The Dallas Mavericks had the worst offseason in the NBA, according to recent executive’s vote. Losing Jalen Brunson in free agency hurt, and the Mavs made matters worse by failing to find a replacement for his ball-handling and playmaking abilities.
Usually, the activity has wound down by this point in the offseason, but not this year. The Utah Jazz just traded Donovan Mitchell to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a shocking blockbuster. It is the second star the Jazz have traded away this offseason, and they have no reason to hold on to the rest of their veteran core.
Mike Conley, Jordan Clarkson, Bojan Bogdanovic, Malik Beasley, and Rudy Gay are all readily available, and the Jazz want future draft capital. Can the Mavs get in on a deal with Utah to improve their roster?
Can the Dallas Mavericks trade for Mike Conley or Bojan Bogdanovic? Will they?
The Mavericks are in an interesting position. They owe their 2023 first-round pick to the New York Knicks with a top ten protection. Dallas expects the selection to convey next summer, which leaves them with a full cupboard of first-round picks to trade away. The team is certainly weighing the opportunity cost of trading one now to improve their roster in the short-term versus acquiring a second star by dealing a massive haul in the future.
Do the Utah Jazz have anyone left that moves the needle enough for the Dallas Mavericks? Does a Bojan Bogdanovic or Mike Conley trade make sense? Will the Mavs pull off a trade with Utah? Let us take a closer look.