Ranking Dallas Mavericks offseason moves: 4. Add Sterling Brown
Sterling Brown was one of the Mavs two free agency acquisitions. It became clear in the first round of the playoffs against the LA Clippers that Dallas needed to improve their wing depth. They quickly ran out of options and had to play their starting five massive minutes to have a chance in the series.
Brown is a 6’5 wing that competes hard on both ends of the floor. He shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season and averaged 4.4 rebounds in just 24.1 minutes per game. The 26-year-old will improve the Mavericks' floor spacing and perimeter defense as he gives them another capable option to turn to in the postseason.
The Milwaukee Bucks drafted Brown in the second round when Jason Kidd was still their head coach. The Hall of Fame point guard was fired midway through Brown’s rookie season, but the two know each other well. The 6’5 wing should be a perfect fit in the Mavericks' new head coach’s system. Dallas wants to increase their defense under J-Kidd, and Brown brings some tenacity on that end of the floor.
Sterling Brown is an upgrade for the Dallas Mavericks, but checks in as just their fourth most important move of the 2021 offseason.