5 Former Mavericks Still Unemployed After Free Agency Week 1

There are names familiar to Mavs fans still available in free agency.
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The Dallas Mavericks had an impressive offseason, taking care of business early. They signed Klay Thompson and Naji Marshall while bringing in Quentin Grimes in a trade. They are deeper and more talented than before and considering that they are coming off an NBA Finals run, that is scary for the rest of the league.

Even though Dallas is likely done in free agency, the rest of the league isn't. In fact, there are still plenty of former Mavericks still available on the market, waiting to be signed. Let's take a look at five former Mavs still out there.

Davis Bertans

For the last couple of seasons, Davis Bertans had one of the worst contracts in the league. Having signed a five-year, $80 million deal with the Wizards back in 2020, Bertans never lived up to that salary. He was traded to Dallas when Washington acquired Kristaps Porzingis in 2022. The Mavericks frustratingly had to hold on to his albatross of a deal until trading him to the OKC Thunder in the 2023 offseason.

His last team, the Charlotte Hornets recently waived him as they chose to pay the guaranteed portion of his deal- $5.25 million for next season- for him to not play for them. Now, the 31-year-old power forward is a free agent.

Bertans can still contribute to a team looking for a shooting specialist. Yet, that is all he can do. As a big man who can't defend or rebound, his role will be limited wherever he goes.