Post-free agency trade for Dallas Mavericks to consider: 5. Mavs get Dragic
Dragic had his $19.4 million player option picked up by the Heat, so he could be dealt in the sign-and-trade for Kyle Lowry. The Raptors are reportedly eager to move him to a third team with the Mavericks as the rumored destination. Here is a deal that would make that happen.
Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer noted Dallas is not eager to trade for Dragic on the Mavs Step Back podcast on Aug. 6. The Mavs believes he will be bought out, and they are in the driver’s seat to sign him on the open market. The organization sees no need to give up an asset to make it happen.
Another team could swoop in and acquire the veteran guard. Dragic helped the Heat reach the NBA Finals inside the Walt Disney World bubble in 2020. The 35-year-old has dealt with injuries in recent years, but he can still make a massive impact when healthy. The Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker. Dragic could be the piece that pushes Dallas over the hump.
The Dallas Mavericks need to make another move. If they can clear Dwight Powell’s contract and get Goran Dragic that is a win. Willie Cauley-Stein and a 2022 second-round pick are including to keep the Raptors happy and getting some value from the swap. It is a trade the Mavs should strongly consider before training camp.