4. Andre Drummond
The Mavericks have options on the wing but have a serious depth problem at center. While Dereck Lively II has played his role very well this season, the rest of the bigs have not played up to par.
Don't let Dwight Powell's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves last night fool you. Although he racked up 12 points, 14 boards, and six assists, he's no longer a regular contributor for the Mavericks.
Powell can be used from time to time, but he's not the answer to the backup center spot. His offense has added value to Dallas, but his defense has been abysmal. Opponents score nearly seven points more per 100/possessions when Powell graces the court.
Additionally, he's a below-adequate rebounder. If Powell were to qualify, he'd rank middle-of-the-pack in defensive rebounding percentage, surrounded by guards. That's where Andre Drummond comes in.
Although no longer the player he once was, the 30-year-old big man is a per-36-minute star. On a per-36-minute basis, Drummond is averaging 17.1 points and 18.6 rebounds per game.
His rebounding percentage is 28.8 percent, which, if he were to qualify, would rank first in the association. Drummond ranks in the 100th percentile in offensive rebounding percentage. He would easily solve the Mavericks' rebounding woes (24th in the league in rebounding).
While not the best defender, Drummond is averaging 1.6 "stocks" per game in only 14.3 minutes of action. Chicago Bulls opponents shoot one percent less when Drummond's on the floor.
The Bulls have been a rumored seller for some time now, and Drummond's services will likely be sought after around the league.