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5 free agent targets to fill Dallas Mavericks final roster spot

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Free-agent to fill Dallas Mavericks final roster spot: 3. Dennis Schroder

Schroder is the top point guard left unsigned. Whether he starts or comes off the bench, Schroder can handle the ball, make plays, get to the rim, and score. He averaged 13.5 points, 4.6 assists, and 3.3 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game last season split between Boston and Houston.

If the Mavericks want to start Spencer Dinwiddie, Schroder could be their sixth man. He wants to have the ball in his hands, and the 28-year-old is a career 33.8 percent shooter. Still, Schroder creates problems for second unit defenses, and he can get a bucket against any defender.

The talent and skill are there for Schroder, but the playoff pedigree is not. The 6’3 guard has not advanced beyond the first round since his days with the Hawks in 2016. Schroder keeps getting buckets in the postseason, but his efficiency drops off as does his playmaking.

Dennis Schroder is a score-first guard that would give the Dallas Mavericks an injection of talent into their roster. His defense keeps him from being the best fit, but he is one of the top free agents left on the board.