Dallas Mavericks trade for Myles Turner in hypothetical deal: Should they?

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Myles Turner (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks trade for Myles Turner in a hypothetical deal: Should they do it?

The Dallas Mavericks were knocked in the first round of the playoffs by the LA Clippers. They exceeded expectations, though. Few had them qualifying for the postseason coming in. Nobody saw Luka Doncic becoming a top-five player in the league. Only a small handful of people thought Dallas would make it a series against the Clippers.

The Mavs are looking to take the next step in 2021. There will be some internal growth. Doncic is only 21. Kristaps Porzingis just turned 25 and was playing his best basketball before a knee injury ended his season. The Mavericks have young role players that should continue taking steps forward too. They are still one or two pieces away from jumping into title contention.

There are a lot of ways for Dallas to get there. Hoops Habit laid out an interesting trade where the Mavericks acquire Myles Turner. Let us take a look at the deal and if the Mavs should be interested.

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Dallas Mavericks get Myles Turner in a hypothetical trade

It is no secret that Turner and Domantas Sabonis are not the perfect fit together. Indiana was reluctant to start both players until this season. The results were Turner’s numbers dropping as Sabonis became an All-Star. The Pacers fired head coach Nate McMillan after their first-round playoff exit. They could be looking to shake up their roster too.

In Hoops Habit’s deal, the Mavericks give up Maxi Kleber, Delon Wright, and Justin Jackson to acquire Turner. The Pacers are unlikely to accept that deal, in my opinion. If they would, should the Mavs agree to it?

Let us examine Myles Turner’s fit in Dallas before answering two important questions. Should the Mavericks do the trade, and will they?

Next: Fit in Dallas