Why Dallas Mavericks should trade for Zach LaVine: 1. Third star?
The Mavs would love to trade for Bradley Beal or any multiple time All-Star that becomes available. They crave a young third star that can grow with their two pillars and form a superteam for the next decade-plus. The Mavericks do not have the assets to make that type of trade, though.
Zach LaVine is the third star Dallas can acquire. He has never been an All-Star or All-NBA performer, but he has a few elite NBA skills and immediately makes the Mavericks better. LaVine has flaws. His defense is below average. The 25-year-old has been known to take matters into his own hands, perhaps too frequently. LaVine is talented and improves the team, though.
The Mavs are searching for the pieces that make them a title contender. At worst, Zach LaVine is one of the best sixth men in the league. He could improve in Dallas. Coach Carlisle would play to his strengths and hide his weaknesses. Would it make the Mavericks an elite team? That is the million-dollar question.
The Dallas Mavericks will be active and aggressive on the trade market. Fans should stay tuned as the activity is about to heat up. Do not miss it.