1. Mavs land Buddy Hield in blockbuster with Pacers
One final trade that could work for the Dallas Mavericks is giving up Josh Green, Tim Hardaway Jr., and the team's 2025 second-rounder for Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield. The Mavs have already been linked to Hield this offseason, and this trade finally lands him in Dallas.
This hypothetical trade would give the team an extra scorer to pair alongside Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
If Dallas were to obtain Hield, it would help the team improve their offensive production and give them a lethal 3-point shooter. Hield has a career average of 16.1 points per game. Last season, he tallied 16.8 points per game and shot 42.5 percent from three.
His 3-point average last season would outperform everyone on the Mavs' roster, and his points per game would trail only Doncic and Irving. Hield also averaged 1.2 steals per game last season.
Hield is entering the final year of his four-year contract with Indiana. If Dallas did acquire him, they could either re-sign him or let him walk in free agency. Dallas could have a good chance to re-sign Hield, as he spends parts of the offseason in Dallas and has a house here,, but could let him walk if things don't work out.
On the Pacers' side, they would get a player in Green who is a better defender than Hield. Adding Green would help them develop their young core. Plus, it's possible he could become the team's sixth man.
Indiana would also help Dallas get rid of Hardaway Jr.'s contract. Both teams would benefit, as Dallas uses the trade as a salary move while the Pacers get two veteran players.
Trading Green is a question the Mavs must answer this upcoming season. Is Green worth an extension? Or could Dallas look elsewhere?