3 Secondary Ball Handlers For Dallas Mavericks To Still Consider

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The Dallas Mavericks came into the 2021 NBA offseason with some high aspirations. They had grand plans of prying Kawhi Leonard away from the Los Angeles Clippers. Their sights were also set on adding a secondary playmaker to the mix, such as Kyle Lowry.

Unfortunately for the Mavericks, both those plans were crushed before they got off the ground. It seemed as if Leonard was never truly considering leaving the Clippers, as he eventually re-signed. Lowry agreed to a deal with the Miami Heat almost instantly, eventually landing there via a sign-and-trade.

As a result, the Mavericks had to shift their focus during free agency. They did just that, agreeing to deals with Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown.

Both players will present upgrades to the Mavericks’ rotation. They are both 3-point marksmen, knocking down over 40 percent of their attempts last season. The duo will also provide a little defense, replacing Josh Richardson, who was traded to the Boston Celtics and underwhelming at times.

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However, the need remains for a secondary ball-handler. Neither Bullock nor Brown provides much threat as off-the-dribble creators. While they are upgrades, the front office’s job is not yet done.

Finding that ball-handler to complement Luka Doncic is imperative. Here are three players they should still consider trading for as we head toward the regular season.