The Dallas Mavericks believe they have a strong chance to sign DeMarcus Cousins this offseason.

Cousins is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon and the New Orleans Pelicans reached the second round without him. The Pelicans have reportedly been considering offering Cousins a shorter term deal.

The Mavericks own the No. 5 pick and could pass on Mohamed Bamba if he falls to them due to their optimism of signing a big man in free agency.

Clint Capela and DeAndre Jordan could also be options for the Mavericks.