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5 trades the Dallas Mavericks should make after Jalen Brunson departure

Dallas Mavericks, Jalen Brunson, Bojan Bogdanovic
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Trade Dallas Mavericks should make after Jalen Brunson's departure: 4. Deal for Duncan

Duncan Robinson was in and out of the Heat’s rotation during the playoffs, including not leaving the bench in the Game 7 loss to the Boston Celtics in the conference finals. The 28-year-old saw his minutes and production slip this season, but it was not until the postseason that his playing time fell off.

Robinson signed a five-year $90 million extension before last season, and he is owed $64.4 million over the next four years. Will the Heat look to get off his contract this summer? Miami wants to contend for a championship, and gaining some future flexibility could be enticing.

The Heat would be searching for a first-round pick, but they might not get it with the money owed to Robinson. Dallas swoops in here and offers Dwight Powell's expiring contract, a young asset in Josh Green, and two second-round picks in 2025 and 2027.

Duncan Robinson is an elite shooter that needs to improve his defense. Coming to Dallas to play for Jason Kidd should do just that. The Hall of Fame point guard put his players in positions to succeed last season, and Robinson’s shooting should be a massive boost to the Mavericks' offense and floor spacing around Luka Doncic.

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