1. Doesn't make sense: Isaiah Stewart
Last on the list is Isaiah Stewart. The Detroit Pistons center is young and fits all the checkpoints for the Dallas Mavericks as they showed interest in him earlier this season.
Stewart would be an upgrade from any of the Mavs' backup centers like Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber. He is currently averaging 11 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. He does most of his work on the defensive side, as he tallies five defensive boards a game.
He is also a great scorer who can shoot from all over and score inside. He is a powerful dunker who isn't afraid to fight down low.
The problem is Stewart is undersized at the center position. He stands at 6-foot-8; Stewart struggles at the rim and sometimes gets beat down low. He is shorter than all of the Mavs' centers, and that might concern Dallas.
Another issue might be his asking price. Detroit might be asking for a first-round pick and young talent. This is something that could worry Dallas.
Not to mention, Stewart signed a four-year, $64 million contract extension in the summer, and it would be hard for the Mavs to build with another big contract on their books.
The Mavericks might be best if they steer away from Stewart for the reasons mentioned. There are other trade targets Dallas should focus their attention on.
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