Mavericks Trade Rumors: 4 Forwards On Dallas's Radar

The Dallas Mavericks are on the periphery of the dogfight for true playoff positioning in the Western Conference. If they're going to make a push to join the big boys, they're in need of a big boost in the frontcourt to help complement their All-Star backcourt of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

NBA Insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports has noted four potentially impact forwards that the Mavs have set their sights on as we approach the trade deadline in less than a week. 

Kyle Kuzma, Washington Wizards 

The Washington Wizards star forward is having the best year of his career, and would add a huge offensive punch to the Dallas frontline. Kuzma is averaging 22 points per game and 4.3 assists (both personal bests), plus 6.5 rebounds. 

But the Mavs will have some competition in the Kuzma sweepstakes, as the Sacramento Kings, currently two games better than Dallas in the standings, are also seriously interested. 

Dorian Finney-Smith, Brooklyn Nets

The Mavericks are willing to part with multiple draft assets to have a reunion with Finney-Smith, reports Brett Siegel.

The Mavs are very familiar with Finney-Smith's talents as a defensive force on the perimeter. He spent the first seven years of his career in Big D before being dealt almost exactly a year ago to the Brooklyn Nets as part of the package to land Irving. Dallas hasn't been able to replace what he brings, and they'd love to find a way to get Finney-Smith back.

PJ Washington, Charlotte Hornets

A similar player to Finney-Smith, both in size, performance and pay range, Washington brings a bit more scoring, but perhaps less familiarity for Dallas. He's in the first year of a new 3-year, $46.5 million contract ($15.5 AAV).

Andrew Wiggins, Golden State Warriors

Wiggins is a bigger gamble but has a much higher upside than either of the previous two. He is, however, having the worst year of his career and costs twice as much in salary. The Warriors are trying to unload him, but will have to include some draft assets or young players to get the Mavs to bite. 

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