Luka Doncic for Victor Wembanyama: Who says no to a straight up trade?
By Tyler Watts
Which team says no to a Luka Doncic for Victor Wembanyama swap?
This is a strange deal to think about because Wembanyama is not even in the league yet. He is all hype at this point, and there is zero on-court production to look at. It is the only Luka trade that makes sense that brings back just one singular asset too.
Both sides definitely say no to this deal. Having a superstar on a rookie contract is the most valuable commodity in the league. The Spurs are not going to pass on the chance to have an all-time great big man, and there is excitement in San Antonio about trying to develop him into the best player in the world. All of that leads to a no.
The Dallas Mavericks have a 24-year-old superstar that is loyal to them. Luka Doncic could have easily asked out after a rough season where his team missed the playoffs. Instead, the Slovenian star immediately shut down the noise and made it clear that he is happy in Dallas. The Mavs are not going to willingly trade number 77. He will have to ask out and force the franchise's hand.
This is a fun one for fans to think about, but it has zero chance of happening. The Dallas Mavericks do not want to go back to square one, and the San Antonio Spurs are eager to build around a teenage superstar. Expect Luka Doncic and Victor Wembanyama to have plenty of battles over the years that fans won’t want to miss, so stay tuned.