Trade Dallas Mavericks should make after Jalen Brunson's departure: 1. Acquire Thybulle
The Mavs were rumored to be interested in acquiring Matisse Thybulle into their now-expired trade exception. The 6’5 wing is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, but his offensive game is a work in progress.
The Sixers are looking to improve their defense and floor spacing around James Harden and Joel Embiid, so they added P.J. Tucker and Danuel House in free agency and traded for De’Anthony Melton. Finding minutes for Thybulle on the wing won’t be easy given the Sixers' depth.
The Sixers bring Bobi and Tobi back together and pick up a two draft picks for Thybulle. Houston picks up two second-round picks for taking Josh Green and Frank Ntilikina in this deal, and the Mavericks get their desired target. Philly likely wants more for the 25-year-old wing, but they are unlikely to find it on the trade market.
The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off a run to the conference finals, and they should be all-in to improve their roster around Luka Doncic. Yes, they want to wait for the chance at a star, but the team’s track record in landing one is not great. The Mavs should improve now and keep building around number 77.