Why the Dallas Mavericks trading for Grayson Allen does not make sense
The Milwaukee Bucks are not some rebuilding team searching for draft capital. Grayson Allen is a key part of their rotation, and the Bucks are looking to improve their defense and ability to switch in the postseason. It is why Fischer mentioned the Bucks offering Allen for Jae Crowder. The Mavericks would have to give up a key piece of their rotation to get Allen from Milwaukee.
Trading Reggie Bullock or Josh Green for Grayson Allen does not make sense for the Mavs. Bullock is a superior defender, who consistently knocked down jumpers in the playoffs last season. Green is younger with a higher ceiling, even if Allen is the slightly better player right now. The Mavs need upside as they try to build around their 23-year-old superstar.
Dorian Finney-Smith is off the table, and I doubt the Bucks would have interest in an Allen for Tim Hardaway Jr. swap. There is just no deal that makes for both sides, despite Bleacher Report naming Dallas as one of the three best fits for Allen. It takes two to tango, and a deal for Allen just never makes sense for both parties.
General manager Nico Harrison and the Dallas Mavericks front office will be active and aggressive before the trade deadline, but can they find a move that upgrades their roster? It is something to watch closely as the season progresses.