Cyber Monday Trade Deals for the Dallas Mavericks
4.) Mason Plumlee, Meyers Leonard, Moe Harkless, or Allen Crabbe
Portland ranks dead last in the league in points allowed, is 9-9 on the season, and is over the cap; could a trade packaging one of their recently paid players be on the horizon?
There has been speculation about Portland entertaining a trade for a defensive anchor down low, but nothing has been confirmed over the past couple of weeks. They do rank in the bottom fourth of most defensive rankings, so a trade such as this could make sense for the Blazers.
Mason Plumlee is a free agent to be as the young center was unable to sign an extension this year. He is just 26 years old and could be an athletic center for Dallas if they pursued him. Plus Portland is already over the cap, so paying Plumlee this summer might be difficult.
Leonard and Harkless are both under 25 years old and recently signed four-year deals. Trading for them would be an investment, but one that might be worth taking for a rebuilding team.
Crabbe would be a different story and probably someone Portland isn’t putting on the market, but if they did, a potential team would have to be sold on paying him over $18 million a year.
It’s unsure of what Dallas would give up, but something around Andrew Bogut could make sense for both sides.
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