5 Backup centers the Dallas Mavericks should trade for

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3. Bol Bol

Bol Bol is one player who would add size and defense to the Dallas Mavericks. At 7-foot-3, the Phoenix Suns forward/center has all the intangibles to be reliable off the bench.

Acquiring Bol would not be an issue for Dallas, as he is on a minimum contract. The problem would be his effectiveness.

He has averaged six points per game and 3.7 rebounds in five seasons. The issue? Bol has yet to showcase his true talents. He's having one of his worst seasons with 0.7 points per game and 0.5 rebounds with the Suns. The problem could be linked to his minutes, as he has averaged 2.5 minutes a game.

However, given the minutes its possible he can excel with another team.

Two years ago, he had one of his best seasons with the Orlando Magic. That season he averaged 9.1 points per game and 5.8 rebounds in 21.5 minutes.

During his time with the Magic, Bol could do it all: attack the rim, create opportunities for his teammates, and dribble from atop the key.

It's even possible Bol could excel with an up-tempo team like Dallas. So, why not go for it? Dallas would be getting an upcoming center without breaking the bank.