Dallas Mavericks: Patrick Beverley is possible free agent target

Dallas Mavericks Patrick Beverley Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Patrick Beverley Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks are expecting to be players in the free agent market this offseason, and Brad Townsend reports Patrick Beverley could be a target.

Dallas Mavericks fans are hoping the team lands a massive fish in free agency this summer. There are plenty of targets on the board including Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. What if the Mavs strike out on the big names, though?

Dallas should turn their attention to role players that fill needs. The team needs a backcourt option capable of defending the many elite point guards in the Western Conference. Ideally, that player would be able to space the floor on the offensive end for the Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis pairing.

Target Beverley

Enter Patrick Beverley. He has twice made the All-Defensive team and has the reputation as one of the league’s best perimeter defenders. Beverley is also a career 37.9 percent 3-point shooter. Over the last four seasons, that percentage has improved to 39.2 percent.

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Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News recently reported that a source told him Beverley is a reasonable fit in Dallas.

Patrick Beverley has earned between $6.5 and $5.0 million each of the last four seasons. He turns 31 in July and will likely be searching for a multi-year deal in free agency. A three-year $15 million deal may be enough to get Beverley to Dallas this offseason. The Mavericks may have to go a bit higher than that, but Beverley would not take up all their cap space.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks should target Patrick Beverley this summer. He fits well on both sides of the ball with the current Mavs core. Beverley can be the lockdown perimeter option that Dallas lacks on defense while spacing the floor but not commanding the ball on offense.

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