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

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1. Killian Hayes

Although Killian Hayes has not been great for the Detroit Pistons this season, and signing him could be a massive risk, the Dallas Mavericks could consider bringing in Hayes.

If the Mavs shock everyone and sign Hayes, he would likely not have a role on the team this year. Dallas is gearing up to make a playoff push right now, and Hayes has not been a big contributor on a historically bad Detroit team. This doesn't mean that Hayes will never be good in the NBA, as he is only 22 years old, but he would be a project in Dallas, to say the least.

This season for Detroit, Hayes is averaging 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from downtown. He has been inefficient, but his ability to create and defend could intrigue Dallas.

The Mavs were also linked in trade talks for Hayes over the offseason. These talks included Bojan Bogdanovic, who was a trade target of Dallas' for a long time, but Hayes' inclusion at all is intriguing.

Hayes may not move the needle like someone like Spencer Dinwiddie or Marcus Morris, but the potential is there. He also sometimes has flashes that he can be a solid point guard in this league, but expect Dallas to pursue someone who is already proven.

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