1. David Roddy
One of the Dallas Mavericks' needs that they failed to address at the trade deadline was a new small forward. It was reported that Dallas' main focus was upgrading at the power forward position, which they did by trading for P.J. Washington, but they also wanted to upgrade on the wing.
David Roddy is more of a power forward than he is a small forward, but a trade for him could have allowed Washington to rotate to the small forward spot when they share the floor or vice versa. This season, Roddy is averaging 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 30.1 percent from downtown.
Roddy is known for playing well against the Mavs, as he averages 11.6 points per game against Dallas. That is more than any other team in the NBA.
Roddy would have given the Mavs another player who can play solid post defense, as he is known for playing with physicality and toughness. Roddy is a bit undersized, as he is a 6-foot-4 power forward, but he would have been a good secondary trade target that Dallas could have put on the back burner.
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