The Dallas Mavericks entered the summer with one broad goal in mind - put a playoff-caliber team around Luka Doncic. Obviously, creating a championship-level roster would be ideal, but after missing the Play-In this past year, starting with the playoffs was the priority.
And so far, they have done a great job at forming a quality group around their star(s), with their top move being the re-signing of Kyrie Irving, who will now be in Dallas for the next three years.
Despite all that, recent rumblings have indicated that the Mavericks could be interested in making more trades. And while the main candidates to be dealt are Tim Hardaway Jr. and JaVale McGee, one other player should be added to that list.
3 reasons the Mavericks should trade Jaden Hardy
The 21-year-old has solid potential, and he played fairly well for the Mavericks this past season, but with Dallas looking to compete for a championship, there are a flurry of reasons why they should move him.
Wanting to trade Hardaway Jr. makes sense, as he’s on a massive contract (relative to his skillset) and can help the Mavericks pull off a bigger move.
And it’s also clear why the Mavericks would want to trade McGee, as he wasn’t an effective part of their rotation this past season, and they have recently reshaped their center position.
But what about Hardy?
Here are three reasons why Dallas should trade Hardy.