Dallas Mavericks point guard Delon Wright was one of the top-ten bargain signings of the offseason according to FiveThirtyEight.
The Dallas Mavericks entered the summer as a team to watch in free agency. Fans had hopes of landing an All-Star that would give the Mavs a big three and push them into title contention. The front office decided on a more measured approach.
The focus was on retaining their talent and adding pieces that filled holes. That meant handing out new deals to Kristaps Porzingis, Maxi Kleber, Dwight Powell, Dorian Finney-Smith, and J.J. Barea. The Mavericks also added Seth Curry, Delon Wright, and Boban Marjanovic to improve their roster.
Fans have written off their offseason as a bust, but that may not be the case. The team will have their first games with 2018 All-Star Porzingis this fall. The Mavs also love to shoot 3-pointers, and they added one of the best shooters in the NBA. Another player may be their top bargain too.
Wright was undervalued
FiveThirtyEight released a list of the best and worse contracts handed out this offseason using their CARMELO projections. Delon Wright was the seventh top bargain on their chart.
That should ease the minds of some Mavericks supporters who were worried about the signing. Wright is a strong defender that can get to the rim with ease. His shooting numbers should improve in Mavs offense as well.
Fans should be excited about the upcoming season. Luka Doncic is primed to take a leap forward. He and Porzingis could form a lethal duo that surprises plenty of Western Conference foes. Watching Seth Curry shoot is always entertaining as well. The future is bright in Dallas.
Barnes tops the overvalued list
Former Mav Harrison Barnes was named the most overpaid player this offseason by FiveThirtyEight. He agreed with to a four-year $85 million deal with the Sacramento Kings.
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