5 Free Agents the Dallas Mavericks Should Target This Offseason

Free Agents the Dallas Mavericks Should Target This Offseason

5 Free Agents the Dallas Mavericks Should Target This Offseason
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The Dallas Mavericks are currently engaged in an absolute dogfight for the eight seed in the brutal Western Conference. Looking forward to the offseason, however, the Mavs will have some money to spend on a top-dollar free agent before they eventually extend star forward Dirk Nowitzki. Mark Cuban has deep pockets and a large checkbook, so here's a look at five players who he might break the bank for.

5. Lance Stephenson

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5. Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson
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Stephenson is currently enjoying a breakout season for the Indiana Pacers. He is the Pacers' leading assist man, second leading scorer and he just happens to lead the NBA in triple-doubles. Stephenson could prove to be a very nice backcourt pairing with point guard Jose Calderon.

4. Pau Gasol

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4. Pau Gasol

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After this debacle of a season in Los Angeles this year, it would appear that the Lakers and Pau Gasol are heading towards a messy divorce. Gasol still has plenty left in the tank, and he would make a nice addition to a Dallas frontcourt that has some depth issues.

3. Luol Deng

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3. Luol Deng

Luol Deng
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Deng was jettisoned from Chicago to Cleveland in a midseason trade, and has not received much national attention since. Deng, however, is still a very solid player and would be a definite upgrade to Shawn Marion, who happens to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.

2. Eric Bledsoe

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2. Eric Bledsoe

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With all due respect to Jose Calderon, who has fit in quite well with Rick Carlisle's offense, he may not be the point guard of the future. Bledsoe has the potential to be that guy. He is a defensive stud who is not afraid to drive it to the basket on the offensive end. Imagining him alongside Dirk, and a rejuvenated Monta Ellis, should get a lot of Mavs fans excited for the future.

1. Carmelo Anthony

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1. Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony
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The Mavericks already have an efficient and entertaining offense, but adding Melo would improve it even further. Adding Anthony, while it may cause some holes in Dallas' defensive schemes, would cement the Mavs' status as a Western Conference contender.

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