The Dallas Mavericks are in play for significant free agents this offseason, but they have to be careful. Here are three they should avoid.
The Dallas Mavericks take yearly risks in July. NBA free agency is guaranteed chaos. As sure as the sun rises, the Mavs always gamble in it. However, this year doesn’t exude a sense of doubt amongst fans. There is booming confidence in the air, which indicates a change in the Mavericks free agency misfortunes.
Regardless of the evolution in thought, the risks remain looming in the back like the photo of Westbrook intensely glaring at Kevin Durant‘s MVP trophy. Dallas hasn’t escaped “the Mavericks can’t attract star free agents” narrative just yet.
A few players are granting the Mavs a meeting when the recruiting process of free agency kicks off. Other than the two players on the record, it’s pure speculation surrounding Dallas’ relentless chase for a star free agent. The Dallas Mavericks aren’t at a loss for options in a relatively deep free agent class.
Still, history shows throwing all their money out in the market can prove costly. Dallas can’t afford to offer a restricted free agent a contract. It ties up the Mavs money and time in a player where the opposing team can leave Dallas with nothing by matching the deal. The Mavericks aren’t in the Chandler Parsons era anymore.
2019 free agency is a pivotal period for the future of the Dallas Mavericks. Here is a look at three players the Mavs should avoid. They all showcase positive qualities but are fools gold or their situation is too risky for Dallas.