12 Dream trade deadline targets for the Dallas Mavericks (and what they'd cost)

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3. Andrew Wiggins

Cost to acquire him: Matching salary

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly considering trading Andrew Wiggins straight up for a player and the Dallas Mavericks are one of the teams that have been linked to him.

This season for the Warriors, Wiggins is averaging 12.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 0.4 steals per game while shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 31.0 percent from downtown. Due to the fact that he is having one of the worst seasons of his career, combined with his massive contract have made him a less attractive trade piece, but the potential to break out is still there.

Wiggins is a talented defender and has been the Warriors' main defensive stopper on their way to an NBA Finals run, making him an attractive piece that Dallas could pursue. The Mavs need perimeter defense badly, and they could likely acquire him by just giving up matching salary.

This is the type of move that the Mavs could strike right now, and he could return to playing at a high level next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. He wouldn't be asked to do too much offensively, and he is the type of stopper that could take this Mavs team to another level.

Wiggins could be getting the most open looks of his career next to Doncic, but his contract could be too risky for the Mavs to take on.