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Dallas Mavericks: 1 Trade and 1 free agent signing to win the offseason

Dallas Mavericks Collin Sexton Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Collin Sexton Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Collin Sexton Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks should make a massive trade with Cleveland Cavaliers

If they think Kristaps Porzingis needs a change of scenery, the Mavs should consider this trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In this hypothetical trade, the second-round pick will be used to offset Dwight Powell’s contract as both teams attempt to upgrade.

There have been rumors floating around that the Cavs do not want to extend Sexton following the conclusion of his rookie contract. If this is indeed true, the Mavericks should pounce on the opportunity to acquire the 22-year-old guard.

Kevin Love would give the Mavericks a veteran presence in the locker room, who has championship experience. He is an excellent 3-point shooter that would thrive in a Luka lead offense. The 32-year-old’s contract is the scary part. He is owed $60.2 million over the next two seasons.

If the Mavericks were indeed to make this trade, it would free up an additional $7 million to spend in free agency, assuming J-Rich and THJ indeed decide to move on from Dallas. It would bring their total money to spend to around $41 million.

The common theme all offseason has been to add more talent around Luka. Acquiring Sexton and Love, while having a ton of money to spend in free agency is just the start they need.

Making this trade solidifies spots one through four on the court, while leaving a gaping hole once again at the center position. This will lead us now into just who the Mavs should target in free agency if the trade goes through.

Next: Free agent to sign

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