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5 trade deadline targets for the Dallas Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks, Justin Holiday
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Dallas Mavericks trade deadline target: 4. Justin Holiday

Holiday is the perfect under-the-radar trade target for the Mavs. The 32-year-old is not garnering All-Star votes or making the nightly highlight reel, but he is a strong 3-and-D wing that competes hard. Holiday is a career 36.6 percent 3-point shooter that offers versatility and the ability to switch on defense.

The nine-year NBA veteran is comfortable starting or coming off the bench. He has played anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes per game, and Holiday can fit in any lineup. The 6’6 wing is going to compete hard on both ends of the floor, and he shot 41.5 percent on wide-open 3-pointers last season. Fans know Luka Doncic is one of the best in leagues at creating open looks, and fans have seen what he can do with elite shooters around him.

The Pacers are looking to shake things up before the Feb. 10 trade deadline. Domantas Sabonis, Myles Turner, and Caris LeVert have all been mentioned in rumors. If Indiana decides to take a step back this season in hopes of reloading with a high draft pick for 2023, Holiday could be moved from some draft capital.

Justin Holiday is making just over $6 million this season, so he fits nicely into the Mavericks $10.9 million trade exception created when they dealt Josh Richardson to Boston. Dallas would love to add another rotation piece using the exception, and Holiday is a fantastic fit that is under contract for just $6.2 million next season.

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