3. Spencer Dinwiddie
Former Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is arguably the best player on the buyout market, and the Dallas Mavericks have already been linked to him as of late Thursday afternoon, along with the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Philadelphia 76ers.
The Dinwiddie sweepstakes could likely come down to the Lakers and Mavericks, but his past success in Dallas could help bring him back.
Dinwiddie was traded to Dallas as part of the Kristaps Porzingis trade in 2022 and was a main contributor during the Mavericks' run to the Western Conference Finals. He was one of Dallas' best players in the clutch that season and Luka Doncic helped bring the best out of him.
His best 3-point shooting numbers of his career came as a Maverick, and he thrived in the role of being a secondary creator. Doncic and Jalen Brunson led the charge for that Western Conference Finals team, and Dinwiddie could carry the load when both players were on the bench.
If Dallas were to trade for him, Dinwiddie would likely lead the second unit when Doncic and Kyrie Irving are on the bench, and his ability to create for others, get downhill, and play on and off the ball is quite intriguing.
Dallas could also try to re-sign him this summer if they were to sign him off the buyout market, and he could be a key piece over the next few seasons.