Grading the Dallas Mavericks’ Trade Assets
Grade “B” Assets
Dorian Finney-Smith (B)
Finney-Smith has been one of the better stories of the entire season in Dallas as the undrafted forward has started the majority of the season in place of the injured Dirk Nowitzki. He gives Dallas versatile length defensively and has improved his outside shot.
He has a super cheap contract that teams would love to get their hands on for a 3-and-D type player. Dallas will most likely hold on to their youngster, but for the right player, he could be included.
Devin Harris & J.J. Barea (B)
What team doesn’t want a veteran, backup point guard to rely upon? Harris and Barea are staples to the culture in Dallas but they could be coveted by a contender for a playoff run. They both make around $4 million annually so money wouldn’t be the issue.
Seth Curry (B-)
Curry, like Finney-Smith, is probably a young player Dallas would prefer to hold on to and develop, but for the right player, could be included in a deal. He is still working on his defense, but is becoming a consistent scorer off the bench. He is due just $3 million this year and next year.
Deron Williams & Andrew Bogut (B+)
Williams and Bogut are close to “A” assets, but their age brings them to a B+. They will be the hottest names on the Mavs trade rumor front as they are on expiring contracts making $9-11 million a year. Both players could give a contender a veteran presence; Bogut as an anchor and Williams as a scoring guard.
Whether it is first round picks or a young asset, both veterans could land Dallas something before they possibly leave for nothing in the summer.
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