Pass or pursue on Dallas Mavericks trade idea: 3. Dallas adds Turner
The Mavs need to get more production at the five. Head coach Jason Kidd wants Kristaps Porzingis starting at the four, but Dwight Powell and Willie Cauley-Stein have both struggled this season. Dallas should be in the market for a starting center.
Myles Turner is reportedly available as the Indiana Pacers look to shake up their roster. The fit between Turner and Domantas Sabonis has been debated for years, and the duos time together could be reaching an end. Here is a hypothetical deal proposed by Jimmy Crowther of All Things Mavs.
The Mavericks have an important decision to make on Brunson. He is an unrestricted free agent after the season and in the midst of a career year. Is Dallas willing to pay him in the summer of 2022 and does he want to remain with the Mavs? If either answer is no, the front office should be looking to move him before the trade deadline.
Giving up four players and receiving one is always difficult to do midseason, but there is no question that Turner is an elite rim protector and defender that would make a massive impact in Dallas.
This one was difficult, but avoiding this move is two-fold for Dallas. Giving up Jalen Brunson hurts, especially if the Mavericks are not acquiring another offensive creator. The team would become even more reliant on Luka Doncic, which is a scary thought. Plus, having both Kristaps Porzingis and Turner makes for an awkward fit.
The Dallas Mavericks should explore a Myles Turner deal, but this trade is not something that stands out as a move to make.