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Should the Mavericks trade for Caris LeVert?

Dallas Mavericks, Caris LeVert
Dallas Mavericks, Caris LeVert / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Caris LeVert
Dallas Mavericks, Caris LeVert, Tim Hardaway Jr. / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Case for the Dallas Mavericks acquiring Caris LeVert

Luka Doncic is one of the best shot creators in the league, and Jalen Brunson is earning himself a massive payday in the 2022 offseason with his play, but the Mavs need additional options that can create shots and handle the ball. They have been using Kristaps Porzingis in the post more to generate offense. Dallas still needs options that can get it done off the bounce.

LeVert averaged 20.2 points, 5.2 assists, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 31.6 minutes per game last season. He can create shots for himself and others. The 27-year-old runs pick and rolls and can score in isolation. LeVert would give the Mavericks another dynamic creator that can take some of the pressure off Luka Doncic.

Dallas has struggled to find wings that thrive playing next to Luka Doncic. The Josh Richardson experiment failed after one season, and the Mavs top free-agent acquisition in 2021, Reggie Bullock, is off to a slow start and is shooting a career-worst 3-point percentage.

Dallas would love to add a secondary scorer and creator on the wing, and Caris LeVert has proven he can do both over the last two seasons in Brooklyn and Indiana. Acquiring him is not the perfect fit, though.

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