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Mavericks: 5 free agent targets that pair nicely with Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Lonzo Ball Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Lonzo Ball Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Danny Green Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Free-agent that pairs well with Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis: 5. Danny Green

Green offers Dallas three important elements they must add this summer. Fans will dwell on his lack of minutes, only 25.6 per game for his career, or his scoring at less than ten a night, but that undersells what the 6’6 veteran wing offers. He is an outstanding 3-and-D wing that has three NBA championship rings.

Green is a career 40.1 percent 3-point shooter. This season, he hit 41.9 percent of his catch-and-shoot triples. The 34-year-old draws defensive attention and is automatic when left wide open. The last time the Mavericks had an elite 3-point shooter in their starting lineup next to Luka Doncic, they produced one of the highest offensive ratings in NBA history.

Green is a plus perimeter defender that is no stranger to matching up on the best scorers in the league. At 6’6, he is a switchable option that boosts any defense. The Mavericks lack a shutdown defender on the perimeter.

Dallas also has limited playoff experience and no player under contract that has won a championship. Adding Green gives the Mavs a veteran locker room presence with playoff experience, which could be massive in advancing come the postseason.

Danny Green is the perfect wing to pair with Kristaps Porzingis. He plays plus perimeter defense, spaces the floor, and provides versatility. Green would help the Dallas Mavericks unlock the best version of KP in the 2021-2022 campaign.

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