The Dallas Mavericks' first regular season game is less than a week away, and there is still some uncertainty surrounding this roster.
There is still a few moves that could happen before the regular season, and one move in particular could materialize thanks to a questionable move by the Brooklyn Nets.
Mavericks now have the perfect wing to sign due to unexpected move by the Nets
According to Shams Charania, the Nets are waiving forward Darius Bazley.
Bazley signed with the Nets this offseason, was waived, and will now become a free agent. This is where the Mavs come in.
Dallas has always seemed to lack positional size over the last few years, and they also still have two open two-way spots. Bazley would be the perfect fit in Dallas, and could even potentially steal a guaranteed spot away from someone like Markieff Morris.
Morris' contract isn't fully guaranteed, and although this doesn't seem like a move Dallas would make, Bazley would have the chance to be a role player in Dallas if Nico Harrison and company take a chance on him.
Although Bazley had a quiet 2022-23 season in which he averaged 5.2 points per game, he has shown flashes of being a great role player in previous seasons. Back in the 2020-21 season, Bazley averaged 13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game.
If signed by the Mavs, Bazley would give Dallas depth at both forward spots and another player to add to their young core. Bazley is still just 23 years old, and could contribute for this team.
Bazley is an active defender and can effectively guard almost every position. He has a 7-foot wingspan and has excellent anticipation when reading passes and contesting fadeaway jumpers.
If Dallas becomes interested, he could be the missing piece to Dallas' defense revitalization.
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