1. Must-avoid: Dorian Finney-Smith
Brooklyn Nets forward and former Dallas Mavericks fan-favorite Dorian Finney-Smith would undoubtedly be a great fit if he were to return to Dallas at this year's trade deadline.
He is someone who Luka Doncic would love to play with again, and there have also been some rumblings that Finney-Smith would love to return to Dallas one day. It all seems to make sense when talking about Finney-Smith and a potential Dallas reunion, but it may not be the smartest for Dallas to pursue him, considering Brooklyn's outrageous asking price.
There have been rumors that the Nets have turned down multiple first-round picks in exchange for Finney-Smith, and if Dallas were to make a trade for him, they would almost certainly be giving up their 2027 first-round pick along with more draft capital and or one of their young assets and salary filler.
This big of a trade package in exchange for Finney-Smith may not be wise when thinking about the potential long-term implications, especially since Dallas would be giving up their only tradeable first-round pick.
If they were to trade for Finney-Smith, that would likely be their biggest trade of the season. Although he is an elite role player and has already proved that he is a great fit in Dallas, the Mavs may want to stay away unless the Nets' asking price decreases significantly. There have also been rumors that Dallas hasn't been interested in Finney-Smith as of late.
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