Dallas Mavericks trade target that fits perfectly with Luka Doncic: 5. Aaron Gordon
Gordon is unlike any other player on this list. The 25-year-old is a 6’8 forward with a diverse skill set. He has missed significant time with an ankle injury this season but appears to be working his way back. Gordon needs a change of scenery to unlock his full potential.
He averaged 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 32.5 minutes per game last season. Gordon is a capable playmaker and rebounder with size and developing jump shot. The 6’8 forward has connected on 36.5 percent of his 3-pointers over 85 attempts in 2021. Gordon would get more open looks playing off Luka Doncic in Dallas too.
Aaron Gordon brings versatility on the defensive end. He ranks 45th in FiveThirtyEight’s defensive RAPTOR this season. Gordon could play next to Kristaps Porzingis at the four, fill in as a small-ball five, or allow Dallas to play a massive lineup next to Kleber and KP. That versatility gives the Mavericks the ability to match up against any team in the playoffs.
The Magic are unlikely to part with Aaron Gordon, but he would be a fantastic fit and could play his best basketball in Dallas.
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