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Dallas Mavericks: 5 trade targets that fit perfectly with Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Bradley Beal Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Redick
Dallas Maverick J.J. Redick Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks trade target that fits perfectly with Luka Doncic: 2. J.J. Redick

The Mavs had an elite shooter in Seth Curry, but they traded him to Philadelphia for Josh Richardson and a second-round pick. Dallas needed to improve their defense to take the next step, and Curry was the price of accomplishing that goal. They have missed his shot-making ability, though.

The Mavericks could acquire another elite shooter in J.J. Redick at the deadline. Fans have seen the rumors connecting the two. The veteran is currently recovering from a heel injury, and the Pelicans appear committed to moving the veteran guard to a contender before March 25.

Redick has nailed 41.5 percent of his 3-point tries in his career and would unquestionably improve the Mavs floor spacing.

Dallas may be hesitant to trade for a 36-year-old guard, but there is always a premium to be paid for shooting. Redick remains an elite marksman, and he averaged over 15 points per game in the 2019-2020 season. The veteran is still capable of making a massive impact and is in the final year of his contract.

The Dallas Mavericks could acquire J.J. Redick as a bench piece that improves their chances of going on a deep playoff run in 2021. Gaining Luka Doncic that valuable experience would be worth a second-round pick or two.

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