The Dallas Mavericks are in a transitional offseason. They have a new general manager and head coach in place after the signings of Nico Harrison and Jason Kidd became official on June 28. It is the first time in more than ten years that the Mavs made a change at either position, and the franchise is far from done there.
The new leadership has a lot more work to do. Owner Mark Cuban has not been shy about letting fans know what the team needs. He wants to add a second star this summer but will have to get creative to do so.
Pascal Siakam is a name that keeps popping up in the rumor mill. The Athletic’s John Hollinger noted him as a Warriors target (subscription required). Bleacher Report also created a hypothetical trade of the Mavs acquiring Siakam. Should Dallas be looking to make that move?
Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Pascal Siakam this offseason?
The Raptors are coming off a disappointing season. They missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013 but had the deck stacked against them. The organization was forced to play their home games in Florida because of the pandemic, and they had injury issues that plagued them most of the season.
Siakam still averaged 21.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He broke out during Toronto’s championship season in 2019 and has never looked back. If the down season forces the Raptors to shop him, expect plenty of suitors.
Here is the case for and against the Dallas Mavericks trading for Pascal Siakam before a final verdict is reached.
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