Dallas Mavericks: 3 free agents to pursue this summer

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After undergoing a massive reorg, things seem to have stabilized in Mavs Land. Gone are Donnie Nelson and Rick Carlisle and in come Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd. With no time to waste, the Dallas Mavericks turn their attention to free agency this summer.

Free agency, which tips off on August 2nd, will ultimately determine the success or failure of the new Mavericks duo. After repeatedly striking out with free agent super stars, Mark Cuban hopes his new player-friendly regime will be more attractive to potential targets.

Today we look at three potential free agent targets for the Dallas Mavericks this summer.

With no time to waste, and backchannels ready to be explored, the Dallas Mavericks must start now if they hope to lock down any of their top targets. Here we look at three of them…

Kyle Lowry, guard

We’re starting with a low-key nice move here that isn’t such a big swing it becomes unrealistic, but isn’t benign enough to constitute failure in the hearts and minds of the Dallas Mavericks fan base.

Arguably the hottest name on the trade market last season, Lowry, enters free agency at the ripe old age of 35. The Raptors decided not to trade their best player in franchise history (see also GROAT) and hope to retain him. But with the future bleak in Toronto, Lowry may prefer to go elsewhere and take one last shot.

The Dallas Mavericks may not be “on the cusp” but they’re closer than most and a lot better than their first round exit indicates. Getting another good ball handler and shooter on the floor with Luka Doncic seems like a good way to get this team back on track.

Kyle Lowry has great leadership skills and a strong work ethic. He’s declining statistically so he’s going to need load management to stay fresh down the stretch but with that comes a shorter deal at a somewhat discounted rate. What that amounts to remains to be seen but the Mavs can improve with him without committing too far in the future. That could free them up to pivot one more time in two years should things go the wrong direction.