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Dallas Mavericks dream 2022 trade deadline

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson
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The Dallas Mavericks are searching for ways to improve their roster as the Feb. 10 trade deadline approaches. Superstar Luka Doncic is playing at an elite level, and the team’s commitment to defense has pushed them back into fifth in the Western Conference. Dallas is a dangerous team that nobody wants to match up against in the playoffs.

The Mavs trade rumors have been pouring out in recent weeks as teams circle soon-to-be free agents Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith, but the team is unlikely to deal them. Both are key pieces of their success, and Dallas is hungry to advance beyond the first round of the playoffs for the first time since winning the championship in 2011.

What will the Mavericks do at the trade deadline? Nobody knows, but here is a look at a best-case scenario for the team.

Dallas Mavericks dream 2022 trade deadline

The Mavs are not swinging a blockbuster trade. Fans can dream about Ben Simmons, Bradley Beal, Damian Lillard, John Collins, or any marquee name that could be moved ahead of the deadline, but it is not happening. Dallas just does not have draft capital and/or young talent to pull off that type of deal.

They are also not taking a short-term step backward to move contracts. They want to win now with Doncic already being a top-five player in the league.

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to improve on the margins and fill some holes in their roster at the 2022 trade deadline. Here is a dream scenario that the team is hoping plays out prior to the deadline.