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5 ball handler trade targets for Mavericks before start of 2022-23 regular season

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Ball handler Dallas Mavericks could target before start of season: 4. Cory Joseph

Joseph is set to make $5.1 million this season on his expiring contract. The 31-year-old is a steady backup point guard, who is a positive locker-room presence that will mentor young talent.

The 6’3 guard averaged 8.0 points and 3.6 assists in 24.6 minutes per game last season for the rebuilding Pistons. He shot a career-high 41.4 percent from 3-point range, and Joseph could be on the move before the deadline as Detroit tries to create more minutes of Jaden Ivey and Killian Hayes.

Joseph is no stranger to postseason experience. He won a championship with the Spurs in 2014, and the 6’3 guard participated in the playoffs for seven straight years from 2013 to 2019. The 31-year-old has not been back since, but fans can bet he would love another crack at postseason basketball.

Could the Dallas Mavericks convince the Pistons to take two second-round picks for Cory Joseph? Detroit should be eager to get any long-term assets in return for his expiring contract, and it allows the 31-year-old a chance at the playoffs this season. Joseph is the perfect low-cost option if the Mavs want to keep their first-round picks.

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