Luka Doncic has a chance to have an MVP-like season in his fourth year in the league, but the Mavericks as a team still have some holes to fill.
Kristaps Porzingis playing like a 7’3” big man instead of a 5’11” guard out on the perimeter needs to be priority No. 1 on the Mavs list of things to fix, but they also could use more three-point shooting and backcourt depth.
Bringing in Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown, two 40% three-point shooters from a season ago, definitely helps Dallas out on the wing in terms of perimeter shooting, but the Mavericks as a team only shot 36.2% from deep last season, which ranked them 18th in the league.
Ever since they traded Seth Curry to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Mavericks have struggled to find consistent production from the three-point line, so hopefully for their sake, Bullock and Brown make for solid additions next to Tim Hardaway Jr. on the wing.
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Adding another three-point shooter off-the-bench definitely has its benefits though for a team looking to make it out of the first-round of the playoffs for the first-time since 2011.
As for their backcourt, the Dallas Mavericks have Luka Doncic as their primary facilitator and playmaker, as well as Jalen Brunson being a solid back-up point guard, but this team could really use a secondary playmaker behind Doncic to help take some pressure off of their young star. So what potential guards are available on the trade market right now?
Let’s take a look at three low-cost, worthwhile trade targets for the Dallas Mavericks to consider as the 2021-22 NBA season is just about a month away.