Best player Dallas Mavericks can still trade for this offseason: 5. Jae Crowder
Crowder may or may not be available. The Suns brought back Deandre Ayton, and they had the best regular season record in the league last season. They are primed to be title contenders, but Crowder’s cryptic Tweet raised eyebrows across the league. Is the veteran forward searching for a new home before training camp?
Crowder started his NBA career in Dallas, and he played his first two and a half years for the Mavericks before being traded to the Boston Celtics in the infamous Rajon Rondo deal.
The Mavs would love to add another 3-and-D wing. They relied heavily on Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock in the playoffs, and the duo wore down by the conference finals. Dallas needs another option to spell them, and adding someone with the size and strength to take on LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard would be ideal.
Crowder is a strong defender that can space the floor. He stands out in his role, and the 6’6 forward has plenty of postseason experience. Crowder has played in two NBA Finals, and he knows how to win.
The Dallas Mavericks would love to add another player that can play starter’s minutes in the postseason, and Jae Crowder has proven capable as his team reached the finals in two of the last three seasons.