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Dallas Mavericks: 5 best free agents to target at shooting guard

Dallas Mavericks DeMar DeRozan Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Malik Monk Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Shooting guard for Dallas Mavericks to target: 4. Malik Monk

Monk may be a surprise inclusion for some Mavs fans. He had an up and down season with the Hornets. Monk missed all of training camp in the health and safety protocols. The 23-year-old received multiple DNP-CDs at the start of the regular season as he was still working his way into form.

Monk finally got his shot to start playing regularly midseason. He averaged 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in 20.9 minutes per game for the season. The 6’3 guard was limited to just 42 contests, but his numbers do not tell the entire story.

Monk played behind Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, and Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball. He was often the third and fourth option on the floor for the Charlotte Hornets.

If Monk came to Dallas, he would be an immediate upgrade at the shooting guard position. The 23-year-old has plenty of room to grow and has improved in each of his first four NBA seasons.

The Dallas Mavericks need to start putting more talent around Luka Doncic. Malik Monk gives them a young improving guard that could blossom playing next to their 22-year-old superstar.

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