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

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4. Myles Turner

Dallas Mavericks fans love to speculate what the team would look like if they ever traded for Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner, and Dallas may finally turn this dream into a reality this season.

Although there have been no reports indicating that Dallas is interested in a trade for Turner yet, it seems that Turner's name pops up in trade rumors every season. Turner hasn't played in the playoffs in three seasons, and any contender would love to have him as their starting center.

Turner's elite level of play has seemingly been overshadowed by the Pacers' struggles over the last few years, and his excellent stats may shock some. This season, Turner is averaging 16.8 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.7 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game. He is an excellent rim protector, and having him next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving in Dallas would give them one of the best big threes in the NBA.

Along with his great defense, Turner also brings an elite floor-stretching ability. Turner is shooting 35.8 percent from downtown on 4.2 attempts per game this season, showing that he can be deadly in the pick and pop.

Turner has this year and one more season on his contract, and adding him to Dallas' core could propel them into being one of the league's best teams.