4. Clint Capela
The Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks had a chat about a potential Clint Capela trade leading up to the NBA Draft, but talks stalled when the Hawks asked forJosh Green. Would they ease up on that stance? Maybe.
This deal would see the Mavericks land two high-quality rotation pieces, including a new starting center in Clint Capela, who would be a great fit next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.
Capela is an interior force, dominating the glass and clearing things up on the defensive end. Plus, with all his experience next to James Harden and Trae Young, he’ll be more than ready to catch lobs from Doncic.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is on a long contract, but his perimeter scoring would be great to have off the bench for Dallas. He could even have a chance at winning the Sixth Man of the Year award with his production.
Meanwhile, this deal would help the Hawks fix their cap situation even more, which they began doing when they traded John Collins to the Utah Jazz earlier this summer.
Getting off of Bogdanovic’s long-term money would be a win, and they would still have Onyeka Okongwu to replace Capela in the starting lineup. Plus, all three players they would receive could get rotational minutes for them.
And perhaps most importantly, the Hawks would get a first-rounder and a second-rounder to utilize in future moves.
Potentials starting lineups
Mavericks: Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Josh Green, Maxi Kleber, Clint Capela
Hawks: Trae Young, Dejounte Murray, AJ Griffin, De’Andre Hunter, Onyeka Okongwu