Dallas Mavericks: A Few Remaining Possible Trades

By Kohl Rast
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: Fred VanVleet
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: Fred VanVleet /
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OAKLAND, CA – MAY 16: LaMarcus Aldridge
OAKLAND, CA – MAY 16: LaMarcus Aldridge /

Wesley Matthews for LaMarcus Aldridge or Wes/Powell for Aldridge/Green

The rumors coming from the San Antonio Spurs about being interested in moving LaMarcus Aldridge are not unwarranted as the 5-time All-Star has had a noticeable decline in his play, especially last year. He is still an above average power forward/center and can score in spurts very well, but his style and ability is not fitting well in San Antonio anymore.

The Mavs have a lot of fans who are not super high on Wesley Matthews and haven’t been for awhile. Although the front office in Dallas is very high on Wes still, a price like Aldridge would change their mind in a hurry. If they were able to turn that package into Aldridge and Danny Green for Wes and Dwight Powell, that would be a great trade for the Mavericks.

Obviously this trade is a bit ridiculous. The Spurs may be interested in finding another player and moving Aldridge, but it doesn’t seem like that would be for someone like Wes Matthews. When the trade rumors began from San Antonio, it was when Paul George was still on the market. Matthews is not that caliber of player.

Although the money works for either of these trades, the likelihood that something like this happens is basically 0. Danny Green and Wes Matthews are the same age and have both seen a drop in play, so there really is no point in replacing one with the other. Especially if it means losing Aldridge for Powell.