The Klay Thompson trade just got even better for the Dallas Mavericks

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As the Dallas Mavericks head into the offseason after their first NBA Finals appearance in over 13 years, the team and fans will have much to look forward to after their recent additions. The team saw many familiar faces leave with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Josh Green being traded away, but replaced them with even better names like Naji Marshall and Quentin Grimes.

More notably the Mavericks made their biggest signing in franchise history with the acquisition of Klay Thompson. With the Mavericks' lack of perimeter shooting being exposed by the Boston Celtics in the Finals, the team knew they had to upgrade around the 3-point line. With Thompson, the Mavs now have one of the league's most feared 3-point shot-makers and a player who played a key piece in the Warriors' four championships in seven years.

Thompson's veteran leadership will also be a much-needed addition to a locker room that already flourished in championship pedigree.

Mavericks unexpectedly netted a second-round pick in Klay Thompson trade

With the Mavericks finalizing multiple deals on Saturday, the team announced the details of the Thompson trade which included an unlikely second-round pick headed Dallas' way.

The trade was originally between the Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, and Charlotte Hornets until it was announced yesterday that the deal expanded to six teams which included the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, and Philadelphia 76ers. This transaction officially marks the first six-team deal in NBA history.

Unbeknownst to fans, the Mavericks were able to snag a 2025 second-round pick which is surely to have some value considering how highly touted next year's draft class is supposed to be. While it is just a second-round pick, this is still a huge get for the Mavericks considering they have gotten draft capital back in almost every trade during the Nico Harrison era.

It's unclear what the Mavericks' plans are with their recently acquired second-round draft pick, but if any past moves show what Dallas' intentions are with draft picks, they are likely to trade this pick at some point.

While Dallas may not keep this second-round draft pick by the time next season's draft rolls around, it's still a testament to the work Nico Harrison has done. Harrison has built the Mavericks from the ground up and after last season's playoff run, and the team is ready to take the next step with Thompson playing a major role.

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