1. Dallas Mavericks
It’s safe to say its already been a huge past 12 months already for the Dallas Mavericks.
Not only did they manage to secure Rookie of the Year favorite Luka Doncic following a draft-day trade, they also secured All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis in a move that significantly changes the makeup of the roster. With Harrison Barnes also dealt away midseason, the Mavericks enter the summer with enormous cap space as a vastly different-looking team.
Enter Randle, who at age 24 fits the timeline of Doncic (20) and Porzingis (23). In either a starting role alongside Porzingis or coming off the bench, Randle’s overall game would be a terrific fit alongside the Latvian native, and would provide head coach Rick Carlisle with a plethora options.
Speaking of Carlisle, he’s certainly more than aware of Randle’s capabilities, as he mentioned here during Randle’s final season with the Los Angeles Lakers:
A Dallas native, Randle’s possible arrival would certainly depend upon the intentions of the front office, and how much they would be willing to spend.
However given his age, upside, the age of the roster and Carlisle’s genuine admiration for his talents, Randle could prove to be a highly underrated signing among a bevy of marquee free agents available this summer.