As January 15 came and went, a new pool of players became trade-eligible across the NBA.
Players who re-signed with their former team while also receiving a raise by at least 20 percent and "their team was over the cap, using Bird or Early Bird rights to sign them" can now be traded.
The Dallas Mavericks are clawing for positioning in the Western Conference, as they are currently 24-20 and in eighth place in their conference.
6 Players who just became trade-eligible the Dallas Mavericks should trade for
Dallas wants to upgrade at the power forward or wing position, and the Mavs could become NBA Finals contenders if they make the right moves to surround Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving with a few more pieces.
Here are six players who just became trade-eligible that the Mavs should trade for.
6. Jerami Grant
The Mavs have already shown interest in Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant, and he has the offensive firepower to help take this team to the next level.
This season for Portland, Grant is averaging 21.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 40.3 percent from downtown. Grant would be the type of pickup that could elevate Dallas into contention status, and he would also be a foundational piece of the future of the team due to his long contract.
Grant is under contract until the summer of 2028, but has a player option after the summer of 2027. He is making $160 million over the entire course of his contract, meaning that Dallas would have a lot of money locked up if they were to make a move for him.
This would be a risky move that would likely include Dallas' coveted 2027 first-round pick, but his offensive repertoire combined with his ability to play the three and four could sway the Mavs to cough up some of their best assets.
There's a good chance that Grant doesn't even get moved at this deadline, but the Mavs are a team to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.