Should Dallas Mavericks pass or pursue Kristaps Porzingis trade: 1. 3-teamer to land Turner
Bleacher Report attempted to cook up fresh trade ideas, and they got wild with this Mavericks deal. This deal features the Blazers and Pacers and plenty of moving parts.
From the Mavericks angle, they give up Kristaps Porzingis to get Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, and a 2022 first-round pick that is lottery protected from the Pacers. Rick Carlisle is going to have Indiana in the playoffs this season, so Dallas would have a draft pick to trade in hopes of landing more talent.
The Mavs would be downgrading from KP to Turner, but fans have not seen what the Texas-native can do as the lone primary center becuase he has played next to Domantas Sabonis in Indiana. Turner could thrive as a stretch five, rim protector, and roll man for the Mavericks.
Dallas would also be adding Jeremy Lamb. The 6’5 wing shot over 40 percent from 3-point range last season, and he scored over 15 a night back in 2019.
Myles Turner has two years and $36 million remaining on his contract. The Dallas Mavericks would free up some cap space, improve their defense, grab a capable wing, and a first-round pick in this trade. Consider it a win for the Mavs and something they should look to pursue.
Fans should not expect Kristaps Porzingis to be traded. These hypothetical deals are fun, but the Mavericks believe KP can return to his All-Star form. It will be one of the many things to watch this season, so please enjoy the games.