Five restricted free agents for the Dallas Mavericks to target
By Kohl Rast
The Dallas Mavericks need to make a move during the upcoming free agency period. Whether that is to acquire a free agent or work the trade market, something will definitely be happening in the Dallas front office. Who should they target from the restricted free agent market?
There has been a history of the Dallas Mavericks pulling restricted free agents away from their previous teams. The Chandler Parsons fiasco was one of the first as Dallas chose to pay him big money to lure the Houston Rockets away. It worked, although one could argue that it definitely worked in the favor of the Houston Rockets, who signed Trevor Ariza to replace him.
After the Parsons experiment ended, the Mavs moved to a new target, Harrison Barnes. Once again, the team overpaid for a guy that they believed in and, again, the other team decided to go another direction. Even though that other direction was Kevin Durant, it still showed that the Mavs were able to get the guy they wanted.
Now the Mavericks are going to have another summer where it may make sense to go out and overpay for a guy they really like. With the addition of Luka Doncic through the draft, the Mavs appear to be only a big man away from making a real splash this upcoming season. That center could be found via the restricted free agent market.
There are other positions the Mavs could look into as well through free agency, but the center position appears to be of the biggest need for the team. The position that is definitely of the least need is point guard/shooting guard, so I did not include any of those in the list.
Here are my top 5 players to target in the restricted free agent market this summer.