribune that he will join the Warriors for areported $54.3 million on a two-year deal. Stein, citing sources, added that “Golden State will renounce him to make him unrestricted free agent but Dallas full steam ahead on Barnes.”
On Saturday, Stein, citing sources, reported the Mavericks “intend to sign” Barnes to a “four-year max offer sheet on July 7.”
Golden State’s intention to match any offer has been known for a while, with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via RealGM) reporting Friday the team would do so barring landing Durant’s signature.