5 Predictions for the 2016-17 Dallas Mavericks
4.) The Dallas Mavericks Will Make a Trade
The Mavericks have arguably the most aggressive owner and front office in the entire league. After the numerous home run swings in free agency and pulling the trigger on the Rajon Rondo trade a few winters ago, the Mavs have proved they are willing to take the risk.
Now the Mavs are trying to be as competitive as they can be in the last couple years of Dirk Nowitzki’s career. With a reloaded roster once again, the Mavs have put together a playoff worthy roster once again, but a roster that isn’t quite championship caliber.
This is why I think the Mavs will pull the trigger and make a trade this season.
They have the veteran, expiring contracts in Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut. They have draft picks. They have the young assets like Dwight Powell, Justin Anderson, and Seth Curry. They have the motive and the guts to make a trade.
If the right star hits the market, preferably a young point guard or center, Dallas could come calling with a nice package. But even if it’s not a big trade, I expect the Mavs to pull off a trade to help strengthen their push for the playoffs.
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