3 starting, 3 backup, and 3 rotation center targets for Mavericks in free agency

As the Dallas Mavericks prepare to enter free agency, here are three starting, three backup, and three rotation center targets for them to consider.

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3. Starter - Mason Plumlee

Throughout his career, Mason Plumlee has emerged as an average starter, but with the right talent around him, he could be a low-cost option should the Dallas Mavericks fail to find a better choice for the starting spot.

This past season, Plumlee was traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the LA Clippers, and he played a solid role for both teams. He went from starting in Charlotte to backing up Ivica Zubac in LA.

In 56 games as the starter in Charlotte, Plumlee played 28.5 minutes per game. He averaged 12.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per contest on 66.9% shooting from the field.

At 6-foot-11, Plumlee is a solid pick-n-roll threat to whom Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving should feel comfortable throwing lobs. Alongside Richaun Holmes and Dereck Lively II, Plumlee would be a decent starting option.

Plus, Plumlee is a very underrated playmaker at the center position, which would give Dallas some great offensive versatility at the five. Having a guy who can pass well at the center spot gives teams a huge advantage on the offensive end.

Obviously, the Mavericks would probably rather find a better option, but Plumlee could fill the starting role if needed. At the very least, he could make for a solid spot starter until Lively is ready to step up.