12 Players the Dallas Mavericks should trade for to improve their defense

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3. Jonathan Kuminga

The Golden State Warriors are struggling much more than people expected this season, and that can partially be attributed to injuries, but some change could be imminent in the Bay.

One player who always seems to be in trade rumors is third-year forward Jonathan Kuminga, and he could be a great fit in Dallas if they decided to move him.

This season, Kuminga is averaging 10.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. Although Kuminga is averaging a career-high in points per game, his 3-point shooting numbers are way down. He is shooting just 19.4 percent from downtown this season, and this could help drive his price down once the trade deadline rolls around.

Although Kuminga isn't as great defensively as some of the previously mentioned players, his versatility and size are intriguing. Standing at 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot wingspan and strong frame, Kuminga has the tools to guard multiple positions.

He also has elite athleticism and would bring great energy off the bench for Dallas. It would be intriguing to see what the price tag would be for Dallas to make a trade for Kuminga, but his energy, defense, and athleticism are all things that could help push the Mavs to the next level.