Best player Dallas Mavericks can still trade for this offseason: 2. Patrick Beverley
Pat Bev checks nearly every box that the Mavericks are still searching to fill this offseason.
Dallas reached the conference finals last season on the back of their defense. They held the Jazz to 100 or fewer points in four of the six contests in the first round before limiting the Suns to their three lowest scoring games of the season in round two. The Mavs need a bit more perimeter defense, and Beverley offers a unique brand that includes toughness and grit. He will guard full court and try any tactic to slow down a star player.
The 6’1 guard is also the floor spacer and secondary creator Dallas needs. He is a career 37.8 percent 3-point shooter that just averaged 4.6 assists per game last season. Beverley is going to give his all on both ends of the floor, and he is a winner. The 34-year-old has reached the playoffs in eight of his ten NBA seasons on three different teams.
The Timberwolves sent Patrick Beverley to the Utah Jazz in the Rudy Gobert deal to make the salaries work, and CEO Danny Ainge will look to flip the 6’1 guard for another draft pick before the start of training camp. Will the Mavericks swoop in? They should be looking to try to do just that when Pat Bev hits the market.