Now less than one week away from the NBA Draft Lottery on May 14th, we are fast approaching 2019 NBA free agency. On July 1st free agents from around the NBA will be able to sign new contracts and there is some top level talent looking to take their talents to a new city. Here are some of the top player potentially available for the Mavericks to take this team back to the playoffs.
Recently we took a look at the top 5 individual performances by a Dallas Maverick. While the results of that list were not what I expected, when it comes to the best game by anyone during the 2018-2019 NBA Season there are few surprises. Regardless, some of the individual feats we have seen this season are among some of the best of the Century.
This may have not been the most exciting season for Mavs fans, as the team is again at the bottom of the NBA standings, but the opportunity to watch the young guys grow and to watch the GOAT ride off into the sunset, has made this a season I will never forget.
There have been some incredible individual Maverick performances this season, even if they may not have always resulted in wins. One of the best parts of being a Mavericks season ticket holder is that on any given night you might see greatness. What may appear to be an uninteresting game mid-season can quickly turn into memorable moments and performances.
A look at the top 5 Rookies from the 2018 NBA Draft class.
The 2018 NBA Draft was loaded with top level talent, there have been numerous Rookies to make a significant impact for their teams this season, but there have been 5 Rookies that have separated themselves from the rest.
Despite currently being the 6th worst team in the NBA, as a Mavericks fan I am feeling pretty lucky these days. We have two elite players on our roster that are under the age of 23 in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and a ton of upcoming cap space to build around them. From where we were a few years ago to where we are now has me feeling great about the future of the franchise for the next 5+ years.
Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith have become fan favorites over the past few years, but what will it cost the Mavericks this summer to keep these Restricted Free Agents?
When it comes to free agency it is impossible to predict what type of money a player will receive in the open market. The best we can do is look at things like a player’s age, production, injury history, and future potential to determine what a team will be willing to pay for their services.
It is hard to put a measurement on injury risk and potential, so the main thing we have to go on when trying to determine a players value is based on their age and production.
Top 10 potential free agent Point Guards for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019.
The 2019 Free Agent Point Guard class is loaded with talent. Point Guard is not necessarily a position of need for the Dallas Mavericks with Luka Dončić and Jalen Brunson on the roster, but that doesn’t really matter if you have the chance to land some of the studs that will be available this summer. What the Mavericks are in short supply of is defensive guards. Guys that can put pressure on opposing ball handlers and disrupt the offensive flow for opponents. Luckily for the Mavericks, you will also find a few defensive stoppers on this list as well.
Top 10 potential free agent Shooting Guards for the Dallas Mavericks in 2019.
The Shooting Guard free agent pool for 2019 is probably the weakest of all the position groups. There is one superstar in the group, a couple pretty good players, and a few younger guys with yet unfulfilled potential.
This is fine for the Dallas Mavericks because Shooting Guard is not necessarily an area of need for them as they have 26 year old Tim Hardaway Jr. under contract for next season and then a $20 million Player Option for the 2020-2021 season. Given that they are already paying out about $20 million to the Shooting Guard position and that they have needs in other areas, it is hard to imagine that the Mavericks will be in play for many of these guys outside of Klay Thompson, because who cares what position you play when you can shoot like he can.
Top 10 potential free agent Small Forwards this summer for the Dallas Mavericks.
As we continue our search for the players that will compile the next Dallas Mavericks Championship team we will take a look at potential upcoming free agents for the Small Forward position. This is a list loaded with top level talent and game changing players. Most of the great talent in this group have player options for next season but will be looking to cash in on some new max deals.
Now that Harrison Barnes is no longer a Maverick this position is wide open, making Small Forward and Center the two main areas of focus this offseason. The Mavericks should feel pretty good about the quality and depth of both of these position groups, giving them a great opportunity to add complementary talent around Luka Dončić, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr.
Mavericks Free Agency Overview – Current Contracts, Restricted Free Agents, Cap Space, Free Agents
The future looks bright for the Dallas Mavericks. They have the Slovenian Sensation Luka Dončić who is swishing and dishing all over the NBA despite being a 19 year old rookie. They have also traded for Kristaps Porzingis, the 7’3″ 23 year old do-it-all NBA All-Star and Tim Hardaway Jr, a 26 year old super athletic shooter and scorer. Over the past few years the Mavericks have been able to find and develop quality young role players and defenders in Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber. On top of it all, the Mavericks will have a good chunk of free cap space this summer to try to add to the stable of talent.