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Mavericks: Early free agent targets to watch during rest of regular season

Dallas Mavericks Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks DeMar DeRozan Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks free agent target to watch the rest of the season: 2. DeMar DeRozan

The Mavs are in a tight battle with the Spurs in the standings. Dallas is fighting for both the division crown and a higher seed in the playoffs against San Antonio, so fans will be watching their rivals.

DeRozan will be leading the Spurs, but the 31-year-old is an unrestricted free agent after the season. He is one of the league’s best scorers. DeRozan is a fantastic creator, playmaker, and ball-handler too. The 6’6 wing is averaging 20.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 7.2 assists, and 1.0 steal per game this season. He shoots 49.4 percent from the field and 88.0 percent on his free throws.

DeRozan is not a 3-point shooter, but he is the top scorer on the market. The Mavs would have one of the best drivers and playmakers on the floor at all times if they acquired the veteran wing. DeRozan has 58 games of playoff experience and a unique skill set to bring to Dallas.

Will the Dallas Mavericks push all-in and sign DeMar DeRozan? They might prioritize younger talent, but he would give them a legit third star. It will be interesting to see where DeRozan signs this summer. He is worth keeping an eye on for the rest of the season.

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