2. Brandon Clarke
More injuries, just what the Dallas Mavericks need, right?
The Mavs have been plagued by injuries for a large majority of this season as almost every key member of this roster has missed time with an injury. Kyrie Irving, Dereck Lively II, Grant Williams, Dante Exum, Maxi Kleber, and Josh Green have all missed time this season and adding another player into the mix who has been injured this season may not be a great idea, but can Brandon Clarke of the Memphis Grizzlies be an exception?
Clarke has not played a single game this season as he tore his Achilles towards the end of the season last year, but his return date could be around All-Star break. This could be a high-risk, high-reward type of move for Dallas, and he would provide the Mavs with some athleticism and energy at the power forward spot.
Last season for Memphis, Clarke averaged 10 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.6 steals per game. He has been great for the Grizzlies since entering the league in 2019, and he would be a nice addition for the Mavs.
He is a great lob catcher in transition and in the pick and roll, but him returning to his peak form could be concerning as he is coming off an Achilles tear. I don't see Dallas putting this much trust into someone who is coming off a severe injury, but he would be a good fit nonetheless.