Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to replace Michael Kidd-Gilchrist if he leaves

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) /
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Free agent replacement for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on Dallas Mavericks: 1. Jae Crowder

Crowder began his NBA career with the Mavericks in 2012. They traded him to Boston in the infamous Rajon Rondo deal where Crowder immediately blossomed into a coveted 3-and-D wing. The 30-year-old has bounced around in recent seasons playing for four different teams in the last three seasons.

Crowder has been outstanding since joining the Heat and is a key part of their run into the Eastern Conference Finals. He is shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range and playing outstanding defense. Crowder is also capable of scoring 14 points per game while producing strong rebound and steal numbers. The 30-year-old made himself some money during the bubble. It would likely cost the Mavericks the full mid-level exception to sign Crowder.

Expect Dallas to be interested. Crowder would bring toughness, defense, and 3-point shooting which is what the Mavs need to take another leap in 2021.

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The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to improve their roster this offseason. Plenty of options will be available meaning the difficult part is choosing the proper fits. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is one of many current Mavericks that could be replaced. Stay tuned to see how it all plays out.