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Should the Mavericks trade for Eric Gordon?

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The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a historic shooting performance on Dec. 1. Luka Doncic was spectacular as the team shot 68.7 percent from the field, which was the best percentage since the turn of the century. They went 18 of 34 from 3-point range in a dominant win in New Orleans.

Even after an unmatchable performance, the Mavs still sit 17th in 3-point percentage, 18th in field goal percentage, and 15th in offensive rating. They are 11-9 on the season but have underperformed expectations, especially on the offensive end of the floor.

The Mavericks sit fourth in the Western Conference, and they want to make a deep playoff run this season, but their roster needs upgrades to make that a reality. The Houston Rockets are rebuilding and are likely to have Eric Gordon on the block, but should Dallas take a swing on the 6’3 wing?

Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Eric Gordon?

The Rockets are sitting John Wall this season. The five-time All-Star is healthy enough to play, but Houston wants to get a look at Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green in the backcourt. They are not hiding their rebuilding efforts, and are likely to entertain offers on multiple players before the trade deadline, including 32-year-old Eric Gordon.

Bleacher Report produced a hypothetical trade with the Dallas Mavericks acquiring Gordon and Danuel House for Willie Cauley-Stein, Dwight Powell, Josh Green, and a protected 2025 first-round draft pick. Should Dallas be looking to make that move? Here is the case for and against acquiring Gordon before reaching a verdict.