5 Backup centers the Dallas Mavericks should trade for

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4. Andre Drummond

Another center who has all the intangibles and experience to excel in Dallas is Andre Drummond. The 6-foot-11 veteran could be the exact player Dallas is looking for and Dallas was interested in him this summer.

He is a two-time all-star who has led the NBA in rebounding four times. Given the right team, Drummond can still perform at a high level.

Two seasons ago, he averaged 11.8 points per game and 10.3 rebounds. He also shot 61 percent that season.

The problem is his numbers have declined since coming to the Chicago Bulls. In two seasons with Chicago, he has averaged six points per game and six rebounds.

Offensively, he is still a skilled passer who can help provide second-chance points. One issue, though, is he struggles to score down low. Two seasons ago, he was the Bulls' ninth leading scorer inside.

On the defensive side, Drummond can do a bit of everything. Against the San Antonio Spurs Thursday, he recorded five blocks, two steals, and eight rebounds.

His inside presence could be the exact solution Dallas is looking for. The Mavs rank in the bottom six in defensive rebounds. For his career, Drummond averages 8.2 defensive boards. Luka currently leads the team in defensive rebounds with 7.6 per game.

So, why not take a risk? Drummond's ability to rebound the ball could come in handy for Dallas.