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

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1. Otto Porter Jr.

If the Dallas Mavericks are set on adding a wing and don't want to convert A.J. Lawson's contract to a standard contract or sign Marcus Morris to team up with his brother, they could look into signing Otto Porter Jr.

This season, Porter Jr. is averaging 2.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 0.5 assists per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 34.8 percent from downtown. This has been an unproductive year for Porter Jr., but a contender like Dallas signing him could help his numbers go up some.

If the Mavs were to sign Porter Jr., he wouldn't play much, but some wing depth off the bench will be important for the final stretch of the season. Jason Kidd's rotations don't seem finalized yet, and they need some insurance behind P.J. Washington and Josh Green. The Mavs are still small on the wing, and someone like Porter Jr. would help change that.

Porter Jr. is 6-foot-8 and can play either forward spot. He is also a solid shooter off the catch and is an underrated creator off the dribble. He can score off the dribble when needed and can also be used as a screener in the pick and roll when needed.

Signing Porter Jr. would be an interesting move for Dallas, and he is someone who they could confidently play in the playoffs. Porter Jr. won the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors in 2022 and has played in 50 playoff games in his career.

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