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

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Dallas Mavericks, Myles Turner
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3. Dallas Mavericks help Pascal Siakam get to Indiana, land Myles Turner

Myles Turner is often a name that Mavs fans throw out regarding a center that they should pursue, and they finally get their wish as he comes to Dallas in this three-team blockbuster.

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The Raptors are known for hardballing when it comes to trading their players, and this deal generously compensates them for their star power forward, Pascal Siakam.

In this deal, Indiana sends out a haul for Siakam as they send Buddy Hield, Andrew Nembhard, and two first-round picks to the Raptors. They also send Myles Turner to Dallas. To get Turner, the Mavs have to give up more than they may be comfortable with. They send Maxi Kleber, Tim Hardaway Jr., and a second-round pick to the Raptors and JaVale McGee to the Pacers.

While the Mavs do give up two players that are big parts of what they do, they gain one of the most underrated centers in the NBA in Turner.

Last season for Indiana, he averaged 18.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals, and 2.3 blocks per game. This was the most healthy Turner has been in a few years, and it was one of his best seasons on the court. He is also under contract for two more seasons and lines up with Dallas' timeline of winning right now.

Turner would be a great stretch big in Dallas that can also roll to the rim and protect the rim. He would fit great next to Luka Doncic and give the Mavs someone who can anchor their defense for years to come.

Land one of the most underrated centers in the league in Myles Turner. Dump Tim Hardaway Jr. and JaVale McGee, but gain a player that is playing the best basketball of his career. Dallas Mavericks. dallas mavericks grade to get turner. A-