The Dallas Mavericks are going to be chasing big time free agents in the offseason with hopes of landing a player like New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony. Although that might not be realistic, they can still find a player that can make a big impact with the club.
Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders believes Detroit Pistons’ power forward Greg Monroe will be the one to ink a large deal with the Mavericks.
The Pistons might match an offer to Monroe, who will be restricted, but with Andre Drummond, Josh Smith and little sign the group has chemistry, Detroit may let him go if the price is too high.
The Mavericks need help at small forward and center, Monroe would be an interesting, young big to pair with Nowitzki.
Restricted free agents typically come at a premium. Detroit might not match a max, four-year offer to Monroe (starting at roughly $14 million, $57.9 million total).
Dallas might be able to re-sign Shawn Marion, Vince Carter and Devin Harris, while keeping Nowitzki and adding in Monroe.
Monroe averaged 15.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game this season.