Dallas Mavericks rumors: Mavs targeting restricted free agent Delon Wright

Dallas Mavericks Delon Wright Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Delon Wright Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks are planning on giving restricted free agent guard Delon Wright an offer sheet on July 6, according to Brad Townsend.

The Dallas Mavericks are still searching for free agents to round out their roster. They have made plenty of moves but still, have two open roster spots. The market is drying up fast, though.

The Mavs are switching their focus to restricted free agent Delon Wright. Here is Brad Townsend with the latest rumor.

Wright is a restricted free agent, so the Memphis Grizzlies have 48 hours to match any offer sheet he signs. There is no word yet on if he will even ink Dallas’ contract.

Wright just wrapped up his fourth NBA season. Last year, he played 75 games split between Toronto and Memphis. Wright averaged 8.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.2 steals in 22.7 minutes per game. He shot 43.4 percent from the field, 29.8 percent on his 3-pointers, and 79.3 percent from the free throw line.

The 27-year-old should be in his prime but could improve slightly in the years ahead.

Going after restricted free agents can always be tricky. Teams are often forced to overpay to secure their services. That is not a fantastic long-term strategy. Tim MacMahon tweeted the following on July 4.

That means Dallas will have to make a massive offer to secure the services of Delon Wright. That is not wise. Wright is a reserve combo guard capable of playing a 25-minute per game role. That is fine, but he should not be paid like a starter.

The Mavericks should make a reasonable offer in the $7 million per season range, and let the Grizzlies decide what they want to do.

Wright is not a massive upgrade worth paying over $10 million a season. Keep an eye out for the contract details and to see if he signs the Mavs offer sheet.

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