Dallas Mavericks: James Johnson three-team trade grade

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Dallas Mavericks: James Johnson three-team trade grade

The Dallas Mavericks have had a busy week. They spent the first few days finalizing their plans for Wednesday’s draft while working the phones on trades. The Mavs drafted three talented rookies and traded for Josh Richardson on Nov. 18. Finally, free agency opened on Friday meaning the Mavericks had a few more moves up their sleeves.

The first was re-signing Trey Burke to a three-year deal. The veteran guard wanted to be in Dallas, and his outstanding play during the Walt Disney World restart made the feeling mutual. Burke can be the backup at either guard spot and will be the Mavs sixth man next season.

Fans thought that would be the organization’s only move on the first night. Technically, it was because just after midnight, Marc Stein broke the news that the Mavericks acquired James Johnson in a three-team trade. Let us take a closer look at the deal.

Dallas Mavericks acquire James Johnson three-team trade

The Mavericks picked up Johnson from the Thunder, but the Pistons also got involved in the deal. Here is a look at what we know right now.

Mavericks Get
James Johnson
Thunder Get
Trevor Ariza
Justin Jackson
Draft pick compensation
Pistons Get
Delon Wright

Both Marc Stein and Adrian Wojnarowski reported “draft compensation”, so it is unclear if the Mavericks or Pistons are giving up picks here or what selections those would be. Essentially, Dallas moved Delon Wright and Justin Jackson for James Johnson.

It is a deal that does not blow anyone away. Fans were left wondering why the Dallas Mavericks wanted to make this trade and how they fared in the deal, so let us take a look.

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