Dallas Mavericks: 5 trades they could make this offseason

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Trade Dallas Mavericks could make this offseason: 3. Grab Snell

Tony Snell has a $12 million player option for next season. If he opts out, he would be an unrestricted free agent, but Snell is expected to pick up his option.

Snell has shot over 40 percent from 3-point range in three of the last four seasons, and he could shine on the wing next to Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. The 6’6 wing has a seven-foot wingspan and would help solve some of the Mavs defensive issues. Dallas would have him for one year and could keep their 2021 free agency options open.

This season, Snell recorded a true shooting percentage of 59.8 and 2.1 offensive win shares, while producing 0.5 defensive win shares on the team that finished 22nd on that end of the floor. With impressive numbers, why would the Pistons let Snell go?

Detroit has bad contracts and lacks direction for their future. Snell is not a key piece, but the Pistons have no reason to dump him. If the Mavericks offer multiple second-round picks and Justin Jackson, Detroit will be listening.

The deal would free up nearly $7 million in cap space plus adds to the Pistons draft capital, while opening up additional playing time for Sekou Doumbouya and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk.

Tony Snell would have no shortage of suitors if the Pistons put him on the market. The Dallas Mavericks may prioritize finding a wing in the draft or free agency, but trading Snell is not a bad fall back option.

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