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Pass or pursue on Dallas Mavericks trade idea: 4. Mavs land Gallo in 3-team deal

This trade came from my colleague Jack Simone at All You Can Heat. He made some hypothetical blockbuster deals that would hurt the Heat’s odds of making the NBA Finals. The Mavericks get involved in this one featuring both the Hawks and Pistons.

Just looking at it from the Mavs angle, they would give up Dorian Finney-Smith, Dwight Powell, and Tyrell Terry to receive Danilo Gallinari and Rodney McGruder. Galo is a proven scorer that has shot over 40 percent from 3-point range for three straight seasons. He would be a massive offensive upgrade and give Dallas some versatility. McGruder is an end-of-the-bench option on a $1.9 million expiring deal.

Would the Mavs be willing to sacrifice defense for offense after adding two wings that can space the floor in free agency? Gallinari is 6'10, but rates a below league average defender. Is his offense enough to outweigh the defensive loss of Doe-Doe?

Verdict: Pursue

There is no way this trade goes down. Getting all three teams to agree to it is not happening, but it is a move worth exploring from the Dallas Mavericks side. Gallinari’s ability to score and space the floor would be fantastic next to Luka Doncic. Dallas would have some defensive issues, but not ones that would be unfixable.