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Should the Mavericks pass or pursue on these 3 trade targets?

Dallas Mavericks, Harrison Barnes
Dallas Mavericks, Harrison Barnes / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Harrison Barnes
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Harrison Barnes / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Should the Dallas Mavericks try to trade for Harrison Barnes?

Barnes and Luka Doncic were teammates during the Mavs superstar’s rookie season. After making the deal with the Knicks for Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., the Mavericks shipped HB to the Kings for Justin Jackson because they wanted cap flexibility in the offseason.

Barnes has one season left on his contract after this year, and the 6’8 forward has the versatility to play multiple roles. He is the perfect tertiary scorer and playmaker that rebounds well and defends multiple positions. HB can play three through five, and he would give the Mavs another option to defend the West’s elite wings like LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard.

Letting Barnes go in 2019 was a mistake, but would the Dallas Mavericks try to acquire him again? The Sacramento Kings need to shake up their roster, so he could be readily available by the Feb. 10 trade deadline.

Verdict: Pursue

The Mavs need more skill and versatility on their roster. Over the last four seasons combined, Barnes averages 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.3 assists, while hitting 39.0 percent of his threes. He can play any role on the basketball court and would be a fantastic addition as the Mavericks gear up to make a run in the playoffs.

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