Could Dallas Mavericks trade for OG Anunoby this offseason?
By Tyler Watts
Will the Dallas Mavericks acquire OG Anunoby this offseason?
Fans can dream, but this one feels unlikely at best. If two teams were willing to offer three first-round picks at the trade deadline, someone is likely to give a similar offer or even more this summer. Cap and roster constraints are a bit looser in the offseason, which makes it easier to put up a massive haul.
Toronto needs to figure out a direction. They will have a new coach next season, but do they continue with the same roster after being knocked out in the Play-In Tournament? Fred VanVleet, Jakob Poeltl, and Gary Trent Jr. are all free agents, and it could be time for the Raptors to rebuild.
Every team in the league wants OG Anunoby on their roster, and the Mavericks have limited trade assets. If they can make a deal work, Dallas would need to find a starting center in free agency, and they could be set up to be back in contention next season. Do not count on it, but anything is possible in the NBA.
The Dallas Mavericks have a massive offseason on the horizon. They must improve their roster and find avenues to upgrade their defense. Can they do it? Stay tuned to find out.