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Why Patrick Beverley is the perfect trade target for the Dallas Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks, Patrick Beverley
Dallas Mavericks, Patrick Beverley / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Why Patrick Beverley is perfect trade target for Dallas Mavericks: 5. Floor spacer

The Mavs want to maximize the floor space around superstar Luka Doncic, especially in the postseason. Dallas reached the conference finals by going small and putting four shooters around him. They struggled on the glass, but create matchup problems for the opposition as both the Jazz and Suns wanted to play traditional big men.

Beverley is a career 37.8 percent 3-point shooter that has made over 40 percent of his catch-and-shoot triples in four of the last five seasons. The 6’1 guard is no stranger to sharing the floor with a superstar after playing off of James Harden, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, or Karl Anthony-Towns for virtually his entire career.

Over the last five seasons combined, Beverley has made 40.9 percent of his 479 wide-open 3-point attempts. Doncic is one of the best shot creators in the NBA, and he is a master at getting his teammate's wide-open triples. 

The Dallas Mavericks need another guard after Jalen Brunson departed for New York. Spencer Dinwiddie is the only non-Luka point guard on the team’s roster, and they would love to add someone that can handle the ball and play next to Doncic. Patrick Beverley fits that mold, and he improves the team’s floor spacing.

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