Should the Dallas Mavericks trade for Dennis Schroder?
If the cost, as Hollinger suggests, is just the Mavs trade exception and a second-round pick, Dallas should be jumping at the chance to acquire Dennis Schroder. The 28-year-old is smack in the middle of his prime and averaging 16.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game. The Mavericks need more talent on their roster, and Schroder is a skill scorer and playmaker that has 52 games of playoff experience.
He is no stranger to playing with elite playmakers either. Schroder started next to LeBron James last season and played with Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous Alexander two years ago in Oklahoma City. The fit next to Luka Doncic would be a non-issue from day one. Schroder would give the Mavs a speed element they lack and just make their entire offense more difficult to stop.
First-year general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison should be exploring every avenue to improve the Mavericks roster. Adding a center and another playmaker should be at the top of his priority list at this year’s deadline.
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