Dallas Mavericks: Two trade scenarios with Memphis Grizzlies
By Kohl Rast
The Dallas Mavericks don’t really need a center like Marc Gasol. He doesn’t bring the above the rim threat that DeAndre Jordan does and that seems to be working well wit Luka Doncic. That said, the Mavs should still look into the availability of a guy like Gasol. Even if he brings an entirely different dynamic to the team, he is one of the most versatile centers across the league.
The Mavs would benefit from a guy like Gasol because he would be helpful on the defensive end. Although he is getting older, he is still one of the better defensive centers in the league. DJ is great at making the flashy play, but Gasol does a better job of shutting down his guy.
On the offensive end, Gasol definitely adds a new dimension with his ability to stretch the floor. The Mavs need to surround Luka with some shooters and Marc Gasol would fit that very well. It may not be a good thing if the Mavs best shooter is a center, but that is neither here nor there.
The Grizzlies would be getting an exciting player to keep the season fun for the rest of the year and then they would have a chance to either re-sign Jordan or take the cap space and try something completely new. Either way, they are the ones who want to make some moves and this one wouldn’t be too bad overall.
Memphis probably isn’t the best trade partner for Dallas as far as what the team is looking for, but it would be hard to pass up a guy like Mike Conley or Marc Gasol simply for what they are capable of bringing to the floor. Either way, I would rather the Mavs do this than nothing at all before the deadline.