Why Patrick Beverley is perfect trade target for Dallas Mavericks: 4. Playoff options
Adding Beverley would give head coach Jason Kidd even more options in the postseason. The Mavericks played Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock over 38 minutes per game in their run to the conference finals. Each handled a massive workload because coach Kidd did not have another trusted option.
Beverley is just 6’1, but he offers another plus perimeter defender that would allow Kidd to give Doe-Doe and Bullock some rest. The Mavs could play a three guard lineup with Pat Bev flanking both Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie or they could stagger the minutes to ensure they are maximizing their floor spacing, defense, and ball-handling on the floor at all times.
The additions of Christian Wood and JaVale McGee create more possibilities. The Mavericks could go big or small in the playoffs. They have the luxury of maximizing whatever area the team needs to win. Beverley’s unique and valuable skill set would only give coach Kidd more options to use when the games matter most.
The Dallas Mavericks could have their own version of the Warriors’ death lineup if they trade for Pat Bev. He can play with Luka, Finney-Smith, and Bullock as the last spot goes to Dinwiddie or Tim Hardaway Jr. to give Dallas five players all capable of switching on the defensive end and creating mismatches galore when they have the ball.