Dallas Mavericks: Jerami Grant to opt-out and become a free agent
The Dallas Mavericks were back in the playoffs this season, but have no plans of stopping there. Luka Doncic earned first-team All-NBA honors as a 21-year-old, and Kristaps Porzingis was playing like an All-Star during the restart. That gives the Mavs two pillars, but they need one or two more pieces to jump into title contention.
They will be looking to upgrade their roster this offseason. If Tim Hardaway Jr. accepts his player option, the Mavericks will be light on cap space. They can still use the mid-level exception plus make trades to add veterans. Dallas has two picks in the top 31 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft too. Expect them to add more talent this offseason.
One player the Mavs could be interested in is Jerami Grant. The 26-year-old was outstanding in the playoffs for the Denver Nuggets. Let us look at the latest news and how it could impact Dallas.
Jerami Grant to become a free agent: Are the Dallas Mavericks interested?
Mike Singer of the Denver Post reported that Grant plans to decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. In the piece, he notes that an executive believes Grant could get a multi-year contract worth $14-16 million per season.
The Mavericks are going to be interested in his services. He showed during the playoffs that he can defend any player one through five. Grant has also connected on 39.1 percent from 3-point range over his last 545 attempts. He brings toughness to go with the shooting and defense, and the Mavs need a player with that skill set.
Fans would love the signing, but the Mavericks may be priced out of the market. Dallas can only offer approximately $9.3 million. They also may be reluctant to offer a multi-year because the Mavs want to preserve cap space to hunt a marquee free agent in 2021.
The Dallas Mavericks will have the opportunity to sign Jerami Grant this offseason. Can they make it happen? Only time will tell.