For the last article of this series, I’ll try to come up with another list of 4 free agents for the Dallas Mavericks with the hope they can become a playoff contender for the first time in a few years.
Things are going just as planned for the Mavericks. Dallas lost their first round pick to the Hawks in a really strange Draft Lottery. Now Dallas is going to have to pick up the slack in free agency with a poor track record in signing big free agents as of late. Oh yeah, that guy Dirk retired too.
The Mavs have an array of choices from but not enough cap space to sign more than one max free agent. So much for having a plan for the future! In addition to the money they currently have, they will need some luck in order to close the deal. The names that we like are not going to come without a fight.
The Mavs are pursuing free agents from playoff teams. The Mavs are not currently a playoff team. Unless players are that inclined to play with Luka as advertised, it’s hard to believe that players would leave playoff teams to come to Dallas for close to the same amount of money. Starting a winning culture in a small market city that hasn’t been relevant for a few years even for the best talents in the world.
Fortunately the Mavs seems to be headed in the right direction, so hopefully one of these 4 agents will consider signing with the Mavs.