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Dallas Mavericks: 5 bargain bin free agents to pursue

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Bargain big free agent for Dallas Mavericks to pursue: 3. Garrett Temple

Temple is a veteran that brings a lot to the court. The 35-year-old can handle the ball, make plays, rebound, and defend on the perimeter. He makes the right play and does not try to play outside of his role. Temple has played on ten NBA teams in his 11 seasons in the league.

He is noted as a strong locker room presence and leader. The Mavericks need more veterans that are willing to play a role and speak up when things get tough.

Temple has limited playoff experience. His team was bounced in the first round in four of his five trips to the postseason. Only the 2014 Washington Wizards advanced, but they were quickly knocked out by the Indiana Pacers in the second round. The 35-year-old’s 30 playoff games are more than a handful of players on the 2020-2021 Mavs, though.

Garrett Temple would be the perfect end of the roster addition for the Dallas Mavericks. He is willing to come off the bench and play any role necessary for the team to win. The 35-year-old often finds his way into additional minutes because of his personality and ability. The Mavs need that type of player on their team to make a deep playoff run in 2022.

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