Three Trades for the Mavericks to Consider this Season
The Dallas Mavericks are off to a rough start which may prime them for a blockbuster trade at some point this season.
The Mavericks are 6-19 this season. While injuries clearly are the biggest culprit to the team’s awful start, it cannot be ignored that the Mavs are a team largely lacking in major NBA talent outside of a solid starting five. Rick Carlisle has been forced to shuffle his lineups around again and again, only being able to use Harrison Barnes as a truly impactful player consistently.
First, what assets do the Mavs have? For the first time in years, the Mavs roster is comprised of mostly younger talent on contracts that can be unloaded to teams looking for one more piece to the championship puzzle.
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Deron Williams, Devin Harris, and Andrew Bogut are the three veterans that Dallas would probably like to unload the most, for their injury histories and lack of production through the first 25 games. These issues have led to extreme doubt over how effective they can be over an 82 game season.
The Mavs also have some young talent that could be used as trade ammo. Dwight Powell, Justin Anderson and Seth Curry would appeal to some teams, especially if the Mavs could pair them with one of the aforementioned veterans.
The only players that the Mavs should deem “untouchable”, are Harrison Barnes, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dirk Nowitzki. Barnes’ value to the team is obvious, as he has been the Mavs best player by light years and is just twenty-four years old.
Finney-Smith should be retained because of his incredible defensive ability and has even pleasantly surprised Rick Carlisle with some smooth handles on the offensive end. Nowitzki is Nowitzki.
That being said, here are three trades the Mavericks could look into in the future, if the time is right.
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