The Dallas Mavericks enter the week of July 21 in the same holding pattern they were in last week. Dallas is still attempting to find a player that fits their needs and will accept the Mavericks $2.7 million dollar cap exception. This is the most money that Dallas has the ability to offer any free agent.
The last week saw a flurry of activity as teams around the NBA worked to finalize their roster. While the names that came off the board within the last week don’t compare to the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, there have been a number of players signed that fill key, specific needs for their new teams.
The number of quality free agents on the open market is decreasing with each passing day. The Mavericks would have already utilized their $2.7 million dollar option if one of their targets did not feel that they could possibly find a more lucrative offer elsewhere.
Like a number of teams, the Mavericks are limited in what they have the capability to offer the select number of attractive free agents. The remaining free agents who are still unsigned are being put in a position to either accept a salary that fails to meet their expectations, or wait in hopes that a situation arises that allows them to sign for a higher dollar amount.
However with each passing week, the remaining free agents are forced to face the reality that they are not going to receive the contract they had hoped to sign in free agency. This is bad for the players in this position, but good for teams like the Mavericks who are looking to find a quality player at reasonable price.
Let’s take a look at five free agents currently on the market that would be a good fit with the Dallas Mavericks.