The next two months will set the course for the 2019-20 season.
But, considering that the likelihood of the Dallas Mavericks keeping their first round draft pick is low, we here at MMB are going to be getting a jump on free agency in the days and weeks to come. It’s a long offseason, and while things might get clearer next week, it’s going to feel like forever until we get to free agency on July 1st.
This offseason promises to be one of the wildest ever, with tons of free agents on the market. Just look at this list. That’s a lot of player movement. In the next few days, we’ll be starting free agency profiles and discussions in earnest.
Some of them will be unrealistic, but this is one of the few times where we can actually discuss the idea of players in a Maverick uniform without it being specifically for wish fulfillment. There might be a 0.1 percent chance Kevin Durant signs with the Mavericks, but until his name is on a contract elsewhere, that’s a greater chance than at any other point in his career!
We’ll be sure to cover the realistic and reported potential targets with as much depth as possible. As May rolls into June, expect more and more players to get tied to Dallas in reports; the combination of cap space and two pillars of talent in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis finally makes Dallas an alluring destination.
We’re going to have fun with free agency and we’ll get more serious closer to July. There are so many free agents and since Dallas might have a ridiculous amount of cap room, there are a ton of different ways things could shake out. And if things shake out in the draft and Dallas keeps their pick, expect even more coverage from your friendly and grumpy Mavs Moneyball staff.
Look for profiles, podcasts, roundtables, and news on free agency soon. Tell us in the comments if there’s someone in particular you want covered or a question you want us to discuss. This is the one time of year when speculation is the order of the day and the staff at Mavs Moneyball plans to lean in.