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Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents to avoid this offseason

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Schroder Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Andre Drummond Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Free agents Dallas Mavericks should avoid this offseason: 5. Andre Drummond

Drummond was bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers in March and signed with the Lakers. He was in the final season of a five-year max deal and will be looking for significant money as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Mavericks fans saw why acquiring Drummond would be a mistake in the postseason. He was limited to 20 minutes per game through the first five and never left the bench in Game 6. The Lakers were outscored by four points during his 104.8 minutes on the floor in the series. Drummond struggles to defend on the perimeter and becomes a matchups option in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old produces significant numbers, but that was just the third time in nine years that his team qualified for the postseason. The two-time All-Star struggles on the defensive end and does not space the floor on offense. Drummond would be clogging the lane on Luka Doncic drives and does not fit next to Kristaps Porzingis. The Mavs would have split their minutes in the playoffs, which limits the impact of both men.

The Dallas Mavericks should avoid signing Andre Drummond this offseason. He does not fit their current build and likely wants more money than the Mavs should be willing to offer.

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