Who Can the Dallas Mavericks Sign for a Playoff Run?

March 1st, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Due to some creativity on the trade front, the Dallas Mavericks have an open roster spot. Their two-for-one trade of Kris Humphries and Shawne Williams to the New Jersey Nets created a spot, and then the Josh Howard-Drew Gooden-James Singleton-Quinton Ross for Caron-Butler-Brendan Haywood-DeShawn Stevenson trade gave them a total of 13 players. This allows the Mavericks to pick a role-player or a specialist to come in and help them in an area that they're lacking in. They filled one of those spots with swingman Von Wafer, who can score at will, but has questionable defensive skill. He also, oh, how can I pull this delicately.....might be bat-sh$t insane. But there is still an open roster spot, and the Mavericks have some needs. Clearly, a player signed in mid-March won't be the missing piece that puts the Mavs over the Lakers (unless LeBron James is bought out soon), but there's no reason why the Mavs can't pick up a player to soak up some minutes, and fill in the gaps in the second or even third unit. Like any team, they could use a shooter off the bench. It was that mindset that allowed them to pick up Tim Thomas this summer, and it was that mindset that put the ink on Vo ...

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