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

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10. Kyle Kuzma

Cost to acquire him: Two first-round picks and salary filler

The Washington Wizards have made it clear that they want multiple first-round picks in exchange for Kyle Kuzma, and although he may be worth two first-round picks, it doesn't look like he'll get that on the open market.

The Dallas Mavericks are one of the teams that have shown interest in Kuzma heading into the deadline, and he could be a great fit at the power forward position.

This season for the Wizards, Kuzma is averaging 22.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.4 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.7 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from downtown. He is elite offensively and seems like the exact type of player that Mark Cuban wants, but he doesn't have the defense that the Mavs need at that position.

Dallas doesn't need any more offense, especially when both Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are healthy, but Kuzma could be an exception to that take. He can create off the dribble, score at all three levels, and his 3-point jumper off the catch is smooth.

A trade for Kuzma would make this Mavericks offense even more potent than it already is, and his contract is also reasonable. Forming a big three with Luka, Kyrie, and Kuzma is intriguing, but they would need to add a defensive stopper on the wing in a different trade as well.