Under the radar free agent Dallas Mavericks should target: 1. Nicolas Batum
The Charlotte Hornets bought out Batum after he slipped from their rotation in the 2019-2020 season. The 32-year-old signed with the LA Clippers and prove his versatile skill set is still impactful. Batum averaged 8.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.0 steal in 27.4 minutes per game during the regular season. His minutes and numbers increased in playoffs as the Clippers reached the Western Conference Finals.
Nicolas Batum would be a perfect fit in Dallas. He is a plus 3-point shooter that can handle the ball and create shots. The 6’8 wing is a skilled and versatile defender that can take on the elite scoring forwards in the Western Conference. Batum was one of the many defenders the Clippers used on Luka Doncic in their first-round series. The veteran has 58 games of playoff experience and is hungry to win his first championship.
Batum will be a sought-after free agent this summer, despite not being a marquee name. The veteran is the perfect role player for any team looking to contend for the championship. The Dallas Mavericks should target the under-the-radar free agent because he will help them earn victories in the playoffs.
They will be searching for upgrades this summer. Stay tuned to see what the Mavs can accomplish in the first offseason with Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd as key decision-makers.