5 trades the Dallas Mavericks should already be looking to make

Tyler Watts
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Trade Dallas Mavericks should already be considering: 1. Get DeMar from the Bulls

The Mavs need to get a second All-Star to be true title contenders and the easiest path may be glaring right at them. Chicago is 5-5 in their first ten games, but Lonzo Ball is out indefinitely, Zach LaVine’s knee continues to act up, and the team is teetering on the edge. If there is ever a year to tank, it is now.

Would the Bulls take Josh Green and two first-round picks for DeRozan if they decided to tear things down? Their pick is owed to the Orlando Magic this year with just a top four protection, so Chicago would need some lottery luck if they make this move, but it would be maximizing DeRozan’s value to trade him at the deadline.

He is under contract for next season, but the Bulls will not get as much if they trade him during the final year of his deal, especially if DeRozan is not willing to sign an extension. Does Chicago try to maximize their return as they figure out how to maximize their roster moving forward?

Nikola Vucevic is in the last year of his contract, and he will likely be shopped at the trade deadline in what could be an active one of the Bulls, especially if things go further south.

dark. Next. Is Luka Doncic doing too much?

The Dallas Mavericks would love to pull off a blockbuster trade, but they will settle for just improving their roster around superstar Luka Doncic. Can they find the right deal? Stay tuned to find out.