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

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5. Dallas Mavericks help facilitate Pascal Siakam blockbuster, land Clint Capela

Teams trading for star players with massive contracts such as Pascal Siakam is hard to do, and in this scenario, the Mavericks help the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors work out a trade as the third team.

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In this trade, the Mavericks land Clint Capela and give up Tim Hardaway Jr., JaVale McGee, and two second-round picks. This is a steep price for Capela, as Dallas just acquired those picks from the Grant Williams sign-and-trade, but they could decide to be aggressive and use them in this trade.

Last season in Atlanta, Capela averaged 12.0 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game. He would be a great pick-and-roll partner for Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving and fits the mold of what Dallas needs in a center. He blocks shots, rolls to the rim, and doesn't need a lot of touches in offense.

Capela would be a massive upgrade over Dwight Powell or Richaun Holmes, but the Mavs would likely have to be a third team involved to make a trade for him. A three-team trade seems more likely for Dallas to land Capela, and Dallas is reportedly hoping that the Hawks and Raptors engage in a trade so the Mavs can get Capela.

Hardaway Jr. and McGee would help the Hawks and Raptors make the money work, and the Mavs' improved center room after the trade would be Capela, Holmes, Powell, and Dereck Lively II.

Trade two players that they were trying to dump. Dallas Mavericks. mavs grade capela. A. Land Clint Capela, but lose two future draft picks

Capela has been another target linked to the Mavs in trade rumors, and getting him with this deal would be a bargain for Dallas.