Dallas Mavericks: Will they trade for Chris Paul? Should they?
The Dallas Mavericks are back. They qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2016, but that is just the start. Luka Doncic proved he is a bonafide superstar. The 21-year-old had two 40-point games against the vaunted Clippers defense in the playoffs. He is unstoppable and still improving.
A first-round exit will not be good enough in 2021. The Mavs have their sights set on title contention. They will need to improve their roster, but only a deep playoff run will satisfy the organization now.
The Mavericks will be counting on some internal growth while looking for outside help. The team is unlikely to have significant cap space. That means the improvements will have to come through the draft and trades. The rumor mill went into full swing on Sept. 10. The Mavs were said to have “interest” in Chris Paul. Let us answer two important questions about that.
Will the Dallas Mavericks trade for Chris Paul? Should they?
Paul needs no introduction. He is a ten-time All-Star and one of the best point guards in NBA history. The 35-year-old had an outstanding season. CP3 led the Thunder to the playoffs after every expert counted them out. He averaged 17.6 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.7 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. Paul proved he still has it.
Should the Dallas Mavericks be targeting the veteran, though? Will they trade for Chris Paul? Let us answer those questions by looking at the case for and against acquiring the future Hall of Famer.