1. Dante Exum
The Dallas Mavericks signing Dante Exum was a move that came out of the blue, as not many NBA fans had heard that name in a while. Exum was playing overseas for the last two years, and it looks like he could be ready for a limited role back in the NBA.
His shooting seems to have improved tremendously, and his defense is still great, but that doesn't mean that he should have received a contract for more than the veteran minimum. No one else had reported interest in him, and a veteran minimum seems about right for Exum.
Calling Exum overpaid before playing a game for the Mavs may seem unfair (just like Richaun Holmes), but Dallas should have saved a little bit of money rather than paying him over $6.1 million over the next two years.
Exum also could have had interest from other teams around the league, but it doesn't seem to look that way.
Exum has been playing great for Australia in the FIBA World Cup, and Dallas could need him to play a big chunk of minutes due to his defense. Dallas is thin on guard defenders, and calling Exum "overpaid" could look ridiculous this time next year.
But as his contract looks now, Exum seems to be a little overpaid. Hopefully, he proves this notion wrong and becomes a perfect fit for the Mavs. The Mavs need a secondary facilitator, and Exum could become that.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding the Dallas Mavericks this offseason, so stay tuned.