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Should the Mavericks trade for Eric Gordon?

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Case for the Dallas Mavericks trading for Eric Gordon

Gordon is a proven shooter and scorer. The 6’3 guard averages 16.5 points in 32.6 minutes per game over his 14-year NBA career. He is also a career 36.9 percent shooter from 3-point range, and the Mavericks are always looking to put shooters around Luka Doncic.

Fans know Dallas lacks shot creators behind their 22-year-old superstar. Jalen Brunson is having a breakout fourth season, but the offense can stagnate when Doncic is on the bench. The Mavs would love to add another option that can create looks.

Gordon averages just 2.8 assists per game for his career, but roughly half his makes have been unassisted since the start of the 2020-2022 season. He can bring the ball up the floor and get to the rim. Gordon drove past Reggie Bullock and made a difficult lay-up earlier this season.

Dallas would love to have another option that could go out and get a bucket. Eric Gordon is a professional scorer that will help space the floor. He would have to be willing to take a bench role, but Gordon is an upgrade over Sterling Brown. Head coach Jason Kidd would have plenty of options on the wings, which is massive in the playoffs when every basket counts.