The Dallas Mavericks sit fourth in the Western Conference at 10-7 on the Thanksgiving holiday, but they are just 1.5 games out of tenth. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis have both missed multiple games, and Dallas is 7-2 when their star duo is both in the lineup.
The Mavericks are a dangerous team that is looking to take that next step. They have been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs two straight years and have not won a postsason series since 2011. Superstar Luka Doncic was first-team All-NBA in each of the last two years, and he wants nothing more than to win.
The Mavs offseason additions are struggling, and new general manager Nico Harrison could be looking to make a move before the trade deadline. Bleacher Report outlined three trade targets for every NBA team on Nov. 24, and the three players they noted for the Mavericks were interesting. Should Dallas go after them? Here is an in-depth look at each.
Should Buddy Hield be a Dallas Mavericks trade target?
Hield was nearly traded to the Lakers on draft night, and he is 100 percent available as the Kings look to find more minutes for 2021 lottery selection Davion Mitchell.
The last time the Mavericks had one of the best shooters in NBA history, they produced a league-leading and historic offensive rating. Hield does not offer much on the defensive end, but he would be a massive upgrade for a team that is struggling to hit shots.
The Dallas Mavericks should be gauging the Kings' asking price because elite shooting is difficult to acquire. If they are willing to sell Hield at a discount, the Mavs should be trying to acquire the 28-year-old wing.