Why Dallas Mavericks may look to free agency to acquire a new starting center
One free agent option is Mitchell Robinson, who has flown under the radar for the past few years. He's an elite offensive rebounder because of his energy, and standing at 7'1, he can gobble up boards on the defensive side of the ball. Robinson is also a high-end rim protector as he has a career average of two blocks per game.
What makes acquiring Robinson so great is that he's not a player the Mavs would need to break the bank to land. He is relatively cheap, and they would get a 24-year-old who is a walking double-double. Robinson isn't naturally gifted offensively, and he's probably the worst player of this group. However, he's still excellent and criminally underrated and, at the very least, should be the Mavs backup plan.
Mo Bamba is the final starting caliber option the Mavericks could chase, and he's likely the best choice. The Orlando Magic landed the number one overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, and are likely selecting a big man. With Wendell Carter Jr. already under contract, Bamba could be the odd man out and searching for a new home this offseason. Here is why it should be in Dallas.