Dallas Mavericks emerge as favorites to sign veteran forward on buyout market

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The Dallas Mavericks had an eventful yet successful week. It all began Monday when the team took down the Philadelphia 76ers, then, Tuesday, they won against the Brooklyn Nets. The Mavs closed off the week with a 122-108 victory against the New York Knicks.

The three-game winning streak was just the icing on the cake, as the team upgraded their roster with two trade acquisitions. On Thursday Morning, Dallas traded for center Daniel Gafford, as they sent Richaun Holmes and draft capital. A couple of hours later, the Mavs obtained coveted power forward P.J. Washington for Seth Curry, Grant Williams, and a 2027 first-round pick.

That may have been just the beginning, as Dallas had shown interest in former fan-favorite Spencer Dinwiddie. However, that fell through as it was reported that he plans to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Dallas Mavericks emerge as favorites to sign veteran forward on buyout market

Dinwiddie, though, may not be the only player gaining traction from the Mavericks. The Mavs are now the betting favorites to land Marcus Morris.

The brother of Markieff Morris was recently traded from the 76ers to the Indiana Pacers, then used as trade bait and sent to the San Antonio Spurs. It is expected that he will be waived after the Spurs trade.

Assuming, he gets released Dallas has the top betting odds to land Morris.

So, who is Marcus Morris and What does he bring to the table?

For starters, he is a 15-year veteran who brings plenty of size and experience.

Morris stands at 6-foot-8 and can be interchangeable between the small and power forward positions. He does most of his work inside, as he can be an aggressive rebound and shot-maker.

He has a career average of 12.1 points per game and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 43.5 percent from the field. This season, he posts averages of 6.7 points per game and 2.9 rebounds in under 17.2 minutes.

In his last matchup against the Mavs, he poured in 10 points, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in under 24 minutes. He also shot 50 percent from the 3-point line.

Adding him to Dallas would also help because he shoots well from behind the arc. Morris has knocked down 37.7 percent of his attempted 3-pointers for his career. The team currently ranks 12th best in 3-point percentage.

If you remember, Morris torched Dallas in the playoffs three seasons ago. In Game 7, Morris knocked down 77.8 percent of his 3-pointers as he helped the LA Clippers eliminate the Mavs.

So, is it possible the Mavs could have Morris brothers on the same team? Only time will tell if the Mavs have true interest in the forward.

For all the latest news and rumors on the Dallas Mavericks and their potential pursuit of Marcus Morris stay tuned.