Dallas Mavericks: How they can acquire Andre Drummond this season

Dallas Mavericks Andre Drummond Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Andre Drummond Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks Andre Drummond Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Dallas Mavericks appear to be a lock for the playoffs. Adding Andre Drummond could help them make a deep run. Here is how the Mavs do it.

Dallas Mavericks fans are exciting about the season so far. What if the team could make a massive upgrade, though?

Andre Drummond is arguably the best rebounder in the NBA since Wilt Chamberlain. The former first round pick out of UConn has led the league in each of the last two seasons, and is doing so again this year. He is averaging a remarkable 16.4 per game. Since 2013, Drummond has been out-rebounded by another player just twice, and each time he has finished second in the league.

Drummond is more than just a glass cleaner. He is also averaging 17.7 points per game, making him far less of an offensive liability than he used to be.

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The Mavericks, for all of their offensive firepower, could clearly use a physical presence in the paint than they currently have in Dwight Powell. Kristaps Porzingis has shown a lot of good things since coming back from his injury, but a nasty, bruising center in the middle of the lane would do wonders for the Mavs.

Currently, the Mavs rank fourth in the league in rebounding, but it doesn’t appear sustainable for them. Delon Wright and Luka Doncic are both steady rebounders for their position. Dorian Finney-Smith is particularly skilled on the offensive glass. Porzingis’ rebounds are up, but what is still missing is a true center who can police the glass.

Everyone loves Boban Marjanovic, but he cannot play for more than a couple short stretches per game. The Dallas Mavericks need a true center that will limit another team to one possession every single time. The guy that can provide the bruising interior presence that Porzingis and Powell don’t.

The Mavs rank 15th in defensive rating. What that means is the Mavs might be able to stop the opponent from scoring once, but not twice. Andre Drummond would ensure the Mavs would not be giving up offensive rebounds.

Here is a look at how the Mavericks could pull off a Drummond deal.