Dallas Mavericks: Smaller Name Players Still on the Board

By Kohl Rast
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 07: Mike Muscala
DALLAS, TX - JANUARY 07: Mike Muscala /
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WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 19: Mike Muscala
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 19: Mike Muscala /

Mike Muscala (26)

Probably my favorite guy on the list, Mike Muscala could truly be a steal in free agency if a team is interested enough. And I believe that the Mavs should be interested enough. Muscala has been with the Atlanta Hawks for all 4 of his professional seasons and has not really had the chance to spread his wings very much.

Although the sample size is rather small, Muscala has career averages of 50.5% field goal and 38.5% 3-point. That includes shooting almost 42% from behind the arc last season, but did average fewer than 2 attempts per game. His usage rate is much lower than it could be.

The Mavericks would give Muscala the chance he hasn’t had yet with Atlanta, which is funny considering the Mavs technically drafted Muscala in the 2013 NBA Draft. His ability to stretch the floor, as well as his youth would be a great addition to the team and would really give the guy a chance to prove his ability. Could be a decent replacement for Dirk temporarily, too.

This one would not work just because Muscala and Atlanta already have that bond. Mike probably wants to stay with the team that has let him play to this point and the fans really like him as well. Dallas should be interested and has been connected to him in the past, but it is all just speculation still.

Plus, every team needs a man bun, right?

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