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Mavericks GM handcuffs himself to Harrison Barnes, avoids another DeAndre Jordan situation (photo)

Dallas Mavericks v Golden State Warriors

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 27: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles past Deron Williams #8 of the Dallas Mavericks at ORACLE Arena on January 27, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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The Mavericks were not amused about DeAndre Jordan reneging on his pledge to sign with Dallas last summer.

They’re having a little more fun about it now with Harrison Barnes.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban:

Dallas either misplayed this joke -- Jordan changed his mind during the moratorium, before he could sign; Rick Carlisle is holding up a signed deal after the moratorium ended -- or Barnes has been cuffed to Donnie Nelson for a long time.

Either way, congratulations to the Mavericks for holding off a last-ditch effort by the Warriors who seemed so desperate to flip Barnes back to them and cast off Kevin Durant.