Trade targets: Will Mavs make a big move at the trade deadline?

The Mavs are exceeding expectations in the West, but do they need more help? Jerome Miron/USA TODAY Sports

Trade targets: All 30 teams

Dallas Mavericks

Record: 29-26
6th in West

Status: Buyers

As long as Dirk Nowitzki is playing at a high level, the Mavericks figure to remain in a win-now mode. The possibility briefly existed that Dallas might spend a season in a lottery after DeAndre Jordan reneged on his agreement to sign with the team last summer, but the Mavericks regrouped by adding veterans Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia to put together a roster that currently sits sixth in the Western Conference.

While Dallas' peripherals aren't nearly as impressive -- the team has been outscored this season despite a record three games better than .500 -- the Mavericks' immediate goal is to try to finish fifth in the West to avoid facing one of the conference's three most powerful teams in the opening round.