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

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6. Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams is the third Chicago Bull on this list, and he isn't the last. Williams was drafted with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, and the Bulls could be looking to move him as he has had a slower start to the season than most people expected.

This season in the windy city, Williams is averaging 7.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game. He has started in nine of the 19 games he's played in this season, and would be an elite role player for the Dallas Mavericks if they were to make a move for him.

Williams has been generating tons of trade buzz this season, and the perfect opportunity for the Mavs to pounce could be at the deadline. The Bulls are in an interesting position as it seems they want to move Zach LaVine, and this could cause a chain reaction of different moves for the team.

LaVine has been their star for multiple seasons, and not having him in Chicago would be a massive change. Someone like Williams could be someone that gets moved when and if LaVine gets traded, and his defense and large frame would help Dallas in a big way.

Although he mainly plays power forward, he can play either forward spot and brings the type of physicality that Dallas needs. He is also a solid helpside defender and has great instincts.