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8. Signing Dante Exum

One of the Dallas Mavericks' least talked about signings that could end up being a big pickup is the signing of Dante Exum.

The Mavs signed Exum to a two-year, $6.1 million deal after he played two seasons overseas. Exum is a former lottery pick and has a lot to prove as he is back in the NBA.

Last season in the EuroLeague, Exum averaged 13.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. Going to Europe for two seasons was a great move by Exum, as he struggled in the NBA early in his career.

Exum was selected with the No. 5 overall pick by the Utah Jazz in the 2014 NBA Draft but never really panned out. He averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game during his time in the NBA and started 72 games in his career.

Exum is a good perimeter defender, and he could have a bigger role than most people expect. The Mavericks don't have many good defensive guards (other than Josh Green and Exum), and Exum could find himself with a big role as they'll need perimeter defense.

The Mavericks' guard room is crowded, but Exum could find himself in the nightly rotation as this team needs defense.