Ranking Dallas Mavericks contracts from bargain to nightmare

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10. A.J. Lawson

Right after the trade deadline, the Dallas Mavericks had an open roster spot. They had traded Grant Williams, Seth Curry, and Richaun Holmes while acquiring P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford. Fans speculated how the team would use this open roster spot, and they pursued Spencer Dinwiddie before he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.

It seemed like Dallas was set on signing a third ball handler with this open roster spot, but they went a completely different direction and signed formerly two-way wing A.J. Lawson to a four-year, $7.9 million contract. This is great value for Lawson as he has proved his value and showcased his potential plenty of times.

This season for the Mavs, Lawson is averaging 3.6 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 0.4 assists per game while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from downtown. Lawson hasn't received much playing time this season, but that is his main goal right now as he wants to be in the rotation.

Lawson has the defense, shooting, and energy to be a rotation piece on this team, but minutes are tough to come by. He may never be the type of player that is playing on a nightly basis, but his contract is at great value to where it won't matter one way or another.

Lawson has the skill to be a rotation player in the NBA, but will Jason Kidd ever give him a chance?