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Dallas Mavericks: 5 best free agents to target at power forward

Brian Sweet
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The Dallas Mavericks have a plethora of important decisions to make this offseason. They have already hired a new general manager and head coach. The Mavs have cap space and must shift their focus to improving their roster. Power forward is a position of need.

The position has changed over the last decade as teams are searching for versatility. Players that can play up or down a position have become all the rage. Teams want shooters and floor spacers at the four that make life difficult on the opposition.

Here are five free-agent power forwards that the Dallas Mavericks should target this offseason as they attempt to improve their roster around Luka Doncic and jump into title contention.

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Free agent power forward for Dallas Mavericks to target: 5. Semi Ojeleye

Semi Ojeleye would be a perfect young forward to bring to Dallas. He would not be a stranger to local Texas fans after playing one college season at SMU.

Ojeleye has started just 24 of his 254 career NBA games. He averaged 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 17.0 minutes a night for the Boston Celtics in the 2020-20201 season. Over the last two years combined, the 6’6 forward has hit 37.2 percent of his 285 3-point attempts.

The Dallas Mavericks should give him more playing time. With a larger role off the bench, fans should expect Ojeleye’s numbers to improve. The 26-year-old could play the four and the five and would fill in well when Kristaps Porzingis heads to the bench for a rest.