The Dallas Mavericks had a very busy Thursday afternoon by making multiple trades. Heading into Thursday's trade deadline, the Mavericks had a clear need for a forward. They not only acquired their forward of the future but crushed the deal out of the park.
Additionally, Dallas added a stout center that fans have been begging the team to get for months. The acquisition of Daniel Gafford was a surprise to many when it was announced, but it made perfect sense for the Mavericks.
Both trades make the Mavericks instantly better, especially when you factor in that the team only gave up one rotational player, Grant Williams. Furthermore, both P.J. Washington and Gafford will play a key role in the Mavericks' upcoming playoff push.
Former Dallas Maverick suggests perfect move for team to make on buyout market
With both trades being finalized, the team now has an open roster spot. The Mavericks can look to go in multiple different directions to fill that last roster spot, but after a recent trade between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors, former Maverick Spencer Dinwiddie could be available as the Raptors plan to waive him.
Dinwiddie would help this current Mavericks roster by being a key contributor off the bench. Dinwiddie would instantly take over as the backup ball handler on a team that lacks ball handlers off the bench.
Since the news of Dinwiddie's buyout broke, fans have been begging the Mavs front office to snag the one-time fan favorite, and the Mavs have already been linked to him. Even former Mav Theo Pinson got in the action by responding to a tweet telling the Mavs to pursue Dinwiddie.
Dinwiddie is currently averaging 12.6 points and six assists per outing and would be a great fit in Dallas for the remainder of the season.
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