3 fresh trade targets for Dallas Mavericks that became eligible on Dec. 15

Tyler Watts
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Fresh Dallas Mavericks trade target: 1. Collin Sexton

Sexton signed a four-year $72 million deal with the Jazz this offseason as part of a sign-and-trade with the Cavaliers. The 23-year-old guard is still working his way back from a torn ACL. Sexton has primarily played as Utah’s sixth man this season where he is averaging 14.3 points and 3.0 assists in 24.5 minutes per game. His per 36 minutes numbers are actually an improvement over his career averages, but he is playing fewer minutes so far this season.

Could the Mavericks try to buy low? They did something similar with Spencer Dinwiddie at last season’s trade deadline, and it helped them reach the conference finals. Sexton is not the same kind of playmaker, but he can score the ball efficiently and is a career 37.7 percent 3-point shooter.

The 23-year-old could take his game to another level in Dallas playing off Luka Doncic. Sexton shot over 40 percent on catch-and-shoot threes in each of his first three NBA seasons, and he will only be more open with number 77 drawing the defense. Sexton could average over 20 points per game on stellar efficiency as the Mavericks' sixth man.

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Will the Dallas Mavericks make a trade before the deadline? Who are they targeting? Fans should expect to hear plenty of rumors before Feb. 9, and stay tuned to see if the Mavs pull off a deal.