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Dallas Mavericks: 3 reasons they should target Spencer Dinwiddie

Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dallas Mavericks Spencer Dinwiddie Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dallas Mavericks want to improve their roster around Luka Doncic after back-to-back first-round playoff exits. The 22-year-old superstar was otherworldly against the LA Clippers, but Kawhi Leonard and company got the last laugh. They settled on playing small and forcing the Mavs to defend on the perimeter. Dallas had no counter.

It is a massive summer for the Mavericks. Luka is eligible for his rookie extension. The organization will offer him a five-year deal worth a record $200 million. Doncic is expected to sign it quickly, but that just adds pressure to jump into title contention. The 22-year-old is one of the five best players in the league, and he wants to win more than anything. The Mavs need to do more to keep him past his second contract.

Dallas can create $34 million in cap space if they renounce their cap holds, decline Willie Cauley-Stein’s player option, and move off of Josh Richardson. It is not quite enough to sign a full max contract for a player with more than ten years of service, but the Mavericks should be players for the marquee free agents. They are rumored to have interest in Spencer Dinwiddie. Should they target him?

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Should the Dallas Mavericks target Spencer Dinwiddie this offseason?

The 28-year-old was quoted in the New York Daily News as saying he would accept a five-year deal worth $125 million from the Nets this summer. That is a hefty price tag for a player recovering from a torn ACL. Dinwiddie is reportedly healthy and will be a full-go in training camp.

Here are three reasons the Dallas Mavericks should target Spencer Dinwiddie this offseason.

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