So far this season, the Dallas 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 at this point in the season. Even though they have played well as of late, the Mavericks are still a team that will be fighting for a playoff spot until the end of the year.
They are not a very deep team in terms of offensive production and are not the same offensive team they were a season ago, which is why they could look to make some big moves at the NBA trade deadline this year. With Luka and Porzingis, the Mavs have two All-Star level talents, but they are missing that third, “go-to” scoring option.
Dallas is $18.2M over the salary cap and does not have much room to bring in another huge contract, but with some bigger contracts they could potentially move around and some young talents they could leverage, Dallas is definitely a team that could end up “buying” talent at the NBA trade deadline.
With that said, let’s take a look at three last-minute trade targets for the Mavericks to consider trading for that could drastically increase their chances to potentially make a deep playoff run in the Western Conference.