Dallas Mavericks: Is Joakim Noah A Good Fit?
With Joakim Noah set to hit free agency, will the Dallas Mavericks look to add him to the long list of free agents to pursue?
The Dallas Mavericks are in search of any improvements they can make to the roster this upcoming season. With an aging superstar that still continues to be one of the best players in the league leading the team, it is important for the Mavs to be more competitive this coming season.
The hopes for most Mavericks fans, and we are hoping the same from Mark Cuban and staff, is a return at the Point Guard position with Deron Williams. Williams had a great year with the Mavs and enjoyed it enough in Dallas that we should be able to get him back.
At the SG spot, we have Wesley Matthews locked down for a few more years. Small Forward, is a big question mark going into the offseason as Chandler Parsons intends to opt out of his contract and become a free agent. It will be important to get him back if possible or a solids replacement.
At the 4, one of the most surprising pieces of news was the news that Dirk Nowitzki intends to opt out of his contract and become a free agent as well. No one truly believes that Dirk will be going anywhere but surprising nonetheless.
The Center position is what draws the most questions for the entire Mavs roster. At different times of the season the Mavericks used players such as Zaza Pachulia, Salah Mejri, JaVale McGee, Dwight Powell, and David Lee at the center position.
For hopes of more consistent play, the Mavs will be shopping the impressive center market this summer. Different names on the market include: Andre Drummond, Al Horford, Hassan Whiteside, Dwight Howard, and a name that has made headlines recently, Joakim Noah.
Noah has played his whole career with the Chicago Bulls and has been an above average center for them throughout. However, news surfaced today on twitter from multiple sources that Noah has informed his teammates that he does not intend to return to the Bulls next year.
With this news coming out, many teams have questioned whether Noah’s services would improve their roster. Would Joakim Noah help the Mavericks team reach higher levels next year?
In my personal opinion, I think that Noah would be a good player for the Mavericks to look into. He may not be the best center available but he also might be in the price range that Dallas is looking for.
I feel like the Mavs need to swing for the fences this offseason at the center position. An improvement is very attainable to hold down the paint this offseason and, the beauty of the Mavs position, is that if we don’t land an elite center, there are so many options available as well as Salah Mejri and JaVale McGee still under contract.
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In summation, yes I believe the Mavericks would be smart to look into the services of Noah but not before they have pursued other options around the league.