With news breaking of the Boston Celtics being interested in moving up to the top of the draft, there are plenty of speculations about the Dallas Mavericks being a potential trade partner. Should Dallas trade their pick for young Celtic talent?
SN sources say that the Boston Celtics are interested in Mohamed Bamba and they want to move up in the draft. I wrote an article a few days ago comparing Mo Bamba to Rudy Gobert, I wrote that I would love if Mo came to Dallas. I think Mo would fit in Dallas really well because of the pairing he could have with DSJ. You can read that one here.
As this is just rumours, we Mavs fans have already started to think about trades that the Celtics could offer the Mavs.
Terry Rozier, Boston’s 27th 2018 pick and their 2019 pick from Memphis
Dallas could still find a young talent at the 27th pick. However, it is likely to be a rotation player or a bench player at 27. Boston’s 2019 pick is from the Memphis Grizzlies so it is likely to be a lottery pick. With this lottery pick, Dallas could be picking a future superstar! As most of you probably watched the playoffs you don’t need me to tell you about Terry Rozier. In the playoffs, Rozier averaged 16.5 points and 5.7 assists with some extraordinary games.
One of our writers, Evan Siegel has already written an article on the impact Rozier could have on the Dallas Mavericks. You can read that here.
Jaylen Brown, Boston’s 2018 27th pick, their 2019 pick from Memphis
Jaylen Brown has proved to be a young talent in the NBA. This season he has proved himself to NBA fans that he can take a team all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. In the playoffs, Brown averaged 18.0 points and he shot 46% from the field. Brown would fit nicely into Dallas as a shooting guard or a small forward in the future.
Should Dallas keep their #5 pick?
In my opinion, I think Dallas should keep their #5 pick. Mo Bamba looks like he could be a future star and I would love to see that future star on the Mavericks not on the Celtics.
I guess it is up to Mark Cuban and Rick Carlisle to decide.