5 players the Dallas Mavericks should sign to fill their open roster spot

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4. A.J. Lawson

The next player on this list is someone who is already on the Dallas Mavericks' roster, and converting his two-way contract to a standard contract wouldn't be too complicated and could be the best option of anyone for the final roster spot.

This season for Dallas, Lawson is averaging 3.8 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from downtown. Lawson has made a positive impact in the limited minutes that he has played for Dallas this season, and he can play both the shooting guard and small forward positions.

If signed by Dallas, not much would change for Lawson, he would likely still have the same limited role that he has now and not much would change for the team. This would keep Lawson out of the G League for the most part and would allow him to build more chemistry with his teammates.

Lawson gives the Mavs another lengthy wing, and he brings great energy and is a good 3-point shooter. This Mavs team has become much younger over the last year or so, and this signing would keep Lawson around for the next couple of years.

It seems that Dallas thinks their need for a backup point guard is more pressing considering they pursued Spencer Dinwiddie before he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, but making Lawson a Mav for the future wouldn't be a bad idea.