2 pros, 3 cons of potential Mavericks trade for Clint Capela

The Dallas Mavericks are showing interest in trading for Clint Capela, so here are two pros and three cons to a potential deal.
Dallas Mavericks, Clint Capela, NBA Trade Rumors
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1. Con - Contract

At first glance, Clint Capela’s contract isn’t too bad. He’s set to make $20.6 million this upcoming season and $22.3 million in the season after that, meaning there are only two years remaining on his deal.

For a player of Capela’s caliber, $20 million isn’t a terrible deal. With how quickly the salary cap is increasing, $20 million is going to be the new going rate for a solid starter in the NBA.

And that’s exactly what Capela is - a solid starter. But is his salary really worth what he brings to the table at this point in his career, especially when they should also be looking forward?

The new CBA that’s being ushered in will come with heavy restrictions when it comes to team building, and adding a $20 million player to the mix would give the Mavericks another large contract.

Capela would immediately become the third-highest-paid player on the roster, and while he’s still only 29 years old, a player who relies on athleticism as much as Capela does isn’t going to get much more effective.

Adding a large salary to the mix like Capela’s could end up bringing the Mavericks closer to the cap, and wouldn’t it be a better idea to utilize that money elsewhere?

With Dereck Lively II, Dwight Powell, Richaun Holmes, and Maxi Kleber in place, should the Mavericks really be spending $20 million on another center?