Dallas Mavericks 2015 Offseason

Now that we are pretty well removed from the early playoff exit the Dallas Mavericks encountered. Let’s take a look at our roster in terms of free agents, draft, contracts, and more.

2014 Finish, 50-32 (7th place in the Western Conference)

Coach: Rick Carlisle

Current Roster:

  • Rajon Rondo
  • Dirk Nowitzki
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Monta Ellis
  • Chandler Parsons
  • Amar’e Stoudemire
  • J.J. Barea
  • Al-Farouq Aminu
  • Raymond Felton
  • Devin Harris
  • Bernard James
  • Richard Jefferson
  • Dwight Powell
  • Greg Smith
  • Charlie Villanueva

Free Agents:

  • Rajon Rondo
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Richard Jefferson
  • Charlie Villanueva
  • J.J. Barea
  • Greg Smith
  • Amar’e Stoudemire

Player Options:

  • Monta Ellis
  • Raymond Felton
  • Al-Farouq Aminu

Team Options:

  • Dwight Powell

From first glance in regards to free agency we can see that a lot of big names will be available from Dallas. Rondo who went through a crazy few months in Dallas in not expected to be back. Tyson Chandler is a different story. The Mavericks would most likely love to keep Tyson, but the money has to make sense especially now that he is older. Richard Jefferson was a nice veteran find but as he showed, athletically he cannot keep up with increased minutes and might be a viable bench option. Barea was electric for the team and it would’ve been great to see him have more minutes earlier in the season. He helped greatly during the playoffs when we were in survival mode. It would be nice to have Barea back at the right price as well. Stoudemire, Smith, and Villanueva are all ok leaving in my opinion. Charlie was a fan favorite so he might be fun to have back for that reason.

The guys with player options are more important I feel to the roster more than anything. If Ellis is willing to opt in along with Aminu, Dallas will have 2 very athletic guys to help Parsons and Dirk. Dallas is technically locked in to approximately 30 million and will have sufficient cap space to target multiple free agents. When it comes to the draft, the team does have the 21st pick. For the first time in a while it would be best that we use that pick to help with depth, and to development some personnel.

Now, I’m gonna have a little fun and build what I think would be a realistic and reasonable Mavericks team for the 2015-2016 season. Of course, their will be several variables in play for my desired Mavericks team:

Current Roster: Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, and Devin Harris.

Additions: Charlie Villanueva, JJ Barea, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton (I believe he opts in).

 

PG: Aaron Brooks, JJ Barea, Jason Terry

SG: Wesley Matthews, Devin Harris, Raymond Felton, (Draft SG in 1st Round)

SF: Chandler Parsons, Dorell Wright, (Draft SF in 2nd Round)

PF: LaMarcus Aldridge, Dirk Nowitzki

C: Tyson Chandler, Ryan Hollins, Dwight Powell