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Dallas Mavericks: 5 trades the Mavs should make before the deadline

Trade deadline Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Trade deadline Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Kyle Lowry Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Dallas Mavericks should make before the deadline: 1. Acquire Lowry

Kyle Lowry is the best current player available before the trade deadline. The six-time All-Star helped lead Toronto to a championship in 2019. He is a capable 20-point per game scorer that can space the floor, be a primary ball-handler, and play above-average defense. Lowy turns 35 on deadline day and is in the final year of his contract making $30 million.

The Raptors are currently in the play-in but have just 17 wins on the season. Do they try to acquire a first-round pick for Lowry’s expiring contract? Dallas would be willing to throw in a second-rounder for them to take on Dwight Powell’s deal as a salary matcher.

Lowry is the perfect fit for what the Mavericks need. He would be fantastic next to Luka Doncic in the backcourt. The veteran can take on some of the playmaking responsibilities, and he is never afraid to do the dirty work defensively. Dallas would be a dangerous team with Lowry at the two.

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Acquiring the six-time All-Star is a win-now move. Lowry is on the decline, and the Mavericks would have to pay him in the offseason. They would love to add a younger player to expand their timeline, but making a deep playoff run should help Dallas take another step even if they let Lowry walk in free agency. It is a move worth making for the Dallas Mavericks.