Dallas Mavericks: Why the team should sign Montrezl Harrell this offseason

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Montrezl Harrell (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Why Dallas Mavericks should sign Montrezl Harrell: 3. Elite roll man

The pick and roll combination of Williams and Harrell is one of the best in the NBA. The 26-year-old big man is a fantastic roll man. He scores 1.31 points per possession in those situations which rank in the 82nd percentile, according to NBA Stats. Harrell has an effective field goal percentage of 69.7 too.

Luka Doncic is one of the best pick and roll handlers in the NBA. He ranks in the top ten percent scoring 1.04 points per possession. Luka runs it 13.3 times a night, though. Only Trae Young and Damian Lillard do it more frequently. The Blazers guard is the only other player in the NBA with a case as the best pick and roll ball handler this season.

Defenses would dread facing the Mavericks with Harrell. Coach Rick Carlisle could put three shooters around Doncic and the soon-to-be free agent. The opposition would have to choose between stopping Luka’s drive to the rim, defending Harrell’s dive, or staying home on the shooters. With players like Kristaps Porzingis and Seth Curry waiting on the wings, they are all bad options.

Montrezl Harrell would give the Dallas Mavericks an elite roll man that is comfortable coming off the bench. He could make a massive impact in the second unit while playing with the starters for stretches too.

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