Dallas Mavericks: 5 trades Mavs facilitate the Suns getting Chris Paul

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1. Dallas Mavericks get Kelly Oubre and Patrick Beverley as Suns nab Chris Paul

Here is a breakdown of the ideal trade for the Mavs that helps them facilitate CP3 going to Phoenix.

Mavs receive: Kelly Oubre Jr., Patrick Beverley

Suns receive: Chris Paul

Clippers receive: Ricky Rubio, 31st overall pick in 2020, future second round pick

Thunder receive: Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright, Landry Shamet, 18th overall pick in 2020, Suns future first, Clippers future second

If the four-team trade is what ultimately goes down, this would be the ideal move for Dallas. Patrick Beverley gives them the perimeter defender they lack. The three-time All-Defensive selection brings toughness, floor spacing, and girt. He will guard any player on the court, and his pesky defense can frustrate even the best scorers.

Would the 31st overall pick in 2020 plus a future second round pick be enough to get the Clippers to give up Pat Bev? Maybe not, but it would open up some room for LA to re-sign Marcus Morris, Montrezl Harrell, Reggie Jackson, and the rest of their free agents. The Clippers did not have the best team chemistry last season, either. Perhaps, a trade like this gives them the flexibility to fix those problems with additional moves this offseason.

Dallas gives up the shooting of Tim Hardaway Jr. and three draft picks, but the defensive upgrades make it worth it. The Mavericks would still add a veteran or two with their mid-level exception, which sets them up to join the ranks of title contenders in 2021.

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Even if the Dallas Mavericks are not involved in the Chris Paul trade, expect them to be active this offseason. They have nothing to lose and want to put their superstar into title contention immediately. Expect the front office to find a way to make it happen, so stay tuned.