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Pass or pursue on surprising December Mavericks trade ideas

Dallas Mavericks, Harrison Barnes
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Dallas Mavericks, Terrence Ross
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Pass or pursue on Dallas Mavericks trade idea: 2. Ross to Dallas

The Magic have a handful of young guards they are trying to find minutes for this season, which leaves Terrence Ross coming off the bench and playing just under 25 minutes per game. Orlando will likely be looking to move the 30-year-old veteran before the trade deadline, and Bleacher Report suggested this hypothetical swap.

Ross is a strong sixth man that comes in and scores. He shoots an above league rate from 3-point range and is a proven 15-point per game scorer. The 6’6 wing can play multiple positions and has 41 games of playoff experience in his career.

Does the addition of Terrence Ross vault the Mavs into title contention? No, but he would give head coach Jason Kidd another trusted weapon to use in a playoff series.

Verdict: Pass

Josh Green and a first-round pick is a hefty price to pay for a 30-year-old wing who may be showing signs of decline. The Mavericks have other holes and will likely want a stronger defender if they attempt to make a move on the wings.

Expect Terrence Ross to be traded before the Feb. 10 deadline, but the Dallas Mavericks are unlikely to be the team that acquires him.