6. Miles Bridges
Cost to acquire him: Matching salary that includes a solid rotation piece and second-round pick(s)
Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges has been one of the more intriguing trade targets from around the NBA this season, and he could get dealt before the deadline.
This season for Charlotte, Bridges is averaging 20.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from downtown. Bridges is having the best season of his career right before he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he is one of the more appealing rentals for the rest of the season.
Trading for someone who is on an expiring contract is tricky sometimes, as the player could walk in free agency for nothing. These trades can also be beneficial, as seen with Dallas in the Kyrie Irving trade last season, as they re-signed him that summer.
Bridges would undoubtedly be an upgrade for the Mavs on the wing, but it seems as if they have more interest in trading for his teammate. If the Mavs were to trade for Bridges, he would be a solid defensive piece with the size to switch, but it may not be worth it depending on the Hornets' asking price.
The Hornets could even demand a first-round pick for Bridges, but that doesn't seem like Dallas would be willing to give up their only tradable first-round pick for a controversial player who will be a free agent in the summer.