Dallas Mavericks trade targets ranked from probable to pipe dream

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4. Jerami Grant

Jerami Grant is one of the few players that the Dallas Mavericks have reportedly been linked to this season, and his fit as the starting power forward is undeniable.

This season for the Portland Trail Blazers, Grant is averaging 21.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 41.1 percent from behind the arc.

Grant is a gifted scorer, but landing him would be tough. It doesn't sound like the Blazers are particularly fond of moving him, and even if they did trade him, the Mavericks would be absorbing his massive contract and sending some solid assets to Portland.

This is the type of move that could look really smart in a few years, or it could turn into a disaster if he doesn't perform or fit well. His fit on paper is good, but you never know how a player would fit until he has played.

Grant's 3-and-D ability at the power forward spot is elite, and that is sometimes hard to find, so the Mavs should consider bringing him in. He would be a core member of this team for years to come, and he would also be a great fit for their culture.