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Grading Bleacher Report’s latest hypothetical trades involving the Dallas Mavericks

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Dallas Mavericks, Coby White
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Grading Bleacher Report’s trade featuring Dallas Mavericks: 4. Young player swap

Coby White's playing time and production decreased last season after the Bulls added DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball in the backcourt. The 22-year-old guard still managed to average 12.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 27.5 minutes per game.

The Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker to replace Jalen Brunson. They have Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie, but adding another talented young piece would be smart business, especially if Nico Harrison and the front office can buy low.

Dallas Mavericks receive: Coby White

Chicago Bulls acquire: Josh Green, 2 second-round picks

As a 20-year-old, White averaged 15.1 points, 4.8 assists, and 4.1 rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game. He can handle the ball and distribute when given the opportunity. The 6’5 guard could take a massive leap forward playing in Dallas under head coach Jason Kidd. The Hall of Fame point guard has developed talent, and Coby White is not lacking that.

Grade for Bleacher Report’s hypothetical Dallas Mavericks trade for Coby White: B+

The Mavericks should be looking to buy low on a talented 22-year-old that was the seventh overall pick in 2019. White is a career 36.5 percent 3-point shooter with a versatile skill set. He fits next to Luka Doncic or as the team’s sixth man.

The Mavs give up Josh Green and two second-round picks to acquire Coby White in this hypothetical deal. That is a small price to pay for a player that has proven he can average 15 points per game. White is entering the final year of his contract, but Dallas could make him a restricted free agent in 2023.

Are the Bulls willing to shop Coby White? If so, the Mavericks should give Chicago a jingle as Bleacher Report’s proposed deal earns a B-plus grade from the Mavs side.

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