The NBA is just three days away from their annual regular season trade deadline. Teams are scrambling to make last-minute upgrades before the playoff race begins. For the Dallas Mavericks, the aforementioned statement couldn't be more true 49 games into the season.
The Mavericks have needed to address multiple holes on their roster, but no hole may be bigger than a starting forward. Multiple names have spiked the Mavericks' interest, but the Mavs could have their eyes set on Golden State's Andrew Wiggins.
Wiggins, throughout his career, has always been a great defender and rebounder. This season, the 6-foot-7 forward has averaged 12.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. However, this season could be regarded as a down year for the eight-year vet, which could be more incitive for the Mavericks. While Wiggins is having a rough season, his asking price could be lower, which may be more enticing for the Mavericks.
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Despite all the Wiggins rumors, there are still other players that have emerged on Dallas' radar, one of which is Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington. If the Mavericks were to acquire Washington, it may come at the cost of one of their young assets.
Alongside superstars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, Washington could be the missing puzzle piece to unlocking Dallas' potential.
While we are just days away from the NBA's trade deadline, so let's take a look at this week's MVP Power Rankings after a crazy week of basketball.
10. Devin Booker
Last week's rank: 10
After a crazy week last week, Devin Booker has cooled off. The Phoenix guard recently won the Western Conference Player of the Month award with his play over the last few weeks. Booker and the Suns have improved, so expect to rise on this list in the coming weeks.
9. Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards has rebounded after a rough week of play. He and the Timberwolves have gathered multiple wins over the past week, and Edwards has looked like a veteran guard through the process. His stats may not wow fans, but his leadership on the court is felt.
8. Jayson Tatum
Last week's rank: 7
Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics have shown their first case of hiccups in this past week of play. After embarrassingly losing to the Lebron and AD-less Lakers, Boston rebounded with a 40-point win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
7. Domantas Sabonis
Last week's rank: 8
After getting snubbed from the all-star game, Domantas Sabonis has proved voters wrong with his recent play. He and the Kings have accumulated multiple wins in a row and seem to have gotten their season on track.
6. Kawhi Leonard
Last week's rank: 6
Kawhi Leonard seems to be buying his time to climb the rankings after a recent Joel Embiid injury. He has led his Clippers to a 25-5 record since December 10, which leads all teams. The Clippers have emerged as the scariest team over the last two months, and expect Leonard to rise in the coming weeks.