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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: 2. Utah further blows it up

If the Rudy Gobert trade signaled the start of a total rebuild in Utah, Bojan Bogdanovic and his $19.3 million expiring contract are likely to be moved. The 33-year-old wing averaged 18.1 points per game last season, and he is a career 39.2 percent 3-point shooter.

Mavericks fans saw his ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor in their first-round playoff series against the Jazz. Bogdanovic was Utah’s best perimeter defender, and he can get a bucket.

The Mavs deal the expiring contracts of Dwight Powell and Frank Ntilikina with Josh Green and a future first-round pick to land Bogdanovic. It opens up room for Dallas to sign Goran Dragic and have some roster flexibility heading into the season.

Utah is one of the many teams to watch as the summer rolls on. Will they trade Donovan Mitchell and go into a total rebuild? Are the Jazz focused on moving expiring contracts like Patrick Beverley and Bojan Bogdanovic? Does Utah pull off another blockbuster? The Jazz will likely let the Kevin Durant situation play out before making moves, but something else is coming from the Jazz.

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