The Dallas Mavericks are facing a transformative offseason after back-to-back first-round playoff exits. The departure of their president of basketball operations and head coach added an unexpected element of change. Dallas will be looking to upgrade their roster and build a title contender around Luka Doncic. The future of Kristaps Porzingis figures to be a central theme of the retool for the Mavs. Will they trade him or attempt to figure out how to maximize his talents?
The Philadelphia 76ers were upset by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the playoffs and are now facing similar questions. The pairing of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid has made the playoffs four straight years, but never advanced past the second round. Will Daryl Morey trade Simmons after his playoff woes? How can Philly jump into title contention next season?
Expect the Sixers to shop the 6’11 point guard this offseason. Can the Mavericks put together a package to acquire Simmons? Let us take a closer look.
Can the Dallas Mavericks trade for Ben Simmons this offseason?
Simmons struggled mightily in the playoffs. He averaged just 11.9 points and went 25 of 73 from the free-throw line. The 6’11 guard is a force on the defensive end, but he was virtually unplayable on offense, especially late in games. The 24-year-old needs to work on his jumper, free-throw shooting, and get his confidence back this offseason.
The Sixers will be selling low if they decide to move Ben Simmons now. Here is a look at three potential deals the Dallas Mavericks could offer this summer.
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