5 Dream, 5 reach, 5 realistic free agents for Mavericks to target after draft

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6. Dream - Derrick Jones Jr.

Last summer, the Dallas Mavericks made an underrated move as they signed Derrick Jones Jr. to a one-year deal, and by the end of the season, he was the starting wing and one of the best defenders on the team.

Last season, Jones Jr. averaged 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 34.3 percent from downtown. His improvements as a shooter during the playoffs helped the Mavs tremendously, and he was a huge piece for them.

His 3-point percentage rose to 36.9 percent during the playoffs, and his defense was phenomenal. He takes pride in guarding the other team's best player, and he accepts any role that Jason Kidd gives him.

Re-signing Jones Jr. is a priority for Dallas, and he wants to come back as well, and him returning is a move the Mavs have to get done. He was extremely valuable for the Mavs down the stretch, and he is a perfect fit in Dallas.

It would be in Dallas' best interest to sign or trade for a different wing to start over Jones Jr. who can contribute more offensively, but Jones Jr. returning to the Mavs is a dream for fans.

Jones Jr. isn't one to create his own shot, but he can knock down open shots and finish above the rim with ease.