Ranking Dallas Mavericks contracts from bargain to nightmare

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4. Markieff Morris

Markieff Morris is on a one-year veteran's minimum contract that he signed with the Dallas Mavericks over the summer, and although he doesn't play much, he makes a big impact in a different way.

Multiple players, including Luka Doncic and Daniel Gafford, have spoken highly of Morris' leadership this season. He gave a speech after one of Dallas' home losses last week, and Doncic even noted that "we all should listen to him."

This season for Dallas, Morris is averaging 2.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 36.5 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from downtown. He had a small role earlier in the season when the team was battling injuries, but now he just plays in garbage time.

Morris is the oldest player on the team at 34 years old, and the Mavs needed some more veteran leadership after last season. He came to Dallas as part of the Kyrie Irving trade, and the Mavs must have liked what they saw, so they signed him to a one-year deal.

The Mavs could have definitely signed someone better than Morris with their final roster spot, but his value as a leader is invaluable. Every team needs a good veteran leader, and this is exactly what the Mavs have in Morris.