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5 trades the Dallas Mavericks could make with the Utah Jazz this offseason

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Dallas Mavericks trade with rebuilding Utah Jazz: 3. Get Bogi

Bojan Bogdanovic will be arguably the hottest name on Utah’s roster after Donovan Mitchell finds a new home. The 6’7 forward offers steady production on both ends of the floor and is a seamless fit on any roster. Bogdanovic averaged 18.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 30.9 minutes per game last season.

The 33-year-old spaces the floor, gets buckets, and was the Jazz’s best perimeter defender when they faced the Mavericks in the playoffs.

Bogdanovic is on a $19.6 million expiring contract, so the Jazz would love to trade him for future assets.

They may be able to get two draft choices out of the Mavericks if they are willing to take back Davis Bertans. The veteran forward is owed $33 million over the next two seasons, and he has a $5 million guarantee in 2024.

Utah did not take back a ton of long-term salary in the Gobert deal, but they will need something on their books this year if they decide to tear down their roster. The Jazz will be multiple seasons away from contending, so taking on the negative contract of Bertans should not be an issue if the Jazz feel they are properly compensated for doing so.

It could cost Dallas two first-round picks, but the Mavericks are going to push back and try to keep to one with a second-round selection or Josh Green thrown in to make the deal work. This trade could hinge on how Danny Ainge and the Jazz feel about Green.