Grade the Trade: Mavericks land Grant Williams in three-team trade

The Dallas Mavericks landed Grant Williams in a three-team trade with the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs, but what grade does each team deserve for the move?
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Yesterday, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported a three-team deal involving the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, and San Antonio Spurs.

The Mavs sent Reggie Bullock to the Spurs and received Grant Williams from the Celtics. The Mavs and Celtics each received two second-round picks. And finally, a 2030 first-round pick swap between Dallas and San Antonio was included in the deal heading to the Spurs.

Due to Williams being a restricted free agent, the Mavs acquired Williams on a four-year $54 million deal via sign-and-trade.

Dallas came into the offseason looking to reshape their roster after failing to reach the playoffs in the 2022-23 season. They began the offseason by drafting Dereck Lively II with the 12th overall pick.

In doing so, they traded down from 10 to acquire the 12th choice. With this move, the Mavs sent out Davis Bertans and his $17 million per year contract to the Thunder.

As the night went on, Dallas traded back into the draft, acquiring the 24th pick and Richaun Holmes from the Kings. That spot was used to select Olivier-Maxence Prosper from Marquette, a defensive-minded wing.

As soon as free agency began, the Mavs re-signed Kyrie Irving to a 3-year $126 million pact. In the following days, Dallas re-signed Dwight Powell and signed both Seth Curry and Dante Exum.

Still, without a veteran forward, the Mavs hit the trade market to acquire now-former-Celtic Williams. Now with Williams on the roster, let's take a look at how the Mavs fared in acquiring Williams.

Also, we'll dissect the trade and see what grade the other two teams deserve in the deal.