Pass or pursue Dallas Mavericks hypothetical trade: 1. Grab Poeltl
Jakob Poeltl figures to be among the most rumored players ahead of February’s trade deadline. The Spurs are facing a total rebuild, and the 7’1 big man is in his prime. Poeltl is likely eager to get back to the playoffs and make an impact on a contender.
The Mavs tried to improve at the five this offseason, but the JaVale McGee experiment has not worked out thus far. They could be in the market for an upgrade, and Bleacher Report offered this hypothetical deal.
Poeltl solves multiple issues for the Mavs. He is a strong rebounder and rim protector that could cover the team’s two biggest woes from their run to the conference finals last season. The 7’1 big man also has some playmaking ability, which could be massive as the opposition doubles Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks are not eager to deal Josh Green, but they will have to give up something to get a valuable rotation piece for the stretch run. Jakob Poeltl is a significant upgrade at the five that could anchor their defense, and he gives Dallas another look to throw at the opposition in the playoffs. That is a deal worth considering.
The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for upgrades before this season’s trade deadline, but will they find a deal that makes sense? Stay tuned to find out.