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NBA trades: 5 targets the Mavericks should be exploring

Dallas Mavericks, Jerami Grant
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Dallas Mavericks, Jerami Grant
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Trade target the Dallas Mavericks should be exploring: 1. Jerami Grant

Grant was a key contributor for the Denver Nuggets as they reached the Western Conference inside the bubble in 2020. He decided to sign with the Pistons that offseason because he wanted to be the number one option. Grant responded by averaging 22.3 points per game last season and proving he can be an elite scorer.

The Pistons are still rebuilding, and the 27-year-old is under contract for next season at just under $21 million. Grant is a versatile forward with plus-length. He competes hard on both ends of the floor and can help a contender take another step forward.

The Dallas Mavericks should be calling the Pistons and asking about Jerami Grant because he could be the difference in winning a playoff series. Grant has the size and athleticism to guard Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, and other small forwards that can handle the ball and make plays. He would be a fantastic addition for any contending team, and Grant could be available before the Feb. 10 deadline. 

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The Mavs need to upgrade their roster if they want to be serious title contenders. Can new general manager Nico Harrison pull off a trade that pushes them toward their goal? Expect Dallas to be working the phones and gauging interest at every asking price. Stay tuned to see what the Mavs can get done.

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