While the Dallas Mavericks will likely continue to be on the hunt for more outside shooting, the first step has been made in keeping an existing talent in Ryan Broekhoff.
According to Ben Stinar, the Mavericks plan on retaining Broekhoff’s services, and will guarantee his salary for next season.
Update: beat writer Brad Townsend also confirmed Broekhoff would be guaranteed for next season’s $1.4 million, and that his waiver deadline had passed, without any action from Dallas.
Broekhoff received limited minutes in the 2018/19 NBA season with Dallas, but proved his worth on the floor whenever opportunity presented itself. The swingman averaged 4.0 points, and made 40.9% of his three-pointers in 10.8 minutes, over 42 games played.
As Jonathan Tjarks of The Ringer pointed out, the Mavericks clearly need to add outside shooting, to correct a deficit from last season, on top of defence and secondary playmaking. Broekhoff will address the first two needs, and is an ideal, low-usage option who moves well off the ball.
It’s been confirmed that Broekhoff will not be playing with the Boomers in the coming FIBA World Cup, as family takes priority with a new addition to the family.