2. Paul Reed
One of the Dallas Mavericks' biggest needs at the trade deadline that is almost as big, if not bigger, than their need for another wing is their need for a backup center.
Dallas' three backup centers now are Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber, and Richaun Holmes. Powell and Kleber haven't been great this season, and adding a backup true center that can protect the rim would be massive.
Dallas has been in trade rumors for Detroit Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart, and another center that Dallas should consider making a move for is Paul Reed of the Philadelphia 76ers. This season for the Sixers, Reed is averaging 5.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game.
He brings tons of energy off the bench and his all-around defense would be a plus for Dallas. He moves his feet well in space and isn't afraid to rise up and protect the rim at any time.
Reed would also help address the Mavs' rebounding issue, as he averages 4.7 boards per game. Offensively, he scores well in the paint and has underrated footwork around the bucket. Reed also has a decent handle for his position and has added a 3-point shot this season.
He can't be relied upon as a consistent 3-point shooter, but he is shooting a career-high 31.6 percent from behind the arc.