Free-agent that pairs well with Dallas Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis: 3. Lonzo Ball
Ball is a restricted free agent this summer, so the Mavs have to use caution. There are no guarantees they land him. The Pelicans want to jump into the playoffs in 2022, and keeping a young talented guard fits that mold.
Ball pairs nicely with Porzingis. He can handle the ball and make plays. The 23-year-old averaged 14.6 points and 5.7 assists per game last season. He would have no issues setting up KP in the pick and roll or for spot-up jumpers. Lonzo Ball is also an above league average 3-point shooter that would offer the Mavericks more spacing.
The 6’6 guard is a plus perimeter defender that is no stranger to guarding the opposition’s lead ball-handler. Ball would not shy away from defending Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, and the rest of the top point guards in the Western Conference, which would be a massive addition for Dallas in the postseason.
Lonzo Ball would give the Dallas Mavericks another young pillar. He turns 24 in October. The 6’6 guard pairs nicely with 22-year-old Luka Doncic and soon-to-be 26-year-old Kristaps Porzingis. They could form a dynamic trio that competes in the West for years to come.
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