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Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agent targets that pair nicely with Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mike Conley Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mike Conley Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Mike Conley Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent that pairs well with Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic: 1. Mike Conley

Conley may be a surprising top-of-the-list inclusion because he and Luka are both point guards. The Mavericks need another ball-handler that can lighten Doncic’s workload. Dallas could not afford to rest him during the playoffs. Conley would be able to take over the offense and keep things rolling.

The 6’1 guard is also deadly off the ball. He is a career 37.9 percent 3-point shooter that hit 40.6 percent of his catch and shoot threes last season. Conley would have no issues spacing the floor and knocking down shots in Dallas.

The Mavericks want to add another star player to jump into title contention. Conley was an All-Star in 2021. He has scored over 20 points per game for an entire season. The 33-year-old has playoff experience too. Adding a veteran leader that can play as well as Mike Conley would be a boost to any team. The 6’1 guard is an underrated defender that finished 16th in FiveThirtyEight’s defensive RAPTOR last season. Conley would be fantastic backcourt partner for Doncic.

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The Dallas Mavericks are going to be active and aggressive this offseason. Can they build a title contender around Luka Doncic? Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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