Grading 10 Dallas Mavericks trade deadline targets from no-brainer to must-avoid

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4. No-brainer: Kyle Kuzma

The Dallas Mavericks have been among teams that have shown interest in Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards, and trading for him makes much more sense than people realize. Kuzma is a flamethrower on offense, and adding his bucket-getting ability next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving would cause countless problems for opposing defenses.

This season for the Wizards, Kuzma is averaging 21.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from long range. Kuzma has blossomed into a phenomenal scorer over the years, and he happens to fit the mold of a player that Mark Cuban has teased the Mavs being interested in.

Cuban said that the Mavs want a four who has height and who can create off the dribble. Kuzma is a great example of both of those things, and the Mavs should take advantage of his potentially cheaper asking price now.

The Wizards may not demand multiple first-round picks in exchange for Kuzma, and that gives the Mavs the perfect chance to pursue him. Dallas' interest in other players on the Wizards such as Deni Avdija is also worth noting, and potentially the Mavs could put together a package that lands them both players.

Kuzma may not have the elite defense that many fans want, but his offensive skills can't be overlooked, making him a no-brainer on this list.