This Mavs-Thunder trade sends a veteran guard to Dallas

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At the halfway point in the NBA season, the Dallas Mavericks currently find themselves 18-16 and in 8th place in the Western Conference. The Mavericks have been a very streaky team, but that is because they really only rely on one player to make plays for them.

Luka Doncic is a sensational talent and at just 21-years old, he is already one of the faces of the NBA. Not only is he a legit MVP candidate this season, but he has single-handedly led this Mavericks team to being in the playoff picture in the Western Conference.

There is plenty of basketball yet to be played, but if this Mavericks team is going to live up to their preseason hype and be a “dark-horse” playoff team in the West, then they are going to have to be willing to make a somewhat big move at the NBA trade deadline to improve their overall depth and shooting. 

Last season, three-point shooting was one of the strengths of the Dallas Mavericks but after trading Seth Curry, their best three-point shooter, during the offseason, they now find themselves 25th in the league in three-point shooting percentage. 

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Adding another perimeter threat and backcourt option could do wonders for this team during the second-half of the year, which is why the Mavericks could be a team in play for George Hill. While he has not played since January 24th due to a thumb injury, Hill is one of the most sought out veteran guards available in NBA trade rumors at the deadline because of his experiences in the league and his shooting attributes.

As a result of being such a lethal three-point threat, George Hill could very much be on the Mavericks radar as the trade deadline approaches. With that said, let’s take a look at what Dallas would have to offer up to acquire the 13-year veteran guard. 

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