5 Trade deadline moves that would boost Mavericks, 5 they must avoid

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2. Boost: Trading for a 3-and-D wing

The Dallas Mavericks' main goal at the trade deadline seems to be upgrading at the power forward position, but there have also been reports that Dallas wants to upgrade at the three.

Trading for a player with some size on the wing would be massive, and the Mavs have shown interest in several wings across the league. Their interest includes Andrew Wiggins, Dorian Finney-Smith, Miles Bridges, and Royce O'Neale, and any of those players would definitely help the Mavs improve.

One of the most intriguing players on this list is Andrew Wiggins, especially since he is playing poorly this season which means the Mavs could potentially buy low, but he is in the first year of a four-year, $109 million contract.

If the Mavs were to make this trade, and Wiggins was a bad fit, they would be stuck with an awful contract for years to come. The risk in trading for Wiggins could turn into a big reward though, as he would become the Mavs' defensive stopper of the future and could return to shooting the ball well playing next to Luka Doncic.

The Mavs could also pursue Finney-Smith, and his return to Dallas would excite so many fans and the city of Dallas as a whole. Every fan hated to see him get traded last season, and Luka clearly wants to play with him again.