3 Mavericks who may earn a new contract with impressive final stretch

Tyler Watts
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2. Justin Holiday

The Mavs signed the 33-year-old Holiday off the buyout market in their search for wing depth. Dallas traded their best perimeter defender to land Kyrie Irving, and they needed a 3-and-D wing replacement. Holiday had fallen out of the Hawks rotation, but he is a quality veteran who can knock down shots and execute a game plan.

Dallas needs wing depth around Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. They are committed to playing small and playing five out on offense. That means two wings on the floor at all times with their superstar duo and one big man. The Mavericks will likely shop Tim Hardaway Jr. again this offseason with the goal of finding another 3-and-D wing.

Justin Holiday is an unrestricted free agent, and he will be looking for a solid payday. The Mavericks are hoping they can snatch him up at near the minimum as a 3-and-D wing coming off the bench. If Holiday can prove to be a valuable rotation piece down the stretch, the Mavs could reward him with a new contract this offseason.

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to fill a 20-minute per game role by re-signing Holiday and Dwight Powell, but the last player is an important piece of the team’s future that they must agree to a new deal with before his extension deadline.