4 Best free agent fits for the Dallas Mavericks after the 2023 NBA Draft

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2. Jae Crowder

Dallas Mavericks fans should be very familiar with Crowder, as Dallas drafted him 34th overall back in 2012. They also got to see him guarding Luka Doncic many times during the Mavs' second-round matchup against the Phoenix Suns two years ago.

Crowder is 32 years old now and has seen a decline from his best years with the Boston Celtics as a 3-and-D specialist. However, he is still an above-average and willing defender who plays with a chip on his shoulder.

It can be argued, though, that some of Crowder's decline over the last few seasons could be attributed to injuries and falling out of favor with former Suns coach Monty Williams.

Crowder is still a serviceable three-point shooter, as he's shot 36.3 percent from behind the arc over the last four seasons.

With Dallas, he would definitely be a part of the rotation and would give the Mavs the aggressive perimeter defender they've been lacking. He would also most likely see a boost in his shooting stats playing next to Luka Doncic.

Coming off of a season where he played only 18 games, he is definitely in a "prove it" year. Given his fiery intangibles, it wouldn't be surprising to see him have a bounce-back year in the right situation.