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Free agent that would be a mistake for Dallas Mavericks: 3. Justise Winslow

The Memphis Grizzlies have a $13 million team option on Winslow’s contract for next season. They traded for him in 2020, but the 25-year-old has been unable to stay healthy. In his six NBA seasons, Winslow has played fewer than 27 games three times. Hip, back, thigh, knee, ankle, quad, and hamstring issues have kept him out since 2017. The injuries are piling up and would be the main reason the Grizzlies decline his option.

Winslow has a unique skill set. The 6’6 wing can handle the ball and make plays, but he is a well below-average 3-point shooter. Winslow has connected on just 32.4 percent of his 617 career 3-point tries. His defensive efficiency has dipped the last three seasons as well.

He would not be able to help space the floor for Luka to attack or offer any scoring punch in Dallas. If he continues to play below average defense it leaves no reason to sign him.

A rebuilding team will likely take a chance on Justise Winslow this offseason. He is a talented forward with plenty of potential. The 25-year-old must stay healthy and improve his game to realize it.

It would be a massive mistake for the Dallas Mavericks to sign Winslow this summer. He does not fit the team, has a significant injury history, and his production has declined for three straight years.