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Dallas Mavericks Kawhi Leonard Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Richaun Holmes Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks rumors: Richaun Holmes drawing interest

Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer also linked the Mavs to Richaun Holmes. He adds the Kings, Hornets, and Thunder as teams expected to pursue the free-agent big man.

Holmes has broken out since going to Sacramento in 2019. Last season, he averaged 14.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in 29.2 minutes per game. The 6’10 big man shot 63.7 percent from the field and 79.4 percent on his free throws. Holmes scored an elite 1.3 points per possession as a roll man last season. The 27-year-old attacks the rim and throws down some monster dunks.

Holmes is also reportedly seeking a four-year $80 million deal this summer. The Mavericks should avoid signing him at that price, unless they view him as the piece that pushes them into title contention. Dallas needs rim protection and rebounding, and Holmes offers it.

The center position has been devalued on the free-agent market in recent years. Will that impact Richaun Holmes’ value this summer? What type of offers does he receive? The Dallas Mavericks would be wise to try to jump into the market at $12-15 million per season, but they must avoid overpaying for the talented big man this offseason.

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