5 Buyout targets the Dallas Mavericks should sign after the trade deadline

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2. Danuel House Jr.

The Detroit Pistons waived Danuel House Jr. on Thursday, and although the Dallas Mavericks haven't been linked to him yet, he'd be a solid get to give them some wing depth.

The Mavs were known to be looking to upgrade at the small forward position at the deadline, and since they prioritized getting depth at the power forward and center positions, the Mavs could look to address this need on the buyout market.

This season for the Philadelphia 76ers, House Jr. is averaging 4.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, 0.8 assists, and 0.4 steals per game. He could be an energizer bunny off the bench for Dallas and his defensive versatility could be utilized next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Standing at 6-foot-6 and having a 6-foot-8 wingspan, House Jr. has the ideal frame to compete with the elite wings in the NBA. He moves his feet well, hustles, battles through screens, and has some playoff experience with the Houston Rockets, 76ers, and Utah Jazz.

Utah used House Jr. some to guard Doncic in the first round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs, and he can defend both guards and forwards. Even if signed by Dallas, House Jr. may not have a big role, but he is someone who fills their needs on the wing.