The Dallas Mavericks found out in the playoffs just how valuable Al-Farouq Aminu is. Aminu has expressed his interest in returning to Dallas and, as Hal Brown reported in his free agency primer, the Mavericks feel the same way.

And while the 24-year-old is a top priority this summer for the Mavericks, they also plan on heading into another summer where freeing up cap space, and even roster space, is a must. That's where Raymond Felton comes in.

ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon is reporting that the Mavericks will look to move Felton before July 1 and use that money to pay Aminu this summer. Felton picked up his $3.9 million player option on May 18, and MacMahon says league sources estimate Aminu's value this summer will be in the $4 million per year range.