The Dallas Mavericks will be exploring every avenue to improve their roster ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline. They have arguably the best young superstar in the league in Luka Doncic, but his supporting cast does not have enough talent to make Dallas title contenders.
They have a few clear needs on their roster that must be addressed. The team wants to start Kristaps Porzingis at the four, but their current crop of centers is not producing enough. Dallas also needs another ball-handler and playmaker, plus more overall talent.
The Athletic’s John Hollinger did a massive trade primer (subscription required) where he linked the Mavericks to current Boston Celtics guard Dennis Schroder. Should Dallas be interested in that move?
Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Dennis Schroder?
Schroder was a free agent in the summer of 2021, but the money dried up before he found a deal to his liking, so the 6’3 guard was forced to sign a one-year contract worth $5.9 million in Boston. The 28-year-old will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2022, and the Celtics do not have cap space or his bird rights making it extremely unlikely to see him back in Boston.
The Celtics are struggling this season, and they are likely to trade away Dennis Schroder before the deadline instead of losing him for nothing. Should the Dallas Mavericks be the team to acquire him? Here is a look at the case for and against before reaching a verdict on what the Mavs should do.