7 realistic trades the Dallas Mavericks should make for a starting center

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The Dallas Mavericks center carousel has been spinning for almost ten years, and it's still spinning.

Ever since Tyson Chandler left for the second time, the Mavs haven't been able to find a true starting center. They've experimented with Deandre Jordan for a year, started Dwight Powell for 243 games, and even started Andrew Bogut, Nerlens Noel, and Zaza Pachuila.

None of these starting centers are good enough to start on an NBA Finals-winning team, and the Mavs have to take this position more seriously this summer.

7 realistic trades the Dallas Mavericks can make for a starting center

As of right now, the Mavs have four centers on their roster. They have Powell, JaVale McGee, Dereck Lively II, and Richaun Holmes. They have been in some trade talks for players like Clint Capela and Deandre Ayton, but the talks fell through. It looks like the Mavs are trying to land a starting as there have been multiple trade rumors this offseason, but things just haven't gone their way on the trade market.

While they do seem to be looking, the Mavs are fine if they roll with the group they have. They are "content" with the centers that are on their roster right now, and Powell would likely start at center if the roster remains the way that it is right now.

This is not ideal, as we've seen how the past few seasons have gone with Powell starting at center, but it may be the best option they have. Holmes and Lively II could also challenge Powell for that starting spot, but Powell knows the system better than anyone and has great chemistry with Luka Doncic. He isn't built to be a starting center in the NBA, but he has been the best Dallas has had in the past few years.

Here are seven trades that give the Mavs a new starting center as they try to make an NBA Finals push next season.