Dallas Mavericks fans got the roster upgrade they have waited for with the addition of Delon Wright via a sign and trade. Here is a grade for that move.
The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason with cap space. Fans hoped the team made a massive splash in free agency that vaulted them into contention. The front office went for a more measured approach of retaining their own free agents and searching for players that slipped through the cracks.
The Mavs inked Kristaps Porzingis to a max deal. They brought back Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, and Dorian Finney-Smith on long-term contracts. Dallas retained J.J. Barea for next season. They also added Seth Curry and Boban Marjanovic to improve the roster.
Curry’s 3-point shooting provides an instant upgrade to their offense and floor spacing. Adding a 23-year-old former All-Star for five years is also a massive victory. Dallas was not done, though.
The Mavericks still had over $22 million in cap space, and the market had nearly dried up. That is when the team saw an opportunity to add restricted free agent Delon Wright. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, it took a sign-and-trade, but the Mavs have secured his services. Woj also noted that Dallas inked him to a three-year deal worth $29 million.
Wright is 27 years old and has experience playing both guard positions. The Raptors selected him 20th overall in 2015 draft. Wright just completed his fourth NBA season. Here is an in-depth look at the newest Maverick and a grade for his deal.