5 trades for Dallas Mavericks to land a starting power forward

As the Dallas Mavericks look to round out their starting lineup, here are five trades they could make to land a starting power forward.

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3. Dorian Finney-Smith

Is it already time to bring him back home? The Dallas Mavericks traded Dorian Finney-Smith this past season in the deal for Kyrie Irving, but why not consider a deal to get him back to Dallas?

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Finney-Smith was a perfect fit for the Mavericks, and if they could bring him back into the fold, it would be a massive win for all parties involved. He’s still on a great contract and was a brutal loss this past season.

Last year, Finney-Smith enjoyed a career season before his numbers fell off a bit this past season, but playing alongside Luka Doncic undoubtedly had a huge impact on his numbers throughout the years.

Bringing him back onto the team would give the Mavericks a great defensive presence and a familiar face who can knock down his three-point shots. Patty Mills would be a nice veteran addition, too.

As for the Brooklyn Nets, they don’t necessarily need Finney-Smith. With Royce O’Neale, Cameron Johnson, and Mikal Bridges in the fold, and rookie Noah Clowney in need of minutes, they could afford to trade a forward.

Tim Hardaway Jr. would give them some nice wing depth, but the first-round pick would be the real prize, as they would add to their large pool of draft assets.

Potential starting lineups

Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Josh Green, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber

Nets: Spencer Dinwiddie, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Royce O’Neale, Nicolas Claxton