Could Dallas Mavericks trade for Jazz star Rudy Gobert?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Rudy Gobert (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks Rudy Gobert (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images) /

Will it actually happen?

The Dallas Mavericks will be interested in both Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell if one or both become available. Gobert is one of the best centers in the league. An elite defender that changes game plans on a nightly basis. Mitchell is an All-Star capable of dropping 20-plus a night. Can the Mavs pull off a deal for either?

Acquiring Donovan Mitchell is out of the question for the Mavericks. Literally, I would put the odds at zero percent. He will be in Utah for at least the next five years as the Jazz build around the 23-year-old.

The chances of acquiring Gobert are only slightly higher. The Mavs can put together a package, but someone will come offering more. Having the potential Defensive Player of the Year to anchor your team on that end of the floor plus score 15-plus is a unique opportunity. Even as a rental, some team will pay a hefty price to add Gobert for 2021 if the Jazz decide to trade him away.

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Mavericks supporters should be optimistic. The future is bright in Dallas. They have two young stars to build around. Luka Doncic is improving the numbers of every player around him. That should be enough to attract talent to Dallas. Things should only go up from here.