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

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2. No-brainer: Andrew Wiggins

There is plenty of controversy when Andrew Wiggins' name is mentioned in the same sentence as the Dallas Mavericks, and here's why.

The Dallas Mavericks have shown interest in trading for Wiggins this season, and he would be a great fit on the wing alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, but many fans are concerned with his massive contract and his poor play this season.

This season for the Warriors, Wiggins is averaging 12.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 31.1 percent from downtown. These stats are a bit concerning, especially considering his massive contract, but he is the type of player who is worth the risk.

Wiggins was the best defender along with Draymond Green on the Warriors' 2022 NBA Finals team, and he proved that he can be an elite stopper in big-time moments. The Mavs don't have a big-time stopper right now, and Wiggins could provide that and more.

While his numbers don't show it this season, Wiggins could be someone who is a reliable spot-up shooter while also being able to score off the dribble and attack the rims. He is a vicious dunker when getting downhill and there could be some highlight-reel lobs if he and Doncic are ever on the same team.