Like many teams across the NBA, the Dallas Mavericks are scrambling to sign players as the COVID-19 virus takes its toll. Between injuries and COVID absences, the Mavs rotation is looking extremely thin right now.

That being said, they've gone out and brought in former lottery pick, Marquese Chriss. Via Chris Haynes/Tim McMahon:

As McMahon noted, this is to make up for the losses of Reggie Bullock and Josh Green, who are currently in the league's health and safety protocols. Chriss, the eighth overall pick in the 2016 Draft by the Sacramento Kings, brings size and strength to the Mavs' frontcourt.

He last played for the Golden State Warriors, but he only featured in two games in 2020/21 after breaking his leg on Boxing Day. He was eventually traded to the Spurs in March but waived just days later. Chriss ended up in Portland after that, but he failed to impress in the preseason.

The Mavs need any help they can get right now with all these health problems. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are banged up and listed as questionable for Tuesday's contest. Chriss showed real promise in 2019/20 with the Dubs, posting 9.3 points and 6.2 rebounds in 59 games played. Let's hope he can bring that same type of impact to Dallas.