Should the Dallas Mavericks Trade Their First Rounder?
Trade the Pick
In the Mavs history, this has been our go to move over and over. Whenever someone with a well known name comes along, the Mavs are quick to pounce and the trading piece that seems to be included every time is that first round pick.
In the past, it made a lot of sense for Dallas to trade their picks many times. As a recurring playoff team year after year, the Mavs found ways to bring veteran after veteran to the team to push us back into the playoffs.
This year is obviously looking a little different. Normally, the Mavericks are sitting on a team that appears to be only one or two pieces away from a deep run. This time around, the Mavs have no idea what is going on because it is such unfamiliar territory.
The problem with seeing the record after 16 games and panicking our way to the draft is that there are still 66 games to be played in the regular season. I have believed and continue to believe that this is a playoff caliber team when healthy.
If the Mavericks can get their health back and keep it, we become a dangerous team going forward. The record will still look the same to trading investors though and the price may be high for the pick.
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I don’t personally think that there is really a right and wrong answer here, just two schools of thought. So which do you pick if you are GM/Owner? Do you keep the pick in case we fall apart? Or trade away in hopes of getting better by the end of the season?