5 trades the Dallas Mavericks must make after the Kyrie Irving deal

Tyler Watts
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Trade Dallas Mavericks should make after landing Kyrie Irving: 4. Land Bogdan

Bogdan Bogdanovic has an $18 million player option for next season that he is likely to decline to become an unrestricted free agent. The Hawks do not want to commit to a long-term deal at $20-plus million per season, so the next logical move is cashing in before the deadline to ensure they get some value back in return.

Could the Hawks be down for a bit of a challenge trade with Dallas before the deadline?

Atlanta is currently eighth in the Eastern Conference, and they have zero reasons to tank. They need more shooting, and Christian Wood would give them a floor-spacing big man that could bail out their 15th-ranked offense when things slow down.

The Mavericks need wing help, and Bogdanovic is one of the best available. He is an above-average shooter and scorer that can make plays and handle the ball at 6’6. Dallas needs versatile wings that can switch on defense and give their offense additional firepower. The Mavs should have the best offense in the league with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving running the show, but they could always use more talent.

This trade could potentially solve issues for both teams, and the Mavericks part with a second-round draft pick because the Hawks are unlikely to have interest in Wood long-term. He finishes the season in Atlanta and attempts to help them get into the playoffs before departing in free agency.