Dallas Mavericks: 5 Players That Could Be Gone
Wesley Matthews will most likely be on the team next year, but it wouldn’t shock me if Dallas entertained offers for the veteran this offseason.
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If there is a guy who holds the team together with his grit and competitiveness, it’s Matthews. Matthews is the Mavericks’ best wing defender and one of the better lockdown defenders in the league.
Even though he is advertised as a 3-and-D type of wing, Matthews was .004 away from averaging his worst three-point percentage in his career. He also averaged his second lowest scoring average since his rookie season in 2009.
Now, the 30-year-old Matthews enters his 9th season in the league and the third year of his four-year, $70 million deal he signed with Dallas in 2015. It’s also important to note that Matthews has a player option on the fourth year of his contract for the 2018-19 season.
So with Dallas going younger and Matthews having two of his worst years in Dallas, will they shop him this offseason?
The market would definitely be there for a defender such as Matthews. Could he be used to move up on draft night? Will he be apart of a bigger package to land a well-known name?
Rumors will fly, but I expect Matthews back in Dallas next season.
Next: Free Agents Dallas Should Not Pursue
Out of the players I mentioned, I would guess that everyone except for Wesley Matthews will not be on the roster going into next season.