4. Makes Sense: Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors aren't having the season they anticipated, and some of their top contributors are underperforming. The only untouchable player on the roster is Stephen Curry, and maybe Dallas and Golden State can work out a deal.
Although there haven't been reports linking Dallas to former No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins or veteran center Kevon Looney, both players would be good pickups for Dallas. Jonathan Kuminga would also be a good pickup, and it was reported that he is frustrated with his role.
The Mavericks have been searching for a two-way forward and a solid rebounding big for what feels like since Luka was drafted. Andrew Wiggins hasn't looked the same this year, but Mavs fans are hoping a change of scenery is all he needs just like when he left Minnesota.
The Warriors don't have any stability in their starting or bench lineup. Bringing in a consistent veteran like Tim Hardaway Jr. and being able to plug him in wherever is exactly what the Warriors need. Hardaway Jr. would also take the pressure off Curry as he spaces the floor and knocks down tough jumpers.
Another incentive for the Warriors would be getting off of Wiggins's salary while picking up a more productive Hardaway Jr. for half the price. A package including Wiggins and Looney would put the Mavericks in win-now mode and the Warriors with salary cap space to figure it out.
It'll be interesting to see what moves the Warriors make if any, and it seems like them and the Mavericks are perfect trade partners.