5 trade deadline targets for the Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks have multiple important decisions to make ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline. They want to build a title contender around superstar Luka Doncic, so the team is searching for pieces. The Mavs have decisions to make on Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith as they are set to hit free agency in the offseason. Dallas should trade them now if they believe either will walk in free agency.

The Mavericks have been a center of a host of trade rumors, so far this year. The front office’s willingness to trade Brunson or Doe-Doe could determine what type of deals they make. Dallas has reportedly declined offers for the two so far, and has no plans of trading them, but those are the team’s best tradeable assets.

The Mavs are being aggressive in searching for upgrades, but who should they be targeting. Here are five ideas.

5 trade deadline targets for the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs need to add another playmaker and creator. Their offense falters late in games because the opposition takes Luka out of the picture by double and triple-teaming him. Playing Jalen Brunson next to Luka has helped, but Dallas needs another option to turn to when their offense stagnates in the postseason.

Every team wants 3-and-D wings and another ball-handler, so securing one will not be easy. The Mavs may be forced to pivot to other options that can improve their defense or shooting if the market prices are too high. Here are five trade targets for the Dallas Mavericks to explore.