The Dallas Mavericks lost Jalen Brunson in free agency, and they have done nothing to replace him. The 25-year-old became the team’s second-leading scorer, and he was an important playmaker and ball-handler. The Mavs tried to bring him back, but the four-year deal worth north of $100 million to join his father in New York was just too good to pass up.
Spencer Dinwiddie is expected to take Brunson’s place in the starting five, but that leaves the Mavericks without a point guard coming off the bench. The free agent market has nearly dried up, but there is one potential game-changing option on the board. The Mavs would have to sign-and-trade for Collin Sexton if they want to make a significant upgrade.
Is that deal possible? Sexton and the Cavaliers are at a stalemate. The 23-year-old wants $20 million per season, but he has been unable to find that deal. Will the Mavericks offer it? Could they build a package around Reggie Bullock that gets a trade done? Here is a look at Bleacher Report's hypothetical deal before diving into if the Mavs could and should make the move.
Could Dallas Mavericks trade Reggie Bullock for Collin Sexton? Should they?
Bleacher Report wrote about one hypothetical trade for every team before training camp, and they had the Cavaliers and Mavericks working out the following deal for Sexton.
Dallas Mavericks acquire: Collin Sexton
Cleveland Cavaliers receive: Reggie Bullock, lottery protected first-round pick
Is that enough to land Sexton? Should the Mavs explore a Bullock for Sexton trade? Does that interest the Cavs, who hold all the cards in the negotiations? Here is a closer look.