Pass or pursue on Dallas Mavericks trade idea: 5. Mavs nab Hayward
The Mavs would love to land an All-Star, but making the deal work is a different story. Gordon Hayward would plug multiple holes in Dallas because he can handle the ball and create offense along with adding size and floor spacing. Here is a hypothetical deal crafted by Bleacher Report.
Bleacher Report also threw out a Hayward for Kristaps Porzingis swap recently. Both deals should interest the Mavericks.
They need to get more production on the wings, and fans know Hayward is going to offer 17 points, six rebounds, and four assists every night. He is best as a secondary creator and would thrive playing next to Luka Doncic in Dallas.
The Mavs would love to upgrade their roster and add shot creation. Sending out Tim Hardaway Jr. and Dorian Finney-Smith means parting with two starters, but it gives Dallas another star to pair with Luka Doncic. Even trading Kristaps Porzingis for Hayward should be on the table for the Mavericks. Yes, Hayward is 31 years old, but he offers more flexibility and shot creation.
Do not expect the Charlotte Hornets to trade Gordon Hayward before the deadline, but other All-Star caliber players could be available.