Dallas Mavericks: 5 Possible Free Agent Small Forwards
As we already know the case to be, the Dallas Mavericks are searching for players to add that can help push the team back into relevancy this season. With Dirk nearing the end and Barnes as a hybrid, who could the Mavs get at the 3?
The Dallas Mavericks are always looking to improve the team and sometimes that looking has to come a little outside the box. Not every move the Mavs make is perfect and not all of them look good on paper, but more often than not, Rick Carlisle has a game plan up his sleeve.
Take for example what the Mavs did with Harrison Barnes last season. For a guard heavy team and some injury concerns, the Mavericks decided to change from a traditional lineup to playing Barnes as the stretch 4, Wesley Matthews at the 3, and use a three guard lineup that really changed the perception in Dallas. Now, we know that Barnes is capable of playing both forward positions which opens up new opportunities for Dallas recruiting.
New opportunities include Dallas not necessarily looking for the heir apparent to Dirk Nowitzki, but rather knowing that the opportunity to play Barnes at the 4 could be a realistic long-term goal and the Mavs can open up their scouting to all forwards around the league. This could be a really good thing for Dallas because their are some good small forwards on the market.
The Mavs need help in a lot of different areas and so the scouting window gets opened up even further. Dallas needs help with scoring, so shooters are a potential option. You can never have enough defense so a lanky defender type is definitely an opportunity the Mavs could pursue.
With all of that said, here are a couple of players that the Dallas Mavericks could potentially pursue this summer that could help the team in some way. Let’s take a look around the league, starting out east.
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