Grade the Trade: Mavericks land Warriors sharpshooter in shocking proposal

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The Dallas Mavericks begin the 2024 NBA Playoffs on Sunday on the road against the LA Clippers, and fans can't wait to see a rematch between Dallas and LA after the Mavs lost to them in the first round of the playoffs in 2020 and 2021.

The entire city is buzzing in preparation for this great series, and both teams are quickly trying to get healthy ahead of this highly-anticipated matchup.

Both teams have been battling injuries, and the Mavs may be catching the Clippers at the perfect time due to Kawhi Leonard's foggy availability.

Grade the Trade: Mavericks land Warriors sharpshooter in shocking proposal

There is uncertainty that he will be available for game one, and to make matters even better, Dereck Lively II went through a full practice on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Lively II suffered a knee sprain at the end of March, and at this rate, he should be ready to play on Sunday.

With the entire NBA world buzzing about the 2024 NBA Playoffs, some teams' offseasons have already begun. Teams who didn't make the Play-In Tournament or lost in the Play-In Tournament (if they were a nine or 10 seed) have already gone home, and their focus has already shifted to the offseason and how they can build the best roster possible for next year.

One of those teams is the Golden State Warriors, and their big three of Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green may not be intact next season. The Warriors lost to the Sacramento Kings in the Play-In Tournament on Tuesday night, and it might be time for some big changes in The Bay so they can get back to their championship-winning ways.

In this proposal, the Dallas Mavericks make a blockbuster trade with the Golden State Warriors for one of their star shooters.

Here we grade this blockbuster trade for both teams and explain the advantages and disadvantages for both teams involved.