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Dallas Mavericks: 5 trade targets that make them title contenders

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Dallas Mavericks, Kyle Lowry
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Trade target that makes Dallas Mavericks title contenders: 5. Kyle Lowry

Lowry is a six-time All-Star that helped lead the Toronto Raptors to a championship in 2019. He checks all the boxes in what the Mavs are looking for at the deadline. Lowry is an outstanding shooter that can handle the ball, score, and play above-average defense. Over the last five seasons combined, he shot 38.1 percent from downtown, while averaging 17.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 1.3 steals per game.

The Mavericks could start Lowry in the backcourt next to Luka Doncic. It gives them the perfect secondary ball-handler. The 34-year-old can take the pressure off Mavs superstar by handling some of the playmaking responsibility as he gives Dallas multiple avenues to attack. Lowry ranks in the top 20 percent by producing 0.97 points per possession as a pick and roll ball-handler, and he is shooting over 40 percent on catch and shoot threes this season.

The Raptors star has championship experience too. No player on Dallas’ current has won a ring. The Mavericks qualified for the playoffs last season but were bounced in the first round. Adding Kyle Lowry’s experience could be a massive boost for Dallas in a difficult postseason series.

He is making $30 million in the final year of his contract, which will be a significant hurdle in anyone trading for Lowry. Expect the Mavs to be interested if the Raptors star becomes available.

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