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Dallas Mavericks: 3 newly acquired players who might be gone by trade deadline

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New Dallas Mavericks that could be gone by trade deadline: 1. Moses Brown

The Mavs traded for the talented young big man this offseason, but there is some question about how much they wanted him. Their front office preferred not to take back salary, according to Keith Smith.

Settling for an intriguing 21-year-old big man is not the worst-case scenario. Brown averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 21.4 minutes per game last season playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also produced a 21-point 23-rebound game against the Celtics.

Brown will have plenty of trade value around the league. He is likely to be dealt as the Dallas Mavericks search for upgrades before the trade deadline. They do not want to enter the postseason with this 15-man roster. The Mavs need a secondary ball-handler and defensive upgrades. Brown is likely to be a key piece in making those deals a reality.

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The Mavericks are going to make move before the trade deadline. It could be trades or just getting active in the buyout and free-agent market. Either way, expect roster upgrades before the playoffs because the Mavs are hungry to advance past the first round for the first time since winning the title in 2011. Fans will not want to miss it, so please stay tuned.