The offseason is upon us and the Dallas Mavericks as always will look to make a splash.
Dirk Nowitzki is the only guarantee to be back of the Mavs’ own free agents. Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, DeJuan Blair, Devin Harris, and Bernard James may have seen their last days in a Dallas uniform. With about $30 million dollars in cap room (Pre-Nowitzki signing new deal), the Mavericks have a great opportunity to improve the 49-33 roster.
The Smoking Cuban will break down possible position options for the Mavericks this offseason.
The Mavericks are set at the starting shooting guard spot after striking gold with Monta Ellis. Wayne Ellington underperformed last season and with Carter and Harris possibly on the way out, the Mavs could look to add depth behind Ellis.
Another possibility, though unlikely, could be moving Ellis to point guard and bringing in a shooting guard to start while having Jose Calderon coming off the bench.
Lance Stephenson, 23: 13.8 points, 49.1% fg, 7.2 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 2.7 turnovers
Triple-double threat with a hot temper. Tends to over dribble. Turnover Prone. Not a great shooter. Good passer but tends to go with flash over substance. Tough defender. Physical and tough driver.
Jodie Meeks, 26: 15.7 points, 40.1% 3-pt, 1.8 assists, 1.4 steals
Great 3-pt threat. Improved ball handler and finisher. Lacks size to match up with bigger guards, but a decent defender overall.
Thabo Sefolosha, 30: 6.3 points, 31.6% 3-pt shooter, 3.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals
3-D player. Respectable shooter. Not great putt the ball on the floor.
Nick Young, 28: 17.9 points, 38.6% 3-pt, 1.5 assists
Plenty of swag and confidence. Great shot creator. Can make tough shots, but takes too many for a non-elite player. Instant offense. Doesn’t know what defense is. Good shooter. Poor passer.
Rodney Stuckey, 28: 13.9 points, 43.6% fg, 2.1 assists, 1.7 turnovers
Tough, physical, attacking guard. Defense and shooting a weakness. Turnover prone.
Jordan Crawford, 25: 11 points, 31.6% 3-pt, 3.5 assists, 1.7 turnovers
Skilled guard who prefers to score and shoot only. Streaky. Poor decision maker and defender.