Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving’s New $54 Million Mavericks Teammate Sheds Light on the Dark Side of NBA Free Agency: “Very Difficult”

Published 07/16/2023, 1:50 PM EDT

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The latest addition to the Dallas Mavericks team shed light on his free agency journey and the excitement surrounding his deal. After exploring restricted free agency, Grant Williams found himself in a sign-and-trade deal that involved the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs. Despite the challenges and waiting game of restricted free agency, the star expressed his delight in joining the Mavericks, praising the team’s camaraderie and welcoming atmosphere.

With the restricted free agency being nerve-wracking, the star shared his overall experience as well and exposed the actual truth about the NBA Free Agency, even though the uncertainty of his destination is always present.

Grant Williams’ views about the free agency


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After turning down Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale, he graduated from Tennessee with a degree in business. Now part of the Mavericks’ roster, Williams recognizes the importance of his role as a catch-and-shoot player alongside stars like Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

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Reflecting on the restricted free agency experience, Williams describes it as “terrible,” emphasizing the uncertainty and waiting game involved. While unrestricted free agency offers a clearer understanding of the destinations, restricted free agency poses unique challenges. The need to gauge offers while being aware of potential matches and varying team demands adds an exciting dynamic.


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Nonetheless, Williams admits that free agency still holds an element of fun and nerve-wracking anticipation.

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As Williams settles into his new role with the Mavericks, he expresses his excitement about joining his new organization. In addition to his recovery progress from prior hand surgery, Williams values the opportunity to bond with teammates and the coaching staff. He feels welcomed and already part of the Mavericks’ family, highlighting the positive environment.


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Known for his defensive skills and ability to knock down shots, Williams has steadily improved his scoring and rebounding statistics throughout his four years with the Boston Celtics. However, it’s his impressive 40.3 percent three-point shooting in the past two seasons that has the Mavericks excited about his arrival.

As Grant Williams shares his personal experience navigating free agency and settles into his role with the Dallas Mavericks, fans of the team are eagerly awaiting his impact on the court, alongside promising young talent like Jordan Walker. Through Williams’ candid revelations, the genuine challenges and realities of free agency are exposed, highlighting the unwavering determination and strength required to navigate this crucial phase in an NBA player’s career.

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Written by:

Dhruv Shastry


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Dhruv is an NBA writer at ES with years of playing experience to name. Despite the ankle injury barring him from playing further, he never lost touch with the sport. He loves the swag and the attitude basketball players possess.
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Stefan Thomas