Rumors: Dallas Showing Interest in Michael Carter-Williams
In a relatively quiet free agency for Dallas, the Dallas Mavericks are showing interest in Michael Carter-Williams.
Walking in a new territory, the Dallas Mavericks had no huge free agency plans as they try to build around their young core of Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel and Dennis Smith Jr.
With literally no talk or rumors coming out of Dallas, outside of their situation with restricted Nerlens Noel, the first 12 hours of free agency have been quiet for fans. Now, ESPN’s Marc Spears is reporting Dallas showing interest in a former Rookie of the Year.
Carter-Williams was the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft where he would go on to win the Rookie of the Year award for the 2013-14 NBA season as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.
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After some argued that Carter-Williams stats were skewed and his talent wasn’t really worthy of Rookie of the Year, Philly surprisingly shipped off Carter-Williams to Milwaukee where they received the Lakers 2018 first round pick in a three team trade with Phoenix.
That Lakers pick was the centerpiece asset back to Boston to land Markelle Fultz in Philly.
For Dallas, the idea of Carter-Williams fits the agenda of them moving forward in regards to a young, reclamation project.
Carter-Williams is 6’6″ with a 6’7″ wingspan and he is still just 25 years old. He struggles from behind the arc and has yet to find a suitable home in his first few years in the league.
Last year, he was traded from Milwaukee to Chicago where he would appear in 45 games for the Bulls. The Bulls decided not to extend a qualifying offer, therefore making Carter-Williams an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
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With Dennis Smith Jr., Yogi Ferrell, and J.J. Barea at the point guard spot, I’m unsure of the fit for Carter-Williams in Dallas. But if Dallas is looking for younger guys trying to turn it around, Carter-Williams could fit the bill