Dallas Mavericks trade with rebuilding Utah Jazz: 1. Big swing
The Jazz would love to package two or more of their assets to get multiple first-round picks from the same team. Utah is selling a lot of players that are slightly past their primes, and they know the more future firsts they get raises the likelihood that the team acquiring them has taken a turn toward rebuilding.
The Brooklyn Nets are the perfect example if they trade Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this summer. They gave up a ton of picks to acquire James Harden from Houston in 2021 to form a superteam, and now they are on the verge of rebuilding 18 months later.
Could the Jazz package Mike Conley and Bojan Bogdanovic and get multiple first-round picks out of the Mavs?
The Mavs may even be willing to give up more here because trading both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Davis Bertans allows Dallas to clean up their cap sheet. They could create cap space next summer as they search for a second star, which has value on its own.
The Dallas Mavericks should be aggressive in acquire pieces from the Utah Jazz. They cannot afford to sit around and wait for a star player. The time is now to build a contender around Luka Doncic. The Jazz will be selling pieces that could help the Mavs make a deep playoff run next season, so Dallas needs to pounce on the opportunity.