Why Dallas Mavericks are not trading for Giannis Antetokounmpo this offseason

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Dallas Mavericks: Why a Giannis Antetokounmpo trade is impossible this offseason

The Dallas Mavericks and their fans want Giannis Antetokounmpo. It is no secret. The back-to-back MVP gives Dallas three star players and immediately vaults them to title favorites.

Antetokounmpo fits the Mavericks perfectly. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year can protect the rim and defend on the perimeter. He would have zero issues taking on and slowing down the opposition’s best scorer each night. Giannis also gives the Mavs another ball-handler and playmaker on the offensive end of the floor. No team would be able to stop Dallas with Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and the Greek Freak.

It will take time to make things work. The three stars would have to adjust to playing with each other. The NBA’s latest “super team” would have plenty of pressure to win the championship too. Fans can read more about the secondary impacts of Giannis coming to Dallas here. How can the Mavs get the Greek Freak?

Why the Dallas Mavericks trading for Giannis Antetokounmpo is impossible this offseason

Dallas supporters want Giannis on the Mavericks tomorrow, but there are problems. First, there is a transaction moratorium in effect right now. Even when it is lifted, the Mavs will not be trading Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The path to the Dallas Mavericks acquiring Giannis Antetokounmpo is in free agency in 2021. The Greek Freak can hit the open market, and the Mavs will create the necessary cap space to sign him if he desires to play in Dallas. Brian Windhorst gave fans a vote of confidence recently. Here is a look at why the Mavericks cannot trade for Antetokounmpo this offseason.

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