Mavericks veteran is begging team to sign rumored free agency target

Dallas Mavericks, Markieff Morris
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After losing in the 2024 NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks wasted no time in an effort to put together a strong roster to run it back. Despite losing Derrick Jones Jr. to the Clippers, the Mavs have and made a sign-and-trade for Klay Thompson.

With Jones Jr. gone, veteran presence and leadership in the locker room might be missing. There still are good quality free agents available for the Mavs to sign.

With free agency still in the first week, one Mavs veteran has been pushing the team to sign a worthy veteran for locker room presence, and the team has shown interest in him already.

Markieff Morris is begging the Mavs to sign Marcus Morris

Mavs veteran Markieff Morris was recently on X and responded to a tweet by @NationMffl when the tweet read "list of players the Dallas Mavericks should target with the remaining MLE and vet min." It wouldn't take long for Morris to reply with his brother Marcus Morris, who last played for Cavs in the 2024 Playoffs.

This isn't the first time that Markieff has pushed for Dallas to sign his brother, and this year they may finally do it. Dallas was officially linked to Morris in a rumor on Wednesday, and he'd be a good pickup.

Markieff is already one of the most loved, respected and fan-favorite players on the Mavs. So, if Markieff was to make a push for a worthy player, maybe the Mavs were to listen. However, what would Marcus bring to the Mavs?

Just like his brother, Marcus is another veteran who would bring high veteran presence in the locker room. Marcus had excellent veteran presence with the Cavs winning their first Playoff series for the first time since LeBron James left in 2018.

The Mavs would also add another forward to their team which the team can use with Jones Jr. and Hardaway Jr. gone. Both of them had the ability to play small forward, and Marcus can play small forward.

Marcus would bring toughness and physicality to the defense. On the other side of the ball, Marcus shot 40 percent from three last season, so the Mavs can add another 3-point shooter to go along with Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and Thompson.

The Mavs will need another veteran to sign for cheap money, and Marcus would bee able to provide that. Dallas is heading in a good direction with making the Finals last season and signing Thompson is a big helper. Marcus can be another veteran a young Mavs team can use.

Although Markieff is a free agent as well, and he may not be back in the first place, he is pushing for the Mavs to bring in his brother.