Free-agent to fill Dallas Mavericks final roster spot: 1. T.J. Warren
***UPDATE: Warren signed with the Brooklyn Nets on July 5, according to Shams Charania.
Warren has played just four games in the last two seasons combined thanks to foot injuries. The 6’8 forward is reportedly healthy and ready to help a team. He remains unsigned and will likely have to settle for a one-year deal to prove he can still make an impact before heading back out on the market.
Warren would be a ceiling raiser for the Mavericks. If he can stay healthy, the 28-year-old is a proven scorer with the size to defend multiple positions. He averaged 19.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.2 steals in 32.9 minutes per game during the 2019-2020 season where he led the Pacers to the playoffs. Warren shot 53.6 percent from the field and north of 40 percent on his threes that year.
Should the team that signs him expect that production? No, but Warren should still be an impactful player in a smaller role. His 3-point shooting and ability to get a bucket would help nearly every contending team.
The Dallas Mavericks need to act fast if they plan on signing an impactful option with their final roster spot as the market will dry up quickly once Kevin Durant gets traded. Who will they land? Stay tuned for all the latest.