How Danilo Gallinari would have changed the Mavericks

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Danilo Gallinari Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Danilo Gallinari Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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The Dallas Mavericks tried to acquire Danilo Gallinari at the trade deadline according to Shams Charania. Here is a look at how he would have impacted them.

The Dallas Mavericks made one trade this season. They dealt a second round pick to acquire Willie Cauley-Stein from the Golden State Warriors. The Mavs needed another big man after Dwight Powell suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. WCS filled that void for Dallas.

The Mavericks are on pace to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016. They were searching for upgrades at the deadline, but the front office could not find the right deal.

Dallas has two young stars and is light on tradeable draft picks. There was no rush to push their chips all-in on this season. Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis will only continue to improve. The Mavs are building something special. There is no need to push all-in for one shot at a title.

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Shams Charania broke some interesting news in his Inside Pass column on The Athletic, though. Fans can read it here (subscription required).

Charania noted that the Mavs attempted to trade for Danilo Gallinari at the deadline. Gallo will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. The 31-year-old would have provided an instant upgrade for Dallas. The Mavericks are also attempting to pass the Thunder in the standings. It would have been a positive from them and a loss for Oklahoma City.

Here are three ways that trading for Danilo Gallinari would have improved the Dallas Mavericks down the stretch.

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