5 under-the-radar trade targets for the Dallas Mavericks before the 2023 deadline

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Under-the-radar Dallas Mavericks trade target: 4. Derrick Rose

Rose is currently out of the Knicks rotation, and he has played just over 64 minutes since the start of December. The 34-year-old was an effective backup point guard last season, but the addition of former Maverick Jalen Brunson along with the emergence of Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley, and Miles McBride has pushed Rose into a deep reserve role.

The Mavs have needed another ball-handler and playmaker since Brunson decided to leave in free agency. They tried Facundo Campazzo and Kemba Walker, but neither worked out. Dallas had their most success last season with two ball handlers on the floor at all times. Now, they have just Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie, which forces head coach Jason Kidd to stagger their minutes. Adding a third creator could do wonders for the Mavericks.

Marc Stein reported (subscription required) that the Knicks are willing to trade Rose, but they want to find a home that makes sense for the veteran. He could instantly play 20 to 25 minutes in Dallas as their third playmaker. D-Rose would always be sharing the floor with Doncic or Dinwiddie, but he would get plenty of chances to create.

Rose is making $14.5 million this season, and he has a $15.5 million team option for next season. Dallas could trade for the three-time All-Star, and move on after the season if things do not work out. If they do, the Mavs could exercise his option or negotiate a new deal with the veteran. Either way, it is an under-the-radar option that could make a massive impact on their roster.