Dallas Mavericks trade targets ranked from probable to pipe dream

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1. LeBron James

The Dallas Mavericks landing LeBron James at the trade deadline is extremely unlikely, but this is the type of move that could make the Mavs the favorites in the Western Conference depending on how much they would have to give up.

There were also rumors flying around over the summer that Kyrie Irving was trying to recruit James to the Mavericks, and although it was reported that a trade happening was not probable, it's not impossible.

This season for the Los Angeles Lakers, James is averaging 24.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.4 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game. James is still playing at an elite level while being 39 years old, and maybe the Lakers could look to blow it up if their struggles continue.

It's clear that James would love to play with Irving again, and vice versa, and the Mavs would have the best big three of all time on paper in Luka Doncic, Irving, and James. This trio would be unstoppable, but the fact that the Mavs would have to salvage so much depth to make this happen is one of the many reasons that Nico Harrison may not want to make this move.

Giving up depth, young talent and draft capital would be hard to part with, but it could be worth it depending on the deal in question.

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