The Dallas Mavericks are hovering around .500 and look destined for the play-in tournament unless their play improves. New head coach Jason Kidd has helped the team revamp their defense, but they have struggled on the offensive end and continue to miss open shots. The Mavs rely heavily on jumpers, and they are not making them.
Dallas needs to upgrade their roster before the Feb. 10 trade deadline. They just simply do not have enough talent to be a serious title contender. The Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker, and they must receive more production from their centers. Roster improvements are necessary if Dallas wants to make a deep playoff this season.
The Indiana Pacers are looking to rebuild (subscription required), according to Shams Charania and Bob Kravitz. Caris LeVert, Myles Turner, and Domantas Sabonis could all be on the trade block, but should Dallas be calling the Pacers?
Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Caris LeVert?
Myles Turner would be a massive upgrade for the Mavs at the five, and Dallas should certainly be interested in acquiring one of the league’s best rim protectors.
Maximizing the talent on their roster should be the top priority for first-year general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison. The Mavericks want to build a title contender around superstar Luka Doncic, and that will not be possible without upgrades.
Caris LeVert is a 6’6 wing that is a proven scorer, but his injury history is a bit worrisome. Should the Dallas Mavericks be looking to acquire him from the Pacers? Here is the case for and against before reaching a verdict.