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Dallas Mavericks: 5 free agents still available worth going after

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Dallas Mavericks, Kelly Oubre Jr.
Dallas Mavericks Kelly Oubre Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent still available Dallas Mavericks should target: 5. Kelly Oubre Jr.

Oubre Jr. was hoping for a massive payday this offseason, but he appears to be squeezed out by the market. Only four teams currently have cap space, according to Bobby Marks. Just two sit with more than $20 million, and it is the rebuilding Spurs and Thunder. Oubre Jr. will likely have to settle for the mid-level exception unless he wants to play in San Antonio or Oklahoma City.

The Mavericks added two wings, but being versatile is massive in the playoffs. The Clippers played seven wings against Dallas in the first round of the postseason and that does not include guards Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo. Oubre Jr. could play some small-ball four and would instantly be the Mavs top perimeter defender.

The 25-year-old has a strong offensive game too. He averaged 15.3 points on 43.9 percent shooting from the field last season. It is not a perfect fit as Oubre Jr. is a below-league-average 3-point shooter, but he would be an upgrade for the Mavericks.

Acquiring Kelly Oubre Jr. would be difficult for the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors want to contend and are unlikely to be enticed by any of the Mavs assets in a sign-and-trade. Would Oubre Jr. be willing to sign at a discount to play in Dallas? It does not seem likely, but the Mavs should give it a shot.

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