Should the Dallas Mavericks try to trade for Jakob Poeltl?
The Spurs are 4-13 to begin the season and headed for the lottery. They do not often make significant in-season trades, but this could be the year as the organization is entering a total rebuild. Who will they prioritize and which players get sent away for future pieces? It will be a fascinating storyline to watch as the season progresses.
Bleacher Report named Poeltl as someone the Mavs should target. The 7’1 big man is averaging 12.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.0 block in 28.5 minutes per game so far this season. He is not going to stretch the floor, but he could give the Mavs the inside presence they desperately need.
Dallas’s center issues are no secret, and the Mavericks should be looking for upgrades as the trade deadline approaches, but is Poeltl the right fit?
First, the Spurs are likely to ask for a first-round pick in return for Poeltl, which is a significant price to pay for a traditional center that is likely to get played off the floor in the playoffs. The Mavericks have limited draft picks to trade and should be looking to acquire a player that helps in both the regular and postseason.
Expect the trade rumors to start heating up as more players become available to be moved on Dec. 15, and keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks.