15 Power forwards the Dallas Mavericks should trade for at trade deadline

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11. P.J. Tucker

In his first 12 games with the LA Clippers, P.J. Tucker has not been great. This season for the Clippers, he is averaging 1.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 0.7 assists, and 0.5 steals per game.

His numbers are way down, but he is someone who the Dallas Mavericks could use. Tucker's bread and butter is his defense, and that is something that the Mavs need more of. He is also extremely physical and has vast playoff experience.

Over 102 playoff games and 89 starts, Tucker averages 7.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.0 steals per game while shooting over 40 percent from downtown. He elevates his play once April hits, and the Mavs need someone who can be relied upon down the stretch.

He isn't the type of player who is going to go out and put up crazy scoring numbers, but he is the type of player who will knock down some threes, play physical defense, and be a vocal leader. He backs down from no one, and his intensity is exactly what the Mavs need.

Tucker's $11 million annually over the next two seasons isn't ideal, but he could be someone who the Mavs could get a good bargain for due to his poor play to start the season.

He isn't someone who would be the Mavs' big trade deadline acquisition, but he would provide some depth and defense.