The Dallas Mavericks are in no rush to round out their roster. They have 14 players under contract, and training camp is still two months away. Things usually move a bit faster, so teams can take a bit of break before things ramp back up. That is not the case this year with Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell on the trade block. Teams are waiting on those blockbusters before finalizing their rosters.
The Mavs would love to get involved in one of those trades. They do not have the assets to acquire a superstar, but Dallas could net another rotation piece at a discounted rate for helping to facilitate the deal. Trying to be the third team in a trade makes things move even slower and limits the team’s control over who they can acquire.
There are still multiple interesting names on the free agent market. The Mavericks reached the conference finals last season behind a massive defensive improvement, and they would love to add another 3-and-D wing and some toughness to their roster. Does Markieff Morris fit?
Should the Dallas Mavericks sign Markieff Morris to fill their final roster spot?
The Mavs only have a minimum contract left to hand out in free agency if that is where they choose to round out their roster. The top remaining unrestricted free agents include Dennis Schroder, Carmelo Anthony, Montrezl Harrell, Hassan Whiteside, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dwight Howard, and DeMarcus Cousins. It is slim pickings unless the team is searching for a center.
Markieff Morris is an interesting option. He has been a role player in the league for 11 years, and the 32-year-old should still have plenty left in the tank. Here is the case for and against the Dallas Mavericks signing Morris before making a final determination on what the team should do.