Free agents are never free for the taking. They usually cost a handsome price. But the Mavericks have money to spend this summer as of July 1, when they officially can talk to agents and free agents. So we’re going to take a look at 10 free agents that make sense for the Mavericks leading up to the start of the frenzy. We’ll start with the 10th-best fit and work our way down to the No. 1 candidate on the Mavericks’ radar, whoever that might be.
10. Chris Kaman, 7-0 center, New Orleans
Season stats: 13.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 29.2 minutes.
Career stats: 11.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 29.7 minutes.