Dallas Mavericks: 10 free agent targets for the mid-level exception

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Jae Crowder Goran Dragic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Jae Crowder Goran Dragic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks target for mid-level exception: 2. Jae Crowder

Crowder started his NBA career with the Mavs before being traded to Boston in the infamous Rajon Rondo deal. He has since blossomed into an exceptional role player.

The 6’6 wing has stepped up for the Heat in the playoffs and made himself some extra money in free agency. He is averaging 13.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.0 steal in 31.5 minutes per in the postseason after game three of the Eastern Conference Finals. Crowder has been a key piece of their success and has hit over 40 percent from 3-point range since going to Miami at the trade deadline.

The 30-year-old is a combo forward that can defend on the perimeter. He brings versatility and switchability while producing strong rebound and steal numbers. Crowder is no stranger to checking the opposition’s best scorer.

There are questions about his shooting. The numbers have been all over the map in recent seasons. He shot 39.8 percent with the Celtics in 2017, but the last three seasons combined he has been at 33.3 percent. Crowder connected on 42.8 percent of his 222 attempts since joining the Heat, though.

There will be a strong market for Jae Crowder this offseason. Expect the Dallas Mavericks to be interested in the veteran with plenty of postseason experience.

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