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

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9. P.J. Washington

P.J. Washington is someone who seemingly every Dallas Mavericks fan wanted over the summer, but he ended up re-signing with the Charlotte Hornets as a restricted free agent and the Mavs ended up not pursuing him. Since re-signing, he has struggled.

If the Mavs want to make a move for him, the time is now.

This season for the Hornets, Washington is averaging 13.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 31.4 percent from 3-point range.

These struggles are not ideal, especially for someone who just signed an extension, but a fresh start in Dallas could be a good move for him.

Washington is someone who can play either forward spot, and a trade for him actually makes tons of sense for the Mavs if they can buy low.

When hot, he can be a flamethrower from downtown and he is also a solid scorer in the paint. He isn't someone who can consistently create his own shot, but he is a good kick-out option and can attack closeouts of slower forwards.

Defensively, Washington has the size and frame to battle in the post and can hold his own. He isn't going to be someone who locks down opponents consistently, but his offense more than makes up for this.