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Should the Mavericks trade for Eric Gordon?

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Dallas Mavericks, Eric Gordon
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Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Eric Gordon?

The Mavs should be interested in trading for Eric Gordon, but it would depend on the price. They should not give up a first-round pick to acquire the veteran. His contract, injury history, and subpar defense make it too risky to give up significant value to grab Gordon.

If the Rockets are willing to settle for a couple of second-round picks, the Mavericks should make the call, especially if Houston takes back Dwight Powell. Dallas needs to upgrade their roster, and Gordon’s ability to score and create shots could be massive in the playoffs.

Teams will go smaller too, so having wing options available is key. The LA Clippers knocked out the Mavs in the first round last year in part because they were the deeper and more versatile team. Trading for Gordon would add both depth and versatility for Dallas.

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Ultimately, there will be better fits available for the Dallas Mavericks closer to the trade deadline. Will new general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison pull the trigger on deals? Stay tuned to find out, and keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news, rumors, and analysis on the team this season.