3. Con: Youth and leadership
Technically, this is combining two reasons into one, but they blend together in the sense that Grant Williams is still so young and is already such a great leader who could help the Dallas Mavericks.
Williams will turn 25 years old next season, and it will be his fifth year in the NBA. He still has a long career ahead of him and is constantly looking to add to his game on both ends of the court.
However, what’s most impressive about Williams is his leadership on and off the court, as he’s one of the more vocal players in the league - a trait that has been on full display throughout his time with the Boston Celtics.
Despite not being one of the top guys on the team, Williams’ vocal leadership is always presence. Whether he’s in the game or on the bench, Williams is always talking and trying to build up his teammates.
His high basketball IQ, especially on the defensive end, allows him to utilize his vocal nature to elevate his teammates and ensure quality defensive possessions.
Williams is also the First Vice President of the NBPA, never afraid to speak out and let his opinions be known. This trait translates well to the basketball court.
Considering the overall lack of youth on the Mavericks, and their need for a defensive identity, Williams makes a ton of sense as a target.