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How the Rudy Gobert trade impacts the Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks have been relatively quiet this offseason. They traded for Christian Wood, signed JaVale McGee, and drafted Jaden Hardy, but the biggest news is losing Jalen Brunson to the Knicks. He transformed into the team’s second-leading scorer, but the 6’1 guard jumped at the chance to be the lead ball-handler in New York.

The NBA saw a seismic trade go down between two Western Conference playoff teams on July 1 as three-time Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert was traded to the Timberwolves for a massive haul. The Jazz signaled they are heading into a rebuild after three first-round playoff exits in the last four years.

The Gobert trade sent ripple effects across the league, but how did it impact the Mavericks?

How did Rudy Gobert trade impact the Dallas Mavericks?

It was a blockbuster deal that saw six players and four first-round picks change hands. Fans heard the rumors that the asking price for Gobert was high, but few expect this type of return. Here is a look at the particulars of the deal.

Minnesota virtually gave up five first-round picks to land Gobert, including three unprotected and 2022 first-rounder Walker Kessler. The Timberwolves could regret this deal if things do not work out with Gobert, but they took a shot knowing they were unlikely to be a free agent or superstar trade destination.

The Rudy Gobert trade shook up the Western Conference and had a significant impact on the Dallas Mavericks without them being involved. Here is a look at what changed for Dallas after the deal.