5 trades for Dallas Mavericks to land perfect big man partner for Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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4. Mitchell Robinson

Mitchell Robinson may not have the star power of some other options, but he would still be an ideal fit alongside Luka Doncic as the big man in the middle for the Dallas Mavericks.

He’s emerging as one of the better rim protectors in the league, but while in New York, he’s never been a big part of the offense, something he’s been very vocal about in the past.

With the Mavericks, Robinson could earn the opportunity to play an elite two-man game with Doncic, which would make him a big part of the offense by default. He’d get to catch plenty of lobs from number 77.

Meanwhile, Obi Toppin would also be a solid addition to the roster. His athletic ability and improved 3-point shooting could earn him a spot in the regular rotation.

For the Knicks, this deal would bank on Isaiah Haertenstein becoming their starting center or Christian Wood stepping into the role. Regardless, they would have a nice one-two punch with a bit more variety, thanks to Wood’s scoring abilities.

Plus, Tom Thibodeau would get a nice addition on the wing in the form of Reggie Bullock, who has had success with the Knicks in the past. All in all, both teams could do a little reshaping with this deal.