5 Potential trade targets from Bulls' turmoil for the Dallas Mavericks

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2. Alex Caruso

Unlike his teammates on the list, Alex Caruso is a guard who can get it done on both sides of the court. The NBA veteran is the exact role player teams look for.

For starters, he is one of the top defenders in the league. Caruso does a great job reading his opponents and having his body in the right position. This month, he is averaging 1.8 steals a game. Over his past three games, he has averaged two or more steals. Caruso had his best defensive performance last week when he had six rebounds, three blocks, and two steals against the San Antonio Spurs.

Offensively, he can shoot the ball from all over the court. Caruso has a career shooting percentage of 43.9 percent. He is having his best season this year, knocking down 49.4 percent of his shot attempts. He also has a lethal 3-point shot. In November, Caruso shot 50 percent from the 3-point line.

Adding Caruso to the Mavs' roster would be an upgrade defensively. He could form a defensive trio with Dereck Lively II in the paint and Dante Exum on the perimeter.

Caruso's presence could be the missing ingredient for Dallas. However, it would be interesting to see what a trade for Caruso would like, as the Mavs are already stacked at the guard spot.

Either way, he is an upgrade for the team.