Should Dallas Mavericks pass or pursue Kristaps Porzingis trade: 2. Warriors swap
Bleacher Report also outlined five hypothetical blockbuster trades in a recent article that had the Mavericks making this deal with the Warriors.
Andrew Wiggins can get a bucket and is only under contract for two more seasons. The Mavs also receive 2020 second overall draft pick James Wiseman, but they have to give up four valuable rotation pieces to make the deal. Dorian Finney-Smith is one of the team’s best defenders and a strong 3-and-D wing. Jalen Brunson finished fourth in the Sixth Man of the Year balloting last season.
The Mavericks would take a significant step backward in the short term by making this deal. If Wiseman turns into a superstar, this trade could turn into a massive win, but that is a significant risk.
Wiggins is an upgrade on the wing to Dorian Finney-Smith, but the Mavericks would be downgrading from KP to Wiseman. That does not mention giving up Brunson and Cauley-Stein. Dallas would also have to give significant minutes to the 20-year-old center that struggled on both ends of the floor as a rookie. Golden State was 18-21 when Wiseman played last season, and the Mavericks would take a significant step in the wrong direction if they made this deal.