'Top 3 trade trade targets' for Dallas Mavericks ahead of trade deadline

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1. Isaiah Stewart

The Dallas Mavericks clearly still need a backup big man, and Isaiah Stewart could be the answer to their prayers. Dallas has already shown interest in him, and he could bring exactly what the Mavs need off the bench.

This season for the Detroit Pistons, Stewart is averaging 10.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.6 blocks per game while shooting 39.8 percent from downtown. He has become a stretch big, and his physicality and hustle would be massive for this Dallas team.

Although he is only 6-foot-8, he is a major upgrade over Dwight Powell or Richaun Holmes. He would also be a big help in the rebounding department, and his newly signed contract would keep him in Dallas for years to come if they were to trade for him.

This move may not be as flashy as the two previously mentioned potential moves, but the effects of this trade could outshine the other two. Dallas' weakest link on their squad is the backup center, and Stewart is someone who could fill in that role for the future and grow within Dallas' core.

It is unknown exactly how much interest Dallas has shown in Stewart since the report came out, but it is clear they want to upgrade their frontcourt. Dereck Lively II can't do all the work, and this team struggles when he is off the floor or not in the lineup.

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