Dallas Mavericks: Why they should trade Delon Wright this offseason
The Dallas Mavericks are on the verge of forming a title-contending team for the next decade. Unfortunately, no master plan is without sacrifices. The Mavericks have a solid core of dependable role players with varying trade value, but Delon Wright is the glaringly obvious obstruction in their path to building a championship-winning team.
Dallas simply has too many cooks in the kitchen as it is, even with Courtney Lee and fan-favorite J.J. Barea’s expected departures. Luka Doncic will do his thing, Tim Hardaway Jr. will continue as a volume shooter, Jalen Brunson is developing into a solid sixth man/floor general, Seth Curry is one of the league’s most effective 3-point shooters, and Trey Burke all but guaranteed a second chance with his play for the Mavs during the Walt Disney World restart.
Where does D-Wright fit into that mix next season? He was out of the rotation during the playoffs. Will he back in? Does the Mavs need to search for answers elsewhere?
Dallas Mavericks guard Delon Wright will struggle to find minutes in 2021
The Mavericks’ needs and Wright’s services don’t blend, at all. This leaves him out of the mix, and he deserves better than that. Wright has two years and more than $17.5 million left on his contract, though. The Mavs would have to trade the 28-year-old to get him a role more befitting his talents.
Let us recap Delon Wright’s first season with the Dallas Mavericks to determine the recipe that created the necessity to make a win-win move for both parties this offseason.