Rumors: Mavericks show interest in signing Cavaliers veteran forward

Marcus Morris Sr.
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After the Dallas Mavericks' sign-and-trade for Klay Thompson, the team now only has one roster spot remaining.

Dallas has also signed Naji Mashall and traded for Quentin Grimes this offseason, and they are filling in the roster around their young core nicely.

Luka Doncic is going to have plenty of new shooters to feed the ball to considering the additions of Grimes and Thompson, and now they have to make a decision about who they want to take their final roster spot.

Dennis Smith Jr. is the name of a player many Mavs fans want the team to sign, and some people believe he could be the missing piece to the puzzle, but the Mavs haven't officially been linked to him in any rumors just yet.

Mavericks show interest in signing Marcus Morris

If the Mavs decide to upgrade their frontcourt instead of their backcourt, they could consider bringing in the brother of one of the players who played for them last season.

According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Mavs are among the teams that have shown interest in signing Marcus Morris. Morris is coming off a short stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he may just be the perfect option for the Mavs.

Last season for the Cavs and Philadelphia 76ers, Morris averaged 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from downtown. Morris isn't the same player that fans saw from his days with the LA Clippers, but he'd still be a good addition to the Mavs bench, especially with their last roster spot.

Morris is still a great shooter off the catch, and he'd bring toughness, physicality, and leadership into his role. His brother, Markieff Morris, proved his value to the franchise with his veteran leadership in the locker room, and although he didn't play much, he was valuable.

Marcus could provide a similar impact off the floor, and an even stronger impact on the floor. Marcus is gifted as a scorer, and outside of knocking down threes, he occasionally gets to the rim, scores with his back to the basket, or hits a mid-range pull-up jumper.

Defensively, Marcus plays with physicality and intensity, and fears no one. He isn't a lockdown defender by any means, but he can hold his own in the post and stay with some players on the perimeter (although his quickness isn't great).

Marcus would be a great pickup to fill the Mavs' final roster spot, and he could help backup Maxi Kleber and P.J. Washington.

For all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks and their rumored interest in Marcus Morris, stay tuned.