Mavs Planning Offer Sheet For Delon Wright

The Mavericks have increased their interest in restricted free agent Delon Wright and plan to give the 27-year-old an offer sheet, according to Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News (Twitter link).

Wright could sign an offer sheet with Dallas or another interested team before the moratorium period ends on July 6, although Memphis’ two-day window to match the offer sheet wouldn’t technically start until the moratorium is officially lifted.

The Grizzlies are expected to match any “reasonable” offer sheet for Wright, sources tell ESPN’s Tim MacMahon (Twitter link). Memphis has a lot of moving pieces in play, as trades with Utah, Golden State, and Phoenix still need to be made official. Once the dust settles, the Grizzlies would likely have to waive Avery Bradley‘s non-guaranteed contract, flip Andre Iguodala, or make another salary-shedding move to avoid going into tax territory to retain Wright.

Wright, a 6-foot-5 combo guard, appeared in 75 total games with the Raptors and Grizzlies this season. He was traded to Memphis as part of a deal centered around Marc Gasol in February, holding per-game averages of 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.3 rebounds in 26 games for the Grizzlies to end the regular season.

The Mavs’ decision to pursue Wright won’t change the team’s stance on free agent Danny Green, Townsend adds. Dallas projects to have up to about $23MM in cap room, per ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link), so the team could theoretically make eight-figure offers to both players. Green remains undecided on where he’ll play next season, as he and agent Joe Branch wait for Kawhi Leonard to make his own free-agent decision.

Luke Adams contributed to this post.

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7 thoughts on “Mavs Planning Offer Sheet For Delon Wright

  1. david

    He would be a great get. We only have one roster spot left and he would get it. Unless we decided not to resgin finney-smith or released c.lee. weird because the mavs still have interest in green, morris and iggy

  2. formerlyz

    Delon Wright would be a really good fit there, among similar reasons to why I thought Dallas makes a lot of sense for Kris Dunn

    • MFFL1980

      Kris Dunn has always played well against Dallas. Maybe he would do well in big D

  3. Theone23

    Excellent player, great fit in Dallas. Good job by Dallas identifying talent and acting accordingly.

  4. Thuggababyy

    I liked him A LOT in Toronto. He just didn’t get enough playing time. Idc though cuz we won

  5. greg1

    Would work well in Dallas as he can play both on and off the ball well. He’s really good defensively, can guard one through three. Explosive to the hole. The only thing holding him back from being a real breakout player is a reliable three point shot.

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