Grading the Dallas Mavericks opening day of free agency
The Mavs were aggressive in free agency. When the dust settled on the first night, they had agreed to re-sign two important pieces of last season’s squad and added two sharpshooting wings to improve their roster around Luka Doncic.
In his pre-draft press conference, new general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison noted his teams would have length, shooting, versatility, defensive intensity, and rebounding around the Mavericks 22-year-old superstar. The additions of Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown certainly offer the first four. Dallas traded for Moses Brown and picked up a team option on Willie Cauley-Stein’s contract to give them plenty of rebounding.
The Mavericks unquestionably improved their roster on Aug. 2. It was a night that should have fans optimistic about what the new front office can pull off in the days ahead.
Dallas Mavericks grade for opening night of free agency: B+
The Mavs are still searching for a way to acquire that marquee talent. They want to jump into title contention next season, so improving their roster on the margins is just not enough. Dallas needs that key piece to put this free agency over the top. They managed to agree to deals with two capable starters and two other rotation players already. It was a nice haul worthy of a B-plus grade to kick things off.
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