The Dallas Mavericks want to add a second star to pair with Luka Doncic. They are fresh off a run to the Western Conference Finals, but the front office knows winning a championship will be difficult without another premier talent.
It will be hard for Dallas to acquire a second star this summer. They are projected to be in the luxury tax before re-signing free agent Jalen Brunson. The Mavs will have the taxpayer mid-level exception and minimum contracts to hand out in free agency. They also own the 26th overall pick in the draft, but if they want a marquee addition it will have to come via trade.
Star players often get to choose their destination in trades. Look at James Harden, Paul George, and Russell Westbrook as recent examples. Will a star choose to join the Mavericks this summer, and how could Dallas make a deal happen?
5 crazy trades for Dallas Mavericks to land a second star to pair with Luka Doncic
None of these trades are likely to occur. Each would involve the big-name deciding they wanted to play for the Mavericks, and convincing their current club to send them to Dallas. Every move mentioned is a stretch, especially since the Mavericks owe their 2023 first-round pick to the Knicks from the Kristaps Porzingis trade and the top ten protection prevents Dallas from dealing their 2025 first-rounder too.
At least one multi-time All-Star will be on the move this summer. Who and to where are the questions? Here are five crazy trades that land the Dallas Mavericks a second star to pair with Luka Doncic.