5 Free agents the Dallas Mavericks should sign to fill gaping hole

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NBA free agency is finally slowing down as most of the top free agents have already signed with their new teams, but the Dallas Mavericks have no time to rest.

Dallas still has an open roster spot, and there are plenty of players they can consider bringing in to give them the best chance at making the NBA Finals next season.

While it looks like the Mavs want to re-sign Markieff Morris, they also want to add more backcourt depth.

5 Free agents the Dallas Mavericks should sign to fill hole at backup point guard

The Mavs' lack of a third ball handler outside of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving who can be counted upon in big moments hurt them in the playoffs, and they look to be trying to address this problem in free agency.

Nico Harrison has made a handful of excellent moves already this offseason that include making a sign-and-trade for Klay Thompson and trading for Quentin Grimes, and he isn't just going to waste this roster spot.

Dallas is going to be strategic when it comes to who they sign, and this player has the chance to make a big impact right away.

Here are five backup ball handlers the Dallas Mavericks should sign to fill that hole in their lineup.

5. Malachi Flynn

The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly interested in signing Malachi Flynn, and he may be the perfect player to come off of the Mavs bench and provide scoring and ball handling.

Last season for the New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons, Flynn averaged 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.6 steals per game while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from downtown. The best point of Flynn's season came when he was on the Pistons, and he put his name on the map as he dropped 50 points against the Atlanta Hawks.

Flynn was using his tight handle to get to his spots inside the arc in the mid-range and at the rim, and his scoring expertise is underrated. He is also a decent shooter who lets it fly with confidence off the catch and off the dribble, and he'd be a great fit in Dallas.

He would be able to lead the offense and be a complementary scorer when needed, and he also fits the Mavs' timeframe. Flynn is only 26 years old, and the Mavs have done a great job of making moves for players who are young, but are also ready to contribute right now.

Flynn would be a great pickup, and the Mavs should definitely consider bringing him in.