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Why Dallas Mavericks fans should watch the 2022 NBA Draft

Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft, Luka Doncic, Jason KIdd
Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft, Luka Doncic, Jason KIdd / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft
Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft, John Collins / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Trades will keep happening that will impact the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs do not have to be involved in the trade to be impacted by it. All-Stars changing teams and potentially conferences could shake up the landscape. There may not be any blockbuster moves, but even names like John Collins could be the difference in a team contending for a playoff spot and rebuilding.

All Mavs supporters should be watching the New York Knicks closely. They want to sign Jalen Brunson in free agency, but they must create the cap space first. Thursday is the night to do just that. The Oklahoma City Thunder have approximately $25 million in space that vanishes when the league year flips over and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s max extension kicks in.

Creating significant cap space will be costly for New York. They will need to give the Thunder at least one first-round pick, and Oklahoma City could be fishing for the 11th overall pick this year. Would the Knicks be willing to part with the lottery selection to open the room to sign Brunson?

Every draft day is good for a surprising trade, and it will impact the Dallas Mavericks. How much? Stay tuned to see what goes down on June 23.

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