“He’s late,” Jones told reporters, later adding that it “does not in any way diminish my excitement for this team.”
Elliott, who wants to be paid, is now officially a non-report. He can be fined under the rules of the CBA. Dallas will have to decide if that’s a road they want to go down. Jones’ son signaled that there are productive conversations being held on the top.
It’s not an easy issue.
Elliott is, of course, smart to hold out when he has the strongest negotiating position. It’s just that it’s not as strong as it’d be with another team with fewer offensive decisions to make.