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

Dallas Mavericks, Patrick Beverley
Dallas Mavericks, Patrick Beverley / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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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: 2. Playmaker

The Mavs' offensive was most successful with two playmakers on the floor last season. They moved Jalen Brunson into the starting five next to Luka Doncic before trading for Spencer Dinwiddie. Coach Kidd staggered the minutes, so two of the trio were on the floor at nearly all times.

Brunson decided to join the Knicks in free agency, and the Mavericks have not added a replacement. Coach Kidd said during summer league that the plan is to start Dinwiddie next to Doncic in the backcourt, but they will quickly have to stagger their minutes as they are the only two playmakers currently on their roster.

Last season in Minnesota, Beverley averaged 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.9 blocks in just 25.4 minutes per game. He can bring the ball up the floor, and the 6’1 guard has the vision to find the open man. Pat Bev is unselfish and will make the extra pass.

The Dallas Mavericks could play him in the corner or on the weak side where he attacks closeouts and further breaks down the defense.

Beverley would be the number two playmaker when Luka is on the floor, and he could split those responsibilities with Dinwiddie when Doncic needs a rest. The 34-year-old veteran is the perfect option to fill the Mavs need for a playmaker because he does not always need the ball in his hands.

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