Dallas Mavericks: 5 players from NBA Finals to target in free agency

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Jae Crowder Goran Dragic (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Player in NBA Finals the Dallas Mavericks should target in free agency: 5. Markieff Morris

The Lakers forward has seen his minutes fluctuate during their playoff run. Morris was key in the Rockets series because they wanted to play small. The 31-year-old could fill a similar role for Dallas where they insert him at the four or the five depending on the matchup.

The 6’8 forward brings toughness and solid defense. He will not back down from anyone. Mavs fans saw his brother Marcus and Luka Doncic getting into it during their playoff series. That could make Dallas less likely to sign Markieff.

The Mavs would value his ability as a stretch four. He has connected on 36.3 percent of his 3-pointers over the last four seasons combined. Morris could space the floor and improve Dallas’ defense. That is just the type of player the Mavericks will be searching for this offseason.

Consider this signing unlikely. The Mavs place a high value on team chemistry. They would not want to risk upsetting Luka by signing Markieff Morris. He would be a fit for a backup big man role in Dallas. Morris will be searching for more playing time during the offseason, but it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

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