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Dallas Mavericks rumors: Team targeting Richaun Holmes

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Richaun Holmes Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Richaun Holmes Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have made massive changes this offseason and more are expected. They hired Nico Harrison as their president of basketball operations and general manager after Donnie Nelson left the organization. Head coach Rick Carlisle resigned and was replaced by Jason Kidd. Now, the Mavs are looking to improve the roster around Luka Doncic.

The rumors are starting to heat up as the start of free agency approaches on Aug. 2. Dallas can create $34 million in cap space if they renounce the cap holds on their current free agents, decline Willie Cauley-Stein’s team option, and move on from Josh Richardson. Expect the Mavericks to be active and aggressive in free agency, and they will be linked to many of the top names in the build up.

Richaun Holmes is the latest free agent that has been connected to Dallas. Let us take a closer look at the rumor and his potential fit with the Mavs.

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Rumors: Dallas Mavericks targeting Richaun Holmes

Shams Charania sat down for an interview with Holmes where they discussed numerous topics, including his free agency. In the tweet, Charania linked both the Mavs and Hornets as teams interested in signing the unrestricted free agent this summer.

Holmes continues to improve and is coming off a career year in Sacramento. He averaged 14.2 points, 8.3 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.

Richaun Holmes would be a fantastic fit with the Dallas Mavericks. He would give them a rim protector and roll man to pair with Luka Doncic. The 27-year-old is in his prime and would make a massive impact on both ends of the floor.

Will the Mavericks be willing to pay the asking price? Holmes is reportedly seeking a four-year deal worth $80 million. Dallas could re-sign Tim Hardaway Jr. and add Holmes at that price. Will they make it happen?

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are just beginning. The draft is one week away with free agency opening on Aug. 2. Expect Dallas to be linked to multiple targets in the days ahead. Keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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