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Prediction for Dallas Mavericks acquisition Moses Brown: Gets traded

The Mavs acquired Moses Brown from the Boston Celtics in the Josh Richardson trade. It was the second time the talented young big man was traded this offseason. The Thunder sent Brown to Boston in the Al Horford deal.

Brown showed flashes in Oklahoma City last season. He averaged 8.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 21.4 minutes per game. The 21-year-old made 32 starts and multiple massive lines. His biggest game was 21 points and 23 rebounds against the Celtics in March, but he had six double-doubles where he scored at least 18 and grabbed 12 boards.

Brown is an intriguing prospect, but there were reports the Mavericks preferred to take back no salary in the J-Rich deal.

Rebuilding teams will be interested in Moses Brown as the trade deadline approaches, and Dallas is bound to make another move. They still need a secondary ball-handler and could be looking for defensive upgrades. Having a 7’2 big man with a 20-20 game under his belt to offer is better than a draft pick.

The Dallas Mavericks find the right deal and send Moses Brown to another team for an immediate upgrade. It is no knock on his potential, but the Mavs want to win now and must bolster their rotation to do so.