12 Free agents Dallas Mavericks must pursue after Klay Thompson signing

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6. Lonnie Walker IV

There may be some nights when the Dallas Mavericks' bench mob struggle to put the ball in the basket. A potential solution for that is signing Lonnie Walker IV.

The free agent last played for the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 9.7 points and 1.8 3-pointers in just 17.4 minutes per game. Perhaps his audition for a spot on the Mavs' roster is his solid play for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2022-23 campaign. The beginning of that season saw him score 14.7 points per contest, third on the team behind LeBron James and Anthony Davis. He had also been shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from long distance.

Unfortunately, Walker IV sustained an injury and couldn't get back his groove, especially because of the emergence of Austin Reaves and the addition of D'Angelo Russell and Rui Hachimura at the trade deadline.

One of his most notable performances that year was Game 4 of the Lakers' playoff matchup against the Golden State Warriors. He exploded for 15 points in the fourth quarter that evening to help the Purple and Gold get the win.

The former first-round pick then decided to take his talents to Brooklyn last offseason. He had a strong start to the season, averaging 16.6 points per contest in his first 12 games as a Net. Perhaps Walker IV can find that magic again playing for the Mavs.