Dallas Mavericks: 3 Reasons to Stay Positive
3.) The Mavericks Are Primed For a Trade
As I have previously written about before, the Dallas Mavericks are primed for a trade this winter.
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In order to pull off a bigger trade, you normally need some sort of combination of these three things: young assets, draft picks, and expiring veteran contracts to match big salaries.
First off, Dallas has two young assets in Dwight Powell and Justin Anderson that some teams around the league would like to get their hands on. With Anderson holding the most value of the two, he would almost have to be in any bigger deal.
Dallas then has draft picks to offer coming up. With the Mavericks not looking like title contenders anytime soon, their draft picks do hold value across the league. As the Mavericks continue losing this season, their first round pick this coming summer only grows more valuable.
Then there is Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut. Both veterans making around $10 million this season in expiring contracts. One or both players could be attached to a deal to help create cap space for a team while still providing a solid veteran presence.
The obvious question is what player would be realistically available for a trade of this caliber?
DeMarcus Cousins will be a popular name, but you never know the names that could pop up over the next couple of months.
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Even though Dallas is struggling and the fan base is in depression, don’t lose hope yet. Lean on Barnes, wait for Dirk & Co. to get healthy, and stay tuned for a possible trade this winter. You never know what could happen in Dallas.