Dallas Mavericks: Two trade scenarios with Memphis Grizzlies
By Kohl Rast
The Dallas Mavericks are in need of a boost and that boost could come via a big trade. With rumors and reports flying around ahead of the NBA trade deadline, here is one team Dallas should be calling.
News broke recently via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Memphis Grizzlies are now fielding offers for franchise cornerstones, Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. The two have been together in Memphis since the 2008-09 NBA season. After 10 years, the front office decision makers in Memphis are ready to try something new.
Despite the fact that Conley and Gasol are both still producing well, you can’t really fault the Grizzlies front office for fielding offers and wanting to mix things up. Memphis has been a good team for several years, but they don’t draw big name free agents and they have been too good to completely rebuild through the draft.
It’s time to commit to something, and if they can add some youth through these older guys, that has to be viewed as something to seriously consider going forward. There are teams that would love to have the services of these guys who have been All-Stars and borderline All-Stars at different times over the past 10 years.
The Dallas Mavericks finally got a win after what seemed like ages, putting the team at 21-26 for the year. The Mavs are highly unlikely to be keeping their first round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and could stand to make a big trade due to their cap space and the fact that they already have their star of the future.
Mike Conley is likely the player the Mavs would want to pursue the most between the big names in Memphis. He is currently 31 years old and under contract through the 2020-21 season. Here are two trades the Mavs should consider doing with the Grizzlies.