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

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1. Torrey Craig

Chicago Bulls forward Torrey Craig may not pop off the page, like many of the other names on this list do, but he would be an underrated and potentially cheap option for the Dallas Mavericks at the trade deadline if they decided to upgrade their roster via trade.

This season for the Bulls, Craig is averaging 4.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game. This has been a bit of a down year for Craig, but he could get some spot minutes in Dallas if they were to make a move for him.

If Dallas were to trade for him, Craig could play either forward spot and has the playoff pedigree that any contender wants. He has played in 75 playoff games over the course of his career, and is a 38 percent 3-point shooter in the playoffs.

Craig has proved that he can defend both guards and forwards effectively, and is a decent shooter off the catch regardless of what the numbers say this season.

Will the Mavericks make a trade for someone who can help their defense, or will they stand firm with the roster they have now? That question will be answered over the next few months, and we'll have you covered.

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