The Dallas Mavericks made re-signing Jalen Brunson their top offseason priority, but the 6’1 guard decided to join the New York Knicks in free agency. Losing JB did not stop general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison from improving the Mavs roster. They upgraded their rebounding and frontcourt depth by signing JaVale McGee and trading for Christian Wood.
Dallas is not done. They still have an open roster, but the Mavericks are waiting to see if they can jump into a blockbuster trade. Harrison and the front office are hoping that nets them another key rotation piece. Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell are both on the block, but that does not mean Dallas gets involved in either deal.
The flurry of moves to open free agency thinned out the market, but there are still some impactful veterans looking for contracts. Carmelo Anthony is likely the biggest name available. The ten-time All-Star played for the Lakers last season, and the 38-year-old wants a veteran minimum deal on a contending squad. Should the Mavs step up?
Should the Dallas Mavericks sign Carmelo Anthony to fill their final roster spot?
Melo was out of the league briefly before making the transition from superstar into a role player. He revived his career in Portland before having a successful year with the Lakers last season. The 6’7 forward wants to keep playing, but he has not found the right opportunity so far.
Here is the case for and against the Dallas Mavericks signing Carmelo Anthony before deciding if he is the best available free agent for the team to sign.