The Dallas Mavericks had an outstanding 2023 NBA Draft night as they added a rim-protecting big and a defensive-minded wing, but the job is far from finished for building this team.
They still have to fill out their roster with more wings that can defend, maybe one more center, and obviously a backup point guard. Having a leader off the bench is important, and they need someone that can defend, pass, and score some when needed.
It's no secret that the Mavericks want to re-sign Kyrie Irving to be Luka Doncic's co-star, but they still need another point guard to lead the charge when both Irving and Doncic are on the bench.
The Mavs still have Jaden Hardy, but he is more of a shooting guard than a point guard. He is growing as a passer, but Dallas would benefit from grabbing a true point guard.
Last summer, they made the mistake of not signing a replacement for Jalen Brunson, and that ended up with them leaning too much on Frank Ntilikina this past season. He isn't a true second-string point guard, and they can't make the same mistake again this summer. Dallas even signed Kemba Walker to be a backup point guard last year, but that didn't work out either.
The Mavs also gave decent minutes to McKinley Wright IV. He had some good games and showed flashes that he can hold his own in the NBA, but he isn't good enough to be the second-string point guard on a Finals contender.
Here we list seven point guards that the Mavericks should sign in free agency this summer. We will go through some of their strengths and how they'd fit on the team.