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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: 2. Get Pat Bev

The Jazz acquired Patrick Beverley in the Rudy Gobert trade, so he cannot be aggregated with other players in a deal until August 30. Beverley can be traded by himself or with draft picks, but multiple pieces cannot head from Utah with him until after that restriction expires.

Utah CEO Danny Ainge could easily wait out that deadline as it will still be the offseason when it passes, but he may jump at the chance to acquire another first-round pick and some expiring salary if the Mavericks act quickly.

Pat Bev is the perfect fit in Dallas. The Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker, and they want to put perimeter defense around Luka Doncic. The 6’1 guard checks all those boxes, and he brings toughness to any roster.

Beverley’s team has missed the playoffs just once in his ten years in the league. He helped change the culture in Minnesota, despite only being there for one season. The Timberwolves played better defense, and it was one reason they made the playoffs for just the second time since 2004 in 2022.

The Dallas Mavericks should not hesitate in acquiring Patrick Beverley, especially if a first-round pick is all the Utah Jazz are seeking. The 34-year-old guard is on a $13 million expiring contract, so there is limited risk in any deal Dallas makes for the veteran.