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

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3. Killian Hayes

If the Dallas Mavericks decide to sign a backup point guard and address that need with their final roster spot, former Detroit Piston Killian Hayes could be a great option. He isn't someone who will play much this year and doesn't move the needle for this team, but he is a project that the Mavs should take a chance on.

This season for Detroit, Hayes averaged 6.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 29.7 percent from downtown. Hayes is still inefficient, but his passing, defense, and potential are intriguing.

Hayes is only 22 years old and has been playing for the Pistons for his entire career. Playing for a losing team is much different than playing for a winning team, and Dallas could be the change of scenery that Hayes needs to unlock his full potential.

Hayes wouldn't be someone who lights up the scoreboard for the Mavs, but he could develop into someone who leads the second unit and impacts the game with his passing and feel for the game. He seems to make the right pass even when under pressure and plays selflessly.

The numbers aren't great for Hayes, but his potential is too much to ignore considering how young Dallas' core is. Hayes could turn into a consistent rotation player one day in Dallas, and impacting the game as a passer and defender is what he could do as a Maverick.