3.) Danny Green (10.3 ppg, 4 rpg, .9 spg, 46.5 fg%, 45.5 3p%, 84.1 ft%)
This former Tar Heel is more than a deadly sharpshooter although he had the second highest three-point percentage last season.
Danny Green, a one-time All-Defensive Team two-way wing, also brings needed veteran leadership and playoff experience (winning a championship with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014 and possibly on the verge of another with the 2019 Toronto Raptors) to a young Mavericks core that desperately needs it.
He not only provides offensive spacing to the corners and deadeye perimeter shooting (attempting 5.4 threes a game), but both his high defensive IQ and length enable him to effortlessly switch on 1s, 2s, and some 3s, easing the defensive responsibility on Luka Doncic (that can pay huge dividends on the other end of the floor for the Mavericks).
Danny Green’s efficient shooting, strong perimeter defense, and championship experience are certainly ideal for Dallas.
4.) Seth Curry (18.9 mpg, 7.9 ppg, 45.6 fg%, 45 3p%, 84.6 ft%)
Following in the offseason theme of acquiring efficient shooters to place around Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, the Dallas Mavericks should target former player Seth Curry. As we know, deadeye sharpshooting runs in the Curry Family and Seth holds the highest career three-point percentage in the family at 43.9%.
This past season, after recovering from a year-long injury, Seth Curry returned with sharpshooting and floor spacing that assisted in the Portland Trail Blazers playoff run to the Western Conference Finals.
In Dallas, Seth Curry’s role would not change: the expectation is that Seth will still come off the bench to provide the needed floor spreading and shooting. Although Seth Curry does not provide anything else outside of his shooting as his perimeter defense is unreliable (to say the least), his relatively low market value paired with his sharpshooting nature fills the deficiencies for a Dallas team that attempts 37 threes a game yet converts 34% of them.
5.) Ed Davis (17.9 mpg, 5.8ppg, 8.6 rpg, 61.6 fg%)
Ed Davis is an underrated DeAndre Jordan. Davis may not post attractive basic stats like his points, rebounds, and blocks, but his “advanced” statistics tell us a different story. Ed Davis recorded a jaw-dropping 34.6 defensive and 15.8 offensive rebounding percentages from the reserve position while DeAndre Jordan comparatively logged a 35.2 dreb% and 11.7 oreb%.
Ed Davis’s per 36-minute statistics produced 11.8 ppg, 5.4 oreb, and 11.9 dreb, and DeAndre Jordan posted 13.3 ppg, 4 oreb, 11.9 dreb (for comparison, the league leaders in dreb% logged 35.6 and 16.8 in oreb%). The Dallas Mavericks’s bench could surely benefit from the contribution of both Ed Davis’s rebounding prowess and swift mobility as a 6’10” big man for a bargained price.