Free agent Dallas Mavericks should target after Christian Wood trade: 3. Otto Porter Jr.
Porter Jr. has struggled to stay healthy in recent years, but the 6’8 forward just helped the Golden State Warriors win the championship where he averaged 5.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in 19.8 minutes per game during the postseason. The 6’8 forward is a versatile option that is best suited for a 20-minute per-game role because of his recent injury history.
The Mavericks want versatile defenders that can space the floor. They are hoping to improve their depth and add pieces that will be part of their playoff rotation. Head coach Jason Kidd had just six trusted options to use in the postseason as the Mavs reached the conference finals. Dallas improved their depth by trading for Christian Wood, but adding two more pieces will make the Mavericks a feared postseason opponent for any team.
Porter Jr. will be able to guard the likes of Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Devin Booker, and Klay Thompson and is a career 39.8 percent 3-point shooter. He is a plus rebounder and defender that would fit perfectly into the Mavericks' second unit.
Otto Porter Jr. will likely get the full mid-level exception this offseason, but he could be willing to take a bit less to join a contender after winning the championship with the Warriors.