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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Seth Curry

The veteran combo guard has had three stints with the Mavericks in his 10-year NBA career. One could argue that those three seasons were the best years of his professional tenure. In 170 games in Dallas, Seth Curry averaged 10.9 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2 assists per game on an impressive 43% shooting from three. He had a successful career as a movement shooter in the league.

At age 33, he is not the player he once was. His defensive and athletic limitations have been exacerbated with aging, making him a deep bench option. His shooting is still so good that he will likely find another contract, most likely with his hometown team the Charlotte Hornets, where he finished last season.

Jae Crowder

In the 2012 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks acquired the 34th-overall pick Jae Crowder from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Marquette standout had made a name for himself as a rugged defender with two-way potential.

In his 2.5 seasons with the Mavs, he showed that potential. He played in 181, and started in 24 games, averaging 4.6 points in 15.9 minutes per game. He was more of a defensive specialist who brought energy and intensity while his offensive game was a work in progress.

In December 2014, Dallas traded him to Boston in exchange for Dwight Powell and Rajon Rondo. After that, Crowder established himself as one of the better role players in the league. He consistently played for championship contenders despite coming up short. He has appeared in 115 playoff games for his career, making him one of the most experienced veterans out there.

At age 34, Crowder is a couple of steps slower now. He hasn't made much of an impact on the Milwaukee Bucks in the last two seasons but he should presumably be able to find a contract before summer wraps up.