5 Backup centers the Dallas Mavericks should trade for

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2. Daniel Gafford

Opposite of Bol Bol, Daniel Gafford is one center who has found success this season. The Washington Wizards' big man has been a reliable starter.

Gafford has started in 23 games for the Wizards, averaging 10.6 points per game and 7.7 rebounds. He had three blocks and five rebounds in his most recent start against the Sacramento Kings.

One thing that stands out about him is his toughness. As a starter for the Wizards, he is constantly being asked to guard some of the best players, such as Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo. This is a task he never shies away from.

At 6-foot-10, he isn't the biggest guy, but he can use his frame to guard players down low.

One example of this is when he is guarding defenders inside. Gafford isn't afraid to fight for the ball. He can box-out defenders down low and help his team acquire second-chance points.

Gafford is also a solid rebounder. On Sunday, he recorded 17 rebounds against the Phoenix Suns. 10 of those rebounds were on the defensive side.

His toughness and rebounding expertise are something that would benefit Dallas. He also has experience off the bench and as a starter.

So why not give Gafford a shot?