Mavericks trade rumors: Christian Wood, JaVale McGee, Tim Hardaway Jr. being shopped

Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood, Tim Hardaway Jr.
Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood, Tim Hardaway Jr. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks already pulled off a blockbuster trade for Kyrie Irving, but they are not done making moves. They traded their best perimeter defender to Brooklyn to add to their needs. The Mavs are searching for a center upgrade, another playmaker, and at least one 3-and-D wing. Can the Mavs find more upgrades before Thursday’s trade deadline?

General manager Nico Harrison and the team’s front office are not afraid to make moves. They are talking with every team and searching for trades that make sense before the Feb. 9 deadline at 2 p.m. CT. Can Dallas find the right deal? The Mavericks are trying, even if things do not materialize.

The rumor mill is white hot heading into the trade deadline, and the Mavericks are featured in all the latest. Dallas is said to shopping three players as they look to reshape their roster around Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving for a postseason run. Get the latest here.

Dallas Mavericks trade rumors: Christian Wood, JaVale McGee, and Tim Hardaway Jr. are being shopped

Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reported the Mavericks are shopping JaVale McGee. He signed a three-year deal with the team in the offseason and was the starting center to begin the season, but things have not worked out. McGee is not part of the nightly rotation at this point, and Dallas would love to move on. Can the Mavericks get off of his contract before Thursday’s deadline? They are exploring their options.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon noted that both Tim Hardaway Jr. and Christian Wood are being shopped in the latest Hoop Collective column (subscription required). THJ has two years and $34.1 million left on his contract after this season, which could limit his market. Wood is on an expiring contract and extension talks have not materialized. Can the Mavericks trade both players for defensive upgrades before Thursday’s deadline?

Right now, it appears the team’s roster will have Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving on it after the deadline. Everybody else is in play. They would prefer to keep Josh Green, but the Dallas Mavericks are willing to deal him if the return is right. Buckle up because it will be a wild and rumor-filled two days before the 2023 trade deadline. Do not miss it.

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