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Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents that would be big mistakes

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Schroder Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Montrezl Harrell Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent that would be a mistake for Dallas Mavericks: 4. Montrezl Harrell

Harrell was the Sixth Man of the Year in 2020, but he struggled to find his footing during the bubble restart. His playoff decline impacted his value. The 6’7 big man signed a two-year deal worth $19 million with the Lakers last offseason. He has a player option for the 2021-2022 season, which Harrell is expected to decline.

The 27-year-old slipped out of Los Angeles’ rotation in the playoffs. He played in just four of the six games and averaged 9.8 minutes in their first-round loss to the Phoenix Suns. Harrell saw his regular-season minutes and production dip with the Lakers too. Their depth after acquiring Andre Drummond forced Harrell into a lesser role.

Trez will be searching for more playing time this offseason. He brings energy and tenacity to the court. The 27-year-old should be entering his prime and his offensive impact can be massive.

The Dallas Mavericks should avoid Montrezl Harrell. His playoff struggles should be worrying for any team with title aspirations. The 6’7 big man struggles to defend on the perimeter and can be played off the floor in the postseason. The Mavs want to jump into title contention. Signing Harrell would be a mistake because it does not align with that goal.

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