Grade the Trade: Mavericks land Warriors sharpshooter in shocking proposal

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Grading the trade for the Golden State Warriors

In this mock blockbuster trade, the Golden State Warriors would be turning the page completely on the "Splash Brothers" era. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry helped start a dynasty that won multiple rings, but all good things must come to an end.

Since Thompson is an unrestricted free agent, he could walk for nothing if he wanted to and the Warriors would get no value for him. In this scenario, the Warriors help get Thompson to one of the best teams in the NBA who wouldn't be able to sign him otherwise.

In exchange for Thompson, the Warriors replace his shooting with Tim Hardaway Jr.'s.

Hardaway Jr. has gone through a bad shooting slump as of late, but he could just need a change of scenery. He was having a great season at the beginning and was in the running for Sixth Man of the Year, but nothing has gone his way as of late.

This season for Dallas, Hardaway Jr. averaged 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 0.5 steals per game while shooting 40.2 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from downtown. Ever since the trade deadline, something has been off with him, and Dallas moving on from him may be the best idea.

The Warriors also land young talent in this deal with Hardy, and his potential and scoring ability off the bench could intrigue the Warriors.

Without landing draft capital, the Warriors get a B- for this deal.

Potential starting lineup: Stephen Curry, Brandin Podziemski, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Trayce Jackson-Davis

No draft capital is not ideal, but Tim Hardaway Jr. may just need a change of scenery. Jaden Hardy has the potential to be a great piece off the bench. Golden State Warriors. warriors grade. B-