Ranking the Dallas Mavericks best trade chips heading into the offseason
Dallas Mavericks best trade chips: 6.18th overall selection in 2020 NBA Draft
Some fans may view this as a higher asset on the list, but in recent years a mid-first round pick has not netted a significant amount in a draft-night trade. In 2016, fans saw pick 20 overall swapped for Thaddeus Young. At the time, he was averaging 15.1 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while playing stout defense. The Mavericks would love to make that move this offseason.
It has been four years since that type of deal has materialized, though. In the last three, the trades have been packaging two picks to move up. That is an avenue for Dallas to explore, but there is plenty of uncertainty about this draft class. It may be better to have two chances at hitting on one player because of it.
The Dallas Mavericks best bet is packaging this pick with another asset to grab a quality role player. That could be the 31st overall pick, a future selection, or one of their many talented role players. The front office should be focused on fit and need when making that deal. It will certainly be something to monitor as draft night approaches.
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