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5 players the Mavericks need to trade away before the deadline

Dallas Mavericks, Reggie Bullock, Tim Hardaway Jr.
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Dallas Mavericks, Reggie Bullock
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Players Dallas Mavericks need to trade away before deadline: 4. Reggie Bullock

The Mavs signed Bullock to a three-year deal worth $30 million in the 2021 offseason. He was the team’s primary addition as a 3-and-D wing that fits in any lineup, but the 30-year-old has failed to live up to expectations in the early going. He is shooting just 37.9 percent from the field and 32.0 percent on his threes while averaging just 23.6 minutes per game.

Bullock’s play has improved in the 11 games since he returned from the health and safety protocols, but his minutes have not increased. He is shooting 42.3 percent from 3-point range, which is above the 40.0 percent he has made over the last six seasons combined. Bullock is an elite shooter, but he has been outplayed by Dorian Finney-Smith.

Could the Mavs find a team willing to trade for Reggie Bullock, so they keep Doe-Doe long-term? Every NBA organization is searching for 3-and-D wings that can help space the floor and improve the team on both ends.

There would certainly be a market for Reggie Bullock, and trading him creates room for the Dallas Mavericks to re-sign both Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith in the offseason. Will the team’s front office explore his market? It is something to watch as Feb. 10 approaches.

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