Will the Dallas Mavericks acquire a role player from the Utah Jazz?
This is the story to watch closely in the weeks ahead. Patrick Beverley was already clear about his desire to win, so do not expect him to stick around if Donovan Mitchell gets traded. Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic are veterans that are unlikely to be interested in playing for a rebuilding team next season.
Dallas has all the necessary ingredients to make a trade with Utah. They can offer multiple draft picks, despite not having a full war chest. Tim Hardaway Jr., Davis Bertans, and Dwight Powell are all capable salary fillers in a trade.
General manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison just has to make the call and agree upon a deal. The Jazz are focused on dealing Mitchell, but nothing will be holding them back when that trade is done. The Mavs need to be ready to pounce the moment Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania send out the breaking news tweets.
Harrison is building a strong track record of success in trades after just over one year on the job. Expect him to get involved here to upgrade the Dallas Mavericks roster. It may not be a blockbuster deal, but the team just needs pieces to put around Luka Doncic to go on another deep playoff run.