(08-30-2020, 07:01 PM)Kammrath Wrote: The Mavs in the summer of 2021 have these options:
1) $91.5M committed w/ no THJ or Jackson.
2) $83M committed w/ no Wright, THJ, or Jackson.
3) $72M committed w/ no DP, Wright, THJ, or Jackson.
With the salary cap potentially being (much?) lower than $125M the Mavs plans have to possibly change significantly to get MAX room. I think you will see the Mavs be aggressive in the trade market, but I do not see them bringing back long term money unless they hit the jackpot in a trade.
Time and again we've seen cap space doesn't matter. Warriors created cap space to sign Durant the afternoon he signed. Clips traded their whole future away to create enough space for both Kawhi and George. Miami magically created 30 mil of space to sign Butler this off season when many thought they had zero shot.
Point is, cap space can always be created. Even if it meant leveraging the future. Thankfully the Mavs best and most important asset will be under their control guaranteed the next 7 years at least. So the future is secure as long as Luka is on the team.
I would not be afraid to take contracts back as long as it makes the team better. If Giannis wants to come, those contracts can be moved in an afternoon for nothing.
I don't think American FAs will be looking to come here just because we have Luka and KP. However, I do think international/Euro FAs would not only be interested in coming here but if they already have made their money give a discount (at least that is what I hope).
Here is a list of 30 and over UFAs with their age and career earnings inside ().
Marc Gasol (35 yrs, $178M) - I would love to have Gasol for the vet min coming off the bench for 10 or 15 min. He is no longer the DPOY he once was, but he still is an elite passer, can stretch the floor and I think he has a really high BBIQ.
Goran Dragic (34yrs, $115M) - Lukas teammate on the Slovenian national team and he seems to have enough gas in the tank to start next to Luka as a secondary ballhandler and spot-up shooter. Would love to have him for the vet min or some portion of the MLE.
Serge Ibaka (31 yrs, $120M) - He will defend anyone, except LeBron. He has been very durable throughout his career. This season he shot 38.5% from 3 and had 11 boards per 36. Can he be had for less than the full MLE?
Danilo Gallinari (32 yrs, $137M) - I love his offense, but he is not exactly a plus-defender. Maybe the full MLE would do it, but at that price I am not interested.
Thabo Sefolosha (36yrs, $47M) - He used to be a great defender and you could not leave him open on offense. His skills check a lot of boxes, but does he anything left in the tank. He might cost more than vet min, but my guess is less than 50% of the MLE.
Marco Belinelli (34yrs, $49M) - You cannot have too much shooting. But 3-and-no-D player is not what we need.
Ian Mahinmi (33yrs, 85M) - Even at a vet min, does he move the needle? I think I would pass.
Mathew Dellavedova (30yrs, $41M) - The guards we have under contract are all better than Delavedova.
Here is a list of under 30 UFAs with their age and career earnings inside (). Player with no comment means I don't know enough about them.
Willy Hernangomez (26yrs, $6M) - A cheap young center who potentially could stretch the floor (sample size of 3s to low to know) while not being a defensive liability, what's not to like. Willy and Luka played togther at Real Madrid 2015/16.
Davis Bertrans (27 yrs, $16M) - KPs teammate on the Latvian national team. He can shoot lights-out but suspect defense and rebounding at the PF position. At 27 and improving I think he will command more than the full MLE.
Alex Len (27yrs, $28M) - Don't know why, but I always felt Len could be a very solid contributor in the right system. Is a traditional center a good fit? With Boban on the team I would say no..
Emmanuel Mudiay (24yrs, $16M) - I view Mudiay as a reclamation project. So with a crowded backcourt I pass.
Bismack Biyombo (28yrs, $83M) -
Bruno Caboclo (25yrs, $10M) -
Raul Neto (28yrs, $7M) -
Skal Labissiere (24) -
08-30-2020, 08:30 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-30-2020, 08:31 PM by SwisherPrice.)
Hope Giannis wins it all with the Bucks so we can end that pipedream. Focus on Dennis Schroder in 2021! I believe with the Dirk and Kleber connection, plus the opportunity to start, the Mavs would have the edge on Schroder in any bidding war.
08-30-2020, 10:21 PM
(This post was last modified: 08-30-2020, 10:24 PM by ItsGoTime.)
I also think our play is in the trade market. Only 4 names discussed in this thread am I somewhat interested in, Favors, DJJ, Aminu and Crowder. Favors is the only name in there that I'm pretty high on, the others are basically the same guys we have, with a defensive slant as opposed to offensive (which we do need on this team, but there is a chance that that bites us the opposite way). Trades is how we're going to make any big difference for next year.
Edit: Marc Gasol would be a good get to backup KP if Powell is moved too. Not sure his price tag is vet min though, who knows.
We need a terrific 2-way player. Position doesn’t matter because the current group has so much versatility. Somebody who can O and D at a high level, even in the playoffs. That’s why Bradley Beale keeps getting mentions. Arent a whole lot of other guys who can send THJ and Maxi to the bench. Fingers crossed that Brunson can become one.
(08-30-2020, 10:25 PM)Jommybone Wrote: We need a terrific 2-way player. Position doesn’t matter because the current group has so much versatility. Somebody who can O and D at a high level, even in the playoffs. That’s why Bradley Beale keeps getting mentions. Arent a whole lot of other guys who can send THJ and Maxi to the bench. Fingers crossed that Brunson can become one.
Man I like Brunson, but if he is our offseason hope, we had a really bad offseason IMO. I also don't think Beal is the defender you're talking about.
James Johnson from Minny would be a good enforcer. 15m expiring.
(08-30-2020, 06:25 PM)omahen Wrote:
(08-30-2020, 06:21 PM)dirkfansince1998 Wrote: Sorting them by PPG probably does not help in a search for 3&D wings.
And there are players missing. Morris for example is one.
Hahah, I knew someone was going to notice it. Yeah, I omitted him with all the drama he cause, but his actually top 4 PPG thats UFA.
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