10 players Mavericks might replace Tim Hardaway Jr. with by the trade deadline

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4. Zach Lavine

Zach Lavine is someone that the Dallas Mavericks have been linked to in the past, and now could be the perfect time to pursue him if the Bulls are struggling at the trade deadline.

Last season for Chicago, Lavine averaged 24.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. Lavine has consistently been an elite scorer over the last five seasons, but would a trade to Dallas make sense for both sides?

Lavine still has four years left on his contract and is making over $175 million over the next four years if he opts into his player option. That is not a contract that Dallas would want to take on, and it would be interesting to see how they make it work.

Lavine wouldn't be the best fit in Dallas, as they already have two offensive-minded guards in Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic, but their attraction to him in the past can't be overlooked. Lavine can play off-ball and on-ball, and be a secondary scorer next to Luka Doncic.

This trade would be extremely challenging to pull off without including Kyrie Irving, but if Lavine tries to force his way out, maybe the Bulls could throw in a sweetener for Dallas to take on his massive contract.