5 Potential trade targets from the Lakers' downfall for the Dallas Mavericks

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4. Cam Reddish

There can be no shortage of 3-and-D wings in Dallas. The Mavericks already roster Derrick Jones Jr., Grant Williams, Josh Green, and Dante Exum, but there's room for more.

Cam Reddish being described as a 3-and-D is a bit of a stretch, but his potential remains relatively high. This season Reddish is knocking down 0.8 of 2.7 3-point attempts per game. He's only shooting 39.0 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from downtown, but his defense has been stellar.

Reddish ranks in the 70th percentile in defensive rating and is an immense help to the Lakers team's defense when he hits the hardwood. His offensive contributions are less than stellar, but likely a product of the poor spacing in Los Angeles.

Increasing spacing and open looks isn't always the cure-all for subpar shooters. However, the Mavericks are a perfect example of what increased spacing does for historically poor shooters.

Mavericks forward Jones Jr. has never been known as a good shooter. That is, until this season. The high-flying wing is knocking down a career-high 35.4 percent of deep attempts. He's also never averaged more than 0.7 3-pointers per game in his career. This year, Jones Jr. is making 1.5 threes per contest.

For instance, Jones Jr. is shooting 1.4 more 3-pointers per game than Reddish. But he's shooting 1.7 more wide-open 3-pointers than Reddish per game. If Reddish were to get the same wide-open volume Jones Jr. does, expect his percentage to rise.

Unlike Hayes, Reddish has been starting and playing at least 25 minutes per game since November. With the Lakers reeling, a lineup change might be in store. And Reddish may be the player affected, thus leading to a potential trade out of Los Angeles