Let’s Make a Deal: Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers
By Kohl Rast
The Cleveland Cavaliers are on the hot seat as King James has expressed his distaste with the organization as it currently stands. Can the Dallas Mavericks give him someone new to work with?
Ever since it was clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be buyers before the trade deadline, the Dallas Mavericks have been near the top of the list for potential trade partners. With a few holes in the starting lineup and some need to fill out the bench, the Cavs are relying more and more on LeBron James to bring home each win.
Dallas is undoubtedly a team that is willing to field trade offers for just about anyone not named Dirk or Dennis. After the past couple weeks of painful basketball, Dallas has fallen to 11 games out of the playoff race and only one game away from a potential first overall pick in the 2018 draft.
Although a number one draft pick probably sounds more enticing than an 8-seed playoff appearance against the Golden State Warriors, the Mavs continue to fight for every win, or so it seems.
That said, if Dallas gets an opportunity to add another first round pick to their summer, the chances are that they will probably take it. This would cause a shakeup to the Mavs as a team, but could possibly push Mark Cuban to be more open about another year of tanking.
If there is a team that may be willing to part ways with a first round pick, the Cavaliers are probably at the top of the list. With very little young talent to entice buyers with, Cleveland is limited to offering picks and expiring contracts.
Let’s take a look at three possible trades that the Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers could agree to in the upcoming days leading to the trade deadline.
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