The Dallas Mavericks have not been shy about making trades since Nico Harrison took over as lead decision-maker last summer. He sent Josh Richardson to Boston after he struggled to fit in. Harrison also traded Kristaps Porzingis to Washington for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans to improve the roster’s flexibility around superstar Luka Doncic. The Mavs acquired Christian Wood after their run to the Western Conference Finals to help solve their rebounding issues in the postseason.
Dallas has 14 players under contract for a reason. They are hoping to get involved in a deal involving a star player. Kevin Durant wants out of Brooklyn with Kyrie Irving likely to be traded by the Nets if KD heads out. The Jazz appear headed towards a total rebuild with the news they are listening to offers on Donovan Mitchell. Dallas does not have the assets to acquire these stars, but they could snag a smaller piece of the deal at a discount.
Utah already made a blockbuster trade when they sent Rudy Gobert to Minnesota for a massive haul. The Jazz acquired veteran guard Patrick Beverley to make the salaries work out, but he has no desire to play for a rebuilding team. Here is why the Mavericks should be looking to swoop in and acquire him.
Why Patrick Beverley is the perfect trade target for the Dallas Mavericks
Beverley has played ten seasons in the NBA, and his team reached the postseason nine times. The 6’1 guard is a winner that brings a unique and valuable skill set to the court. In his lone season in Minnesota, Beverley helped the Timberwolves make the playoffs for just the second time since 2004.
Patrick Beverley is the perfect trade target for the Dallas Mavericks, and here are five reasons why.