Dallas Mavericks trade for Daniel Gafford, sources say

DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks are making moves ahead of the NBA trade deadline.

The Mavericks agreed on a deal to trade Richaun Holmes to the Washington Wizards for power forward/center Daniel Gafford, according to multiple sources.

The Mavericks also reportedly included a 2024 first-round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder as a part of the trade.

The Mavericks acquired the pick by agreeing to a first-round pick swap with the Thunder in 2028.

Gafford has averaged 10.9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks per game for the Wizards this season.

<div>WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 24: Daniel Gafford #21 of the Washington Wizards dunks against the <a class="link " href="" data-i13n="sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link" data-ylk="slk:Minnesota Timberwolves;sec:content-canvas;subsec:anchor_text;elm:context_link;itc:0">Minnesota Timberwolves</a> during the first half at Capital One Arena on January 24, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jess Rapfogel/Getty Images)</div>

The 6'10" 25-year-old is expected to help the Mavericks with defense and rebounding, which have both struggled this season.

The Mavericks are currently 28-23, good for the 8th seed in the West.