2 pros, 1 con to the Dallas Mavericks signing Grant Williams amid rumors

The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly interested in Grant Williams, but should they look to make the move?
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3. Con: Roster flexiblity

If and when the Dallas Mavericks re-sign Kyrie Irving, they will be sacrificing almost all of their financial flexibility this summer. It’s worth it to bring back the star point guard, but they won’t have much room to work with in free agency.

Grant Williams would be a great roster fit, but he’s going to demand a pretty penny on the open market, effectively shutting down other pathways for them to add in free agency outside of smaller deals.

By all accounts, Williams should be earning anywhere from $15 to $20 million on the open market, which would make him one of the highest-paid players on the Mavericks.

That’s fine for who he is as a player, especially considering he’s still only 24 years old, but it would restrict Dallas’ ability to add to the rest of the roster.

Plus, just to get Williams on the team, the Mavericks would have to ship out one of their rotational pieces to the Boston Celtics, as they would have to complete a sign-and-trade to get Williams.

In all likelihood, this would mean that one of Maxi Kleber, Tim Hardaway Jr., or Reggie Bullock would be gone, as the Celtics would have zero interest in taking on Davis Bertans’ massive contract in exchange for Williams.

So, not only would the Mavericks have to pay him, but they’d have to hurt their depth just to bring him aboard.