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Can Dallas Mavericks capitalize on Warriors upcoming cap crunch? Will they?

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Can Dallas Mavericks acquire a key piece from the Golden State Warriors?

Do not expect Golden State to get antsy. Their clearest path to keeping everyone happy and increasing their title odds for next season is to extend Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins and let Jordan Poole and Klay Thompson play out the year. The Warriors can match any offer Poole receives in restricted free agency next summer when they have to make the ultimate decision about keeping all four players.

Green and Wiggins will have trade value on their new deals if they decide to move one of them. They could let Poole walk in free agency, work out a sign-and-trade, or keep him.

Stephen Curry wants the team to keep Green and Thompson, but letting Klay play out his deal and hit unrestricted free agency in 2024 is an option for the Dubs. It will be a balancing act where all parties involved will be under consideration.

The Mavericks are unlikely to acquire any of these pieces this season. Golden State knows their championship window is wide open, so there is zero need to trade a valuable contributor. Draymond Green could throw a wrench into the plans if he does not receive an extension. Will he force his way out? It seems unlikely, but Green has a massive personality that could force the Warriors' hand.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to make calls, but do not expect them to make a trade with the Golden State Warriors this season. They will certainly be in line for future deals when the Dubs ultimately part with one or more of these players, but the Mavs will have to wait for those opportunities.

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